Dr. Shalini Nayar is currently practising as both a Respirologist and Palliative Medicine specialist in British Columbia at the Surrey Memorial Hospital site and the BC Cancer Agency. She attended McMaster University for her Internal Medicine training and subsequently completed the Respirology fellowship at the University of British Columbia (UBC) as well as the Palliative Medicine training program. Dr. Nayar is currently functioning in the capacity of Local Department Head, acute Palliative Care program for Surrey acute and is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Medicine. Her interests, presentations and publications have focused on the importance of palliative care interventions in both malignant and non-malignant disease.