Presenter ( Richard Veerapen)
Richard followed a career as a neurosurgeon with legal and dispute-resolution qualifications at the master's level, and is currently completing his Law and Society PhD (University of Victoria) on physician engagement with patients and families in the informed consent process. He has extensive experience conducting workshops and seminars for healthcare professionals in Malaysia, Singapore, and also in British Columbia since moving to Canada in 2004. Richard has tutored in health care law (Athabasca University) as well as in the UBC MD program. His multicultural healthcare experience includes knowledge gained from serving as health administrator for an on-reserve First Nations community in BC.