Summary of affiliations and interests: Scientific Advisory Board on Vaping Products

In accordance with Health Canada Policy on External Advisory Bodies (2011), all members were asked to disclose:

  • Direct financial interests
  • Indirect financial interests
  • Intellectual interests
  • Any other relevant affiliations or interests

At every meeting, members confirm or update their stated affiliations and interests. No members were prohibited from participating on the basis of their disclosures.

1. Direct financial interests

  1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry.

2. Indirect financial interests

  1. Within the past ten years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria.
  2. Within the past ten years, materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided by a party that has an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
  3. Within the last ten years, grants or other funding to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making from a party that has an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.

3. Intellectual interests

  1. Within the last ten years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the mandate of the advisory body.
  2. Within the last ten years, any published or publicly stated point of view on issues of relevance to the board's mandate.
  3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, of relevance to the board.

4. Other

  1. Any other affiliations and interests or potential circumstances that might give a well-informed member of the public reasonable grounds for concern regarding the integrity and objectivity of your participation.

Summary of affiliations and interests

Steven J. Hoffman, J.D., Ph.D., LL.D.

Summary of responses

  • 1a. Yes
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. Yes
  • 3b. No
  • 3c. No
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Served as an expert witness for the Government of Canada in a legal challenge related to vaping.
  • Affiliations with:
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Carolyn Baglole, Ph.D., MSc

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. No
  • 3b. Yes
  • 3c. Yes
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Public statements in the form of publications, presentations, and lectures.
  • Affiliations with:
    • Quebec Respiratory Health Network: Environment/Genetics/Cancer Axis
    • American Thoracic Society
    • Society of Toxicology

Judith G. Bartlett, C.M., MD, MSc, CCFP

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. No
  • 3b. No
  • 3c. Yes
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Affiliations with:
    • Canadian Medical Association
    • Doctors Manitoba
    • College of Family Physicians of Canada

Nicholas Chadi, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FAAP

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. Yes
  • 3a. No
  • 3b. Yes
  • 3c. Yes
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Public statements in the form of position statements for medical associations.
  • Affiliations with:
    • Canadian Paediatric Society

Joanna Cohen, Ph.D., MHSc

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. Yes
  • 3b. Yes
  • 3c. No
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Public statements in the form of presentations, publications, and reports.

Mark Eisenberg, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FCAHS

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. Yes
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. No
  • 3b. Yes
  • 3c. No
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Received grants for research on vaping.
  • Public statements in the form of publications.

Dr. Maciej L. Goniewicz, Ph.D., PharmD

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. Yes
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. Yes
  • 3b. Yes
  • 3c. Yes
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Past member of an advisory board for a pharmaceutical company.
  • Provided advice to governmental agencies/organizations related to health effects of vaping products and heated tobacco products.
  • Public statements in the form of publications and reports.
  • Affiliations with:
    • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
    • Society of Toxicology
    • American Association for Cancer Research
    • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

David Hammond, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. Yes
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. Yes
  • 3b. Yes
  • 3c. Yes
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Served as a paid expert witness in several legal challenges related to tobacco control.
  • Travel reimbursements on behalf of public health non-governmental organizations for presentations related to the topics of smoking and vaping.
  • Public statements in the form of presentations, publications, media interviews, and testimony.
  • Affiliations with:
    • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
    • Heart & Stroke Foundation
    • Cancer Care Ontario

Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, MA, DPhil

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. Yes
  • 3b. Yes
  • 3c. Yes
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Advice provided to government departments and bodies on electronic cigarettes.
  • Public statements in the form of publications, reports, broadcast and print media.
  • Affiliations with:
    • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Milan Khara MBChB, CCFP, Dip. ABAM

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. No
  • 3b. No
  • 3c. No
  • 4a. No

Michael Pesko, Ph.D

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. No
  • 3b. Yes
  • 3c. No
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Served as a paid consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.
  • Public statements in the form of publications and letters prepared for government officials and legislative hearings.

Nancy Rigotti, MD

Summary of responses

  • 1a. No
  • 2a. No
  • 2b. No
  • 2c. No
  • 3a. No
  • 3b. Yes
  • 3c. Yes
  • 4a. No

Comments

  • Public statements in the form of publications and reports.
  • Affiliations with:
    • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
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