November 12, 2008 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that Kamloops physician Dr. Bruce Davidson has been selected as the Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian team at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Dr. Davidson, who currently combines work in emergency medicine at the Royal Inland Hospital with sports medicine at the Sage Sports Institute, both in Kamloops BC, has been involved for in sports medicine for the past 18 years. In his role as CMO, he will be managing a multi-discipline health care team and overseeing the health care services that will be provided to the entire Canadian team.
Bruce’s ties to British Columbia date much further than his arrival in Kamloops from Atlantic Canada in 2008. He started his sports medicine career as an athletic trainer through SportMedBC’s “SportsAider” program in the 1980’s and was a graduate student at the UBC Sports Medicine Clinic (now the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre) working as an athletic trainer for UBC sports teams. He has three degrees from UBC: Bachelor of Physical Education, Master of Physical Education and Doctor of Medicine and was a member of the core medical team at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and was Chief Medical Officer at the 2007 ParaPanAmerican Games in Brazil.
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