Health Policy Conference

PharmaWhere? Exploring the Future of Drug Coverage in Canada

March 5, 2024 | UBC Vancouver Campus or Virtual

The 36th annual CHSPR health policy conference will explore the future of drug coverage in Canada at a time of potentially significant policy development. As millions of Canadians cannot afford their prescription drugs, the federal government is in the process of developing new legislation that will enable a more coordinated approach to pharmacare. The conference will survey the history and future of drug coverage, including vital topics such as equity in access to medicines, the history of reform efforts, and the emerging use of real-world evidence. The event will be offered in hybrid format.

CHSPR’s long-standing conference promotes discussion between policy-makers, academics, providers, trainees, patients and national organizations on timely issues shaping health systems in Canada. The 2024 conference will bring together participants from diverse groups and from across the country.


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Confirmed Speakers

Katherine Boothe, Associate Professor, McMaster University
Michelle Boudreau, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Canada
Doug Clark, CEO, Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance
Quinn Grundy, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Inma Hernandez, Professor, University of California, San Diego
Joanne Jung, Pharmacy and Clinical Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson
Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister, Health Canada
Sallie Pearson, Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Marcel Saulnier, Health Policy Consultant and Strategist, Santis Health
Graham Statt, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Summerland

Program Committee

Mina Tadrous, Fiona Clement, Seraphine Zeitouny, Michael Law (chair)

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