2023 Call for Nominations: CADTH Canadian Drug Expert Committee

CADTH is seeking nominations for 3 expert members for the CADTH Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC). As part of the CADTH reimbursement review process, CDEC makes reimbursement recommendations for non-oncology pharmaceuticals to the participating federal, provincial, and territorial publicly funded drug plans. It also makes recommendations related to the identification, evaluation, and promotion of optimal drug prescribing and use in Canada.

If you have significant expertise in the Canadian health care system, are knowledgeable on the topic of health technology assessment, 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 CDEC.

Qualifications and Eligibility

Expert members of CDEC shall demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • a professional degree from a recognized institution in at least 1 of the following disciplines: medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, ethics, or health economics
  • be in active practice and/or research in either the community, hospital, and/or academic setting
  • understand the use and delivery of drugs within the Canadian context.

More details are available in CADTH’s Canadian Drug Expert Committee member role document.

Time Commitment

Nominees should be aware there is a time commitment of up to 4 to 5 days per month. This includes preparing for and participating in CDEC meetings that are held 12 times per year on a once-monthly basis, either through videoconference or in-person in Ottawa. Currently, most meetings are being held through videoconference.. Refer to the CDEC Meeting Schedule..

Members are eligible to receive an honorarium in accordance with the CADTH remuneration policy. Refer to the Canadian Drug Expert Committee: Member Role document for more information. Expenses are reimbursed in accordance with CADTH policy.

Term of Appointment

CDEC 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 bodies 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 CDEC nominations:

  • a completed Statement of Interest and Qualifications filled out and saved to your computer, it must be attached to the Nomination Form.
  • the nominee’s curriculum vitae (documents may be provided in either Microsoft Word [.doc/.docx] or Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format)
  • a completed nomination form (complete online)

All materials must be submitted through our online form.

Please 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 Monday, April 24, 2023. All nominees will receive a confirmation of receipt email. While CADTH thanks all nominees for their interest, only those under further consideration in the process will be contacted by email.

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