RSC/CAHS Expert Panel on Early Childhood Development
Canadians Making a Difference : The Expert Panel on Canada’s Strategic Role in Global Health
Transforming Care for Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions: Put People First, Expect the Best; Manage for Results
Making an Impact: A Preferred Framework and Indicators to Measure Returns on Investment in Health Research
Report on the Barriers to and Benefits of Interdisciplinary Research in the Health Sciences in Canada
The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) provides timely, informed and unbiased assessments of urgent issues affecting the health of Canadians. These assessments, which are based on evidence reviews and leading expert opinion, provide conclusions and recommendations in the name of CAHS. More information about the public services role of the CAHS and its assessments can be found here. CAHS Fellows are those who have a history of outstanding performance in the academic health sciences in Canada. More information about the function of the CAHS can be found here. Most Recent Reports:Assessments in Progress:Scopes of Practice AssessmentImproving Access to Oral Health Care
Hold the Date! - The CAHS Forum and Annual General Meeting will be held on September 18 & 19, 2014 in Ottawa at the Chateau Laurier Hotel.
March 2014: Genomic Scientist and Academic Leader, Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong is named the winner of the 2014 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. For more information follow this link: 2014 Friesen International Prize Professor Lap-Chee Tsui will give a special luncheon presentation to CAHS Fellows on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 as part of our annual Forum.
October 10, 2014 -Launch of “E-Flash” a new channel of communications from the CAHS President, Dr. John Cairns, to enhance communications with Fellows and supplement quarterly newsletters. Eflash October
September 19 & 20, 2013 - 54 New Fellows inducted into the CAHS at its highly successful Forum and Annual General Meeting. CAHS Program_Forum and AGM_September 2013 Visit the Activities/Forum tab for more information.
September 18 & 19, 2013 – Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine and recipient of the 2013 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research presented a Public Forum Lecture on September18th 2013 Friesen Prize – Public Forum Poster – September 18 2013 He gave a special luncheon address to the CAHS entitled America’s Ambivalence about the Right to Health Care on September 19th. For more information please visit the FCIHR website at: http://www.fcihr.ca
January 7, 2013: Release of 2013 Call for Nominations. The 2013 nomination process for the election of Fellows is now open. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 22, 2013. 2013 Nomination Form_English_ 285 KB
April 2012: Defence Research and Development Canada has asked the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) to conduct an independent, evidence-based assessment of the state of scientific knowledge regarding the medical and physiological impacts of conducted energy weapons. The Council of Canadian Academies is working collaboratively with CAHS on this science-based assessment. The assessment will examine existing gaps in the current state of knowledge, and identify research needed to close any such gaps. The Expert Panel on the Medical and Physiological Impacts of Conducted Energy Weapons is chaired by Justice Stephen T. Goudge, a judge with the Court of Appeal of Ontario. To learn more about this assessment, and panel members, visit the Current Projects page on the Assessments tab.
January 12, 2012: The Council of Canadian Academies, the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences release a Statement of Common Understanding. The relationship between CAHS and CCA is critical to achieving the objectives of both organizations. This statement of common understanding enables us to move forward towards our ultimate goal of a more equitable partnership with CCA. Click here to access the report: Statement of Common Understanding-Final-EngStatement of Common Understanding- Final FR
November 13, 2011: The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences released a report entitled Canadians Making a Difference: The Expert Panel on Canada’s Strategic Role in Global Health. This report, authored by an Expert Panel of leading Canadian and international global health experts, is based on a year-long evidence-based assessment process that was completed earlier this year. We encourage you to visit the assessment Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CanadiansMakingADifference) where you will have the chance to share comments and engage in meaningful discussion with others on the role Canada and we, as Canadians, have in transforming global health.
October 27, 2011 Drs. Jeff Turnbull and Sioban Nelson named as Co-Chairs of a new Assessment entitled “The Future of Canada’s Health Care System – How can we contribute to the creation of a newly integrated and sustainable health care system that optimizes quality, access and expenditures through redesign of the scopes of practice of health professionals and appropriate modifications to their education and training”. As a lead-up to the prospective assessment, the CAHS held a forum entitled “Smarter Caring for a Healthier Canada: Embracing System Innovation” on September 15, 2011 in Ottawa. A strong consensus emerged, that the current rather narrowly defined scopes of practice of the various health professions and the related education and training programs may be contributing to problems of quality, access and expenditures in regard to the Canadian healthcare system. Our prospectus provides considerable information about the assessment and the capacity of CAHS to conduct it. Sponsorship of this major assessment is being finalized.
On December 7, 2010 we released the report, Transforming Care for Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions: Put People First, Expect the Best; Manage for Results. This report is the consensus of an international Expert Panel of leading thinkers and researchers who were appointed by the Academy. Click here to access the full report.
We’ve Moved! The CAHS secretariat is now formally established at the Council of Canadian Academies: 180 Elgin Street, Suite 1403, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2K3, Tel: 613 567 2247 (CAHS), email@example.com