Panel Members

Annabelle Cumyn

Annabelle Cumyn, co-Chair of the Ethics Review Committee and Chair of the Clinical and Organizational Ethics Committee of the CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHU, is interested in how ethics develop within the practices of researchers, health professionals and managers.

She is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke. She completed her medical training at McGill University and then at CHU Sainte- Justine to become a medical specialist in obstetrical medicine. She holds a master's degree in health education and is interested in curriculum development.

As part of her duties, she develops a training plan to meet the needs of the various stakeholders involved in research ethics, whether researchers, REB members or research teams. Through advisory services, active follow-ups for formative purposes or annual round tables in research ethics, she wants to create an open and informative dialogue culture.

Following her first appointment as Chair of the CHUS REB, she conducted a research project based on a discourse analysis on the perception of the research ethics researcher's role. Some of her other ongoing projects focus on consent within learning health systems.

Annabelle is also active in various scientific committees, including the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé working committee on the issues surrounding the ethical evaluation of artificial intelligence and big data projects.

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