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.

Member Responses

Chair (Non-Voting)

Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
    • Research/Academia
  • Expertise:
    • Paediatric Infectious diseases
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Healthcare associated infections
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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
        - Research support from GSK (PI-initiated) on a project relating to surveillance of rotavirus infections in pediatrics (ended Dec. 2014);
        - Research support (PI-initiated) from AbbVie (validation CPSP RSV program), Sage (risk of CLABSI in the NICU), Pfizer (project on resistance of CoNS in the NICU)
        - Co-director of the MUHC Vaccine Study Centre
        - Research support from the Quebec Ministry of Health on a research project about LAIV administration in patients with CF
        - Research support from CF Canada for a research project about LAIV administration in patients with CF
      2. Within the past five years (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        YES
        - President AMMI-Canada – not in charge of any CME activities, but overseeing them
    • 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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Chair, Quebec Immunization 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Vice-Chair (Voting)

Dr. Wendy Vaudry

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
  • Expertise:
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        YES
        - Coprincipal investigator of the IMPACT network which has received funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Glaxo Smith Klein, Pfizer and Novartis
    • 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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        - In 2014 spoke at the Canadian Immunization Conference promoting pneumococcal vaccination in children.
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        - Member, Canadian Pediatric Society
        - Member, Association of Medical Microbiology and infectious Diseases Canada
        - Member, Infectious Disease Society of America
        - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Members (Voting)

Dr. Natalie Dayneka

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
  • Expertise:
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacy
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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
        - HIV Advisory boards (not immunization related, not related to NACI mandate)
      2. Within the past five years (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Professional and volunteer affiliations not been related to the mandate of the advisory body NACI.  
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Philippe De Wals

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
  • Expertise:
    • Epidemiology
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) by a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        YES
        Regularly invited to participate in scientific meetings organized by vaccine-producing pharmaceutical companies (GSK, Pfizer, Sanofi-Pasteur) to present his research results, offer his expertise for the development of new products, the interpretation of study results and the planning of new studies on products under development or already on the market (pneumococcal, meningococcal, herpes zoster, influenza vaccines). The vast majority of these meetings are organized outside of Canada and give rise to reimbursements of travel and accommodation expenses based on the rules in effect. No fees have been paid out for such activities since 2013. He has not, under any circumstances, participated in activities related to training or vaccine promotion organized by industry in Canada.
      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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        YES/NO

        Recipient as the principle or co-investigator of several industry grants for research projects on infectious disease epidemiology and vaccination programs. In all cases, the projects were initiated by researchers and the grants received were managed by the research centres with which he was affiliated.
    • 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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        YES

        Regularly asked to answer scientific questions from vaccine-producing pharmaceutical companies (GSK, Pfizer, Sanofi-Pasteur) to interpret his research results, offer expertise for the development of new products, the interpretation of study results and the planning of new studies on products under development or already on the market (pneumococcal, meningococcal, herpes zoster, influenza vaccines). More often than not, these meetings or discussions are not associated with financial transactions.
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES

        Public stances during meetings with students, journalists, or during conferences and public scientific meetings concern generic products and are marked by the greatest possible objectivity.
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Shelley Deeks

