The CCTCC Advisory Group provides the CCTCC with input on projects and initiatives. The group is comprised of experts in the clinical trial field from across Canada who offer timely advice and support in a fast-changing field. The Advisory Group was instrumental in providing feedback to key CCTCC projects, including the CCTAM and the REB report.

Dr. Lawrence Korngut – MD, FRCPC, CSCN (EMG)
Chair - CCTCC National Advisory Group
Assistant Professor of Neurology - Calgary University, Neuromuscular Clinic Dr. Korngut is a Clinical Assistant Professor, at the University of Calgary's Department of Clinical Neurosciences,
Ms. Laura Accettola – MSc, BSc (Hons.)
Ms. Laura Accettola – MSc, BSc (Hons.)
Director, Global Study Management - Hoffman- La Roche Limited
Laura Accettola is an accomplished leader with over 19 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharma sector.  She obtained her Bachelor
Ms. Karen Arts – MSN, BSN
Ms. Karen Arts – MSN, BSN
Executive Director - Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN)
Karen is the Director of Business Development, High Impact Clinical Trials Program at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research in
Dr. John Cairns – MD, FRCPC, FRCP (Lond.), FCAHS, FACC
Dr. John Cairns – MD, FRCPC, FRCP (Lond.), FCAHS, FACC
Professor of Medicine and former Dean of Medicine - University of British Columbia
John Cairns obtained his MD from the University of British Columbia (1968) and was awarded the Hamber Gold Medal. He trained
Mr. John Coderre – MSc, BEng
Mr. John Coderre – MSc, BEng
Patient Partners® - Arthritis Network London, Ontario
John Coderre is a retired officer of the Canadian Forces who served in the Military Engineering branch for over 22
Ms. Sharon Freitag – BSc
Ms. Sharon Freitag – BSc
Director, Research Ethics Office - St. Michael's Hospital
Sharon began her career as a researcher with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).  She was instrumental in the development
Dr. Karen Lee – Ph.D
Dr. Karen Lee – Ph.D
Vice-President of Research - MS Society of Canada
Karen Lee is the current Vice-President of Research at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, where she overseas day-to-day research operations
Ms. Susan Marlin – MSc, BSc (Hons.)
Ms. Susan Marlin – MSc, BSc (Hons.)
President and CEO - Clinical Trials Ontario
Susan Marlin is the President and CEO of Clinical Trials Ontario. Prior to serving in this position she spent near a
Dr. Robert McMaster – Ph.D, MSc, BSc
Dr. Robert McMaster – Ph.D, MSc, BSc
Executive Director - VCH Research Institute
Dr. McMaster received a Bachelor and Master of Science from UBC, which was followed by a D.Phil. from the University of
Dr. Pamela Valentine – Ph.D
Dr. Pamela Valentine – Ph.D
Chief Executive Officer (Interim) - Alberta Innovates Health Solutions
In April 2013, Pamela Valentine became the Chief Operating Officer at Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS), responsible for overseeing AIHS’s
Dr. Peter Monette – Ph.D.
Dr. Peter Monette – Ph.D.
Manager, Bioethics and Science Advice - Health Canada
Peter Monette, Ph.D. is the Manager of Bioethics and Science Advice for Health Canada.  He has been with Health Canada