Recruiting new members for the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC)

Recruiting new members for the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC)


Dear Colleague:

I am writing to seek your assistance in identifying potential candidates for membership of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC)

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.

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, screening for cognitive impairment in older adults, colorectal cancer, pelvic exam, lung cancer, developmental delay in children, tobacco and children, hepatitis C and, most recently, abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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 before March 31, 2018. A Selection Committee will review these submissions according to the attached criteria and will recommend a candidate for appointment as Vice Chair by the Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada and a representative of the CFPC by June 2018.

Thank you for your assistance.




Brett Thombs, PhD




Task Force Members

  • 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


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