About CBRET

About CBRET

The Canadian Board of Registration of Electroencephalograph Technologists, Inc. (C.B.R.E.T., Inc.) was established in 1972 to improve the standards of knowledge and proficiency in EEG technology and to promote a degree of uniformity in the training of EEG technologists in Canada.

Our Mission:

C.B.R.E.T., Inc. was established to fulfill the following objectives:
i) To establish standards for institutions where EEG training is to take place.
ii) To promote high academic standards for the training of EEG technologists.
iii) To conduct examinations in order to test the knowledge and proficiency of EEG technologists.
iv) To issue certificates designating those meeting the standards of Registered Electroencephalograp Technologists (R.E.T.).
v) To maintain a current register of those technologists having successfully passed the examinations and obtained RET status.

The Board consists of 10 members, each serving a three (3)-year term which can be renewed once. The Chairperson of the Board is always a physician and the Registrar is a technologist. Other Board Members include one (1) physician or technologist from each of the five (5) C.B.R.ET., Inc. regions in Canada (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies, and B.C.), one (1) technologist from the Executive Board of the Canadian Association of Electroneurophysiology Technologists, Inc. and two (2) members are appointed at large.

CBRET Board 1972:
Michael Saunders – Winnipeg
Shirley Oliver – Winnipeg
Pierre Gloor – Montreal
Normand Giard – Montreal
Alice Craib – Vancouver
Morton Low – Vancouver
Renee Dubois – Montreal
Louis-Phillipe Morin – Sherbrooke

CBRET became incorporated in 1982.

Board of Directors 2012-2013

CHAIRMAN
Dr Miguel Cortez
Hospital for Sick Children
Division of Neurology
555 University Ave
6th Floor Atrium 6C
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8

REGISTRAR
Rohit (Roy) Sharma, R.E.T., R.EP.T.
Hospital for Sick Children
Division of Neurology
555 University Ave
6th Floor Atrium 6C
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8

ATLANTIC DELEGATE
Melissa Burton, RET, RT(EMG)
Diagnostic Neurophysiology
5th Floor, Health Sciences Centre
300 Prince Phillip Dr.
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3V6

QUEBEC DELEGATE
Dr. Francois Dubeau, M.D., FRCP(C)
McGill University
Montreal, QC

ONTARIO DELEGATE
Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran Nair, M.D., FRCP(C)
3A54,
McMaster Children’s Hospital
200 Main St W 
Hamilton, ON
 L8N 3Z5

PRARIES DELEGATE
Joanne Nikkel, R.E.T., RT (EMG)
Health Sciences Department
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba.
R3A 1R9

B.C. DELEGATE
Dr Anita Datta, MD, FRCPC, CSCN Diplomate (EEG)
BC Children’s Hospital
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

AUXILLARY POSITION (Tech)
Nat Shampur, M.Sc., R.E.T.
 Supervisor – Neurophysiology Lab: 4 Fell # 435
Toronto Western Hospital
, Toronto, ON
 M5T 2S8

C.A.E.T. Inc. PRESIDENT
Silvia Kozlik R.E.T., MTA
Coordinator Neurophysiology Lab
Alberta Children’s Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary AB
T3B 6A8

AUXILLARY POSITION (Physician)
Juan Pablo (JP) Appendino, MD.
CSCN Diplomate (EEG)
Paediatric Neurology and Epilepsy
Department of Paediatrics.
Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg.
AE308 – 820 Sherbrook St
Winnipeg, MB. CANADA
R3A 1R9