About Us

National Advisory Committee

Dr. Harlos is the Clinical Team Leader for the Canadian Virtual Hospice, and has also developed and maintains the site Palliative.info, a site for palliative care links and resource material. Dr. Harlos is Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and is Professor and Section Head of Palliative Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

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Serge Dumont, PhD, is full professor and head of the School of Social Work at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, and adjunct professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Dr. Dumont co-founded the Maison Michel Sarrazin interdisciplinary research team in 1997.

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Dr. Fassbender is an assistant professor in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Public Health and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Economics at the University of Alberta.

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Dr. Pierre Gagnon is a psychiatrist specialized in psycho-oncology practicing at the CHUQ - Hôtel-Dieu de Québec and at the Maison Michel-Sarrazin, professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, and researcher at the Cancerology Research Center of Laval University.

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Dr. Jadad holds the Canada Research Chair in eHealth Innovation and the Rose Family Chair in Supportive Care at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network, where he is the Chief Innovator and Founder of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation.

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Jay Lynch is a registered rurse with an eclectic blend of education and experience in the use of information and communication technologies to address challenges in health care delivery. During his 30-year career in health care, Jay has held both clinical and administrative positions in Canadian teaching hospitals.

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Dr. José Pereira is the head and a full professor of the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa and Medical Chief of the Palliative Care programs at Bruyère Continuing Care and The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa.

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