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CPSA committees

At CPSA, we are guided and advised by committees made up of physicians, health care partners and Albertans.

Participating in these committees is an excellent way to positively impact health care in Alberta, while also gaining valuable skills in governance and leadership. Learn more about our committees and explore our current opportunities below!

Current committee members:

Access your SharePoint sites within the accordions below or find information about expense reimbursement, honorariums and tax forms here.

Assessment Program Advisory (APAC)

A subcommittee of the Competence Committee. Provides technical expertise and advice about the provision, development and evaluation of general and competence assessment activities for physicians. Read the committee’s terms of reference to find out more.

Current members:

 

Competence

Makes recommendations to Council on continuing competence requirements and provides for the review, investigation and assessment of the competence of physicians. Review the committee’s terms of reference to find out more.

Current members:

 

Complaint Review Committees (CRC) & Hearing Tribunals

A CRC reviews dismissed complaints at the request of complainants, while a Hearing Tribunal considers evidence and arguments against physicians in adjudicating charges of unprofessional conduct.

Current members:

IPAC Advisory Committee

CPSA works with a multi-disciplinary team of provincial infection prevention and control (IPAC) experts and practising physicians to develop our IPAC and medical device reprocessing (MDR) standards. They direct and advise the program on preventing the transmission of infectious disease in medical clinics and ensure consistency with the expectations of the Provincial Medical Officer of Health.

IPAC advisory committee members:

  • Dr. Kathryn Koliaska, Community Medicine (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Oscar Larios, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease and Medical Microbiology (Co-Chair)
  • Ms. Bernice Heinrichs, RN and IPAC professional
  • Dr. Jarret Morrow, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Jared Van Bussel, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Jeffrey Way, General Surgery

Current Members:

 

Physician Health Monitoring

A subcommittee of the Competence Committee. Provides advice and direction on supporting physicians whose health issues impact their practice. Review the committee’s terms of reference to find out more.

Current members:

Accreditation committees

All CPSA accreditation programs are guided by committees of field experts. Committees help us review our standards and make final accreditation decisions for facilities based on assessor reports.

You can find information about all accreditation committees below. This includes Committee SharePoint sites, meeting dates and more.

Medical Facility Accreditation Committee

The Medical Facility Accreditation Committee (MFAC) is a standing CPSA Council committee. Under the Health Professions Act, this 9-member committee oversees the work of the other advisory committees and advises Council on policy. MFAC’s lens of Albertan accountability helps us keep our standards consistent. Interested in the fine-print? Check out our MFAC Terms of Reference.

Upcoming meeting dates, Committee SharePoint sites and a member directory can be found below.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021

Relevant SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • Dr. T. Szabo (Chair), Family Medicine
  • Dr. G. Hrynchyshyn, Internal Medicine
  • Dr. J. MacLean, Pediatrics
  • Dr. P. Miles, General Surgery
  • Dr. B. Ramsey, Anesthesiologist
  • Dr. T. Remington, Dermatology
  • Dr. J. Stone (CPSA Council), Internal Medicine/Cardiology
  • Dr. Louis Francescutti, Council President, Ex-Officio Member

Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine

The Advisory Committee on Laboratory Medicine (ACLM) oversees the CPSA’s lab accreditation program. Our 9 voting members—field experts like lab physicians and technologists—help us develop and maintain standards for lab practice. Assessment Coordinators fill the 5 non-voting roles and help CPSA monitor facility compliance with our standards through on-site assessments. Interested in the fine-print? Check out our ACLM Terms of Reference.

This committee also advises CPSA’s MFAC on decisions about lab services. Upcoming meeting dates, Committee SharePoint sites and a member directory can be found below.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Relevant SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • Dr. L. Baskin (Committee Chair – Calgary)
  • Ms. Joanne Vaillant (Edmonton)
  • Dr. Anna Füzéry (Edmonton)
  • Dr. D. Gregson Medical Microbiology (Calgary)
  • Dr. J. Hannon (Edmonton)
  • Dr. G. Horne (Red Deer)
  • Dr. R. Lai (Edmonton)
  • Dr. G. Clarke (Edmonton)
  • Ms. M. Mayan (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. T. McKnight (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. E. Van Oyen (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. A. Bamford (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. S. Whincup (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)

Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Imaging

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Imaging (ACDI) oversees CPSA’s diagnostic imaging accreditation program. The 10 voting members—field experts including radiologists and cardiologists—help us develop and maintain standards for diagnostic imaging facilities. The remaining 4 non-voting members are Assessment Coordinators who  help CPSA monitor facility compliance with our standards through on-site assessments. Interested in the fine print? Check out our ACDI Terms of Reference.

