2022 Call for Nominations: Device Advisory Committee

( Last Updated : November 28, 2022)

CADTH is seeking one chair and one procurement professional to serve on its Device Advisory Committee (DAC). Composed of jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional members, DAC provides strategic advice to CADTH about health system issues and decision points where evidence could enable the better management of medical devices and clinical interventions. 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.

If you have significant expertise in the Canadian health care system, are interested in helping support health care decision-makers in making informed choices about health technologies, and are passionate about ensuring that the Canadian health care system is the best it can be, we encourage you to apply.

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

Qualifications and Eligibility

The DAC Chair and procurement professional 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.

DAC Chair nominees must have experience with issues related to the delivery of health care services; knowledge of regional, provincial, territorial, and/or international health care issues; knowledge of, or interest in, issues relevant to CADTH’s mandate and the mandate of the committee; experience in committee and/or community work and demonstrated facilitation, communication, and relationship building skills.

Procurement professional nominees must have current experience working as a procurement professional for a hospital or regional health authority in Canada.

More details are available in the DAC member role description document.

Time Commitment

Each calendar year, DAC holds at least 4 scheduled meetings, 2 of which are in-person meetings that are usually held in Ottawa or Toronto. Nominees should be aware that there will be a time commitment for preparing and participating in DAC meetings.

Non-jurisdictional members may be eligible to receive an honorarium in accordance with CADTH policy. See DAC member role description for more information. Expenses are reimbursed in accordance with CADTH policy.

Term of Appointment

DAC members are appointed for a term of 3 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 groups that represent health and allied health professionals, 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 should be reviewed when considering or preparing a nomination:

Submission Checklist

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

  • a completed nomination form (complete online)
  • a completed Statement of Interest and Qualifications (Chair or Procurement Professional)
  • the nominee’s curriculum vitae (documents may be provided in either Microsoft Word [.doc/.docx] or Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format).

All materials must be submitted through our online form.

Note: You cannot save the nomination form partway through the process. The form will not time out as long as the internet browser remains open. Please ensure you have completed all the required materials and are ready to submit them before you begin filling in the nomination form.

Nomination Process

Nominations must be received no later than end of day Monday, April 25, 2022.

All nominees will receive a confirmation of receipt email by Friday, May 6, 2022. While CADTH thanks all nominees for their interest, only those under further consideration in the process will be contacted personally. All nominees will be notified by email once the process concludes, which is expected to be no later than the end of day Friday, July 29, 2022.

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