Dr. Karen Mazurek is the Deputy Registrar at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the medical regulator in Alberta, Canada. She practiced as a family physician for 16 years before devoting her career to medical regulation in 2003. Since 2003, she has been responsible for various functions including registration, complaints, finance, human resources and information technology. Currently her main area of focus is the development of a new continuing competence program that will support a shift in the culture of medical practice to one that embraces feedback and constantly strives to improve. Dr. Mazurek is responsible for the College’s Physician Prescribing Practices Program and is leading a large-scale audit and feedback initiative to promote responsible opioid prescribing by Alberta physicians. Dr.Mazurek also participates in multiple provincial and national initiatives to tackle the opioid crisis in Alberta and Canada.