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 Western Day

Tuesday, January 22, 2019





Building sustainable partnerships and
opening the door to data driven outcomes.


 Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
  Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
  1128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5


Join us for our 2019 Western Day and gain insight from industry leaders in science, economics and policy as they discuss the most important issues in health reimbursement

Registration Fees

CAHR Member: $850  |  Non-Member: $995  |  Student: $75

(+ applicable tax)


Your fee includes: conference materials, breakfast, lunch and two breaks.

This Year's Line-up of Sessions and Speakers will Provide You an Opportunity To:

  • Hear from BC health leadership (invited), including views on current issues, opportunities in pharmaceutical reimbursement, challenges to providing equitable access to medications and how they would like to shape their program to meet future demand.

  • Listen to our HTA expert panel provide their thoughts on how health technology assessment is changing (for better or worse), and how data analytics (including new techniques) can aid in improved decision making.

  • Learn how the patient perspective is driving decisions at every level of development, evaluation and decision-making, as patient groups play a role in data collection and appropriate use of new therapies.

  • Get an update on what’s happening country-wide with our National Policy Update, with a late-breaking view of key initiatives include federal price reforms and the national pharmacare debate.

  • Gain insights from our Oncology Panel as they discuss how data and pan-provincial data gathering initiatives can be used to facilitate decisions related to cancer therapies.

  • Engage with our Provincial Payer Panel representing western provincial drug programs, who will share what is keeping them up at night as they attempt to manage and navigate their programs in the midst of a rapidly changing environment for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.


7:45am  Registration and Breakfast


8:30am  Welcome and Introduction


8:40am Keynote Address: Hear from BC health leadership and their views of current issues and opportunities in: pharmaceutical reimbursement; challenges to providing equitable access to medications; and how they would like to shape their program to meet future demands of their population.


9:20am HTA, The Bridge to Data Panel


10:30am Morning Networking Break


10:50am National Policy Landscape with a Western Prospective Panel


12:00pm Lunch & Networking


1:00pm PMPRB Pricing Update and CADTH Biosimiliars Update Panel


2:10pm Afternoon Networking Break


2:30pm Oncology Panel


3:40pm Provincial Payer Panel


4:30pm  Closing Remarks


4:35pm  Conference Close



CAHR Member: $850  |  Non-Member: $995  |  Student: $75
(+ applicable



Thank you to our partners!







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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