Dr. Lawrence Richer is a member of the AOC and the Co-Chair of the ACT Systems Transformation Committee. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the U of Alberta and holds the Alberta Health Services Chair in Health Informatics Research. He established the data coordinating center at the Women and Children’s Health Center, and supports several national clinical trials. He serves as the new Associate Dean of Health Research for the College of Health Sciences at the U of A, with the aim to enhance multidisciplinary research across health disciplines, as well as the Vice Dean of Research (clinical) in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. As Director of the Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Centre (NACTRC), he oversees all clinical trials at the U of A. He is a practicing pediatric neurologist with research interests in pediatric headaches.