2nd Meeting of the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) Steering Committee


Date: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: CIHR Offices, 160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario - Room 9-101
Dial-in: 613-960-7513 (direct number); 1-877-413-4788 (toll free)
Passcode: 30-80-864#
  • Graham, Ian (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
  • Ballantyne, Meena (Health Canada)
  • Berthelot, Jean-Marie (Canadian Institute for Health Information)
  • Gray, Jean (Dalhousie University)
  • Hoffman, Abby (Health Canada)
  • Laupacis, Andreas (University of Toronto)
  • McArthur, Diane (Ontario Public Drug Programs)
  • Nakagawa, Bob (British Columbia Ministry of Health)
  • O'Rourke, Brian (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health)
  • Peterson, Robert (Ex-officio, Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
  • Robitaille, Lucie (Québec Ministry of Health and Social Services)
  • Turner, Chris (Health Canada)
  • Wells, Diane (Nurse and Health IT Consultant, Saskatchewan)
  • Wilhelm, Linda (Patient Advocate)
Invited Experts:
  • Roos, Noralou (Manitoba Centre for Health Policy)
  • Brochu, Christian; 
  • Condran, Gary;
  • Delage, Joane; 
  • Forbes, Diane;
  • Yasari, Siham

Time Description Information / Discussion/ Decision Lead
8:30 Continental breakfast (provided)    
9:00 1. Call to Order
  • Welcome
  • Approval of the 1st meeting minutes
  • Objectives of this Meeting
  • Approval of the Agenda
Decision Discussion Decision Ian Graham & All

2. Business arising from minutes and update on DSEN funding opportunities


  • Directed Grant: Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES)
    • Peer review process
    • Notice of Decision
    • Details of funding


  • Team Grants: DSEN Collaborating Centre for Prospective Studies (CCPS)
    • Active Surveillance
    • Pharmacogenomics of Adverse Drug Reactions
    • Comparative Effectiveness
  • Team Grants: DSEN Collaborating Centre for Network Meta-Analysis and Innovative RCT Designs (CCNI)
    • Network Meta-Analysis
    • Innovative RCT Designs
Information & Discussion Robert Peterson & All
10:15 Health Break (15 min.)    

3. Report on DSEN Interim Science Advisory Committee (DSEN ISAC) meeting on Feb. 1st, 2011

  • Review process
  • Summary of Queries and outcomes considerations
  • Recommendations
Information & Discussion Robert Peterson & All
12:00 Lunch (provided)    
13:00 4. Strategic Operations and Directions: Prioritization of DSEN Queries Discussion & Decision All
14:30 Health Break (15 min.)    
14:45 5. Report on the Methodologies in Real World Drug Safety and Comparative Effectiveness Collaborative Innovation Forum held by DSEN on Nov. 19, 2010 Information Robert Peterson
15:00 6. Report on HC – CIHR Discussion on the DSEN Query Process on January 14th, 2011 Information Robert Peterson
15:15 7. Update on activities Information Robert Peterson
15:45 8. Open discussion   All
16:15 9. Next Steps / DSEN SC Meeting Schedule   Ian Graham
16:30 Meeting Adjournment    
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