TVN welcomes prominent Canadian health care leaders to Board of Directors

KINGSTON, ON, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN), is announcing the election of Dr. Duncan Sinclair and Dr. Andreas Laupacis to the TVN Board of Directors.  Both are renowned health care academics and researchers, and bring considerable public policy experience to the TVN Board, as well as a passion for public engagement in health care and policy, a prime TVN focus.

Dr. Sinclair, PhD, MSc, DVM, LLD, is Emeritus Professor of Physiology and Fellow of the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario where he was Canada's first non-MD Dean of Medicine and Vice Principal of Health Sciences. Read Dr. Sinclair's bio here.

Dr. Laupacis, MD, MSc, BA, FRCPC, is a general internist and palliative care physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto where he is also Executive Director of the hospital's Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.  He is a professor at University of Toronto's Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; as well as Adjunct Scientist, and former CEO of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Read Dr. Laupacis' bio here. 

Russell Williams, Chair of the TVN Board, says Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Laupacis bring extraordinary experience in health policy and system planning to the TVN Board.

"Dr. Sinclair is well regarded for his many years of helping to guide the transformation of Ontario's health care system," Mr. Williams says.  "As a former member of the Premier's Council on Health, Wellbeing and Social Justice, and as chair of the Health Services Restructuring Commission, his accomplishments in helping to steer a progressive course for health care reverberate today."

Mr. Williams says Dr. Laupacis' achievements in clinical epidemiology, health services research, health technology assessment and policy are well known in Canada and internationally.

"He has been an effective advocate for public participation in health system planning and policy," he says.  "His leadership is eagerly sought by health transition boards and advisory panels throughout Canada, and his numerous awards speak to an impeccable record of achievement."


SOURCE TVN (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network)

Image with caption: "Dr. Duncan S. Sinclair : PhD, MSc, DVM, LLD, Emeritus Professor of Physiology and Fellow of the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, Kingston. (CNW Group/TVN (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network))". Image available at:

Image with caption: "Dr. Andreas Laupacis : MD, MSc, BA, FRCPC, General Internist, palliative care physician, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto (CNW Group/TVN (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network))". Image available at:

For further information: Denis Abbott, TVN: tel 613-549-6666 ext. 6209;


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