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National Pharmaceutical Congress XI

October 25, 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

Welcome, Introductory Remarks

Dr. Shafiq Qaadri

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Sponsored by The Thrive Partnership Group (PLI/Environics/SPG)

The Strategic Importance of Culture

Jon Rogers

Partner, The Thrive Partnership Group, Toronto

Defining, Measuring and Leading Your Desired Culture

Dr. David Jamieson

Chief Scientist, Environics, Toronto

Building and Leading Purdue 2.0 via Sales Experience

Tim Dowell

National Director, Health Solutions,

Pain and CNS Divisions, Purdue Pharma

How a Thriving Culture Drives Otsuka Canada Success

Robert Seguin

Partner, The Thrive Partnership Group on behalf of

Allison Rosenthal

General Manager,

Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc., Montreal

Rapid-Fire Masterclass I

Sponsored by Bayshore Specialty Rx

Introductory Remarks

Karl Frank, moderator

Divisional Director, Bayshore Specialty Rx, Mississauga, ON

Improving Medicines for Children

Robin Hunter

General Manager, Mallinckrodt, Mississauga, ON

The Phone Must Ring the Other Way

Kevin Leshuk

Vice-President & General Manager, Celgene,

Mississauga, ON

Lessons Learned on the Road from Big Pharma to Start Up

James Hall

General Manager, Aralez, Mississauga, ON

Reinventing the Pharma Industry in Canada

John Haslam

Rare Disease Consultant, Toronto

Sidebar Insights I

Sponsored by Vanguard Pharma

Introductory Remarks

Jennifer Meldrum, moderator

Senior Vice-President, Commercial Operations, Vanguard Pharma, Toronto


Sara Leclerc

General Manager, ViiV Healthcare, Montreal

The Challenge of Bringing Innovation to Rare Disease Patients in Canada

Bob McLay

General Manager, Sobi Canada Inc., ON

Nutrition Break

Rapid-Fire Masterclass II

Sponsored by McKesson Specialty Health

Welcome, Introductory Remarks

John Leombruno, moderator

Vice-President, Patient Programs, McKesson Specialty Health, Markham, ON

Canadian Supercluster Update

Andrew Casey

President & CEO, BIOTECanada, Ottawa

Investment and Value Proposition

Pamela Fralick

President, Innovative Medicines Canada, Ottawa

Positioning Canada Within a Global Organization

Brian Hilberdink

President, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON

The Impact Global Investments Have on Canada's Economy

Ronnie Miller

President & CEO, Roche Pharmaceuticals Canada,

Mississauga, ON

Sidebar Insights II

Sponsored by Telus Health


Ali Mir, moderator

Managing Principal, Telus Health, Toronto

2018 in the Life Sciences: An Investor's Perspective

Brian Bloom

Founder, Bloom Burton & Company, Toronto

Legal Update

Eileen McMahon

Partner, Tory's LLP, Toronto

Rapid-Fire Masterclass III

Sponsored by Impres Pharma


Tiana DiMichele, moderator

Director, Business Development, Impres Pharma, Cambridge, ON

Investing in Canada?

Peter Brenders

General Manager, Sanofi Genzyme, Mississauga, ON

Selling the Zebra: Perspective to Rare Disease Marketing

Paul Petrelli

General Manager, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Canada,


Imagine Launching Without Approval

David Renwick

General Manager, Adapt Canada, Toronto

The World May Need More Canada But Does Pharma?

The Multi-Layered Role of a Canadian GM

Brian Canestraro

General Manager, Intercept Pharma Canada Inc.,

Mississauga, ON

Closing Remarks and Summation

Joseph Knott, Co-Chair

Managing Director, Pangaea Group, Toronto

Mitch Shannon

Co-Chair President, Chronicle Companies, Toronto and Buffalo, NY

Canadian Healthcare Marketing Hall of Fame Reception

followed by

Canadian Healthcare Marketing Hall of Fame Gala Luncheon

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