Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (EAGAR)

The Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (EAGAR) is a multi-disciplinary group of experts that advise the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on specific medical, scientific, technical, policies or programs related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU). It focuses on human health and the relationship of AMR/AMU in animals and humans and how to best address this issue in Canada.

Reporting to the Chief Public Health Officer, EAGAR works with PHAC to provide ongoing and timely advice to support both Government of Canada actions, and a pan-Canadian strategy to address AMR and AMU in Canada. For more detailed information about EAGAR, please contact the Secretariat:


EAGAR is composed of experts in the fields of clinical medicine, public health, microbiology, biotechnology, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, public health policy, social marketing, epidemiology, and statistics. Membership is balanced to reflect a blend of gender, perspectives and regional representation.

The Group consists of ten to twelve members at any one time, serving on one to two year rotational appointments to enable continuity on expertise. Members are nominated and appointed by the Chief Public Health Officer and recognized as experts by various stakeholders.

As an agreement of membership, all PHAC external advisory body members must complete a Confidentiality Agreement (Non-disclosure form).

For more detailed information about EAGAR members, please refer to the Membership List.

Meeting Information and Reports

Meetings are held up to three times a year by teleconference. Additional meetings may be held at the discretion of the Chief Public Health Officer. Members are responsible for attending all meetings.

For each meeting, highlights will be made available at the discretion of the Chief Public Health Officer and PHAC officials. A Record of Decision is also prepared that is used by EAGAR and PHAC.

Contact Information

Secretariat support to EAGAR is provided by PHAC.

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