Alix Carter is the Medical Director of Research at EHS Nova Scotia and Director, Division of EMS in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is an associate professor and attending emergency physician at Dalhousie University/ QE II Health Science Centre. Alix came to Halifax in the summer of 2008 after completing a Masters of Public Health and a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services at Yale University. Dr Carter completed her Royal College emergency medicine residency at the University of Manitoba and medical school at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests are in EMS policy and system design, particularly the idea of breaking out of silos and thinking of the system as an integrated whole. Most recently she is the Principal Investigator in a program of research stemming from the Paramedics Providing Palliative Care program.