Assistance in identifying potential candidates for chair and vice chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) – CLOSED

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Assistance in identifying potential candidates for chair and vice chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) – CLOSED

Dear Colleague:

I am writing to seek your assistance in identifying potential candidates for Chair and Vice Chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) www.canadiantaskforce.ca.

The CTFPHC is a well-known panel of experts skilled in critical appraisal, evidence review methods and the application of evidence in clinical decision making with an international reputation for the development of independent evidence-based guidelines for primary care practitioners. We volunteer our time and expertise for a four year term to contribute to the development and promotion of these guidelines. The CTFPHC is the primary source of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in the area of preventive health care in Canada and their guidelines are endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

Since its re-establishment in 2009, the CTFPHC has published clinical practice guidelines for primary care practitioners on screening for breast cancer, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cervical cancer, depression in adults, prostate cancer, prevention and management of adult and child obesity and, most recently, screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.

Interested candidates may send their cover letter, résumés and three references to Chantal Plante, Business Manager, Public Health Agency of Canada by e-mail at Chantal.plante@phac-aspc.gc.ca before April 30, 2016, and indicate to which position (Chair or Vice Chair) they wish to apply. A Selection Committee will review these submissions according to the attached criteria and will recommend a candidate for appointment as Chair and Vice Chair by the Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada and a representative of the CFPC by October 2016. The list of current CTFPHC members is also attached for your reference.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Anne-Marie Ugnat, Scientific Advisor by telephone at 613-297-4999 or by e-mail at anne-marie.ugnat@phac.gc.ca.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Dr. Marcello Tonelli, MD, SM, FRCPC
Chair, CTFPHC

 

Qualifications for Chair/Vice Chair

  • Expertise in disease prevention and health promotion of children and/or adults;
  • Experience with systematic reviews, their methodology and their application to clinical decision-making and/or policy;
  • Experience in guideline production;
  • Ability to be rigorous but open-minded when reviewing and interpreting scientific evidence and associated recommendations;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with peers;
  • Strongest consideration will be given to individuals who are widely recognized for scholarly leadership within their fields of expertise;
  • A background in family practice will be considered an asset

Nominees for the position of Chair would be expected to have the above qualifications plus the following:

  • A recognized leader;
  • Excellent skills in consensus building, negotiating, and conflict resolution;
  • Comfort speaking on behalf of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care in public venues.

The Chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) is the public face of the CTFPHC and will provide strategic direction going forward. The Vice Chair provides support to the Chair in these roles as needed.

The time commitment for both positions will vary depending on guidelines under development but overall a 0.25FTE time commitment can be expected.

Members of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care are appointed for a 4 year term, renewal once.

 

Members of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Marcello Tonelli, MD, SM, FRCPC
Senior Associate Dean (Research)
Cumming School of Medicine and Associate Vice President (Health Research)
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Chair

Richard Birtwhistle, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Queen’s University
Department of Family Medicine
Kingston, Ontario
Vice-Chair

Maria Bacchus, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

James Dickinson, MBBS, PhD
Professor, Family Medicine and Community
Health Sciences
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Gabriella Lewin, MD, CCFP
Assistant Professor,
Department of Family Medicine,
University of Ottawa and family physician
Kemptville District Hospital Health Centre
Kemptville, Ontario

Roland Grad, CM, MSc, MD, FCFP
Family Physician and Associate Professor of
Family Medicine, McGill University
Montréal, Quebec

Stéphane Groulx, MD, FCMF
Direction de la santé publique de la
Montérégie
Longueuil, Quebec

Scott Klarenbach, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

Ainsley Moore, MSc, MD, CCFP
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Kevin Pottie, MSc, MD
Associate Professor
Bruyère Family Medicine Centre
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

Harminder Singh, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Brett D. Thombs, PhD
William Dawson Scholar and Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Senior Investigator, Lady David Institute for Medical Research
Jewish General Hospital
Montréal, Quebec

Brenda Wilson, MB, ChB, MSc, MRCP (UK), FFPH Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario