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 Western Day

Tuesday, February 11, 2020



Winds of Change

Is it a Chinook or the Siberian High!


It's Messy Out There!


 Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
  The Westin Edmonton
  10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7


Join us for our 2020 Western Day and gain insight from industry leaders in science,
economics and policy as they discuss the most important issues in health reimbursement






Opening Remarks

Gerry Jeffcott, 3Sixty Public Affairs


Session 1 | Keynote Address: Winds of Change

Graham Statt, ADM Phamraceutical and Supplementary Benefits Division, Alberta Health


Session 2 | National Pharmaceutical Policy
Moderator: Gail Attara,
Gastrointestinal Society

Joan McCormick, IQVIA

Rachelle Deshaies, Research Etc.

Robb Stoddard, BioAlberta

Karen Voin, CLHIA

Morning Refreshment Break

Session 3 | EDRD Facing the Challenges
Dr. Alan Low,
Better Pharmacare Coalition

Dr. Christopher McCabe, Institute of Health Economics

Tania Stafinski, PRISM

Durhane Wong-Rieger, CORD

  12:00  Lunch

Session 4 | Assessing the impact of the evaluation of CADTH’s changes in oncology

Moderator: Beth Kidd, Health Coalition of Alberta

Olaf Koester, OHWK
Brent Fraser, CADTH
Robert Bick, CanCertainty

  2:10 Afternoon Refreshment Break

Session 5 | Biosimilar Policy

Moderator: Stephen Filbey, WestPar

Chad Mitchell, Alberta Heath

Anar Dossa, Pacific Blue Cross
Tijana Fazlagic, BC Pharmacare

Joan King, Diabetes Canada


Session 6 | Provincial Policy Overview

Moderator: Laura Fitzgerald, GSK

Graham Statt, ADM Pharmaceutical and Supplementary Benefits Division, Alberta Health

Nick Doulias, Saskatchewan Drug Plan and Extended Health Benefits Branch, MOH

Tijana Fazlagic, BC Pharmacare


Conference Close

Gerry Jeffcott, 3Sixty Public Affairs




Registration Fees

CAHR Member: $860  |  Non-Member: $995  | 

Students / not-for-profit patient groups / public sector: $100*


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


*A limited number of registrations are reserved for this category and will be issued at the discretion
of CAHR’s Board of Directors and the event organizing committee.

Agenda subject to change


Hotel Reservations:

Delegates must reserve hotel accommodation directly with The Westin Edmonton Reservations on or before Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Please call 1.780.493.8950 and request the CAHR rate or click here to book.

Hotel room rates are subject to all applicable tax and fees (All tax and fees are subject to change without notice). All rates & pricing are quoted and payable in Canadian funds.



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

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.

For more information please contact the CAHR office. 416.494.1440 x221 or email at

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