SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Role of the Council
The specific role of the Scientific Advisory Council is to assist the Corporation in the development of programs focused on improving knowledge translation among physicians and allied health professionals in Canada, in particular, to provide strategic advice to the Corporation on:
the implementation of evidence-based guidelines in the management of chronic diseases by physicians and allied health professionals at large
national, regional and provincial needs assessments from physicians regarding their educational needs to inform the development of accredited continuing education programs
implementing the roll out of accredited continuing education programs in collaboration with national and provincial accreditation bodies
conducting retrospective and prospective research studies to evaluate the impact of pharmacological, non-pharmacological or device-based therapies geared to understand the unmet need and care gap in the area of knowledge translation by physicians.
The Council will initially be chaired by Dr. Subodh Verma. Subsequent chairs will be appointed by the Board for a term to be determined by the Board. Subsequent council members will be appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of the Council for a term to be determined by the Board.
The council's initial membership will include:
The Council will meet approximately two times per year.
Meetings may be held by teleconference, video conferencing, or other appropriate technology.
Meeting minutes will document deliberations, recommendations and decisions.
Meetings will not be held unless at least a majority of the members will be in attendance.
The Council is expected to operate by consensus.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Council members will declare any real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever a conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest arises. A conflict of interest refers to situations in which personal, occupational or financial considerations may affect or appear to affect the objectivity or fairness of decisions related to the Corporation’s activities. A conflict of interest may be real, potential or perceived in nature. Individuals must declare potential conflicts to the Chair of the Council and must either absent themselves from the discussion and voting or put the decision to the Council on whether they should absent themselves.