  • Expertise:
    • Public Health
    • Epidemiology
    • Immunization
    • Communicable disease control
  • 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 full time as Chief of Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response at Public Health Ontario, a Crown provincial health agency
    • Indirect financial interests
      1. Within the past five years (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        YES
        - Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Foundation. Infant susceptibility to measles: the impact of maternal vaccination on maternal and infant antibody levels and implications for public health policy in Canada (Pl: Michelle Science, Shelly Bolotin) Co-investigator 2017-2020;
        - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant 2016. Mind the gap: Duration of protection from measles maternal antibody in Canadian infants – generating evidence to update policy (PI: Shelly Bolotin, Alberto Severini, Michelle Science) Co-investigator April 2017 – April 2020;
        - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Public Health Agency of Canada. (PI: Halperin, Scott. Funding renewal. Total funding July 2017 – February 2022 (Co-investigator);
        - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant (PI: Sarah Wilson) Immunization coverage among newcomers to Ontario. Co-investigator February 2017 – February 2019
        - Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto. The Art and Science of Immunization (PIs: Andrea Charise, Natasha Crowcroft, Barbara Fallon). Co-investigator 2016-2017
        - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Public Health Agency of Canada. (PI: Scott Halperin) June 2014 – 2017 (Co-investigator)
        - Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN). Assessing rotavirus vaccine safety in Canada with regard to intussusception using administrative data. (PI: Shelley Deeks)  June 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015.
        - Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Cancer Risk Management Model – Case Study Evaluations: The Cost-Effectiveness of Integrated Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategies in Ontario. (PI Wong, William W. L., PhD) Co-Investigator April 2014 – March 2015.
        - Public Health Agency of Canada Proof of Concept – GRDI Round 6. Whole genome sequencing of Neisseria meningitides and its application to surveillance and understanding invasive meningococcal disease molecular epidemiology dynamics. (PI: Tsang, R.) Co-Investigator April 2014 – April 2018.
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        Advice to Ontario Ministry of health and Long-Term Care, as employed as Chief, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response at Public Health Ontario
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        Published program evaluations and surveillance reports in peer reviewed journals which mention specific vaccine or vaccine preventable diseases
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Member of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Member of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario; Member of Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine; Member of Canadian Public Health Association; Member of Canadian Immunization Committee; Member of Canadian Immunization Research Network; Member of Ontario Cervical Cancer Clinical Advisory Committee; Member of Pan Canadian Cervical Screening Initiative; Member of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices HPV subgroup, USA; Member of Education Program for Immunization Competencies (EPIC) Advisory Committee
    • Other
      1. Any other 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Robyn Harrison

  • Experience:
    • Clinical
    • Research/academia
  • Expertise:
    • Decision analysis
    • Infectious disease; and
    • Epidemiology and immunization/vaccines.
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body's mandate.
        YES. Dr. Harrison participates as a voting member of the Alberta Advisory Committee on Immunization. Dr. Harrison is a consultant to Alberta Health Services Workplace Health and Safety communicable disease prevention program. As a voting member of working group committees through professional employment with Alberta Health Services, Dr. Harrison has offered recommendations to Alberta Health (government).
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES. Dr. Harrison is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Association of Medical Microbiologists and Infectious Disease specialists of Canada (AMMI), the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) working group “Prevention and Control of Occupational Infections in Health Care Settings Guidelines”, and of the Alberta Advisory Committee on Immunization (AACI).
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Martin Lavoie

  • Experience:
    • Health Sector (public)
    • Public Health/Community Medicine Specialist
  • Expertise:
    • Public Health
    • Immunization
    • Communicable Disease Control
    • Infection Prevention and Control
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        As part of my current role (Regional Health Authority) and previous position (Government of Alberta, Health Department), I have been providing expert advice to shape public immunization policy.
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        As part of my current role (Regional Health Authority) and previous position (Government of Alberta, Health Department), I have been an official spokesperson on public health matters, including immunization.
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        I am a member of the Canadian Public Health Association, a National, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association that offers an independent voice for public health in Canada.
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Coleman Rotstein

  • Experience:
    • Research/academia
  • Expertise:
    • Health economics;
    • Infectious disease; and
    • Epidemiology and immunization/vaccines.
    • Clinical trials
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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
        Merck Canada; consulting & honoraria, Pendopharm; honoraria, Pfizer Canada; honoraria
      2. Within the past five years (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) by a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        YES
        Sunovion Pharmaceuticals; honoraria, Teva; honoraria
      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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        YES
        Pfizer Canada; research grant
    • 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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        Published manuscript, Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
        Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada
        Infectious Diseases Society of America
        Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Marina Salvadori

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
  • Expertise:
    • Paediatric Infectious diseases
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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
        Honoraria – Pfizer, Merck, Novartis
      2. Within the past five years (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Member, Canadian Paediatric Society
        Member, Association of Medical Microbiologists and Infectious Disease Physicians, Canada
        Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Beate Sander

  • Experience:
    • Research/academia
  • Expertise:
    • Health economics;
    • Decision analysis
    • Simulation;
    • Mathematical modelling;
    • Infectious disease; and
    • Epidemiology and immunization/vaccines.
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Nadine Sicard

