Network Structure

CHAP membership is open to pharmacists involved in HIV practice, research, or teaching. The network structure includes a working group and a general membership of pharmacists. Membership is free, and all pharmacists are welcome to participate in e-mail discussions and attend the annual network meeting. The working group members also function as provincial delegates, and take an active role in communicating and involving their provincial colleagues in CHAP activities

Each year, a Chair and Secretary are elected by the membership. They are responsible for coordinating network activities for the year, disseminating information to network members, publishing a network newsletter two times a year, organizing the agenda for the annual meeting, and representing CHAP as necessary with respect to issues that directly or indirectly affect HIV pharmacists in Canada.

CHAP Policies

CHAP Contact List

Download a PDF of the Contact List here.

CHAP Chair and Secretary

Year Chair Secretary (Chair-Elect)
2017-2018 Dominic Martel Karen Tulloch
2016-2017 Nancy Sheehan Dominic Martel
2014-2015 Natalie Dayneka Nancy Sheehan
2014-2015 Shanna Chan Natalie Dayneka
2013-2014 Christine Hughes Shanna Chan
2012-2013 Linda Robinson Christine Hughes
2011-2012 Jeff Kapler Linda Robinson
2010-2011 Niamh Higgins Jeff Kapler
2009-2010 Cara Hills Niamh Higgins
2008-2009 Linda Akagi Cara Hills
2007-2008 Natalie Dayneka Linda Akagi
2006-2007 Michelle Foisy Natalie Dayneka
2005-2006 Debbie Kelly Michelle Foisy
2004-2005 Marie Courchesne Debbie Kelly
2003-2004 Marie Courchesne Debbie Kelly
2002-2003 Pierre Giguere Marie Courchesne
2001-2002 Alice Tseng Pierre Giguere
2000-2001 Christine Hughes Glenda Meneilly
1999-2000 Kathy Slayter Christine Hughes
1998-1999 Alice Tseng Kathy Slayter
1997-1998 Michelle Foisy Alice Tseng

CHAP Structure

Working Group Members General Members
Roles &
Responsibilities
  • participate in regular e-mail (listserve) discussions
  • must commit to actively participating in at least 1 group project per year (active leadership role in initiating/completing new projects)
  • may be asked to serve or chair one or more subgroups
  • expected to attend annual meeting (may also have separate working group meeting)
  • disseminate information/coordinate efforts with other pharmacists in their region as appropriate
  • participate in regular email (listserve) discussions
  • participate in various group projects depending on interest
  • attend annual general meeting
Work
Experience
  • should be actively involved in area of HIV (either via clinical practice, academia, research, other)
  • involved in HIV pharmacy practice/pharmacology (either via clinical practice, academia, research, other)
How to Join

Each spring following the CHAP AGM, the working group membership will be reassessed (as per the criteria) and updated. Requests to join the working group will also be reviewed by the CHAP Executive in the spring. Applicants should submit a short resumé/CV that includes information on their current field of activity and a summary of their accomplishments in the field of HIV along with a letter of interest outlining their reason for wanting to join the working group. The application may be submitted to any CHAP Executive member. Selection will be made by consensus of the CHAP Executive. Factors taken into account during the selection process will include geographic location, professional focus (e.g., academic vs. clinical vs. research) and accomplishments, and practice population (including specialty areas such as pediatrics, injection drug users, etc). Candidates who are not selected may re-apply in the future.

  • application to chair of CHAP to join listserve, and have contact information added to roster

Membership

Nomination for General Membership

Any current CHAP member may nominate a colleague for general membership. Requests should be forwarded to the Chair (chap@hivclinic.ca), and should include a short CV/resume and complete contact information. Applicants will be added to the group e-mail list (chap_acpv@yahoogroups.com) and the group roster on the private website.

Nomination for Working Group Membership:

Each fall, the working group membership will be reassessed (as per the criteria) and updated. If there are vacancies, an open call for interested candidates will be made to the entire CHAP membership. Applicants should submit a short resumé/CV that includes information on their current field of activity, a summary of their accomplishments in the field of HIV, and reasons for wanting to join the working group. Selection will be made by consensus of the working group. Factors taken into account during the selection process will include geographic location, professional focus (e.g., academic vs. clinical vs. research) and accomplishments, and practice population (including specialty areas such as pediatrics, injection drug users, etc). Candidates who are not selected may re-apply in the future.

Change of membership status:

General members who wish to be considered for membership in the working group should follow the process outlined above.

Working group members may request to become general members at any time, if changes in their work environment, time commitments, or other factors prevent them from actively participating in group projects.

Working group members who do not actively participate in at least 1 group project within a 2 year period will automatically become general members of CHAP; any exceptions should be submitted in writing to the Chair, and will be considered by the CHAP working group.