Topic: Federal changes in the pharmaceutical landscape: How a national pharmacare plan and regulatory reforms impact Ontario’s patients, the life sciences industry and health system.
Topic Description: The federal government is considering a national pharmacare plan and fundamental changes to how the prices of innovative medicines are regulated in Canada. How will these reforms affect Ontario’s patients and the province’s vibrant and growing life sciences sector? This Empire Club of Canada Luncheon Panel moderated by Ms. Jane Taber will feature a dynamic discussion with Canadian pollster Mr. Nik Nanos and leaders from Canadian public policy, patient advocacy and health system.
Polling Presentation: Nik Nanos, Chairman, Nanos Research Group of Companies
Moderator: Jane Taber, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, NATIONAL Public Relations; Former Political Correspondent
Michael Decter, President & CEO, LDIC Inc.; Former Deputy Minister of Health in Ontario
Sean Speer, Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Senior Fellow for fiscal policy at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute
Durhane Wong-Rieger, President & CEO, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders
Closing Remarks: Jason Field, President and CEO, Life Sciences Ontario