Guideline Committee

Terms of Reference

Purpose

The Garrod Guideline Committee formulates clinical guidelines, endorse existing guidelines, and writes statements pertaining to specific Metabolic diseases/ disorders for approval by the Garrod executive.

The Committee may assemble Task Forces to review specific diseases/disorders; these Task Forces will report back to the Committee with recommendations.

Task Forces will be delegated by the Garrod Guideline Committee with members that are experts on the relevant condition reviewed. Task Force members do not need to be members of the Garrod Guideline Committee.

Composition/Membership

The Committee will be composed of 6-10 members of the Garrod Association with interest, experience, and expertise in clinical practice, laboratory practice, and/or research of Metabolic disorders.

Members of diverse job profiles, geographic location and career stage will be sought to provide differing perspectives.

Term of Office

Membership is voluntary. Members will be appointed by the Committee Chair and the President of Garrod Association to serve a 2-year term with an opportunity for renewal.

The committee chair will be appointed by the President of the Garrod Association for a term of 2 years. Members of the committee have to hold a full membership of the Garrod Association.

Attendance

Attendance by the member at a minimum 60% of the meetings in a 12-month period is required. If a particular member’s attendance is below the minimum, the Member’s membership on the Committee may be reviewed at the discretion of the Chair and the President of Garrod Association.

Meetings

The Committee will meet every 2 months, though more frequent meetings may be required.

There should be at least 60% attendance from members of the Garrod Guidelines Committee to achieve Quorum (or minimum four members). Meetings will be held via telecommunication (zoom/ google teams) unless otherwise stated.

Minutes and Agenda

All members will be sent a copy
of the minutes and agenda prior
to each meeting and these will be approved
by the committee at the beginning of each
meeting.

Reporting

The Committee will compile the information either as a resource that is curated and updated continuously or via publication. The committee chair will report annually to the
Garrod Association members during the Association’s annual meeting.

Garrod Guideline Committee Members

As of 28 Feb 2022

Michal Inbar-Feigenberg (Chair)

University of Toronto

Lauren MacNeil

University of Alberta

Murray Potter

McMaster University

Pranesh Chakraborty

University of Ottawa

Shailly Jain

University of Alberta

Beth Potter

University of Ottawa

Graeme Nimmo

University of Toronto

Brittany Marshman

Recorder