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Canadian Diabetes Association
Russell Williams is a passionate advocate for innovation in health care. He is Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy of the Canadian Diabetes Association and Chair of Board of the Canadian Frailty Network. Russell was President of Innovative Medicines Canada (formerly Rx&D), an association of over 50 innovative life sciences companies from 2004 to 2016. From 1989 to 2004 he served as the Member of the National Assembly for the riding of Nelligan in Montréal where he advocated for many causes, including better patient care, improved emergency services, increased research and development, as well as reform for handicapped services.