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Howard Bergman, MD, FCFP, FRCPC, FCAHS

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)
Chair, Panel for the Assessment of Evidence and Best Practices for the development of a Canadian Dementia Strategy

Howard Bergman is Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine, and Oncology at McGill University where he was the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine from 2001-2015. He is Special Advisor (International) to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). He is also a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Bergman is chair of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Panel for the Assessment of Evidence and Best Practices for the development of a Canadian Dementia Strategy.

He is recognized for research which has influenced policy change in primary care, integrated care, aging, chronic disease and frailty, with more than 170 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous reports and book chapters. 

In 2009, at the request of the Quebec Minister of Health, he authored the Quebec Alzheimer Plan and is presently working on its implementation. He co-created The Canadian team for healthcare services/system improvement in dementia care.