National Webinar- Biosimilars: To Switch or Not To Switch

January 31, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMOnline - Eastern Time Zone
Area of Interest: Benefits Format: Web

This session will look at Canada's progress with biosimilar adoption and what public/private payors are doing to support their introduction into the Canadian healthcare environment.

Ned Pojskic, Leader, Pharmacy & Health Provider Relations at Green Shield Canada, will discuss why there is such low patient uptake in Canada, and what strategies exist today to increase biosimilar utilization. Ned will take a look at the increasing body of evidence – both from clinical trials and registries (real-world evidence) – that supports transitioning patients to biosimilars, and he will share what a biosimilar transition program can look like, from both a patient experience and plan sponsor savings perspective.

What you will learn:

  1. Elaborate the clinical evidence supporting biosimilar transitioning both from clinical trial and real world evidence
  2. Explore how jurisdictions around the world are embracing biosimilars through formulary management
  3. Outline the Canadian payer experience with biosimilar transitioning
  4. Outline future strategies associated with biosimilars, including future opportunities for cost savings

Who should attend:

Plan sponsors, plan advisors, brokers, consultants, TPAs

This session will look at Canada's progress with biosimilar adoption and what public/private payors are doing to support their introduction into the Canadian healthcare environment. Ned Pojskic will discuss why there is such low patient uptake in Canada, and what strategies exist today to increase biosimilar utilization. Ned will take a look at the increasing body of evidence – both from clinical trials and registries (real-world evidence) – that supports transitioning patients to biosimilars, and he will share what a biosimilar transition program can look like, from both a patient experience and plan sponsor savings perspective.

Fees and Registration
Membership Types Regular Price Plan Sponsor Price
Regular membership $0.00 CDN $0.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership $0.00 CDN $0.00 CDN
Associate $0.00 CDN $0.00 CDN
Student $0.00 CDN -
Non Member $90.00 CDN $65.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy
CE credits are offered in partnership with La Chambre de sécurité financière, The Institute, Insurance council of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC

Ned Pojskic,  HonBSc, MSc, PhD
Leader, Pharmacy & Health Provider Relations
Green Shield Canada

Ned Pojskic is Green Shield Canada’s Leader for Pharmacy and Health Provider Relations. In this role, he is responsible for setting GSC’s strategic direction with respect to provider and drug benefits management. He takes the lead in managing stakeholder relations with all health care providers, including pharmacy, dental, and paramedical. Ned is also responsible for overall drug formulary management, including pricing and policy as well as pharmaceutical industry partnerships.

With an industry background that includes a role as Director of Health Policy for the Ontario Pharmacists Association, Ned is a key member of GSC’s Strategic Market Solutions Team. Ned holds Masters and PhD degrees from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto and is currently appointed as an adjunct professor within the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.