Public record of meeting, 4 October 2021

Meeting of October 4 & 5, 2021

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Task Force Members

  • Brenda Wilson (Co-chair)
  • Roland Grad (Co-chair)
  • Scott Klarenbach
  • Guylène Thériault
  • Eddy Lang
  • John Riva
  • Navindra Persaud
  • Ahmed Abou-Setta
  • Donna Reynolds
  • Henry Siu
  • Emily McDonald
  • Brenda Wilson
  • Roland Grad
  • Anne Brasset-Latulippe

Task Force Administrators

  • Daniela Cortinovis


  • Chantelle Garrity
  • Heather Limburg
  • Casey Gray
  • Melissa Subnath
  • Laure Tessier
  • Gregory Traversy
  • Yina Shan
  • Julie Wu
  • Catherine Pound
  • Ryan DeSilva


  • Daniela Cortinovis


  • Julian Little
  • David Moher
  • Jennifer Pillay
  • Lisa Hartling
  • Andrew Beck
  • Melissa Brouwers
  • Michelle Gates
  • Allison Gates
  • Nicole Shaver
  • Dria Bennett


  • Ivan Florez


  • Pascale Breault
  • Anthony Train
  • Richard Henry

Task Force Alumni

  • Stéphane Groulx
  • Brett Thombs

Knowledge Translation

  • Sharon Straus
  • Robyn Beckett
  • Dave Flaherty
  • Kyle Silveira
  • Arthana Chandraraj
  • Clara Narcisse-Merveille
  • Christine Fahim
  • Sarah Deshpande
  • Fariha Mosaddeque
  • Nilram Jalilian


  • Kim Barnhardt
  • Chelsee Cure

Task Force Fellows

  • Anthony Train
  • Pascale Breault
  • Richard Henry
  • Amanda Tzenov


Chantal Plante (PHAC), Fatiah De Matas (KT Team), Marc Avey (PHAC), Kate Morissette (PHAC), Rachel Rodin (PHAC)


Day 1

1. Welcome and Introductions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Task Force held its October 2021 meeting online via videoconference. Dr. Grad opened the meeting, and the Task Force members approved the agenda. Dr. Grad welcomed new staff of the Task Force including Anne Brasset-Latulippe (PHAC), Ryan DeSilva (PHAC) and Nilram Jalilian (KT). Dr. Grad also announced upcoming departures from the Task Force, including Tina Koronwyk (Task Force member) and Amy Tatemichi (TFO) and announced that the next meeting will be also virtual in February 2022 on the seventh and eighth.

Dr. Wilson spoke about timelines for Task Force work and provided an update on a suggestion to balance out work group membership, given the changes that have been experienced in the last six months.

2. Communications Update

Ms. Barnhardt and Ms. Curé presented an update on the recent work of the Communications team and their ongoing initiatives.

3. CVD Framework

Ms. Wu presented an update on the Working Group’s work to-date, including current thinking around developing a framework as opposed to a guideline, as well as next steps.

4. KT Update

Ms. Beckett, Ms. Narcisse-Merveille, Mr. Silveira and Mr. Flaherty from the Knowledge Translation (KT) team provided updates on recent KT activities and initiatives. This update included information on recently published guidelines, new and upcoming KT tools, dissemination activities and Task Force projects involving KT and the Task Force Public Advisors Network (TF-PAN) initiative

5. Guideline Comparison Project

Dr. Ivan Florez provided an update on the TF Guideline Comparison project, provides a Task Force guideline quality assessment & comparison with other guidelines with similar scope.

6. Lung Cancer Uupdate

Dr. Klarenbach provided a lung cancer guideline screening update, including a request for TF approval of KQ 1 its PICO and KQ2 and its PICO.

7. Fragility Fractures

Dr. Thériault and Ms. Limburg presented an update on the Working Group’s work to-date, including a project update as well as next steps.

8. Equity

Dr. Persaud, Ms. Bennett and Mr. Traversy provided an overview of results from the projects being undertaken by the equity working group.

9. Falls

Ms. Pillay provided a progress update on the Falls Prevention Interventions guideline.

10. Tobacco

Mr. Beck and Mr. Traversy provided a project update and next steps for the Smoking Cessation for Adults Guideline

11. PIP

Ms. Tessier provided an update on the PIP protocol, discussed feedback raised during the latest round of TF approval of the protocol and requested TF approval of decisions based on this feedback.

Day 2

12. Verbal Update on Guidelines

The guideline working group chairs provided brief updates for each guideline.

13. Next Steps and Adjournment

Dr. Grad thanked everyone for attending. The October 2021 Task Force virtual meeting was adjourned.