Dr. Jenny Lau is a palliative care physician, trained in family medicine at the University of Ottawa, and then completed her year of added competency in palliative care at the University of Alberta. She was awarded the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians’ Palliative Medicine Resident Research award for her scholarly project on the palliative needs of the inner-city population. Dr. Lau currently practices at Princess Margaret Cancer Center, and continues to advocate for equitable access to palliative care for vulnerable populations. Her current clinical and academic interests are now focused on substance use disorders in the context of palliative care. She is currently leading the development of expert consensus guidelines on opioid safety, and is an active member of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians’ Opioid Safety working group.