Membership and professional organizations


Jul. 2017 –           Member, IHEC International Scientific Steering Committee (ISSC)

May 2017 –          Member, Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Sectoral

                               Commission, Natural, Social and Human Sciences

Jul. 2016 –            Chair, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), Data Access Committee

Jun. 2016 –           Member, Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Apr. 2016 –           Regular Investigator, Quebec’s Research Network in Population Health (QNPHC)

Apr. 2016 –           Member Human Genome Organization (HUGO) Committee on Ethics, Law and Society (CELS)

Jan. 2016 –            Member, Association québécoise de droit comparé

Nov. 2015 –          Chair, Bioethics Working Group, International Epigenome Consortium (IHEC)

Sept. 2015 –         Chair, Standards Group, UNESCO and Human Variome Project

Jul. 2015 –           Member, McGill Research Group on Health and Law (RGHL)

May 2015 –          Member, International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGCmed)

                               Scientific Planning Committee

May 2015 –          Member, Exactis Innovation, Scientific Advisory Board

Apr. 2015 –          Member, Genome Canada, Data Sharing Policies Advisory Committee

Feb. 2015 –          Member, Board of Directors, Quebec Network for Personalized Health Care


Nov. 2014 –          Member, Accountability Policy Task Team, Global Alliance for Genomics and

                               Health (GA4GH)

Apr. 2014 –           Member, Research Ethics Board, Veritas IRB Inc., Montreal

Mar. 2014 –          Member of the Steering Committee, Quebec’s Network of Applied Genetic

                               Medicine, RMGA

Mar. 2013 –          Member of the CIHR – IG, Health Services, policy and ethical, legal and social

                               issues, Research Priority and Planning Committee

Dec. 2011 –           Member of the World Association for Medical Law, Belgium

Mar. 2009 –          Member of 4 committees of the International Cancer Genome Consortium

                               (ICGC) 1) Ethics and Policy, 2) Data Coordination and Management, and 3)           

                               Communication, (4) Group on the Identifiability and Privacy (Co-responsable)

Mar. 2009 –          Member of the Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) Consortium

Feb. 2009 –           Member of the Pedagogical Committee, Association for Research

and Education in Medical Law (ARFDM)

Jan. 2008 –            Associate Member, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP), McGill

Jan. 2003 –           Member of Quebec’s Network of Applied Genetic Medicine, RMGA


Jan. 2015 – Dec.2018          Member, Human Genome Organization (HUGO)

Apr. 2014 – Jul. 2018           Member of the Board of Directors, Quebec Clinical Research

                                          Organization in Cancer (Q-CROC)

Apr. 2015 – Jan. 2017           Member, Genome Canada, Data Sharing Policies Advisory Committee

Apr. 2014 – Feb. 2015           Member, External Advisory Board, Quebec Network for

                                                  Personalized Health Care (QNPHC)

Jan. 2013 – Nov. 2015           Co-Chair, International Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) Bioethics

                                                  Working Group

Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2011          Expert Consultant for the independent non-profit consultancy firm

                                                  The Innovation Partnership (TIP)

Oct. 2007 – Jan. 2009            Member of the panel on “The Return on Investments in Health

                                                  Research”, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Mar. 2006 – Feb. 2007           Member of the External Working Group on the Registration and

                                                  Disclosure of Clinical Trials Information (Health Canada)

Jun. 2005 – June 2011          Member of the Independent Ethics Advisory Board of Genizon

                                                  BioSciences inc.

Jan. 2004 – Feb. 2009            North American Coordinator of the Association for Research and

                                                  Education in Medical Law (ARFDM)

Jan. 2004 – Jan. 2008             Associate Member of the Service de médecine génique du Centre

                                                  hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Oct. 2003 – Sept. 2008          Member of the International Expert Group on Biotechnology,

                                                  Innovation and Intellectual Property (McGill University)

Jun. 2003 – Apr. 2004          Coordinator of the Canadian Genetics and Life Insurance Task Force

Jan. 2003 – Jan. 2013            Member of the Young Bar Association of the Province of Quebec


Jan. 2002 – June 2007           Member of the International Institute of Research in Ethics and

                                                  Biomedicine (IIREB)

Aug. 2000 – Jan. 2004           Legal Representative of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of

                                                  the Montreal General Hospital. Also substitute member of the

                                                  Research Ethics Committee of the Montreal General Hospital, the

                                                  Research Ethics Committees (Surgical) of the Royal Victoria Hospital

                                                  and the Biomedical Research Ethics Committee at the Montreal

                                                  Chest Institute

Board Memberships (Scientific Journals)

Jun. 2017 –                             Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Bioethics

Jan. 2016 –                             Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Medical Law International (MLI)

Nov. 2015 –                           Member of the Editorial Committee of the journal


Mar. 2013 –                           Member of the Editorial Committee of the journal

                                                Frontiers in ELSI in Science and Genetics

Apr. 2012 –                            Member of the Scientific Committee of the legal

                                                journal Lex Electronica

Feb. 2011 –                           Member of the international Editorial Board of the

                                               scientific journal Current Pharmacogenomics and

                                               Personalized Medicine (CPPM)

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