Connect with regulatory leaders from Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to hear their views on animal health in Canada.
Discuss common goals, future direction and how industry and government can work collaboratively to support innovation and create opportunities for the animal health sector in a town hall format.
Dr. Aline Dimitri, Executive Director, Animal Health Directorate, CFIA
Dr. Dimitri is responsible for leading programs to protect the health and welfare of terrestrial and aquatic animals, and to ensure the safety of animal feeds, veterinary biologics, and animal products and by-products. As the executive lead of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) initiative within CFIA, she collaborates extensively with stakeholders in the development and implementation of the pan-Canadian action plan in response to the global threat of AMR. Dr. Dimitri has held a range of positions in the CFIA, including that of Deputy Chief Food Safety officer. Aline is a graduate of McGill University where she received her Ph.D. in Food Science.
Dr. Mary Jane Ireland, Director General, Veterinary Drugs Directorate, Health Canada
Dr. Mary Jane Ireland is the Director General of Health Canada’s Veterinary Drugs Directorate. The Veterinary Drugs Directorate works to protect human and animal health and the safety of Canada’s food supply. The Directorate evaluates and monitors the safety, quality and effectiveness of veterinary drugs, sets standards for food safety and promotes the responsible use of veterinary drugs for pets and food-producing animals. Dr. Ireland has been extensively involved in leading various regulatory and policy initiatives aimed at the responsible use of antimicrobials in animals. She participates in a number of international committees including the VICH Steering Committee and the Transatlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance. Dr. Ireland champions regulatory cooperation with international regulatory authorities and co-leads the Regulatory Cooperation Council Veterinary Drug Initiatives with the United States Food and Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Medicine.
Mr. Ed Morgan, Director General, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Canada
Ed Morgan is the Director General of Policy, Planning and International Affairs in the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada. In this position, Ed oversees regulatory policy development for health products and food, and provides strategic advice on advancing horizontal health policy and international agendas. Before joining Health Canada, Ed was Director of Operations for the Operations Committee of Cabinet at the Privy Council Office. Prior to that he was Chief of Staff to the Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council, and has held various other positions over the years in the federal government. Ed holds a Bachelor of Arts and an LL.B.