Committees

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About CPSA committees

At CPSA, we are guided and advised by committees made up of physicians, healthcare 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 about our committees and explore current opportunities below.

Current committee members

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CPSA committees

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:

Infection Prevention & Control (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. Cathy Horsman, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Jarret Morrow, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Stephanie Smith, Infectious Diseases
  • 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:

  • February 24, 2022
  • April 28, 2022
  • June 23, 2022
  • October 27, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

Relevant SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • Dr. T. Szabo (Chair), Family Medicine
  • Dr. I. Bratu, Pediatric General Surgeon
  • Mr. P. Etokudo (CPSA Council Public Member)
  • Dr. E. Lundall, General Practice
  • Dr. P. Miles, General Surgery
  • Dr. B. Ramsey, Anesthesiologist
  • Dr. T. Remington, Dermatology
  • Dr. A. Scharfenberger, Orthopedic Surgery
  • S. Strilchuk, Council President, Ex-Officio Member
  • Dr. I. Walker, (CPSA Council), Family Medicine

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:

  • January 26, 2022
  • March 30, 2022
  • June 15, 2022
  • October 19, 2022

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:

  • Ad-hoc Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 29 2022

Relevant SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • Dr. Sayra Khandekar, Cardiology (Edmonton) CHAIR
  • Dr. Greg Schnell, Cardiology (Calgary)
  • Dr. Kelvin Lee, Diagnostic Radiology (Edmonton)
  • Dr. James Daniels, Diagnostic Radiology (Medicine Hat)
  • Dr. Hamid Banijamali, Cardiology (Calgary)
  • Dr. Robert Ashforth, Diagnostic Radiology (Edmonton)
  • Dr. Ruban Gnanakumar, Nuclear Medicine/Diagnostic Radiology (Calgary)
  • Dr. Casey Young, Diagnostic Radiology (Lloydminster)
  • Dr. Vicnays Venu, Diagnostic Radiology (Red Deer) 
  • Ms. V. Holowaychuk (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. L. Riley-Myers (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. L. Schmidt (Assessment Coordinator, Non-Voting)
  • Ms. S. 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:

  • Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Friday, June 10, 2022
  • Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Friday, December 9, 2022

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. Wendy Mueller (Assessment Coordinator-Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Corrine O’Brien (Assessment Coordinator-Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Brenda Rennie-Koch (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, April 22, 2022
  • Friday, November 18, 2022

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 11 voting members are sleep experts with training in respirology, pediatric respirology, psychiatry, respiratory therapy, 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:

  • February 3, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
  • November 24, 2022

Committee SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • Dr. Alan Hoffman
  • Dr. Atul Khullar
  • Mr. Bryan Buell
  • Dr. Charles Samuels
  • Dr. Gary Fong
  • Dr. Irvin Mayers
  • Dr. Manisha Witmans
  • Dr. Patrick Hanly
  • Mr. Rod Rousseau
  • Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh
  • Dr. Willis Tsai (Chair)

Advisory Committee on Pulmonary Function Diagnostics (PFD)

The Advisory Committee on Pulmonary Function Diagnostics (ACPFD) oversees CPSA’s PFD accreditation program. The 9 voting members—respirologists, pediatric respirologists, physiologists and respiratory therapists—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:

  • January 13, 2022
  • May 5, 2022
  • September 1, 2022
  • November 10, 2022

Committee SharePoint Sites:

Committee Member Directory:

  • ​​Dr. Benjamin Chiam
  • Dr. Jennifer A. Crocket
  • Dr. Kumar Ramlall
  • Mr. Gerald Spence
  • Dr. Michael Stickland
  • Dr. Dan Stollery (Chair)
  • Dr. Eric Wong
  • Dr. Mark Montgomery
  • Ms. Lisa Lem (Assessment Coordinator Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Michele Petersen (Assessment Coordinator Non-Voting)
  • Ms. Sheryl Madaski, (Assessment Coordinator Non-Voting)
  • Mr. Allan Prost (Assessment Coordinator Non-Voting)
  • Mr. Mohamad Osman (Assessment Coordinator Non-Voting

Council committees

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

Anti-Racism Anti-Discrimination Action Advisory Committee

The Anti-Racism Anti-Discrimination Action Advisory Committee (ARADAAC) will provide advice to CPSA Council and Registrar on priority areas where CPSA has the greatest authority to action and influence change to disrupt racism and discrimination within CPSA as an organization and within regulated member practice. Review the ARADAAC terms of reference to find out more.

