Dr. David Scheifele, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, UBC, co-founder and former director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center in Vancouver. His primary specialty was Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He has been a vaccine clinical scientist for 30 years, publishing over 280 papers on vaccine trials, safety, program evaluation and enhancement. Leadership roles have included chairmanship of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, co-chairmanship of the IMPACT pediatric surveillance network, founding chair of the Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation and co-PI of the Pandemic Influenza Research Network. He has been a frequent reviewer for journals and granting agencies. He has received numerous honours and awards, including appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to child health through immunization. He is currently enjoying retirement, pursuing his interests in boating, painting and teaching boating safety.