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

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

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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. Jarret Morrow, 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:

  • Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Friday, June 11, 2021
  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • 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. 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. Alan Hoffman
  • Dr. Atul Khullar
  • Mr. Bryan Buell
  • Dr. Charles Samuels
  • Dr. Gary Fong
  • Dr. Irvin Mayers
  • Dr. Manisha Witmans
  • Dr. Neil Skjodt
  • Dr. Patrick Hanly
  • Mr. Rod Rousseau
  • 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 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. Benjamin Chiam
  • Dr. Jennifer A. Crocket
  • Dr. Kumar Ramlall
  • Dr. Neil Skjodt
  • Mr. Gerald Spence
  • Dr. Michael Stickland
  • Dr. Dan Stollery
  • 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 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.

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: general radiologist

About you

Are you a general radiologist with an interest in medical facility accreditation? If so, 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 program for diagnostic imaging facilities for private facilities as defined in CPSA by-laws 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

  • We are seeking TWO experienced general radiologists with additional modality expertise in Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Bone Densitometry, (expertise in Mammography is preferred but not required);
  • ONE preferably based North or Central Zones, rural; and ONE preferably based in the Calgary or South Zone, urban; 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 on a CPSA committee?”)

Advisory Committee on Pulmonary Function Diagnostics: respirologist

About you

Are you a respirologist with an interest 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 the CPSA’s accreditation program for pulmonary function laboratories for private facilities as defined in CPSA by-laws 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?”)

Physician Health Monitoring Committee (PHMC): psychiatrist or addiction medicine specialist

About you

  • A physician with expertise in psychiatry or addiction medicine
  • A demonstrated interest in physician health
  • In good standing with the CPSA

The Physician Health Monitoring Committee (PHMC) is an advisory committee to the Competence Committee. The PHMC sets policy and provides guidance to the Assistant Registrar for the Physician Health Monitoring Program.

Expected Time Commitment

Meetings are held 2 – 3 times per year at the request of the Chair

Honorarium and expenses

Paid at CPSA rates.

Questions?

Contact our PHMP team.

Ready to apply?

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

Finance & Audit Committee: technical expert

About You

As the Technical Expert for CPSA’s Finance and Audit Committee (FAC), you will be a voting member responsible for providing direction and guidance to the FAC and senior management, with respect to CPSA’s financial business and activities. This includes providing oversight of the financial reporting process, the audit process, the organization’s system of internal controls and risk management.

Key attributes

The following attributes are deemed essential components of financial expertise:

  • An understanding of accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations
  • The ability to assess the general application of such principles in connection with the accounting for estimates, accruals and reserves
  • The ability to simply communicate complex financial concepts and issues to non-financially-trained executives
  • Experience successfully interacting with senior executives at medium-sized organizations
  • Experience preparing, auditing, analyzing or evaluating financial statements that present a breadth and level of complexity of accounting issues
  • An understanding of internal controls and procedures for financial reporting
  • An understanding of the audit committee function and its role in overall board governance
  • A general understanding of nonprofit financial issues and specific knowledge of the nonprofit industry (e.g., health care, regulatory body) in which the organization operates

Specific skills, knowledge & experience

In addition to the attributes noted above, CPSA requires committee members who, individually or collectively, bring specific skills, knowledge and experience. These may include:

  • An accounting professional designation, with experience in the audit of medium-to-large corporations;
  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of CPSA, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates and an ability to promote CPSA’s mandate and values;
  • Experience in risk management, specifically in identifying, managing and mitigating financial risks, as well as demonstrating the ability to anticipate, assess and address business risks, particularly as they relate to financial transactions, IT and security risk;
  • Financial and business acumen: understanding and experience with both operational and capital budgets;
  • Experience with compensation and benefits;
  • Experience with managing or overseeing a pension fund and being familiar with asset allocation, choice of managers, etc.;
  • Experience with investment portfolios; and
  • Board experience, preferably in a large, sophisticated not-for-profit organization and at a minimum, in a medium-sized not-for-profit organization.

Expected time commitment

The FAC Committee typically means five-to-six times per year. The meeting calendar for 2022 is:

  • Feb. 18
  • April 22
  • May 13 (half-day)
  • June 21
  • Aug. 3 (half-day)
  • Nov. 4

Honorarium and expenses

Paid at CPSA rates.

Find out more

Questions?

Contact Tracy Simons, CPSA Chief Financial Officer

Ready to apply?

Use the form below (Interested in participating on a CPSA committee?) to submit your name and supporting documents for consideration. Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

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