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.

2022 CPSA Council Executive

President-elect – Stacey Strilchuk
Vice President-elect –
 Jaelene Mannerfeldt
Member-at-Large –
Daisy Fung

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).

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).

Indigenous Health Advisory Circle

As Alberta’s medical regulator, we play an important role in reconciliation, which includes responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, particularly action 22:

“We call upon those who can effect change within the Canadian health-care system to recognize the value of Aboriginal healing practices and use them in the treatment of Aboriginal patients in collaboration with Aboriginal healers and Elders where requested by Aboriginal patients.”

The Indigenous Health Advisory Circle, established by CPSA Council in December 2021, will focus on listening to and learning from those with lived Indigenous experiences across Alberta. Through collaboration and creating a safe space to share these experiences and ideas, the Circle will help CPSA reflect on our own processes and identify how we can better understand and support Indigenous patients and better guide the physicians who care for them.

The Circle’s Terms of Reference and 2022 meeting schedule are currently in development.

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.

Current opportunities

Interested in getting more involved with CPSA? We invite you to explore current opportunities to join one of our committees.

Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Imaging: nuclear medicine/diagnostic radiology specialist

About you

Are you a nuclear medicine/diagnostic radiology specialist? Are you interested in medical facility accreditation?

If so, please consider an active role in profession-led governance by joining CPSA’s Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Imaging.

The Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Imaging oversees CPSA’s accreditation for diagnostic imaging services for private facilities as defined in CPSA bylaws and those through contract with Alberta Health Services. The committee promotes high standards of medical practice in these types of facilities by monitoring facility compliance with evidence-based standards.

CPSA Accreditation Advisory Committees report to and provide direction to the Medical Facility Accreditation Committee, which is accountable to CPSA Council.

Qualifications

  • CPSA-licensed physician specializing in nuclear medicine/diagnostic radiology;
  • Primarily based in either Edmonton Zone (preferred) or Central Zone, with public and/or community practice; and
  • In good standing with CPSA.

Expected time commitment

Meetings are held five times a year and at the request of the Chair.  Additional meetings may be called as required.

Honorarium and expenses

Paid at CPSA rates.

Ready to apply?

Submit your application below. (Look for the form “Interested in participating in a CPSA committee?”)

Advisory Committee on Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities: orthopedic surgeon

About you

Are you an orthopedic surgeon working at a non-hospital surgical facility? Are you interested in medical facility accreditation?

If so, please consider an active role in profession-led governance by joining CPSA’s Advisory Committee on Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities.

The Advisory Committee on Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities oversees CPSA’s accreditation for out-of-hospital surgical and/or sedation and anesthesia services for private facilities as defined in CPSA bylaws and those through contract with Alberta Health Services. The committee promotes high standards of medical practice in these types of facilities by monitoring facility compliance with evidence-based standards.

CPSA Accreditation Advisory Committees report to and provide direction to the Medical Facility Accreditation Committee, which is accountable to CPSA Council.

Qualifications

  • CPSA-licensed physician specializing in orthopedic surgery;
  • Current experience in the Alberta non-hospital surgical facility environment; and
  • In good standing with CPSA.

Expected time commitment

Meetings are held five times a year and at the request of the Chair.  Additional meetings may be called as required.

Honorarium and expenses

Paid at CPSA rates.

Ready to apply?

Submit your application below. (Look for the form “Interested in participating in a CPSA committee?”)

