Dr. Thombs has been a member of the Task Force since 2013 and Chair of the Task Force since 2017. The Task Force is an independent body of 15 primary care and methodology experts who advance and support evidence-informed preventive health care in Canada, through the development of guidelines. Task Force guidelines are intended to support health care providers in primary care settings, as well as community and public health professionals, physician specialists, other health care and allied health professionals, program developers, policy-makers, and the Canadian public. Task Force recommendations are based on a rigorous, systematic review and synthesis of evidence.
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(Names of members of research team staff and students in bold)
Klarenbach S, Lewin G, Singh H, Thériault G, Tonelli M, Doull M, Courage S, Jaramillo Garcia A, Sims-Jones N, Thombs BD, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Update of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s recommendations on screening for breast cancer in women 40-74 years of age who are not at increased risk for breast cancer. CMAJ. In press.
Moore A, Courage S, Doull M, Grad R, Groulx S, Jaramillo Garcia A, Pottie K, Tonelli M, Thombs BD, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Recommendations on screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy. CMAJ. 2018;190(27):E823-E830.
Wilson BJ, Courage S, Dickinson J, Klarenbach S, Doull M, Jaramillo A, Sims-Jones N, Thombs BD, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Screening for impaired visual acuity in community-dwelling adults age 65 years and older in primary care settings. CMAJ. 2018;190(19):E588-E594.
Birtwhistle R, Bell N, Thombs BD, Grad R, Dickinson J. Periodic preventive health visits: a more appropriate approach to delivering preventive services: From the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Can Fam Physician. 2017;63(11): 824-826.
Thombs BD, Saadat N, Riehm KE, Karter JM, Vaswani A, Andrews BK, Simons P, Cosgrove L. Consistency and sources of divergence in recommendations on screening with questionnaires with presently experienced health problems or symptoms: a comparison of recommendations from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, UK National Screening Committee, and US Preventive Services Task Force. BMC Med. 2017;15:150.
Grad R, Thombs BD, Bacchus M, Birthwhistle R, Klarenbach S, Singh H, Tonelli M, Dorais V, Holmes NM, Martin WK, Rodin R, Jaramillo Garcia A, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Recommendations on Hepatitis C Screening for Adults. CMAJ. 2017;189(16):E594-604.
Thombs BD, Jaramillo Garcia A, Reid D, Pottie K, Parkin PC, Morissette K, Tonelli M, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Recommendations on behavioural interventions for prevention and treatment of cigarette smoking in school-aged children and youth. CMAJ. 2017;189(8):E310-316.
Tonelli M, Parkin P, Leduc D, Brauer P, Pottie K, Dunfield L, Jaramillo A, Martin W, Connor-Gorber S, Ugnat A-M, Thombs BD, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Recommendations on screening for developmental delay. CMAJ. 2016;188(8):579-587.