McMaster University

Michael G. DeGroote
National Pain Centre

Scope of Search

Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Appendix A-3: National Advisory Panel (NAP)

Name Title Disclosure of Competing Interests

Ms. Lori Adler

Outreach Program Coordinator
College of Nurses of Ontario
Toronto ON


Dr. John F. Anderson

Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Addictions Research of B.C.
Victoria BC


Ms. Catherine Biggs

Clinical Pharmacist
Orofacial Pain and Medicine Clinic
Edmonton AB


Dr. Aline Boulanger

Director, Pain Clinic, CHUM (HD) and Sacre-Coeur Hospital
Montreal QC

Conferences  for Pfizer, Purdue, Janssen-Ortho, Bayer, Merck, Valeant, Paladin, Biovail, and Wyeth (> $5000 annually)

Dr. Robert James Boyd

Professor and Head, Family Medicine, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB


Dr. Norman Buckley

Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University
Hamilton ON

PI or Co-investigator – Purdue, Pfizer, Janssen-Ortho, Abbott

Dr. Peter Butt

Associate Professor,
Department of Family Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK


Dr. Michel Cauchon

Professeur Médecine Familiale
Université Laval
Laval QC


Dr. Alexander J. Clark

Medical Director, Chronic Pain Centre
Calgary Pain Program
Alberta Health Services
Calgary, AB

PI or Co-investigator – Pfizer, Purdue, AstraZeneca and Bayer
Consultant or Honoraria (>$5000 annually) – Pfizer, Biovail and College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta

Dr. John Collingwood

Family Physician
St. John’s NL


Ms. Lynn Cooper

President, Canadian Pain Coalition
Kitchener ON


Dr. Ann Crabtree

Consulting Physician, Calgary Health Region Chronic Pain Centre
Calgary AB


Dr. Etienne de Medicis

Professeur d’enseignement cliniquie agrege, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke QC

PI or Co-investigator – Pfizer and Purdue

Dr. Ted Findlay

Consultant physician, Regional Pain Program, Alberta Health Services
Calgary AB


Dr. Ian Forster

Medical Director, Lifemark Health
Edmonton AB

Consultant or Honoraria (>$5000 annually)
-Valiant, Purdue Pharma and Janssen-Ortho stock shareholder (>$5000)
-Pfizer, Biovail and Paladin



Disclosure of Competing Interests

Dr. John Fraser

Family Physician
North End Community Health Centre
Halifax NS


Dr. Brian Goldman

Staff Emergency Physician
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto ON

Consultant or Honoraria (>$5000 annually) – Purdue and Paladin

Dr. Allan Gordon

Neurologist and Director
Wasser Pain Management Centre
Toronto ON

PI or Co-investigator – Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Purdue Pharma, Pfizer, Merck and Paladin.
Consultant or Honoraria (>$5000 annually –  Pfizer, Purdue Pharma and Janssen-Ortho

Dr. Neil Hagen

Professor and Head
Division of Palliative Medicine, University of Calgary
Calgary AB

Research support in trials of a non-opioid analgesic, approximately $100,000 over two years for WEX Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Lydia Hatcher

Family Physician
Family Wellness Place
Mount Pearl NL

PI or Co-investigator – Purdue
Consultant or Honoraria (>$5000 annually) – Purdue and Janssen-Ortho

Dr. Phillipa Hawley

Palliative Medicine Specialist
B.C. Cancer Agency
Vancouver BC


Dr. Howard Intrater

Medical Director
Pain Clinic, Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg MB

Consultant or Honoraria (<$5000 annually) – Janssen-Ortho, Purdue, Valeant and Medtronic

Dr. Margaret Jin

Clinical Pharmacist
Hamilton Family Health Team
Hamilton ON


Dr. Roman Jovey

Program Medical Director, CPM Centres for Pain Management
Physician Director, Addictions & Concurrent Disorders Centre
Credit Valley Hospital
Mississauga ON

