Membership and Professional Organizations


Jul. 2023 –     Associate member, Intersectoral Centre in Sustainable Health, University du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)

Jul. 2023 –            Executive member of the CFREF, DNA to RNA (D2R) Research Steering Committee

Jan. 2022 –            Member, International Society for Forensic Genetics,
                                Ethics Advisory Board

Jun. 2020            Conseil de Direction, Centre de Recherche en Droit
                                Prospectif (CRDP)

Dec. 2019            Member, Steering Committee, Secure Cloud, Ethics and
                                 Policy Lead

Dec. 2019            Co-Lead Regulatory and ethics work stream (REWS)
                                 Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH)

March 2019        Member, Observatoire international sur les impacts
                                 sociétaux de l’intelligence artificielle et du numérique

Apr. 2018            Scientific Director, Genetic Discrimination Observatory

July 2017           Member, IHEC International Scientific Steering
                                Committee (ISSC)

May 2017           Member, Sectoral Commission, Natural, Social and
                                 Human Sciences, Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Apr. 2016           Regular Investigator, Quebec Population Health Research
                                 Network (QPHRN)

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

Jan. 2016            Member, Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Jan. 2016             Member, Association québécoise de droit comparé

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

Jul. 2015               Member, McGill Research Group on Health and Law

Apr. 2015            Member, World Association for Medical Law (WAML)

Feb. 2015             Member, Board of Directors, Quebec Network for
                                  Personalized Health Care (QNPHC)           

Apr. 2014              Member, private research ethics board, Veritas IRB Inc.,

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

Nov. 2013              Co-Chair, Ethics and Policy Working Group,
                                   International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC)

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

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


Apr. 2014 Jun. 2023        Member, private research ethics board, Veritas IRB Inc., Montreal

Dec. 2019 – Sept. 2022         Member, Ethics Advisory Board, iReceptor Plus

Jan. 2021 Mar. 2022         Chair, CanCOGeN, Data Sharing Committee

May 2020 Mar. 2022        Chair, CanCOGeN, Ethics and Goverance Commitee

Jul. 2016 – Jun. 2020           Chair, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow
                                                 Project (CPTP), Data Access Committee

May 2015 – Apr. 2020         Member, International Cancer Genome
                                                 Consortium ARGO (ICGC ARGO) Scientific
                                                 Planning Committee

Feb. 2015 – Jun. 2020          Member, Board of Directors, Quebec Network
                                                 for Personalized Health Care (QNPHC)           

Mar. 2009 – Dec. 2019         Member of the Public Population Project in
                                                 Genomics (P3G) Consortium

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

Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2017       Chair, Standards Group, UNESCO and Human
                                                  Variome Project

May 2015 – May 2017          Member, Exactis Innovation, Scientific Advisory

Apr. 2014 – July 2018          Member of the Board of Directors, Quebec
Clinical Research Organization in Cancer (Q-

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 – Jun. 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

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 (Canada)

Jan. 2002 – Jun. 2007           Member of the International Institute of
                                                 Research in Ethics and Biomedicine (IIREB)

Aug. 2000 – Jan. 2014          Legal Representative of the Clinical Research
                                                 Ethics Committee of the Montreal General

Aug. 2000 – Jan. 2014          Substitute Member of the Research Ethics
                                                 Committee (surgical), Montreal General Hospital,
                                                 Royal Victoria Hospital

Aug. 2000 – Jan. 2014          Substitute Member of the Biomedical Research
                                                 Ethics Committee, Montreal Chest Hospital

Board Memberships (Scientific Journals)

May 2020 –                             Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

May 2020 –                             Member of the Editorial Board, Laws

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 – 2020                  Member of the international Editorial Board of the

                                                scientific journal Current Pharmacogenomics and

                                                Personalized Medicine (CPPM)

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