photoRobert Sibbald, 
Clinical and Organizational Ethicist, London Health Sciences Centre
Dept of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

Robert Sibbald is the Clinical and Corporate Ethicist for London Health Sciences Centre and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Western University, Canada. He is also Co-Director of the Healthcare Consent Quality Collaborative, who mission is to facilitate research and quality initiatives that improve patient care through improved application of legal frameworks. Robert is currently pursuing additional training in Medical Education through Maastricht University in the Netherlands. His primary research interests and recent publications address end of life conflict, best interests at the margins of life, and the inter-relationship between ethics, professionalism, and the law.


2Paula Chidwick, PhD
Director Clinical & Corporate Ethics
William Osler Health System

Dr. Paula Chidwick is the Director Clinical & Corporate Ethics and Ethicist at William Osler Health System. She was the first full-time Ethicist to be hired at a community hospital. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy specializing in Bioethics from the University of Guelph and a Fellowship in Clinical Ethics from the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Paula provides ethics services to health care organizations throughout Ontario. She publishes and lectures widely on a variety of topics including end-of-life, advance care planning, and diversity considerations in health care and ethical decision-making. She has served on the Canadian Bioethics Society Executive, Health Canada’s Scientific and Expert Advisory Panels, and for MOHLTC Critical Care Coaching Teams. She is currently a Subject Matter Expert for Critical Care Services Ontario and a founding member of the Clinical Ethics Summer Institute (CESI).


imageAndrew B Cooper MD FRCPC MHSC
Department of Critical Care Medicine
William Osler Health System

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Andrew Cooper practices Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology and Bioethics at William Osler Health System. He is an Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology. Andrew’s primary research interests and recent publications address resource allocation in critical care medicine and quality improvement strategies for the determination of best interest in seriously ill patients.