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Blackmer Jeff 

Jeff Blackmer, MD, MHSC, FRCPC

Canadian Medical Association

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Dr. Jeff Blackmer is the Vice President, Medical Professionalism at the Canadian Medical Association. Previously, he served for 12 years as Executive Director of the CMA’s Office of Ethics, Professionalism and International Affairs. He has also been the interim Director of Ethics for the World Medical Association in Geneva. Dr. Blackmer completed his medical degree at Western University and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Saskatchewan, then a Master’s degree in medical ethics at the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics. He contributes to national and international efforts in medical ethics and professionalism by serving as an expert advisor to the World Health Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, serving as the Chief Ethics Advisor to the World Medical Association, chairing various international ethics working groups, and speaking at numerous national and international medical ethics meetings and conferences throughout the year. Dr. Blackmer is a clinical ethicist and also continues to practice spinal cord injury medicine at Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, has authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on spinal cord injury medicine, and serves as a clinical and leadership resource to national and international clinical organizations. He has published and lectured extensively on medical ethics, and authored policies on medical ethics and professionalism. He was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his contributions to the fields of medical ethics and international medicine. His current areas of focus include medical professionalism, human rights, end-of-life care and conflict of interest.