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2018 Call for Nominations: Drug Policy Advisory Committee

CADTH is seeking one hospital representative and one health authority representative to serve on its Drug Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC).

Composed of jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional members, DPAC provides strategic advice to CADTH on drug policy issues and other drug-related topics. It provides guidance that considers the outputs and impact of CADTH’s work in meeting the needs of federal, provincial, and territorial governments and those working in the Canadian health care system.

The following information may help when considering whether to let your name stand for nomination to DPAC.

Qualifications and Eligibility

The DPAC hospital representative and health authority representative are considered “non-jurisdictional” committee members. Non-jurisdictional members bring the perspective and knowledge base of the group or sector in which they serve, but they do not represent any specific interest, group, or organization.

Nominee must have current experience either working for a hospital or regional health authority in Canada, experience with issues related to the delivery of pharmaceuticals and health care services; knowledge of regional, provincial, territorial, and/or international health care issues, particularly pharmaceutical-related; knowledge of, or interest in, issues relevant to CADTH’s mandate and the mandate of the committee; and experience in committee and/or community work.

More details are available in the Role Description document.

Time Commitment

Each calendar year, DPAC holds at least four scheduled meetings, two of which are in-person meetings that are usually held in Ottawa.

Non-jurisdictional members may receive an honorarium in accordance with CADTH policy. Expenses are reimbursed in accordance with CADTH policy.

Term of Appointment

DPAC members are appointed for a term of two years. Terms may be renewed once, at the discretion of CADTH’s President and CEO.

Who Can Submit a Nomination?

Individuals from federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions and relevant bodies that represent health professionals, health and allied health professionals, and members of the general public may submit a nomination. Nominations may be submitted on the candidate’s behalf, or interested candidates may nominate themselves.

If you have the qualifications we seek, or know someone who does, we invite you to submit a nomination.

Nomination Information

The following materials and instructions should be reviewed when considering or preparing the nomination: 

  1. Drug Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC) Terms Of Reference
  2. Role Description: DPAC Members
  3. Conflict of Interest Guidelines for CADTH Expert Committee and Panel Members (Note: The Conflict of Interest Guidelines contain disclosure forms that nominees are required to complete and return as part of the application. Full disclosure is required from all nominees.)
  4. Code of Conduct
  5. Statement of Interest and Qualifications
  6. Nomination Form
  7. Frequently Asked Questions

Download the complete Nomination Materials Package (single PDF of the above documents).

Submission Checklist

The following materials must be submitted in support of DPAC nominations:

  1. Completed nomination form (Complete online)
  2. Completed Statement of Interest and Qualifications
  3. Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae
  4. Completed Conflict of Interest form. 
  5. Completed Code of Conduct form 

*Documents may be provided in either Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

All materials must be submitted through our online form.

Please note: You cannot save the form part way through the process. The form will not time out as long as the internet browser remains open. Please ensure you have  all materials complete and ready to submit before you begin filling in the nomination form.

Nomination Process

Nominations must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, April 27, 2018.

All nominees will receive a confirmation when we have received their submission. While CADTH thanks all nominees for their interest, only those under further consideration will be contacted personally. All nominees will be notified once the process concludes, which is expected to be no later than July 31, 2018.

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