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 want 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 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, colorectal cancer and, most recently screening for Hepatitis C.

Interested candidates may send their cover letter, résumés and three letters of reference to Chantal Plante, Business Manager, Public Health Agency of Canada by e-mail at before September 30, 2017, they wish to apply. A Selection Committee will review these submissions according to the attached criteria and will recommend candidates for appointment as members to the Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada and a representative of the CFPC by Spring 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Brett Thombs, Chair-elect, by e‑mail at

Thank you for your assistance.



Dr. Marcello Tonelli, MD, SM, FRCPC


Qualifications for appointment to the CTFPHC as a member

  • National and international recognition in respective field of expertise
  • Knowledge and experience in critical appraisal of peer-reviewed publications
  • Knowledge and experience in systematic review methods
  • Knowledge and experience in applying evidence to decision-making or policy-making
  • Expertise in disease prevention and health promotion
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers
  • No conflict of interest (including financial or intellectual conflicts) that would impair the integrity of the CTFPHC
  • Expertise in methodology (e.g., medical decision-making, clinical epidemiology, health economics)