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.
"Leadership & Workplace Culture"
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 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”
DAVID SIMMONDS, SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MCKESSON CANADA
- MICHEL ROBIDOUX, PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, SANDOZ CANADA
- DAWN RICHARDS, PHD, PATIENT ADVOCATE, FIVE02 LABS INC.
- SHABBIR SAFDAR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PARTNERSHIP FOR SAFE MEDICINES
- BEVERLY HERCZEGH, R.PH., B.SC.PHM., DIRECTOR, PANGAEA
Optional Workshops - Sunday May 3rd
Time Mangement Toolkit
Lauren LeMunyan, PCC, Founder & CEO, The SpitFire Coach
Perspectives on a Risk-Managed, Global Approach to Temperature Management
Michael Hovey, Quality Head, Canada, Johnson & Johnson Inc.
“Evolution of Prior Authorization & Specialty Drug Management in Self-Insured Drug Plans”
Mike Sullivan, President, Cubic Health Inc.
Mike Sullivan is CEO and Co-Founder of Cubic Health, the leading analytics and clinical solutions company servicing the employee benefits industry in Canada. Cubic works with employer plans and trusts that range in size from 500 to 600,000 employee lives with the goal of optimizing the health of both plan members and the plan itself.
“How New Legislation Impacts the Workplace”
Gary Goodwin, Counsel, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Gary Goodwin is in-house counsel for the conservation organization, Ducks Unlimited Canada. His work covers a broad range of contractual, employment, and real estate issues. In addition to his law degree and MBA, he completed his LLM from London England emphasizing natural resources and international economic regulation.
“Pharmaceutical Market Update – Dynamics, Trends & Points of Interest”
Ryan Norman, GM, Supplier Relations & HIIS, IQVIA
Ryan was appointed GM, Supplier Relations at the end of 2018, now working with internal & external stakeholders to maintain and expand IQVIA’s visibility to the pharmaceutical marketplace. Ryan draws upon many years of experience from various roles in sales and consulting in the healthcare space. 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 them to make more effective business decisions.
“The Amazon Omnichannel Imperative”
D. Bruce Merrifield, Jr., President, Merrifield Consulting
Perhaps no one has studied the impact of disruptive technologies, including Amazon’s escalating threats to legacy B2B channels, more than Bruce Merrifield. He is an expert turn-around advisor for wholesale distribution, and has been writing and lecturing on tactics and best practices for more than three decades.