Network Structure

CHAP membership is open to pharmacists involved in HIV and/or viral hepatitis 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

YearChairSecretary (Chair-Elect)
2023-2024Tasha RamseySharan Lail
2022-2023Carley PozniakTasha Ramsey
2021-2022Linda RobinsonCarley Pozniak
2020-2021Jennifer HawkesLinda Robinson
2019-2020Mike StuberJennifer Hawkes
2018-2019Karen TullochMike Stuber
2017-2018Dominic MartelKaren Tulloch
2016-2017Nancy SheehanDominic Martel
2014-2015Natalie DaynekaNancy Sheehan
2014-2015Shanna ChanNatalie Dayneka
2013-2014Christine HughesShanna Chan
2012-2013Linda RobinsonChristine Hughes
2011-2012Jeff KaplerLinda Robinson
2010-2011Niamh HigginsJeff Kapler
2009-2010Cara HillsNiamh Higgins
2008-2009Linda AkagiCara Hills
2007-2008Natalie DaynekaLinda Akagi
2006-2007Michelle FoisyNatalie Dayneka
2005-2006Debbie KellyMichelle Foisy
2004-2005Marie CourchesneDebbie Kelly
2003-2004Marie CourchesneDebbie Kelly
2002-2003Pierre GiguereMarie Courchesne
2001-2002Alice TsengPierre Giguere
2000-2001Christine HughesGlenda Meneilly
1999-2000Kathy SlayterChristine Hughes
1998-1999Alice TsengKathy Slayter
1997-1998Michelle FoisyAlice Tseng

CHAP Emeritus/Emerita

  • Natalie Dayneka
  • Michelle Foisy

CHAP Structure

Working Group MembersGeneral Members
Roles &
Responsibilities
participate in regular e-mail (listserve) discussionsmust 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 subgroupsexpected to attend annual meeting (may also have separate working group meeting)disseminate information/coordinate efforts with other pharmacists in their region as appropriateparticipate in regular email (listserve) discussionsparticipate in various group projects depending on interestattend 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 JoinEach 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-HIV@googlegroups.com).

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.


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Goals:

To promote cross-country sharing of experiences and information to improve patient care.

To develop practical, clinical guidelines on the role of the pharmacist in caring for patients with HIV and/or viral hepatitis.

To collaborate on research protocols which demonstrate positive drug-related outcomes.

To share continuing education resources, in order to make information on HIV and/or viral hepatitis drug therapy more accessible to community, hospital and ambulatory pharmacists, as well as patients.

To foster the development of HIV and/or viral hepatitis pharmacist mentors.

To promote the pharmacists role in HIV and/or viral hepatitis therapeutics on a national level.