**Important Notice**

Call for Nominations:
New CPG Chair and Vice-Chair

Please note: The call for nominations for the new CPG Chair and Vice-Chair has been extended to July 3.


The professional section of Diabetes Canada is justifiably proud of the Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines which are internationally respected for their academic rigour and relevance to clinical practice. The guidelines represent a huge amount of work by numerous health-care professionals and researchers, overseen by a Steering Committee, an Executive Committee and the CPG Chair.

The Professional Section Executive is seeking nominations for a new CPG Chair, and also for a new position of CPG Vice-Chair. The term for each appointment is 3 years, with the expectation that, at the end of the 3-year term, the Vice-Chair will take over as CPG Chair.


A key initial task for the appointee will be to form a working group to review and evaluate the current guidelines process and structures with the goal of developing a strategy which will ensure future guidelines continue to be rigorous, but also responsive, timely and sustainable. This is a demanding role which will require a substantial time commitment and is supported with a stipend.

Essential Skills and Competencies

  • Established and respected member of the Diabetes Canada Professional Section
  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience
  • Effective leader and skilled communicator
  • Organizational and Delegation Skills
  • Negotiating / conflict resolution skills

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Experience in clinical practice guidelines or similar policy development
  • Scientific and/or critical appraisal training
  • Publications
  • Formal administrative/leadership experience

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit:

  • a brief letter of intent/interest outlining their skills and experience
  • two letters of support from a member of the Diabetes Canada Professional Section
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae

Deadline for submission has been extended to July 3, 2018.

Applications will be reviewed by the CPG Search and Selection Committee which will make a recommendation to the Professional Section Executive.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Dr. Peter Senior (Co-Chair, Professional Section) (psenior@ualberta.ca) and/or Dr. Robyn Houlden (current CPG Chair) (houldenr@queensu.ca).

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