Committees

The CFAS Board of Directors discharges its oversight responsibilities with the assistance of the following committees:

The Board may add new committees or remove existing committees as needed to fulfill its responsibilities.
The role, duties and responsibilities of the Board and the committees are clearly defined in the Society’s By-laws.


SMART Fund Committee

The CFAS is proud to announce the creation of a new segregated fund that will be specifically set aside to initiate, assist and further research and special projects by the CFAS and its members.

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Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will receive nominations and adjudicate all awards given by the Society. The Committee will be comprised of the three (3) most recent Past-Presidents of the Society and will be Chaired by the immediate Past-President.

  • Simon Phillips, PhD, Vice President
  • Goldi Gill, MBA, PhD(c), Executive Director
  • Eileen McMahon, RN(EC), MN, PNC(C), Past President
  • Heather Shapiro, MD, Board Director

Clinical Practice Guideline Committee

The mission of the CPG Committee, comprised of physicians, is to produce relevant, up-to-date, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and policy statements within the field of reproductive medicine.

Communications Committee

The mandate of the Communications Committee is to ensure the CFAS achieves its strategic objective to be the voice of ART in Canada.  To this end, the Committee is responsible for three core functions:

  1. Member engagement
  2. Stakeholder relations
  3. Media and public relations

Communications Committee:

  • Jason Hitkari, MD, President
  • Eileen McMahon, RN(EC), MN, PNC(C), Past President
  • Goldi Gill, MBA, PhD(c), Executive Director (Committee Chair)
  • Sherry Levitan, LLB, Board Director
  • Heather Shapiro, MD, Board Director
  • Marc-André Sirard, PhD, DMV, Board Director

Media Relations
All media inquiries should be directed to the CFAS office

Goldi Gill
416 451-9555

Continuing Professional Development

The role of the National Director/Director of Continuing Professional Development is to assist the Board on questions concerning continuing professional development, maintenance of professional competence, and needs assessment for educational programs.

The mission of the CFAS-CPD Committee is to promote professional development in reproductive health through continuing education. Continuing medical education (CME) activities are designed for professionals working within the field of reproductive medicine in Canada.

NATIONAL CPD DIRECTOR
Prati Sharma, MD, Board Director

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible to the members of the Society. Its mandate is to achieve long-term financial stability for the Society and to ensure the Society achieves its financial goals with clear ethical guidelines that are in the best interest of ART in Canada.

2020 – 2021

  • Jason Hitkari, MD, President
  • Simon Phillips, PhD, Vice President
  • Sony Sierra, MD, Treasurer
  • Goldi Gill, MBA, PhD(c), Executive Director

Government Relations

Government Relations is under the purview of the Board of Directors.

  • Jason Hitkari, MD, President
  • Simon Phillips, PhD, Vice President
  • Jeffrey Roberts, MD, Advisor (Committee Chair)
  • Carl A. Laskin, MD, Advisor
  • Sara Cohen, LLB, Board Director
  • Sherry Levitan, LLB, Board Director
  • Heather Shapiro, MD, Board Director
  • Goldi Gill, MBA, PhD(c), Executive Director

Nominations Committee

The objective of the Committee is to attract member Directors that will contribute to the mission and vision of the Society and fill gaps in competencies that will enable complement professions that reflect goals stated in the corporate By-Laws.

  • Eileen McMahon, RN(EC), MN, PNC(C), Past President
  • Marc-André Sirard, PhD, Board Director
  • Goldi Gill, MBA, PhD(c), Executive Director 

Scientific Committee 2021

The Scientific Committee is responsible for the development of the Annual Meeting program and is comprised of the President of the Society during the year in which the relevant Annual Meeting will take place, the Vice President and the CPD National Director, plus a number of regular members designated by the Board of Directors to represent the special interest groups, being groups that reflect the scientific interest of the Society. 

  • President • Jason Hitkari, MD
  • Vice President • Simon Phillips, PhD
  • CPD Director • Prati Sharma, MD
  • Andrology • Sarah Kimmins, PhD
  • ART Lab • Alexander Lagunov, MSc
  • Counselling • Holly Yager, MEd, BA, RCC, CCC
  • Counselling • Sharna Cohen, MEd, RSW
  • Ethics and Law • Shirley Levitan, LLB 
  • Ethics and Law • Shruti Gandhi, MD, FRCP(C)
  • Fertility Preservation • Karen Glass, MD
  • Genetics • Svetlana Madjunkova, MD, PhD 
  • Imaging and Reproductive Surgery • Michael Hartman, MD 
  • Leadership and Management • Deborah Myers, M.Mgt, CCPE 
  • Nursing • Nicole Lee, RN
  • Research in Reproductive Science • Andree Gauthier-Fisher, PhD
  • Research in Reproductive Science • Jay Baltz, PhD
  • CFAS Executive Director • Goldi Gill, MBA, PhD(c)