Consultant or Honoraria (>$5000 annually) for Biovail, Janssen-Ortho, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Merck-Frost, Nycomed, Pfizer, Paladin, Purdue, Sanofi-Aventis and Valeant

Dr. Milan Khara

Clinical Director, Tobacco Dependence Clinic, Vancouver Coastal Health, Addiction Services
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC

PI or Co-investigator – Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson (smoking cessation products only)
Consultant or Honoraria (>$5000 annually) – Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson (smoking cessation products only)

Dr. Brian Knight

Anesthesiologist, Misericordia Hospital
Edmonton AB

Consultant or Honoraria (>$5000 annually) – Purdue

Dr. Jill Konkin

Associate Dean, Rural and Regional Health
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alberta
Edmonton AB


Mr. James Krempien

Complaints Director
Alberta College of Pharmacists
Edmonton AB




Disclosure of Competing Interests

Dr. Roger Ladouceur

Médecin responsable du Plan d’autogestion du Développement professionnel continu
Collège des médecins du Québec
Montreal QC


Dr. Andre Lalonde

Expert Clinicien
Hôpital de Sacre-Coeur
Laval QC

Consultant or Honoraria (>$5000 annually) –  Pfizer, Purdue, Biovail, Paladin, Valeant, Boehringer, Lilly and Merck

Dr. Vernon Lappi

Director, Medical Services, Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta
Edmonton AB


Dr. Lindy Lee

Medical Director, Health Sciences Centre Addiction Unit
Winnipeg MB


Dr. Joël Loiselle

St. Boniface Hospital, and Chronic Pain and Palliative Care Consultant
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Winnipeg MB

$10,000 for research support from the University of Manitoba
Consultant or Honoraria (<$5000 annually) – Purdue Pharma

Dr. Mary Lynch

Director Pain Management Unit
Capital District Health Authority
Halifax NS

Co-investigator on a tramadol study in PHN with Purdue

Dr. David MacPherson

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Queens University
Kingston ON


Dr. David Marsh

Medical Director, Addiction, HIV/AIDS, Aboriginal Health Services
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver BC

Advisory Board Member for Schering Canada

Dr. Gary Mazowita

Chair, Family and Community Medicine
Providence Health Centre
Vancouver BC


Dr. Gordon McFadden

Physician, Dr. Gordon R. McFadden Inc., Burnaby BC


Dr. Patricia K. Morley-Forster

Medical Director, Pain Management Program, St. Joseph’s Health Care
London ON

Co-investigator ($820,000) for Neuropathic Pain Registry, Multi-centre
Honoraria ($6,000 for 4 talks) – Pfizer
Financial/Material Support ($200,000) – grant from Purdue for operating costs of Pain Clinic

Dr. Murray Opdahl

Medical Director
Saskatoon Chronic Pain Centre
Saskatoon SK

Pain management consults for Worker’s Compensation Board and Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Speak regarding pain management and receive honoraria from Purdue, Janssen-Ortho and Pfizer



Disclosure of Competing Interests

Dr. R. Keith Phillips

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia
Nanaimo BC

PI for hepatitis C treatment with Hoffman - La Roche.

Dr. Saifee Rashiq

Director, Division of Pain Medicine, University of Alberta
Edmonton AB

PI or Co-investigator – Purdue, Janssen-Ortho, AstraZeneca, WCB Alberta

Mr. Loren Regier

Pharmacist, Saskatoon Health Region
Saskatoon SK


Dr. Toomas Sauks

Family Physician
Owen Sound ON

Consultant or honoraria (>$5000 annually) –  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Dr. Roger Shick

Physician Leader, St. Paul’s Pain Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver BC


Dr. Chris Spanswick

Medical Leader, Regional Pain Program
Calgary AB


Dr. Paul Taenzer

Specialist/Clinical Psychologist, Regional Pain Program
Calgary, AB


Dr. Eldon Tunks

Emeritus Professor Psychiatry
McMaster University
Regional Rehabilitation Center
Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton ON


Dr. Preston Zuliani

President, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and
Family Physician
St. Catherines ON