Wednesday October 23, 2019, Mississauga, ON

The pre-eminent one day pharmaceutical industry conference in Canada

Chronicle Companies is pleased to host the 13th Annual National Pharmaceutical Congress, taking place on October 23, 2019 at the Mississauga Convention Centre (75 Derry Road West, Mississauga). As Canada's largest stage for leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, the Congress presents industry reflections, ideas, and innovations. The Congress is attended by over 200 delegates every year and is an opportunity to learn, reflect, and network with the industry's most prominent thought leaders and visionaries.

The congress is hosted in conjunction with and followed by the 

17th Annual Canadian Healthcare Marketing Hall of Fame Gala Luncheon.

2019 Agenda

Full Agenda to follow:

Five Rapid Fire Sessions to incude:

- Political Panel - Election's Over,  What Now?

- Medical Cannabis - One Year Later, Were our Predictions Correct?

- How to beMaintain Performance and Success Through Turbulent Times of Mergers and Acquisitions

- Getting rid of Bias to Ensure Inclusion in our Companies

- Successful Behavious Expected When Joining Leadership Teams


Leadership Lessons for Tomorrow's Heathcare Leaders (back by popular demand)


To provide a forum for Canadian industry members ot learn from senior industry Leaders

To increase kknowlege and idenify next spes for personal development


Participants will have an opportunity to:

Network with multiple senior indusry executives and industry colleagues,

Receive guidance/advice from senior leaders in samoll table/group discussions

Learn from indusry colleagues with diverse expereinces and background



Networking Happy Hour

An opportunty to etwork with your colleagues in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.


Confirmed Faculty

Brian Bloom, Bloom Burton & Company

Brian Canestraro, Intecept Pharmaceuticals

Andrew Casey, BIOTECanada

Jason Field, Life Sciences Ontario

Pat Forsythe, Eisai Inc.

Pamela Fralick, Innovative Medicines Canada

Kristina Harrison, Novo Nordisk

Robin Hunter, Mallinckrodt Phamaceuicals

Kevin Leshuk, Celgene

Eileen McMahon, Torys LLP

John McNeill, Canopy Group Corporation

Paul Petrelli, Jazz Pharmaceuicals

Sylvie Pilon, Lundbeck Canada

Carol Stiff, Santen

Arima Ventin, Allegan

Who should attend:

Chairman/ CEO/ COO

R&D Heads

Business Development and Sales Heads / Managers

Industry Analysts

Leaders in Research Organization 


Why you should attend:

Published November 2, 2017 on LinkedIn by Simon Reid, Recruitment Director, St. Amour and Associates

Pharma Congress: Highlights and Insights

I attended the pharmaceutical congress ( last week and found it to be a very compelling conference. For those who could not attend here are a few highlights:


  • Culture is king: In presentations by senior leaders from Otsuka and Purdue, building and changing culture was a key focus. In fact, in a surveyof conference attendees 94% rated culture as very important to their organization. An example was given of a representative who was outperforming their nearest colleague by nearly 100% because of a personal connection to the therapeutic area. This continues to reinforce the importance of having a strong vision from senior leadership that is well communicated and lived throughout the organization.
  • Market Access continues to be a challenge in the Canadian pharmaceutical industry. There were a number of executives who addressed this concern at various times with pertinent examples of situations where Canada was underperforming the G20 in regarding to market access for life sustaining medications. The need for professionals who can sell value and have established relationships with payers will continue to be in demand.
  • Oncology and rare diseases will continue to shape our industry. There is still a great need for treatments in these two therapeutic areas and pharma is continuing to respond to this demand. This trend will continue over the medium term. Gaining this experience will lead to ample opportunities in the job market.
  • It is reasonable to suggest that AIDS will be eraticated in the next 20 years. This is the goal of ViiV healthcare. Thanks to a stirring presentation from Sarah Leclerc, GM of ViiV Healthcare Canada, we all now understand our responsibility to get tested.
  • Cultivating talent locally is as important in business success as anything. 24% of executives rated local talent development as most important in business success on par with other metrics like strategy, unit development and sales and marketing excellence. Given the complexity of specialty pharmaceutical markets, it is important to have a partner who recognizes talent to continue to meet the challenges of our evolving industry.

It was a pleasure to attend this event. What was also very obvious was the passion that all of these executives have for helping patients. I found this to be especially motivating. Congratulations to all of the award winners!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors 

Bronze Sponsors 



The National Pharmaceutical Congress and Canadian Healthcare Marketing Hall of Fame are planned, organized and executed event by members of the Canadian pharma community. A not-for-profit event that provides financial support to Canadian Healthcare endeavours. Since the inception of the Congress, more than $40,000 has been donated to health research and patient causes. The 13th Annual National Pharmaceutical Congress will be held in support of Sandi's Fund for Camp Liberté.

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