Dr. Stephen Beed is a clinician at heart and has completed postgraduate training focused on Adult Critical Care Medicine plus Thoracic and Cardiovascular Anesthesia. His current clinical focus is in the Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Beed has recently been awarded the position of President-Elect (2019-2021) for the International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement Council. Having served as the Medical Advisor for the Nova Scotia Organ and Tissue Donation Program since its inception in 2006, he continues to contribute to the development of optimal care for organ and tissue donation by also serving as the Clinical Lead for the new presumed-consent legislation that has passed in Nova Scotia. He has also served at the national level by having served as National Chair of the Deceased Donation Advisory Committee (2008-2018) as well as serving as a member of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Expert Advisory Committee through Canadian Blood Services.