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.

  • Marc-André Sirard, Board Director
  • Simon Phillips, President 
  • Jason Hitkari, Past President
  • Sara Cohen, Treasurer
  • Sony Sierra, Vice-President
  • Jay Baltz, Member
  • Neal Mahutte, Member
  • Goldi Gill, Executive Director
  • Sherry Levitan, Member

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will receive nominations and adjudicate all awards given by the Society. The Committee will be Chaired by the immediate Past-President.

  • Sony Sierra, Vice-President
  • Jason Hitkari, Past President
  • Marc-André Sirard, Board Director
  • Alex Lagunov, Board Director
  • Goldi Gill, Executive 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.

  • Neal Mahutte, Member
  • Jeff Roberts, Member
  • Jason Min, Member
  • William Buckett, Member
  • Camille Sylvestre, Member
  • Julio Saumet, Member
  • Heather Shapiro, Member
  • Sony Sierra, Vice-President
  • Kim Liu, Member

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:

  • Simon Phillips, President
  • Sara Cohen, Treasurer
  • Marc-André Sirard, Board Director
  • Jason Hitkari, Past President
  • William Buckett, Member
  • Goldi Gill, Executive 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.

  • Simon Phillips, President
  • Sony Sierra, Vice-President
  • Sara Cohen, Treasurer
  • Goldi Gill, Executive Director

Government Relations

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

  • Jeff Roberts, Member
  • Simon Phillips, President
  • Jason Hitkari, Past President
  • Prati Sharma, Board Director
  • Carl Laskin, Member
  • Sara Cohen, Treasurer
  • Goldi Gill, 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.

  • Jason Hitkari, Past President
  • Marc-André Sirard, Board Director
  • Mohamed Bedaiwy, Board Director
  • Goldi Gill, Executive Director

Scientific Committee 

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. 

  • Simon Phillips, President
  • Sony Sierra, Vice-President
  • Prati Sharma, CPD Director
  • Neal Mahutte, CPG Committee Chair
  • Al Yuzpe, IVF Directors Group Co-Chair
  • Francois Bissonnette, IVF Directors Group Co-Chair
  • Sarah Kimmins, Andrology SIG Chair
  • Jason Au, ART Laboratory SIG Chair
  • Mary Howlett-Nero, Counselling SIG Chair
  • Shawn Winsor, Ethics and Law SIG Co-Chair
  • Shruti Gandhi, Ethics and Law SIG Co-Chair
  • Karen Glass, Fertility Preservation SIG Chair
  • TBD - Genetics SIG Chair
  • Mike Hartman, Imaging and Reproductive Surgery SIG Chair
  • Penny Blesch, Leadership and Management SIG Chair
  • Nicole Lee, Nursing SIG Chair
  • Jay Blatz, Research in Reproductive Science SIG Co-Chair
  • Andrée Gauthier-Fisher, Research in Reproductive Science SIG Co-Chair
  • Goldi Gill, Executive Director