2023 Call for Nominations: CADTH pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review Expert Review Committee

CADTH is seeking 3 expert members, 1 ethicist member and 1 patient member to serve on its pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) Expert Review Committee (pERC). pERC makes drug funding recommendations to participating provincial and territorial ministries of health, provincial cancer agencies, and federal drug programs that can be used by these jurisdictions to guide their cancer drug funding decisions. 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 deciding if you will put forward your name to stand for nomination to pERC.

Qualifications and Eligibility

Expert members of pERC shall demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • a professional degree from a recognized institution in at least 1 of the following disciplines: medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, 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 oncology drugs within the Canadian context.

The ethicist of pERC brings an ethical lens to the drug review process and has experience in ethical analysis and promoting reflection on ethical issues. The ethicist will be a full member of pERC with the same responsibilities and expectations, and subject to the same terms and conditions as all other members.

The pERC patient member represents the patient interest and has experience as a patient or caregiver and demonstrated interest in issues related to health care at the community, regional or national level, and ideally has some experience working with committees. The patient member is a full member of pERC with the same responsibilities and expectations, and is subject to the same terms and conditions as all other members.

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

Time Commitment

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

pERC members may be eligible to receive an honorarium in accordance with CADTH policy. For more information, refer to the pERC member role description. Expenses are reimbursed in accordance with CADTH policy.

Term of Appointment

pERC 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, 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 should be reviewed when considering or preparing the nomination:

Submission Checklist

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

  • a completed Statement of Interest and Qualifications, filled out and saved to your computer so it can be uploaded 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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