Advisory Committee on Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities: psychiatry

Are you a psychiatrist working with treatment refractory psychiatric and/or chronic pain patients? Are you interested in medical facility accreditation?

If so, please consider an active role in profession-led governance by joining CPSA’s Advisory Committee on Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities.

The Advisory Committee on Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities oversees CPSA’s accreditation for out-of-hospital surgical and/or sedation and anesthesia services for private facilities as defined in CPSA bylaws and those through contract with Alberta Health Services. The committee promotes high standards of medical practice in these types of facilities by monitoring facility compliance with evidence-based standards.

CPSA Accreditation Advisory Committees report to and provide direction to the Medical Facility Accreditation Committee, which is accountable to CPSA Council.

Qualifications

  • CPSA-licensed physician specializing in psychiatry;
  • Current experience in the hospital and community environment;
  • Awareness of CPSA medical facility accreditation; and
  • In good standing with CPSA.

Expected time commitment

Meetings are held five times a year and at the request of the Chair.  Additional meetings may be called as required.

Honorarium and expenses

Paid at CPSA rates.

Ready to apply?

Submit your application below. (Look for the form “Interested in participating in a CPSA committee?”)

Advisory Committee on Pulmonary Function Diagnostics: respirologist

About you

Are you a respirologist? Are you interested in medical facility accreditation?

If so, consider an active role in profession-led governance by joining CPSA’s Advisory Committee on Pulmonary Function Diagnostics.

The Advisory Committee on Pulmonary Function Laboratories oversees CPSA’s accreditation program for pulmonary function laboratories for private facilities as defined in CPSA bylaws and for public facilities through contract with Alberta Health Services. The committee promotes high standards of medical practice in diagnostic facilities by monitoring facility compliance with evidence-based standards.

CPSA Accreditation Advisory Committees report to and provide direction to the Medical Facility Accreditation Committee, which is accountable to CPSA Council.

Qualifications

  • Experienced general radiologist with additional modality expertise in Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Bone Densitometry, (expertise in Mammography is preferred but not required);
  • Preferably based South or Calgary Zones; and
  • In good standing with CPSA.

Expected time commitment

Meetings are held five times a year and at the request of the Chair.  Additional meetings may be called as required.

Honorarium and expenses

Paid at CPSA rates.

Ready to apply?

Submit your application below. (Look for the form “Interested in participating in a CPSA committee?”)

Advisory Committee on IPAC: rural family medicine physician

CPSA embraces the values of informed decision making and collaboration.

About you

Are you a rural family medicine/general practice physician with a clinical practice outside Edmonton or  Calgary? If so, consider an active role in profession-led governance by joining CPSA’s Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) Advisory Committee.

About the opportunity

We are seeking the expertise of a rural physician to provide their unique insights and to complement the current composition of the IPAC Advisory Committee. Preference will be given to physicians who oversee a clinic, or clinics, where both medical device reprocessing and robust infection prevention and control practices are undertaken.

The IPAC Advisory Committee is a standing subcommittee of the Competence Committee. Its purposes are to:

  • ensure uniform implementation of accepted standards for the prevention of transmission of infectious disease in physician offices and clinics, and
  • promote IPAC best practices, including medical device reprocessing, through education of the profession.

The IPAC Advisory Committee provides technical expertise and advice to guide the IPAC program. In this role, you would be contributing to the strategic direction of the program, advising on the adoption of IPAC standards, guidelines, and program positions, and helping ensure standards are implemented effectively. Advisory Committee members understand the importance of self‐regulation and recognize program activities help ensure Albertans receive safe medical care.

Expected time commitment

Meetings are held 4 times a year (twice virtually and twice in person).  Additional meetings may be called as required.

Honorarium and expenses

Paid at CPSA rates.

Questions?

Contact our IPAC team.

Ready to apply?

Submit your application below. (Look for the form “Interested in participating on a CPSA committee?”)

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