2019-20 CATS Executive Committee

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Current CATS Executive Terms


  • *2-year term (ends even years)

  • **2-year term (ends odd years)

  • In 2020, all terms were extended by  year owing to COVID-19 and holding no conference


RoleExecutive MemberLocationCity ProvinceYears in Role
PresidentDr. Andrew SeelyThe Ottawa HospitalOttawaON2018-21 *
Vice PresidentDr. Gail DarlingToronto General HospitalTorontoON2018-21 *
Secretary - TreasurerDr. John DickieDurham Regional Cancer Centre/Lakeridge Health OshawaON2018-21 *
Past President / Nominations ChairDr. Sean GrondinFoothills HospitalCalgaryAB2018-21 *
Annual Meeting Program Committee ChairDr. P James VilleneuveThe Ottawa HospitalOttawaON2017-21 **
Annual Meeting Program Committee Vice ChairDr. Shona SmithHealth Sciences NorthSudburyON2018-21 **
Best Practice ChairDr. Najib SafieddineToronto East General HospitalTorontoON2017-21 **
Best Practice Vice ChairDr. Basil NasirCHUMMontrealQC2018-21 **
Research ChairDr. Jonathan SpicerMcGill University Health CentreMontréalQC2018-21 *
CPD ChairDr. Simon TurnerUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonAB2018-21 *
QI ChairDr. Danny FrenchQueen Elizabeth II HospitalHalifaxNS2020-22
Industry Relations ChairDr. Christian FinleySt. Joseph's Healthcare HamiltonON2018-20 **
Communications ChairDr. Biniam KidaneHealth Sciences Centre WinnipegMB2018-21 *
RCPSC Specialist Rep. (Observer)Dr. Colin SchiemanFoothills Medical Centre CalgaryAB2018-21 *
Managing DirectorJennifer Artz PhDOttawaON2018-


CATS Past Presidents

  • 1998-2000 Dr. David Mulder
  • 2000-2001 Dr. Andre Duranceau
  • 2001-2002 Dr. Helmut Unruh
  • 2002-2003 Dr. Robert Ginsberg / Acting President – Dr. Gilles Beauchamp
  • 2003-2004 Dr. Gilles Beauchamp
  • 2004-2005 Dr. Richard Finley
  • 2006-2008 Dr. Farid Shamji
  • 2008-2010 Dr. Gary Gelfand
  • 2010-2012 Dr. Donna Maziak
  • 2012-2014 Dr. Richard Inculet
  • 2014-2016 Dr. Drew Bethune
  • 2016-2018 Dr. Sean Grondin