Tom Blackwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, has been a health-care reporter at Canada's National Post newspaper for the last 10 years, covering a wide range of topics, from patient safety to the ethical challenges around fertility treatment and the country's growing addiction to prescription narcotic painkillers. He has been at the Post since 2001, and worked before that at two news services and smaller newspapers in Canada. His career has spanned a variety of beats, including politics, crime, prisons and the war in Afghanistan. He covered the SARS crisis in Toronto and in southern China - briefly being detained by security forces there - and reported on the plight of Syrian refugees in Jordan. He has twice been a finalist for the National Newspaper Award, Canada's premiere prize for print journalists, and won other awards for his work.