The committee also advises MFAC on decisions about DI services. Upcoming meeting dates, Committee SharePoint sites and a member directory can be found below.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Relevant SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • Dr. Robert MacEwan (Chair)
  • Dr. James Scott
  • Dr. Kelvin Lee
  • Dr. James Daniels
  • Dr. Kaushik Bhagat
  • Dr. Robert Ashforth
  • Dr. Greg Schnell
  • Dr. Hamid Banijamali
  • Dr. Sayra A. Khandekar
  • Ms. Viviane Holowaychuk (Assessment Coordinator, Non-voting)
  • Ms. Linda Riley Myers (Assessment Coordinator, Non-voting)
  • Ms. Lindsay Schmidt (Assessment Coordinator, Non-voting)
  • Ms. Sheara Wilson (Assessment Coordinator, Non-voting)

Advisory Committee on Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities

The Advisory Committee on Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities (ACNHSF) oversees CPSA’s NHSF accreditation program. The 10 voting members—field experts including anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, gynecologists, registered nurses and oral surgeons—help us develop and maintain standards for Alberta’s NHSFs. The remaining 6 non-voting members are Assessment Coordinators who help CPSA monitor facility compliance with our standards through on-site assessments. Interested in the fine print? Check out our ACNHSF Terms of Reference.

The committee also advises MFAC on decisions about NHSF services. Upcoming meeting dates, Committee SharePoint sites and a member directory can be found below.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, March 11 & Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Thursday, June 10 & Friday, June 11, 2021
  • Thursday, September 30 & Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Thursday, December 9 & Friday, December 10, 2021

Committee SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • Dr. Chris Rudnisky (Chair)
  • Dr. Darrell Gotaas (ADA&C – Oral Surgeon)
  • Dr. Sarah Halleran
  • Dr. Mark Haugrud
  • Dr. Steve Patterson
  • Dr. Jerald Pruner (ADA&C – Oral Surgeon)
  • Mr. Mark Scott
  • Dr. Les Scheelar
  • Dr. Mariusz Sapijaszko
  • Ms. Alison Shaw
  • Ms. Kelly Arsenault (Assessment Coordinator-Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Sally MacDougall (Assessment Coordinator-Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Wendy Mueller (Assessment Coordinator-Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Corrine O’Brien (Assessment Coordinator-Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Brenda Rennie-Koch (Assessment Coordinator-Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Aurora Zaworonok (Assessment Coordinator-Non-Voting)

Advisory Committee on Clinical Neurodiagnostics

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Neurodiagnostics (ACCN) oversees CPSA’s neurodiagnostic accreditation program. The 7 voting members—neurologist field experts—help us develop and maintain standards for Alberta’s clinical neurodiagnostic facilities. The remaining 3 non-voting members are Assessment Coordinators who help CPSA monitor facility compliance with our standards through on-site assessments. Interested in the fine print? Check out our ACCN Terms of Reference.

The committee also advises MFAC on decisions about neurodiagnostic services. Upcoming meeting dates, Committee SharePoint sites and a member directory can be found below.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Friday, May 7, 2021
  • Friday, November 5, 2021

Committee SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • Dr. Gary Klein (Chair)
  • Dr. Nizam Ahmed
  • Dr. Nigel Ashworth
  • Dr. Donald Gross
  • Dr. Brian Klassen
  • Dr. Neelan Pillay
  • Dr. N.J. Witt
  • Ms. Mary Buzzing (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Val Cambridge (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Bano Mughal (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)

Advisory Committee on Sleep Medicine Diagnostics

The Advisory Committee on Sleep Medicine Diagnostics oversees CPSA’s sleep medicine accreditation program. The 13 voting members are sleep experts with training in respirology, pediatric respirology, psychiatry, registered nursing and more. They help us develop and maintain standards for Alberta’s sleep medicine facilities. The remaining 5 non-voting members are Assessment Coordinators who help CPSA monitor facility compliance with our standards through on-site assessments. Interested in the fine print? Check out the committee Terms of Reference.

