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Pharmacoeconomics position on the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) - apply by April 27, 2016

April 20, 2016

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) provides the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) with ongoing and timely medical, scientific, and public health advice relating to the prevention of disease/infection and certain prophylactic agents (e.g., immunoglobulin) for humans.

NACI members include experts in a number of disciplines essential to the development of recommendations and the provision of advice on immunization, including but not limited to: pediatric infectious diseases, adult infectious diseases, allergy, immunology, pharmacology, microbiology, community medicine, public health, nursing and epidemiology. NACI is expanding this list to now include expertise in pharmacoeconomics to assist the committee in developing recommendations and guidance for immunization programs. NACI is comprised of voting members, and liaison and ex-officio representatives. A voting membership term on NACI is 4 years, with the possibility of renewing for an additional 1 to 4 years.

PHAC is inviting individuals with relevant expertise/designations to submit their nomination to fill the pharmacoeconomics position for a NACI voting member.

NACI currently meets face-to-face up to three times per year for two days, and additionally via teleconference/WebEx as required. The face-to-face meetings are held in Ottawa, Ontario. Members are expected to attend the face-to-face meetings, unless exceptional circumstances arise. Members are also expected to be actively involved in NACI activities by chairing and participating on working groups, participating in the review and updating of Canadian Immunization Guide chapters, reviewing literature, drafting and reviewing documents, and taking part in discussions and voting processes. Meeting expenses for NACI voting members, including transportation, accommodations, and meals and incidentals, are paid for by the Agency in accordance with the Government of Canada Travel Directive (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/hrpubs/tbm_113/menu-travel-voyage-eng.asp).

Interested candidates must submit the following items: 

1. A current curriculum vitae, including manuscripts, presentations, research activities and full contact details (mailing address, telephone number and email address);

2. A cover letter, not exceeding 600 words, providing general details on your background, experience and expertise related to pharmacoeconomics and area(s) of interest relating to immunization/vaccines; and

3. At least one letter of recommendation from a person(s) not employed by the Agency.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is April 27, 2016. All materials must be submitted electronically as email attachments to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization Secretariat at naci-ccni@phac-aspc.gc.ca. If you have difficulties submitting your materials to this email address or have any questions, please contact Louise Pagé at 613-410-7097.  

Instructions: Please submit the documents indicated below via email to naci-ccni@phac-aspc.gc.ca and include the following in the subject line, your full name and “NACI Membership Submission.”

Candidates will be assessed on:

  • Depth and breadth of expertise, knowledge and experience as it relates to pharmacoeconomics.
  • Depth and breadth of expertise, knowledge and experience related to immunization/vaccines.
  • Experience working with NACI and/or similar committees.

A review of all submissions and final selection of a candidate will be made by the Agency with recommendations from the NACI Chair and Vice-Chair. The selected candidate will be appointed by the Assistant Deputy Minister, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch and will be notified of his/her selection in writing. Candidates not appointed will be notified accordingly. Please note that for those who are not appointed, your contact information will be retained so we may contact you regarding future calls for membership. If you do not wish your contact details to be retained for future calls please indicate this when you submit your application materials.


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