Dr. Peter Norton is an Emeritus Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Calgary where he was head of the academic Department of Family Medicine from 1998-2006. Since his retirement in 2008, he has resided in Creemore, ON. His research interests include patient safety, knowledge transfer, health service research and long-term care. Peter is presently principal co-investigator in the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) applied research program which is designed to improve the quality and safety of care for Canadians living in nursing homes. This program which is cantered at the University of Alberta and involves over 35 researchers and 30 decision makers. In the past he was the co-lead with Dr. Ross Baker on the Canadian Adverse Events Study and a founding member of the Safer Healthcare Now program. In 2009. Peter received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the 10th annual Health Services Research Advancement Award (with R. Baker) from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.