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 2015-2018

CHAIRMAN
Dr Juan Pablo Appendino, M.D.
CSCN Diplomate (EEG)
Paediatric Epilepsy and Epilepsy
Alberta Children’s Hospital                           2888 Shaganappi Trail, NW,                    Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8                                Tel: (403) 955-2296                                      email: Juan.Appendino@albertahealthservices.ca

REGISTRAR
Susan McGregor, ENP, R.E.T., RT(EMG), DiplT
Clinical Neurophysiology Dept
Room C1100, Foothills Medical Centre
1403 29th Street, NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9
Tel: (403) 944-8310 Fax: (403) 270-8993
email: CBRETregistrar@shaw.ca

ATLANTIC DELEGATE
Karen Aubry, BSc, R.E.T., DiplT
Neurology Services                                 Janeway Site-Eastern Health
St. John’s, NL

QUEBEC DELEGATE
Dr.Richard Desbiens M.D., FRCP(C)
CHU de Quebec– Hospital de l’Enfant-Jesus
Quebec City, Quebec

ONTARIO DELEGATE
Dr. Kevin Jones M.D., FRCP (C)                 CSCN Diplomate (EEG)
McMaster Children’s Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario

PRARIES DELEGATE
Chelsea Dash, R.E.T., DiplT
Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

B.C. DELEGATE
Dr Anita Datta, M.D., FRCP (C)
CSCN Diplomate (EEG)
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia

AUXILLARY POSITION (Tech)
Zein Lavji, R.E.T., DiplT
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

C.A.E.T. Inc. PRESIDENT
Joanne Nikkel R.E.T.
CAET President
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba

AUXILLARY POSITION (Physician)
Dr. Jose F. Tellez Zenteno, M.D.
Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan