Working Towards Better Patient Outcomes
CHEP+, a not-for-profit physican organization founded in 2018 representing the continuing education and professional development arm of the Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour (C-CHANGE). CHEP+ offers high-quality, continuing education programs and opportunities to physicians and primary care health professionals in Canada. We have provided hundreds of accredited in-person and virtual, on-line educational events.
More information, also see: Membership
The following outlines the CHEP+ governance:
Board of Directors: Dr. Sheldon Tobe, Dr. Rahul Jain, Ms. Diane Hua-Stewart
Founding Members/Scientific and Planning Committee Advisors:
Dr. Sol Stern, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Dr. John Hickey, MD, CCFP
Ms. Thuy Pham, RN(EC), MN, MScCH, CDE
Dr. Rick Ward, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Dr. Jeffery Habert, MD, CCFP
Dr. Richard Choi, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Sheldon Tobe, MD FRCPC
Dr. Rahul Jain, MD, CCFP
Ms. Diane Hua-Stewart, MPH
The Scientific Planning Committee Members are volunteers that help to define the scope of CPD programs that CHEP+ provides. They work alongside C-CHANGE and the guideline panel members to ensure the integrity of the programs to the C-CHANGE guideline, and practice relevancy to primary care health professionals. All Board, Scientific Committee members serve a two year term, with possibility for renewal and participate in annual program reviews and meetings.
CHEP+ and the Scientific Planning Committee operates under the following principles:
Accountability to its target members and audience;
Informed decision making as a committee through the input and consultation from relevant stakeholders such as professional bodies, accreditors, CPD providers, and make final judgements based on the committee members decisions;
Consensus building to develop processes.
CHEP+ operates as an independent body with funding sourced from both the public and private sectors. CPD funding should align with the committee’s purposes for CPD – improving quality of care for patients.
All content is developed independently to ensure the integrity of the programs to the best practices outlined in the C-CHANGE Guidelines.