Doctors Nova Scotia acts as a united voice for the medical profession, representing all physicians in Nova Scotia.
On behalf of the province’s doctors, Doctors Nova Scotia works with all partners in health-care delivery to ensure the province is positioned to recruit and retain talented and skilled doctors, introduce new and innovative ways to deliver health care and to continuously look for ways to improve patient care and access to health care.
The association is also passionate about improving patient care and helping Nova Scotians live healthy and active lives.
Its award-winning Kids Run Club, progressive leadership in banning tanning beds for youth under 19 and historic role in strengthening smoke-free legislation are all examples of Doctors Nova Scotia’s commitment to helping Nova Scotians live healthy lives.
Dr. Colin Audain is the association’s President for 2023-24. Based in Halifax, Dr. Audain has been a staff anesthesiologist at the Victoria General and the Halifax Infirmary since 2007. In addition to his clinical work, he is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, teaching medical students, residents and other learners. At the helm of Doctors Nova Scotia, he hopes to work towards stabilizing primary care in the province. “Although it’s not the only problem in health care, in my opinion, it is the most pressing today,” he said.
Dr. Audain will serve as President until June 9, 2024, when he will be replaced by Dr. Gehad Gobran. A new President is installed each year at the association’s annual conference.