Advisory Bodies

Health Technology Expert Review Panel

The Health Technology Expert Review Panel (HTERP) is an advisory body to CADTH, convened to develop guidance and/or recommendations on non-drug health technologies to inform a range of stakeholders within the Canadian health care system.

The HTERP approach is evidence-based and uses a multi-criteria framework that considers the strength and quality of available clinical evidence; the strength and quality of available economic information; current practices and resource utilization patterns; and other factors including, but not limited to, patient input and practical, ethical, environmental, and psychosocial considerations.

HTERP consists of six Core Members appointed to serve for all topics under consideration. In addition, specialists will be appointed on a per-project basis to provide subject matter expertise on specific topics. Core Members include individuals with qualifications in evidence-based medicine and/or critical appraisal, including a Chair, an ethicist, a health economist, a health care practitioner, and one Public Member who represents the broad public interest.

HTERP reports to the CADTH President and CEO. Committee members must abide by the Conflict of Interest Policy and guidelines for CADTH Expert Committee and Panel Members, and the CADTH Code of Conduct. An honorarium is paid to the Health Technology Expert Review members for their preparation and meeting time.

HTERP Terms of Reference

HTERP Process

CADTH Conflict of Interest Guidelines

CADTH Code of Conduct

Chair

Leslie Anne Campbell, PhD, RN

Leslie Anne Campbell, PhD, RN

Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell is the inaugural Sobey Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. She has a clinical background in mental health nursing (BScN, University of Toronto) and research training in epidemiology (MSc, Dalhousie University) and health services research (Interdisciplinary PhD, Dalhousie University).

Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell is the inaugural Sobey Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. She has a clinical background in mental health nursing (BScN, University of Toronto) and research training in epidemiology (MSc, Dalhousie University) and health services research (Interdisciplinary PhD, Dalhousie University).

Leslie Anne’s research interests include patient-centred mental health outcomes, patient engagement, population screening, simulation modelling, secondary data analysis, and health technology assessment. She works closely with the IWK Health Centre’s Mental Health and Addictions program to ensure optimal child and youth mental health outcomes through the incorporation of routine patient-oriented outcome measurements to support evidence-based clinical, administrative, and policy decision-making. Leslie Anne’s work has been supported by the IWK Foundation, the Nova Scotia Health Research Fund and Research Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Conflict of Interest Statement


Members

Louise Bird

Louise Bird

Louise Bird is a breast cancer survivor of 18 years. She was 37 when she was first diagnosed.

Louise resides in rural Saskatchewan and works in education. She is the Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Conflict of Interest Statement

 

 

Lawrence Mbuagbaw, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw

Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw is a research methods scientist (clinical epidemiology and biostatistics). He trained at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS) in Cameroon (MD; 2005), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (MPH; 2009), and McMaster University (PhD in Health Research Methodology; 2014). He is an associate professor at McMaster University, where he teaches courses in biostatistics and randomized trials; an associate professor extraordinary of epidemiology and biostatistics at Stellenbosch University; and a research methods scientist at the Research Institute of St Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton (SJHH) where he provides methodological and statistical support for other St Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton (SJHH) where he provides methodological and statistical support for other researchers as the director of the Biostatistics Unit.

This includes research questions formulation, study design, data analysis, and reporting. He is the principal investigator of numerous research projects covering a wide variety of research designs, including evidence syntheses, randomized trials, mixed-methods studies, and qualitative studies. He is also the Co-Director of Cochrane Cameroon. He has authored more than 290 peer-reviewed publications and technical reports for national and international institutions. His research interests are infectious diseases, mother-and-child health, mHealth, health systems strengthening, and intersections of these fields. In recognition of his work, he was recently conferred the title of University Scholar.

Lawrence has served on various committees, including the World Health Organization Guideline Development Group, working on HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis guidelines; G-I-N‒Guidelines International Network Africa and the Cochrane Africa network; the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study; the ACCHO‒African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario; the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN); and the Adherence Expert Review Panel of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Brian Chan, BSc, MSc, PhD   

Lynette Reid

Brian is an affiliate scientist at KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, and is an assistant professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. Prior to entering academia, Brian was a health economist for Health Quality Ontario and a research assistant at the Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomics Research Centre.

Brian’s research focuses on economic analyses and health technology assessment for individuals requiring rehabilitation, including those with spinal cord injuries and dementia.

At IHPME, Brian is grateful to be a co-lead for the health technology assessment emphasis in the Health Systems Research graduate program.

Duncan Steele, MA, MHA

Duncan SteelDuncan is Alberta Health Services’ Organizational Ethicist. His role includes supporting the Executive Leadership Team in resource allocation, leading policy-level decision-making, and active work on varied projects and standing committees.

He has a background in philosophy (BA, University of British Columbia), applied ethics (MA, Applied Ethics, Utrecht University), and health administration (MHA, University of British Columbia).

From 2018 to 2021, he was appointed as Health Ethicist to British Columbia’s Health Technology Assessment Committee, the joint Ministry of Health and Health Authorities entity that makes recommendations on the public provision of health technologies in British Columbia. Prior to his appointment with HTERP, he provided ethics analyses for CADTH Health Technology Assessments as an author and reviewer, and was an ad hoc expert consultant to other departments from 2017 to 2022.

Duncan’s experience in ethics spans contexts across the health spectrum, including budgeting, organizational planning, workforce, pandemic response, drug formulary, medical devices, investment and disinvestment, and health technology assessment.

Dr. Sandor Demeter, BSc, MSc, MHSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Sandor Demeter

Dr. Sandor Demeter received his BSc (1986) and MD (1989) from the University of Saskatchewan; his Canadian Royal College Fellowship (FRCPC) in Community Medicine and Public Health (1994), and a Master of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology (1993), from the University of Toronto; his FRCPC in Nuclear Medicine (2002) and an MSc (2004) from the University of Alberta; and most recently his Master of Science in Health Physics (2016) from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Sandor’s career includes a decade working in public health and more than a decade in clinical nuclear medicine. He has held a number of senior medical and academic administrative positions, and is currently a staff physician with the section of nuclear medicine at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Sandor is also an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba College of Medicine and an adjunct appointment in the Department of Physics at the University of Winnipeg. He is a Commission member with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), as well as a committee member with the ICRP‒International Commission on Radiological Protection. Sandor’s main research interests include the public health aspects of ionizing radiation and health technology assessment and health economics policy.

Conflict of Interest Statement