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Western Day 2017 Adapting to Survive: Innovation in Reimbursement in Western Canada
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2017-09-12
When: 8:00 AM
Where: Centennial Room - Edmonton Westin
10135 100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 0N7
Canada
Contact: Cristina
416 494 1440 ext 258


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WESTERN DAY 2017
Adapting to Survive: Innovation in Reimbursement in Western Canada
Hear from industry leaders in science, economics and policy as they discuss the most important issues in
reimbursement facing Western Canada.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Westin Edmonton Centennial Room
10135 100 Street NW, Edmonton, AB  T5J 0N7

REGISTRATION FEES:  Includes conference materials, breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks.
CAHR
Member $850.00  | Non-Member $995.00  | Student $75.00 (5% HST is applicable)

AGENDA

 8:00AM


REGISTRATION | BREAKFAST & NETWORKING

 8:45AM


WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: 
Fred Horne, Principal of Horne  and Associates and Senior Advisor, 3Sixty Public Affairs

 9:00AM



KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Stakeholder Relations, Alberta Health , Government of Alberta

 9:30AM




PANEL SESSION: Real World Evidence: Partnering for Success
Experts will provide examples of success stories in data-driven partnerships between industry and government in a variety of clinical areas. Subjects discussed will include the potential benefits for all parties, identifying opportunities for partnership, and recommendations on best practices.

MODERATOR: Brad Millson
PANELISTS:  Janey Shin, Alison Paprica, Dr. Kimberley Simmonds

10:15AM






PANEL SESSION: The Gathering Storm
A discussion of the new wave of therapeutic advances and analytical techniques emerging in cancer care, and how the world of reimbursement will have to change to accommodate their arrival. Panelists will address cellular therapeutics, (e.g. CAR-T technologies), adaptive clinical trials and the need for evolution and innovation in HTA and funding mechanisms.

MODERATOR: Ferg Mills
PANELISTS: Dr. Kristian Thorlund, Dr. Matthew Seftel, Dr. Chris McCabe


 11:00AM


NETWORKING BREAK

11:30AM








PANEL SESSION: Developments in Oncology Reimbursement in Western Canada
Funding oncology treatments is complicated and challenging, and the need for new approaches to evidence generation, financial planning, stakeholder involvement is self-evident. Panelists will reflect on their challenges, experiences and expectations for changes in oncology reimbursement practice, including the Cancer Drug Funding Sustainability Initiative, among other subjects.

MODERATOR: Gerry Jeffcott
PANELISTS: Carole Chambers,  Heather Logan, Jackie Manthorne

12:15PM








PANEL SESSION: Patient Input
Engaging patient support for innovative new therapies has never been more important. Patient input can turn a costly negative recommendation around, but securing that support is no simple undertaking. Panelists will explain their challenges, best practices and techniques that can drive truly meaningful engagement with your patients, to ensure that their voices are heard and the value of innovative treatments is expressed.

MODERATOR: Stephen Filbey
PANELISTS: Lynda Brown, Louise Binder,  Jackie Manthorne


 1:00PM


LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK

 2:00PM







PANEL SESSION: Real World Evidence as Evidence
What should be counted and who should do the counting? How should HTA bodies view RWE, and how can we ensure the results of analyses are fit for purpose? Our expert panel will present their perspectives as policy advisors, expert reviewers, service providers and users of the data.

MODERATOR: Olaf Koester
PANELISTS: Alison Drinkwater,  Don Husereau,  Steve Long

  2:45PM







PANEL SESSION: Reality Check – Funding New Treatments within Constrained Budgets
Provincial payers and patient advocates will discuss the harsh realities of securing funding for innovative new treatments, exploring the challenges and solutions they have faced in their various roles.

MODERATOR: Ferg Mills
PANELISTS: Michele Evans, Carole Chambers, Olaf Koester


  3:30PM


NETWORKING BREAK

  4:00PM









PANEL SESSION: Recognizing and Rewarding Innovation
Despite clear fiscal challenges, industry has recently launched some of the most innovative and genuinely transformative technologies ever seen. In all the discussion about budgets, the value of these new treatments should not be obscured. Our panel will explore industry and patient perspectives on the reimbursement environment, explaining innovative approaches to product listing agreements and the opportunities that new treatments represent for the improvement of public health.

MODERATOR: Fred Horne
PANELISTS: Glenn Monteith,  Louise Binder, Jennifer Chan

  4:45PM


Q& A/ CONCLUSION

 5:00PM


CLOSING REMARKS  - PROGRAM CONCLUDES

CAHR reserves the right to cancel or change speakers, program content and date without prior notice.
We assume no liability for these changes.

 

 


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