Summary of Expertise, Experience, and Affiliations and Interests

Members of External Advisory Bodies (EABs) must disclose information about expertise, experience, and affiliations and interests relevant to the group's mandate as declared by members. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) considers these declarations as part of the appointment/membership process.

The following information includes a summary of expertise, experience, affiliations and interests from members of the Advisory Committee on Human Pathogens and Toxins.

Member Responses

Chair : Dr. Margo Moore

Members :


Chair

Dr. Margo Moore

  • Experience:
    • University
  • Expertise:
    • Fundamental or Applied Research
    • Risk Assessment
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        NO
      2. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        NO
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        NO
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Members

Ms. Ingrid Abbott-Permell

  • Expertise:
    • Consultant, Biosafety
    • Private Company
  • Expertise:
    • Biorisk Management
    • Risk Assessment
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        YES- I hold stock from Sanofi Pasteur which were offered to all employees for purchase.
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        NO
      2. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        YES - I have attended Biosafety conferences and training which were paid for by my previous employers as part of my professional development.
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        NO
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES - I am a member of ABSA International and volunteer on the Technical Review Committee
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Maurice Boissinot

  • Sector:
    • Private Company
    • Hospital
    • Academia
    • Other: Military and Mobile Laboratories
  • Expertise:
    • Diagnostic
    • Fundamental or Applied Research
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        YES - Minority shareholder of a firm of molecular diagnostics, GenePOC Inc. of Quebec.
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        YES - Grants from Genome Canada / Génome Québec (GAPP) program, and the Government of Quebec (MESI FPQIS) program in partnership with GenePOC Inc. were used to pay a portion of my salary.
      2. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        YES - Grants from Genome Canada / Génome Québec (GAPP) program, and the Government of Quebec (MESI FPQIS) program in partnership with GenePOC Inc. were used to pay a portion of my salary.
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NON
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        YES - I have made presentations or contributed to organize scientific congresses where I spoke of technologies to identify microbes, analysis of microbiota and transdisciplinarity in research.
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        NO
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Mr. Kevin Cassidy

  • Experience:
    • Other - Public Company
  • Expertise:
    • Fundamental or Applied Research
    • Risk Assessment
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        YES - Employed by and own stock in the public company, Microbix Biosystems Inc. The company develops and manufactures infectious disease products.
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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. NO
      2. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        NO
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        YES - Provided input to Public Health Agency of Canada on the implementation of the Human Pathogen and Toxins Act and served on the Advisory Committee on the Human Pathogens and Toxins.
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        NO
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Ayush Kumar

  • Experience:
    • Academic
  • Expertise:
    • Fundamental or Applied Research
    • Risk Assessment
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. a. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        NO
      2. b. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        NO
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        NO
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Paul Levett

  • Experience:
    • Government - Provincial
  • Expertise:
    • Diagnostic
    • Fundamental or Applied Research
    • Risk Assessment
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        NO
      2. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        NO
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        YES - Member of the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines Expert Review Committee
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES - Since May 2018: Registrar, Canadian College of Microbiologists.
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Momar Ndao

  • Experience:
    • Academic
  • Expertise:
    • Diagnostic
    • Fundamental or Applied Research
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        NO
      2. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        NO
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        NO
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Dr. John Prescott

  • Experience:
    • Academic
  • Expertise:
    • Diagnostic
    • Fundamental or Applied Research
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        YES-NSERC Discovery Grant- Clostridium perfringens and Canadian Poultry Research Council- necrotic enteritis
      2. b. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        NO
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES - Member, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Co-Chair Ad Hoc Committee for Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Dr. James Scott

  • Experience:
    • Private Company
    • Academic
  • Expertise:
    • Diagnostic
    • Fundamental or Applied Research
    • Risk Assessment
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        YES - Full-time tenured professor at University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and sole owner of Sporometrics Inc.; Director of the gage Research Institute/UAMH Centre for Microfungal Biodiversity. I teach a graduate-level course in the Master in Public Health Program in Biosafety and Biosecurity.
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        YES - Consulting: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories.
      2. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        YES - Member: University of Toronto Biosafety Committee, School of Public Health Curriculum Committee
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        YES – Co-author of Public Works and Government Services Canada Legionella Testing Guideline.
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES - American Industrial Hygiene Association Proficiency Testing Board.
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Fiona Smaill

  • Experience:
    • Hospital
    • Academic
  • Expertise:
    • Diagnostic
    • Clinical
    • Fundamental or Applied Research
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        NO
      2. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        NO
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        NO
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Manal Tadros

  • Experience:
    • Hospital
    • Academic
  • Expertise:
    • Diagnostic
    • Clinical
    • Risk Assessment
  • Interests:
    • Direct financial interests
      1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, or bonds that relate to the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years, payment from the 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.
        NO
      2. Within the past five 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 with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        NO
      3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
        NO
    • Intellectual interests
      1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry, a government organization, or a non-government organization on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        NO
    • 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. For example, prior activity that may create a reasonable apprehension of bias, or access to confidential information on a matter of relevance to the Committee's mandate.
        NO
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