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Healthy Canada Conference 2017: Access to Affordable Medicines

2017 Event

The Healthy Canada Conference 2017 convened senior staff, managers, and practitioners from both the private and public sector to discuss how we can improve access to medicine, and an overall better health care system.

Key topics discussed at this year’s conference included:

  • The value of medicines - the health and economic impact
  • Accessibility to innovative medicines in Canada - including penetration and supply and demand
  • Affordability challenges - Canada faces today and in the future • How Canada compares –ranking us against peer countries
  • The value of consumer health products and self-care
  • Innovative medicines and the return-on-investment
  • The value of precision medicine

Featured Speakers From the 2017 Event

Fred T. Horne

Fred T. Horne
Principal, Horne and Associates
Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta School of Public Health


            Louise Binder

Louise Binder
Health Policy Consultant
Canadian Cancer Survivor Network


            Louis Thériault

Louis Thériault
Vice-President, Industry Strategy and Public Policy
The Conference Board of Canada


            Dr. Mitchell Levine

Dr. Mitchell Levine
Vice-Chairperson
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board


            Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka

Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Conference Board of Canada


            William Dempster

William Dempster
Chief Executive Officer
3Sixty Public Affairs Inc.


            Dr. Durhane Wong-Rieger

Dr. Durhane Wong-Rieger
Head, Consumer Advocare Networking, and
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders


            Dr. Seema Nagpal

Dr. Seema Nagpal
Epidemiologist and Senior Leader, Government Relations and Public Policy
Diabetes Canada


            Catherine Parker

Catherine Parker
Director General, Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada


            Dr. David C. Walker

Dr. David C. Walker
President
West-Can Consultants Ltd


            Dr. Robin Hayeems

Dr. Robin Hayeems
Scientist-track Investigator, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute and Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto


            Derek Desrosiers

Derek Desrosiers
Director, Pharmacy Practice Support
British Columbia Pharmacy Association


            Dr. Graeme Boocock

Dr. Graeme Boocock
Patent Agent
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


            Adam R. Houston

Adam R. Houston
PhD Candidate, Law
University of Ottawa


            Alexandru Dobrescu

Alexandru Dobrescu
Research Associate and Analyst, Health Economics and Policy
The Conference Board of Canada


            Annette McKinnon

Annette McKinnon
Patient Advisor and Health Storyteller


            Gregory Hermus

Gregory Hermus
Associate Director, Forecasting & Analysis
The Conference Board of Canada


            Elena Lungu

Elena Lungu
Manager, Policy and Economic Analysis Branch
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, Government of Canada


            Eileen Dooley

Eileen Dooley
Chief Executive Officer
HealthPartners


            Dr. Ahmed Jakda

Dr. Ahmed Jakda
Provincial Clinical Co-Lead, Ontario Palliative Care Network and
Medical Director, Palliative Care, Grand River Regional Cancer Centre


            Dr. Dawn Richards

Dr. Dawn Richards
Founder
Five02 Labs Inc


            Sandy Smeenk

Sandy Smeenk
Co-Founder and Executive Director
The ILC Charitable Foundation


            Judy Witmer Gibson

Judy Witmer Gibson
Partner
MCG


            Marilee Mark

Marilee Mark
Vice-President,Product and Integrated Health Solutions, Group Benefits
Sun Life Financial Inc.


            Tara Liu

Tara Liu
Director, Drug Strategy
The Great-West Life Assurance Company


            Joe Farago

Joe Farago
Executive Director, Healthcare Innovation
Innovative Medicines Canada


            Suzanne Lepage

Suzanne Lepage
Private Health Plan Strategist Suzanne Lepage Consulting Inc.


            David Zante

David Zante
Representing Canadian Originator Biologic Coalition (COBC)


            Jennifer Chan

Jennifer Chan
Vice-President, Policy and External Affairs
Merck Canada Inc.


            Don Husereau

Don Husereau
Senior Associate
Institute of Health Economics


            Jacqueline Valmont

Jacqueline Valmont
Principal
Jacqueline Valmont & Associates


            Neil Palmer

Neil Palmer
President and Principal Consultant PDCI Market Access Inc.


            Dr. Jeremy Snyder

Dr. Jeremy Snyder
Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences Simon Fraser University


            Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield
Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, and Author, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?


            Dr. Raywat Deonandan

Dr. Raywat Deonandan
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa


            Pamela C. Fralick

Pamela C. Fralick
President
Innovative Medicines Canada


            Stéphane Lassignardie

Stéphane Lassignardie
General Manager
AbbVie Corporation


            Robert Cutting

Robert Cutting
Educator and Writer


            Dr. Paul Grootendorst

Dr. Paul Grootendorst
Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto and
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Economics, McMaster University


            Dr. Nigel Rawson

Dr. Nigel Rawson
Affiliated Scholar, Canadian Health Policy Institute and
President, Eastlake Research


            Dr. Aidan Hollis

Dr. Aidan Hollis
Professor of Economics, University of Calgary and
President, Incentives for Global Health


            Greg Sutherland

Greg Sutherland
Principal Economist, Health Economics and Policy
The Conference Board of Canada


            Dr. Ned Pojskic

Dr. Ned Pojskic
Pharmacy Strategy Leader
Green Shield Canada


            Isabelle Gagnon-Arpin

Isabelle Gagnon-Arpin
Senior Research Associate, Health Economics
The Conference Board of Canada


            Elizabeth Dunton

Elizabeth Dunton
Senior Market Access Manager
Lundbeck Canada Inc.


            Carole Stonebridge

Carole Stonebridge
Principal Research Associate, Health Economics and Policy
The Conference Board of Canada


            Dr. Ruth Baruch

Dr. Ruth Baruch
Medical Director of Community Mental Health Programs, Department of Psychiatry
Toronto East General Hospital


            Dr. Brett J Skinner

Dr. Brett J Skinner
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Health Policy Institute


            Dr. Ingrid Sketris

Dr. Ingrid Sketris
Professor
College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University


            Dr. Silvia Alessi-Severini

Dr. Silvia Alessi-Severini
Associate Professor
University of Manitoba


            Gerry Harrington

Gerry Harrington
Vice-President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Consumer Health Products Canada


            Dr. Larry Lynd

Dr. Larry Lynd
Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of British Columbia


            Kathleen Barnard

Kathleen Barnard
Founder and President
Save Your Skin


            Dr. Marcus Butler

Dr. Marcus Butler
Medical Oncologist
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


            Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn
Director, Operations and Public Affairs
CARP


            Dr. Angela Mailis

Dr. Angela Mailis
CIPP/UHN Consultant Adjunct Clinical Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto Chair
ACTION Ontario


            Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank
Senior Vice-President, Policy
Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association Inc.


            Tara Gomes

Tara Gomes
Scientist
St. Michael's Hospital and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences


            Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams
Chief Medical Officer of Health
Province of Ontario


Sponsors

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

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Marketing Partners

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Special Contributors

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Travel Partner

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