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
  • Expertise:
    • NACI Member
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        Provided medical expertise to the Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux du Quebec
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Dr. Richard Warrington

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
    • Research/Academia
  • Expertise:
    • Immunology
    • Expertise in areas of drug and vaccine hypersensitivity reactions
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 CSL-Behring Gammaglobulin Therpies
        Consulting Shire: Therapies for Hereditary Angioedema
      2. Within the past five years (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) by a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        YES
        CSL-Behring: funding to attend European Society for Immune Deficiency Bi-annual Meeting, Prague
      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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
        American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Liaison Representatives (Non-Voting)

Representative of Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation (CAIRE)

Dr. Jason Brophy

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
    • Research/academia
  • Expertise:
    • Pediatric infectious Diseases
    • Tropical/Travel Medicine
    • Pediatric HIV and Immune Deficiency
    • Immigrant Children
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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
      2. Within the past five years (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Representative of Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)

Dr. Eliana Castillo

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
  • Expertise:
    • Reproductive Infectious Diseases
    • Obstetric Internal Medicine
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
        Member, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
        Member, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
        Member, Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG)
        Member, North American Soeciety of Obstetric Medicine (NASOM)
        Joint International Global Health Committee of the International Societies for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) and Obstetric Medicine (ISOM)
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Representative of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -USA

Dr. Amanda Cohn

  • Experience:
    • CDC Liaison
  • Expertise:
    • Pediatrics
    • vaccines
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
        Employed by the United States government
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        American Academy of Pediatrics
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Representative of the Candian Immunization Committee (CIC)

Ms. Teri Cole

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
    • Canadian Immunization Committee P/T Co-chair
  • Expertise:
    • CDPC Coordinator with NS Department of Health and Wellness
    • Registered Nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Member of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Representative of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

Dr. Julie Emili

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
  • Expertise:
    • Public HealthInfectious Diseases
    • Immunization
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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
        Acted as consultant for the center for Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Lisbon School of Medicine for immunization modules for a medical website (Univadis) supported by Merck.
      2. Within the past five years (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        As Associate Medical Officer of Health, provides recommendations regarding immunization practices to general public and health care providers
      2. Within the last five years, any published or publicly stated point of view or promotion of a product relevant to the Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        As Associate Medical Officer of Health, provides recommendations regarding immunization practices to general public and health care providers
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Member, Ontario Medical Association
        Member, Canadian Medical Association
        Member, College of Family Physicians of Canada
        Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Representative of Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)

Dr. Catherine Mah

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
  • Expertise:
    • Paediatrics
    • Public health research
    • Policy research
    • Publish health policy
    • Qualitative social 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        YES
        Co-Principal investigator on an evaluation project led by Toronto Public Health, which received funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Academic PI of a partnered research project with Eastern Health and Food First NL which has received funding from Health Canada.
    • 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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
        Member, Canadian Immunization Committee
    • Other
      1. Any other 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO

Representative of Canadian Paediatrics Society (CPS)

Dr. Dorothy Moore

  • Experience:
  • Expertise:
    • Paediatric Immunizations
    • Infectious Diseases
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) by a party with an interest in the mandate of the advisory body.
        YES
        Travel expenses for meetings: Canadian Paediatric Society Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee meetings; Canadian Paediatric Society Immunization Monitoring Program Active (IMPACT) investigators meetings; Canadian Paediatric Society Paediatric Surveillance Program Steering Committee Meetings.
      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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        YES
        Statement on behalf of Canadian Paediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
        Published articles regarding immunizations for children
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Member,  Canadian Paediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
        Member,  Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program Active (IMPACT)
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      2. Health Professional

Representative of Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada

Dr. Anne Pham-Huy

  • Experience:
    • Health Professional
  • Expertise:
    • Paediatric Infectious Disease
    • Primary Immunodeficiencies
    • Immunization Practices
  • 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 (other than from present employer), 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 (other than from present employer), materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided (over $1000) 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 via participating in internal decision making as a board member or executive or non executive director.
        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 Advisory body'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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
      3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations, such as membership of professional societies, lobbying, public interest, or advocacy groups.
        YES
        Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 
        Member, Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada
        Member, Canadian Pediatric Society
        Member, Clinical Immunology Society
    • 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 Advisory body's mandate.
        NO
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