Dr. Kari Sampsel is a staff Emergency Physician and the Medical Director of the Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program at the Ottawa Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. She completed medical school and her Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada specialty training in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. She undertook fellowship training in Clinical Forensic Medicine at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne, Australia, and is currently the only Canadian physician to hold this designation. She has been active in the fields of forensic medicine and medical education, with multiple international conference presentations, publications and committee work. Dr. Sampsel has been instrumental in working with community groups and launching a number of community initiatives, including bystander intervention training for preventing sexual assault. She has been honoured with a number of national awards in recognition of her commitment to education and awareness.