Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada

2017 Pharmacy Forum


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U.S. panelists Jim Kirby, Joe Moose, Elliott Sogol
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Thank you to the speakers, attendees and sponsors who made CFP's 2017 Pharmacy Forum on November 21 a successful exchange of information, ideas and considerations for the future. We took a closer look at what needs to happen for pharmacists to deliver -- and be recognized for -- consistent, measurable value to the healthcare system.

Click here to read our initial coverage of the day.

In January, CFP will release a more detailed report on the day's proceedings, including input from the audience and results from several audience polls (such as their opinions on the implementation of a value-based payment or value-based care system similar to what's happening in the U.S.).

Here is a summary of the day's agenda:

The Evidence for Pharmacy Value
Presented by Dr. Lisa Dolovich, Ontario College of Pharmacists Professor in Pharmacy Practice, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

The Shift from Distribution to Outcomes - Value-Based Pharmacy in the U.S.
What can we learn from U.S. pharmacies' experiences with value-based pharmacy?

  • Elliott Sogol, Senior Vice-President, Pharmacy Quality Solutions
  • Crystal Lennartz, Chief Pharmacist, Health Mark Inc., McKesson Corporation (U.S.)
  • Jim Kirby, Senior Director, Pharmacy Services, The Kroeger Co.
  • Joe Moose, independent pharmacist, Moose Pharmacies (North Carolina, U.S.)

Value-Based Pharmacy in Canada
Details about Green Shield Canada's recently launched value-based pharmacy program presented by Leila Mandlsohn, Pharmacy Strategy Consultant, Green Shield Canada.

Canadian Pharmacy in Transition
Representatives for Canadian pharmacy organizations will share their views on a value-based system for pharmacy.

  • Justin Bates, CEO, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada
  • Perry Eisenschmid, CEO, Canadian Pharmacists Association
  • Nancy Lum-Wilson, Registrar, Ontario College of Pharmacy
  • Mike Cavanagh, independent pharmacy owner and Chair, Ontario Pharmacists Association

Where is Health Care Going?
Catherine Hunter, Healthcare Leader, PwC Canada, shared her insights on Canada's evolving healthcare landscape.

Download the detailed agenda here.

Download the speakers' biographies here.

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