Public record of meeting, 7 February 2022

Meeting of February 7 & 8 2022

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Virtual meeting


Task Force Members

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

Task Force Administrators

  • Daniela Cortinovis


  • Chantelle Garrity
  • Heather Limburg
  • Casey Gray
  • Melissa Subnath
  • Laure Tessier
  • Gregory Traversy
  • Anne Brasset-Latulippe
  • Wen Qiu Huang
  • Chantal Plante
  • Julie Wu
  • Maurica Maher


  • Daniela Cortinovis


  • Julian Little
  • David Moher
  • Jennifer Pillay
  • Lisa Hartling
  • Nicole Shaver
  • Dria Bennett

Task Force Fellows

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

Task Force Alumni

  • John LeBlanc
  • Brett Thombs

Knowledge Translation

  • Sharon Straus
  • Robyn Beckett
  • Harleen Buttar
  • Mohamed Hassan
  • Arthana Chandraraj
  • Clara Narcisse-Merveille
  • Nilram Jalilian


  • Kim Barnhardt
  • Chelsee Cure


Donna Reynolds (Task Force)


Day 1

1. Welcome and Introductions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Task Force held its February 2022 meeting online via videoconference. Dr. Grad opened the meeting, and the Task Force members approved the agenda. Dr. Grad welcomed the new staff members of the Task Force. He also announced the upcoming departure of John Riva who has completed his term as a member.

2. Knowledge Translation Update

Ms. Beckett, 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 annual evaluation.

3. Falls Prevention

Ms. Pillay discussed the KQ1 summary of findings format (NMA) and sought feedback from the Task Force.

4. Topics

Ms. Limburg presented an overview of the Topics WG projects, an update on cognitive impairment reaffirmation as well as an update on topic prioritization and options for the CVD framework components.

5. Cervical Cancer

Ms. Pillay provided a status update and presented an overview of results for KQs 2, 3 and 5.

6. Fragility Fractures

Dr. Thériault provided an update and sought input from the Task Force for the definition of “standard of care” and its application to the Fragility Fractures guideline.

Day 2

7. Opioids/Methods

Dr. Abou-Setta presented a proposal to halt the opioid guideline (and establish methods for future guidelines) for the Task Force’s review and approval.

8. Lung Cancer

Dr. Klarenbach provided an update and sought the Task Force’s approval for KQ3 and its PICO, as well as for a modified KQ1 and its PICO.

9. Tobacco

Mr. Traversy and Dr. Thombs proposed a recommendation structure and an EtD for pharmacotherapy.

10. Verbal Update on Guidelines

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

11. Next Steps and Adjournment

Dr. Grad thanked everyone for attending. He floated the idea of the June 2022 meeting being face-to-face or hybrid in Calgary. The February 2022 Task Force virtual meeting was adjourned.