Clinical Trials Committee | Membership
This list is current as of 21 January 2022
|Name||Role and Primary Specialty||City|
|Ann Boerner, MN||Community Member||Calgary|
|Cheryl Currie, PhD||Scientific (Quantitative / Qualitative methodology)||Lethbridge|
|Sunil Desai, MD (Vice Chair)||Scientific (Pediatric Hematology, Oncology)||Edmonton|
|Xiangning Fan, MD||Scientific (Occupational Medicine)||Edmonton|
|Carlos Flores-Mir, DDS||Scientific (Dental)||Edmonton|
|John Kennedy, MD, FRCPC||Scientific (Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Neuropsychopharmacology)||Edmonton|
|Yume Kobayashi, BN||Scientific (Nursing)||Edmonton|
|Albert Mehl, MD||Scientific (Pediatrics)||Black Diamond|
|Jodi Parrotta, MA, CCRP||Non-Scientific (Regulations)||Edmonton|
|Nimesh Patel, MPH||Scientific (Quantitative Methodology)||Lethbridge|
|Neelan Pillay, MB.ChB.||Scientific (Neurology)||Calgary|
|Cheryl Pollard, RPN, RN, PhD, ANEF||Scientific (Nursing)||Regina|
|Azadeh Nikoo Rajaee, MD, MHE, FRCSC||Scientific (MD, General Surgery)||Edmonton|
|Loralee Robertson, BSc, MLT Dipl.||Community Member||Edmonton|
|Francine Swanson, BA LLB(H)||Non Scientific (Law)||Calgary|
|T. Edward Vant (Ted), MD||Scientific (Family Medicine)||Calgary|
|Peter Venner, MD (Chair)||Scientific (Medical Oncology)||Edmonton|
|Brent Windwick, LLM, QC (Vice Chair)||Law (Health Law)||Edmonton|
The HREBA Clinical Trials Committee is constituted and operates in accordance with the:
– Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2);
– Alberta Health Information Act (HIA);
– Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH);
– Health Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), Part C, Division 5.
The committee is registered with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), IRB # 00001209.
The HREBA-CTC is one of three committees which comprise the HIA-designated Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta. Since the three committees operate as one Research Ethics Board, members from one committee may attend another committee’s meeting when their expertise is required. This ensures that members in attendance have the specific expertise, relevant competence and knowledge necessary to provide an adequate research ethics review of the proposals under consideration.
The majority of the committee members are Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Members named as Principal Investigators or Co-investigators on a study that is under review do not participate in discussions related to, nor vote on, such studies when they are presented; this applies to initial and continuing reviews.
A pdf version of this list, as well as previous lists, are available here.