Alberta Health Services: Provincial Advisory Council on Cancer

The Advisory Council provides advice to the Alberta Health Services Official Administrator and management on service delivery and program design for the province-wide cancer system.

The primary functions of the Advisory Council include:

  • To seek evidence and information from Albertans when advising on cancer planning, delivery and evaluation of cancer services; and
  • To provide advice regarding potential challenges, gaps, opportunities and strategic investment within cancer services provided by Alberta Health Services.

The Advisory Council membership includes a range of 15 to 18 individuals and is comprised of industry experts and public members.

Up to eight members are general public (including consumers and families with experience in the area of cancer). Public members must be at least 18 years of age and have a demonstrated interest in the health of the community and in cancer issues. Public members have either been a patient or have a relative or close friend who had a cancer-related experience.

The expert members on the Advisory Council consider and provide suggestions as it relates to cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis, treatment/ care and research. The public members, in addition to attending and participating in Advisory Council meetings, share their views and opinions and represent those of their families, neighbours and communities.

Meetings are open to the public unless the Advisory Council determines that part or all of a meeting should be private.

Members are expected to attend meetings in person where possible. Use of phone and video conference links are available when needed to support attendance by all members.

The location of each Advisory Council meeting will alternate between Calgary and Edmonton unless other locations are deemed necessary by the Advisory Council. The Advisory Council meets three times per year or more often if deemed necessary.

For inquiries, please contact the Council Secretary, LauraLee Clarke at 780-643-4482 or PAC.Cancer@albertahealthservices.ca.

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