National Advisory Group

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