Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Ottawa — Dr. Brian O’Rourke, President and CEO of CADTH, today announced the appointment of three new core members to the Health Technology Expert Review Panel:
- Jenny Basran, MD, FRCPC — Internist Geriatrician and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan
- Leslie Anne Campbell, BScN, MSc — Adjunct Lecturer with the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia
- Brigadier General (Retired) Hilary Jaeger, MSc, MD, CHE — former Surgeon General of the Canadian Armed Forces and National Medical Officer of Veterans Affairs Canada.
“CADTH is very proud to work with such an esteemed group of experts,” says Dr. O’Rourke. “Decisions about which medical devices, surgical procedures, and diagnostic tests to implement in our health system are extremely complex and they have far-reaching consequences for patients, clinicians, and policy-makers. The independent advice and recommendations offered by the Health Technology Expert Review Panel help ensure that these important decisions are supported by evidence.”
The Role of the Health Technology Expert Review Panel
The Health Technology Expert Review Panel is an advisory body to CADTH comprised of core members and subject-matter specialists. Core members include individuals with expertise in evidence-based medicine, critical appraisal, ethics, and health economics, and a public member who represents the broad public interest.
The panel considers the evidence presented by CADTH and provides advice and non-binding recommendations to help decision-makers across Canada make informed decisions about the best use of non-pharmaceutical health technologies such as medical devices, surgical procedures, diagnostic tests, and other non-pharmaceutical interventions.
Created by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization that helps decision-makers across Canada make evidence-informed decisions about how best to use health technologies, including drugs, in our health care system.