Speaker Profile

Ginetta Salvalaggio MD MSC CCFP is an Associate Professor with the University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine, and the Associate Scientific Director of the Inner City Health and Wellness Program. She received her degree in Medicine from the University of Alberta and completed a family practice residency in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Initially practicing as a rural locum, she eventually returned to Edmonton to establish a maternity care and family practice. Dr. Salvalaggio joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2007. She has also completed a Masters of Science in Population Health through the University of Alberta School of Public Health. Her academic interests are focused on social accountability, patient and community engagement, and health services for urban underserved populations.
I have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose: Direct financial payments including receipt of honoraria: Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network (honorarium), Covenant Health (honorarium), Alberta College of Family Physicians (honorarium), Alberta College of Pharmacists (honorarium). Membership on advisory boards or speakers’ bureaus: Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative (Expert Advisory Council), Alberta Addicts Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (board member). Funded grants or clinical trials: Alberta Innovates (PRIHS grant), Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation (Operating grant), Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association (QI grant), Inner City Health Associates (Guidelines development grant). I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).