Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides leadership to, support for, and guidance and oversight of the development and ongoing management of the Network’s operations, resource allocation, and its financial performance. All financial decisions and accountabilities are the responsibility of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee oversees the creation and implementation of an annual work plan for the Network, with input from the Steering Committee and Working Groups.

Alain Moreau PhD
Florence-Olivia Genesse BA MLA PhD Law Candidate
Francois Godbout CM
Kathleen Kerr MD
Abdolamir Landi MD PhD
Paul Lohnes CPA
Luis Nacul MD MSc PhD
Margaret Parlor BA LLB
Alison Rae
Scott Simpson BA CWC
Walter L Siqueira DDS PhD FCAHS

International Scientific and Medical Advisory Board

The mandate of the ISMAB is to ensure that the network’s research activities meet the highest standards and objectives are achieved.

Chris Armstrong PhD
Jonas Bergquist MD PhD
Sonya Chowdhury
Ronald Wayne Davis PhD
Nancy Klimas MD
Eliana Lacerda MD PhD
Neil McGregor PhD
Peter Rowe MD
Carmen Scheibenbogen

Steering Committee

Under the direction of the Executive Committee, the Steering Committee will:

Provide strategic support, advice, feedback and guidance to the Director and Executive Committee on key issues such as network priorities and goals.

Provide support and feedback to the Working Groups as determined by the Director and the Executive Committee.

Alain Moreau PhD
Marie-Yvonne Akoume, BSc, MSc, PhD
Riina Bray, BASc, MSc, MD, FCFP, MHSc
Heather Edgell BSc MSc PhD
Barbara Fifield
Christiane Garcia, B.Sc. Nursing, RN, MBA
Alexis Goth, MD
Dawei Li, PhD
Valerie Marcil PhD
Patrick O. McGowan, PhD
Sabrina Poirier
John Prescott BA MA VETMB PhD
Claudine Prud’homme DVM
Salima Punja PhD
Sarah Selke MB BCh BAO CCFP
Joel Singer PhD
Jeff Smith
Farah Tabassum, MD
Sherri Todd
John Ussher, PhD
Sunita Vohra MD MSc FRCPC FCAHS

Working Groups

Working Group – Diagnosis, Clinical Assessment, Trial Development

MANDATE

To identify significant gaps in clinical diagnosis/assessment and care for Canadians with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and work to address those gaps. To consult on clinical trial development and clinical trial data.

LEADERSHIP

Chair - Dr. Hilary Robertson

MEMBERS

(Coming Soon)

Working Group – Epidemiology, Data Management & Study Design

MANDATE

To identify ways to implement and integrate the standardisation of databases and biobanking procedures for use by ME researchers. To increase awareness and knowledge regarding the need for greater safety practices, and appropriateness of tools and methods in ME and comorbidities research, which can be addressed through study design.

LEADERSHIP

(Coming Soon)

MEMBERS

(Coming Soon)

Working Group – Trainee Development & Medical Education

MANDATE

To focus on identifying and addressing significant challenges within medical education in Canada for all healthcare practitioners, from any backgrounds and at all levels. To foster the development of early career investigators and existing researchers, and sustain the activities of the ICanCME ACADEME.

LEADERSHIP

Chair - Sabrina Poirier - Community Development Leader (medically retired), Patient Partner

MEMBERS

(Coming Soon)

ADVISORS

(Coming Soon)

Working Group – Vascular Instabilities & Sleep Disturbances

MANDATE

To identify the current knowledge and gaps associated with vascular instabilities and sleep disturbances in the field of ME. To find new research approaches to address these issues and potential therapies, in ways that are safe and respectful to the community.

LEADERSHIP

Co-Chairs - Dr. Heather Edgell, School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, York University and a Patient Partner (wishes to remain anonymous)

MEMBERS

(Coming Soon)

International College of Reviewers

The ICanCME Research Network has created an independent peer-review process with the participation of many international scientific and patient partner reviewers from around the world. The group provides valuable comments and feedback to Canadian researchers and trainees, as well as contributes to the promotion of scientific excellence and the integrity of our review process.

ICanCME

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