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National Day - November 13, 2019
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CAHR'S 9th National Day


Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
  Fairmont Château Laurier
  1 Rideau Street, Ottawa ON, K1N 8S7

7:45am - 4:30pm



Register Today! 

Registration and Breakfast is at 8:30-9:00am with opening remarks beginning at 9:00am sharp.


To download a copy of the full agenda, please CLICK HERE.

To download a copy of the speakers and bios, please CLICK HERE

Every year, CAHR brings together health system leaders, analysts and political experts to review and discuss key national health and pharma policy issues. This year’s event will consider the aftermath of the federal election, the “big-picture” health system challenges of an aging population and new health technologies, federal patented medicine price regulation changes, national pharmacare, and more!

Register today to save your seat. Special student and patient partner rates are available but quantities are limited. To check eligibility for these rates, please contact the CAHR Office.


Introduction: Fred Horne, Principal, Horne Associates and Senior Advisor, 3Sixty Public Affairs

How Canada’s population changes impact policy, politics and Canada’s health system

Mike Colledge, President, Ipsos Public Affairs

Lessons from global leading life sciences jurisdictions

Joan Hentze Executive Director, Life Sciences North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Innovation Centre Denmark in Boston & Life Science, and Director of Life Sciences North America
Durhane Wong-Rieger, President & CEO, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders
Kim Ryel, Senior Business Development Strategist, Health Technologies
Invest Ottawa

Networking Break

Canada’s Health & Biosciences Economic Strategy Table (HBEST)
Ed Dybka, General Manager, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Canada


PMPRB reform progress update – from the regulations to the guidelines to operationalization
Dylan Lamb-Palmer, Manager, Pricing and Data Analytics at PDCI
Glenn Monteith, Senior Associate, Global Public Affairs 
John Adams, Chair, Best Medicines Coalition

Moderator: Brent Korte, Korte Consulting

Options for National Pharmacare in the Post-Election Setting
Warren Xu, Public Policy Analyst, Government Affairs & Market Access, GSK Canada
Colleen Flood, Professor in the University of Ottawa, University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy, Director of the Ottawa Centre for Health Law Ethics and Policy
Moderator: Fred Horne, Principal, Horne Associates and Senior Advisor, 3Sixty Public Affairs

Networking Break

An update from the NIHB: trends and observations from the main public benefits plan for Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Susan Pierce, Pharmacist, Non-Insured Health Benefits Programme

Could the United States import Canadian medicines? Implications for Canada and opportunities for policy and diplomacy to address the issue
Dani Peters, President, Magnet Strategy Group, and lead of the secretariat supporting the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies Canada (ASOP)

Political Pundit Panel

Kathleen Monk, Principal, Earnscliffe strategy Group

Jim Armour, Vice President, Summa Strategy group
Peter Clearly, Senior Consultant, Santis Health

Closing remarks

** Please note: Agenda is subject to change. A full list of speakers, and the complete agenda, will be announced shortly.

Hotel Reservations:

Delegates must reserve hotel accommodation directly with Fairmont Château Laurier. Please call 1.800.905.2811 or click here to book. 

Hotel room rates are subject to all applicable tax and fees, currently 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) + 13% HST (All tax and fees are subject to change without notice).  All rates & pricing are quoted and payable in Canadian funds.


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


Event Cancellation Policy: For cancellations two (2) weeks or more in advance, delegates will receive a 75% refund. For cancellations made less than two (2) weeks in advance, no refunds are given. Delegate substitutions will be accepted at no cost.

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