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National Day - November 15, 2018
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CAHR's 8th National Day!


Thursday, November 15th, 2018
  Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
  150 Albert Street, Ottawa ON, K1P 5G2

8:00am - 4:30pm



Federal and National Approaches to Pharmaceutical Policy in Canada


Pharmacare, Pricing, Value and Innovation: Where to Next?

Join keynote speaker and event MC, André Picard, Public Health Reporter, Globe & Mail, for a day of learning and networking that will include the views of industry experts, payers, decision-makers, patient organizations, and others, on the future of medicine.



8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast


8:30 am

Welcome from CAHR’s Board of Directors
Bill Dempster, 3Sixty Public Affairs


8:40 am

Morning Emcee Opening Remarks & Keynote:
André Picard, Public Health Reporter, Globe & Mail


9:30 am

Unpacking the Problems, Policies and Politics of National Pharmacare
Moderator: André Picard, Globe & Mail
Erich Hartmann, Practice Lead for Intergovernmental Affairs, Mowat Centre
Anna Van Acker, President and Managing Director, Merck Canada Inc.
Connie Côté, Executive Director, Health Charities Coalition of Canada


10:30 am   

Networking Break


11:00 am

Tackling the Elephant in the Room: How Can Canada Command (or Otherwise Secure) Fair Prices for Pharmaceuticals?
Moderator: Maureen Smith, Secretary, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders
Matthew Kellison, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Outreach, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB)
Dylan Lamb-Palmer, Manager, Pricing and Data Analytics, PDCI Market Access
Imran Ali, Senior Manager, Office of the pCPA
Lindsay Williams, Lead, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations, Shire Canada


12:15 pm



1:00 pm

KEYNOTE: Value Based Healthcare – Is Canada Ready?
Fred Horne, Horne & Associates and 3Sixty Public Affairs
Discussant: Anne-Sophie Viard, NovoNordisk Canada Inc., Federal Affairs Manager, Novo Nordisk


1:30 pm

Assessing the Value of Public & Private Investments in Healthcare: a Discussion on the Evolving Goals & Roles of Evaluators, Negotiators & Payers
Moderator: Matthew Brougham, Consultant Economist, Brougham Consulting Inc.

Trevor Richter, Director, Common Drug Review and Optimal Use, CADTH
Susan Pierce, Manager, Pharmacy Policy Development Division, NIHB
Sang Mi Lee,
Senior Pharmacist, Office of the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance


2:30 pm

Networking Break


3:00 pm

Fireside Chat: What's next for Canada-US trade and what does USMCA mean for the pharma industry?
Moderator: Pamela Fralick, President & CEO, Innovative Medicines Canada
Fireside Chatters:

Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute, Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

Douglas Petersen, Deputy Vice President, International Trade, PhRMA, Washington, D.C.


3:45 pm

Political Pundit Panel
Moderator: Bill Dempster, CEO, 3Sixty Public Affairs
Conservatives – Kory Teneycke, Principal, Rubicon Strategy Inc.
Liberals – Susan Smith, Principal, Bluesky Strategy Group
NDP – Farouk Karim, Canadian Union of Postal Workers


4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Bill Dempster, CEO, 3Sixty Public Affairs


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


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