The committee also advises MFAC on decisions about sleep medicine diagnostic services. Upcoming meeting dates, Committee SharePoint sites and a member directory can be found below.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Friday, June 4, 2021
  • Friday, September 3, 2021
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021

Committee SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • Dr. Willis Tsai (Chair)
  • Dr. Alan Hoffman
  • Dr. Atul Khullar
  • Dr. Charles Samuels
  • Dr. Irvin Mayers
  • Dr. Manisha Witmans
  • Dr. Neil Skjodt
  • Dr. Patrick Hanly
  • Mr. Bryan Buell
  • Mr. Rod Rousseau
  • Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh
  • Ms. Christen Oram (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Linda Sutherland (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Nancy Baker (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Laree Fordyce (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Sheryl Madaski (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)

Advisory Committee on Pulmonary Function Diagnostics (PFD)

The Advisory Committee on Pulmonary Function Diagnostics (ACPFD) oversees CPSA’s PFD accreditation program. The 7 voting members—respirologists, pediatric respirologists and physiologists—help us develop and maintain standards for Alberta’s PFD facilities. The remaining 5 non-voting members are Assessment Coordinators who help CPSA monitor facility compliance with our standards through on-site assessments. Interested in the fine print? Check out the ACPFD Terms of Reference.

The committee also advises MFAC on decisions about PFD services. Upcoming meeting dates, Committee SharePoint sites and a member directory can be found below.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, January 22, 2021
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021

Committee SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • ​​Dr. Daniel Stollery (Chair)
  • Dr. Benjamin Chiam
  • Dr. Jennifer Crocket
  • Dr. Kumar Ramlall
  • Dr. Michael Stickland
  • Dr. Eric Wong
  • Dr. Neil Skjodt
  • Ms. Lisa Lem (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Lisa Shinton (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Michele Petersen (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Sheryl Madaski (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Dr. Ward Flemons
  • Mr. Gerald Spence (CARTA)

Council committees

Council has several standing committees for serving Council members to take part in.

Council Executive

Sets the agenda for Council meetings, meets regularly with CPSA’s Registrar (conducting a formal job performance appraisal at the end of the year and attends to other matters requiring attention between Council meetings. Review the Executive Committee’s terms of reference to find out more.

2021 CPSA Council Executive

President – Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti
Vice President –
Ms. Stacey Strilchuk
Member-at-Large –
Dr. Jaelene Mannerfeldt

Current members: Access the Council SharePoint site to see your committee information (login required).

Governance

Ensures compliance with applicable regulations and practices, plans and promotes learning opportunities for Council members to enhance effectiveness, and is responsible for developing recommendations for appointments to Committees. Read the Governance Committee’s terms of reference to find out more.

Current members: Access the Council SharePoint site to see your committee information (login required).

Finance & Audit

Deals with finance issues related to financial governance of CPSA, such as the annual budget, investment portfolio and pension statements. Review the committee’s terms of reference to find out more.

Current members: Access the Finance & Audit Committee SharePoint site (login required).

Legislation & Bylaws

Reviews applicable legislation to advise Council on proposed legislative changes and their implications for CPSA. Also reviews and recommends changes to CPSA’s bylaws as necessary. Read the Legislation & Bylaw Committee’s terms of reference to find out more.

Current members: Access the Council SharePoint site to see your committee information (login required).

Non-committee work

A number of CPSA’s programs enlist the support of assessors, reviewers and subject matter experts to assist in their day-to-day responsibilities.

Professional Conduct Experts & Reviewers

External reviewers and subject matter experts work with CPSA’s Professional Conduct department to assist with the investigation and resolution of complaints. Reviewers look at information and documents gathered in the course of a complaint investigation and provide analysis in relation to CPSA’s Standards of Practice. Experts provide input on complaints related to a medical discipline or procedure they are skilled in.

If you are a community physician with an interest in investigation and resolution use the expression of interest form below to let us know.

Standards of Practice Pre-Consultation Participants

Through the pre-consultation phase of our standard consultation process, we gather feedback on how the standards work in everyday practice before drafting amendments. The opinions gathered during this phase will ensure we are updating standards to accurately reflect the needs of physicians, the public and health care in Alberta overall.

If you would like to participate in future pre-consultations, add yourself to our mailing list using the form below. If you’d like more information about standards, contact our Standards of Practice coordinator.

Subscribe to our pre-consultation mailing list

 

 

Interested in participating on a CPSA committee?

Use this form to send us an expression of interest and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know when new vacancies become available.

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