CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network Seeks Nominations for Community Advisory Committee

 

To our valued community partners,

Over the past 30 years, the CTN has built a world-class national infrastructure that ensures Canadian HIV researchers collaborate locally and internationally to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV, train the next generation ofHIV researchers, and lead cutting edge clinical research in HIV, hepatitis C (HCV) and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) and related health conditions. One of the pillars of our success has been our commitment to involving community members throughout the research process, from study inception to dissemination of results.

Since 1993, the CTN Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has provided formal community input to the Network regarding clinical research. CAC members review clinical trial proposals and informed consent forms, make recommendations to the Network’s Steering Committee, and additionally provide insights to CTN Investigators based on their lived experience. CAC meets at least twice per year in person and by teleconference as needed. The Network pays small honoraria for reviews and travel expenses for meetings.

Nominations for our Community Advisory Committee are now open.

CAC strives to be representative of Canada’s geographic regions as well as of Canadian populations most affected by HIV and related health conditions. In order to maintain this balance, CAC is seeking nominations that reflect the diversity of affected population groups from all parts of Canada.

Potential committee members should have:

• A knowledge of and interest in HIV, HCV and/or STBBI prevention, treatment and care issues
• Demonstrated connection to the community of people living with HIV
• An understanding of issues of importance to various HIV communities
• Proficiency in spoken and written English. Francophones are encouraged to apply.
A scientific background is not required and training materials are provided. Terms of appointment last three years. Nominees will be selected by the Network in consultation with community partners.

To apply, individuals must forward a letter of interest, a brief resumé, and a nomination letter from a community group by Monday, February 3, 2020 to [email protected]

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