CAPDM 2020 Annual Conference Speaker Line-up
Meet our 2020 Annual Conference Speakers
"Emerging Technologies & Digital Disruption in Healthcare"
WILL FALK, B.SC., MPPM
Will Falk has spent over 25 years advising top academic centres, governments, and innovative companies in healthcare. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Senior Fellow at the CD Howe Institute. Previously he led the Healthcare Practice at PWC. Mr. Falk will examine the impacts of technological change on health systems and their governance and payment mechanisms.
“Political Impact on Healthcare”
CHRIS LYDON, SR. VP, REGIONAL, M5 PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Chris has twenty years of experience inside and outside of multiple levels of government. He currently serves as the Managing Director of M5 Public Affairs, Atlantic Canada’s largest communications firm. With a formidable health and pharma practice unique in the marketplace, Chris is well poised to reflect on the Canadian political landscape and its impact on healthcare.
“Pharmaceutical Market – Update on Rx & OTC”
RYAN NORMAN, GM, SUPPLIER RELATIONS & HIIS, IQVIA
Ryan works with internal & external stakeholders to maintain and expand IQVIA’s visibility to the pharmaceutical marketplace. Leading the IQVIA Health Industry Information Services (HIIS) business development efforts for pharmacy and wholesale clients, Ryan delivers insights that provide a better understanding of our complex marketplace, enabling more effective business decisions.
“Let’s Talk About Behavior! - How do we make it easier for shoppers to choose you?”
Martin Polk, Global Director of Behavioral Insights, Alcon
CAPDM delegates will hear fascinating consumer perspectives from Martin Polk, a consumer and market research expert with over 13 years of strategic insights experience at a Fortune 25 company. As the Global Director of Behavioral Insights at Alcon, Martin’s influence continues to be instrumental in shaping how Alcon leverages the power of strategic insights, brand architecture, segmentation, and behavioral sciences to drive business growth and establish behavior change driven commercial programs to change the way consumers and eye care professionals engage with Alcon.
"Embracing a New Paradigm of Leadership"
CAROLYN SWORA, WORKPLACE CULTURE ARCHITECT | AUTHOR
Carolyn has a 25-year track record helping organizations enhance the employee experience and evolve their workplace culture. She has deep roots as a senior business leader in the pharmaceutical industry. Carolyn is the author of Amazon best-seller Rules of Engagement: Building a workplace culture to thrive in an uncertain world.
“US Drug Importation & Drug Shortages in Canada - A Panel Discussion”
Jesse Thistle, Assistant Professor, Department of Equity Studies, York University
DAVID SIMMONDS, SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MCKESSON CANADA
Manufacturer: Michel Robidoux, President & GM, Sandoz Canada
Patient: Dawn Richards, PhD Patient Advocate Five 02labs
Pharmacist: Beverly Herczegh R.Ph., Director, Pangaea
Physician: Dr. Paul Keith, Associate Professor of Medicine, McMaster University
Safety Advocate: Shabbir Safdar, Executive Director, Partnership for Safe Medicines
"Overcoming it All: A Story of Resilience from Trauma, Addiction, Homelessness and Incarceration"
Jesse Thistle is Métis-Cree and a PhD candidate in the History program at York University where he is working on theories of intergenerational and historic trauma of the Métis people. Jesse has won the P.E. Trudeau and Vanier doctoral scholarships, and he is a governor general medalist. Jesse is the author of the Definition of Indigenous Homelessness. His historical research has been published in numerous academic journals, book chapters, and featured on CBC Ideas, CBC Campus, and Unreserved. His memoir, From the Ashes
, is a national bestseller and an Indigo Best Book of 2019.
Optional Workshops - Sunday May 3rd
"Time Management Toolkit"
Lauren LeMunyan, PCC, Founder & CEO, The SpitFire Coach
Lauren, aka "The Spitfire Coach" is a certified executive coach with over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. Prior to coaching, Lauren served as executive director of three trade associations for 11 years.
She is a PCC ICF-accredited coach with more than 1400 hours working with over 200 clients in multiple sectors including healthcare. Lauren is the author of “Spitting Fire: Your Guide to Reignite Your Passion at Home, Work and Beyond”.
In this workshop, you will learn 3 key tools to effectively make decisions, prioritize your projects and tasks, and start crossing items off your list.
Perspectives on a Risk-Managed, Global Approach to Temperature Management
Michael Hovey, Quality Head, Canada, Johnson & Johnson Inc.
A senior leader with extensive experience across a variety of sectors, Michael has a strong record of developing, producing and reliably delivering high quality drugs, cosmetics, devices and foods. In addition to Quality Head, he is the Global J&J Quality & Compliance lead for Temperature Management, involved in establishing the global standard and related implementation plan, along with best practice tools that include facility mapping, lane mapping, risk assessments, etc...