Gabor Maté, MD, is the best-selling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No, and Scattered Minds. For 12 years, he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness, and HIV. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher. He co-founded Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit organization that focuses on addiction, and is also an advisor of Drugs Over Dinner, a campaign to overcome the stigma associated with talking about drugs. Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University, and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence.