Ottawa Spring Breakfast Seminar

May 1, 2019 7:30 AM to 11:00 AMOttawa Shaw Center, Ottawa, Ontario
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Networking Format: In Person

CPBI Ottawa Chapter Spring Breakfast Seminar

National Pharmacare & Global Benefits

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Join us for a 2019 Legal update to review the National Pharmacare model and Global Benefits Governance:


Date: May 1, 2019                             7:30  to  8:30: Registration and Breakfast
Time: 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM8:30 to 11:00: Presentations

Session 1: National Pharmacare 

There is a lot at stake when choosing a national pharmacare model – we need to get it right. Jean-Michel will talk about how Sun Life is taking an active role in paving the way towards a model that builds on the strength and assets of both the public and private sectors. A model that is affordable, achievable and protects the workplace benefit plans that are relied upon by millions of Canadians and their families.   

Jean-Michel Lavoie 

Assistant Vice President, Product Development, Group Benefits, Sun Life Financial

Jean-Michel is responsible for the creation and execution of the Group Benefits (GB) product strategy. His focus on innovation, which includes finding new approaches to product development, has brought better and faster solutions to clients. 

Jean-Michel has made significant contributions to the product strategy including innovations in high-cost drug strategy, the launch of new solutions such as virtual/cognitive behaviour therapy and the introduction of pharmacogenetics. Jean-Michel joined Sun Life as Director, Pharmaceutical Benefits in 2013 following a number of years in the pharmaceutical industry, including practicing as a Pharmacist and as a Marketing Brand Manager for a large pharmaceutical manufacturer. He obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Montreal, followed by Post Graduate Studies at the University of Montpellier, France, and a MBA from McGill University. 
Jean-Michel Lavoie has been nominated as one of 2017 LIMRA’s 25 Rising Stars in Innovation. The contest recognizes up-and-coming leaders under 40 amongst the organisation’s 850 member companies. In 2018, the Journal de l’assurance highlighted him as one of the Top 25 New Leaders in insurance for his work and involvement in the industry. 
Jean-Michel is involved with the McCord Museum and sits on the Board of Directors for the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of Pharmacists and Drug Free Kids Canada.

Session 2: Global Benefits Governance

Genevieve will provide a summary of Global Benefits Governance and Beth will share her experience with Global Benefits.

Genevieve Lemieux

GBA, Vice-President – Health & Benefits Practice Leader for Ottawa Health Solutions, Aon

Genevieve is responsible for client relationships, for presence in the National Capital Area and Atlantic and for aligning the local Health & Benefits practice within the Central Region. She manages the largest accounts in Ottawa and works closely with key clients in both the Ottawa and the Toronto areas. Genevieve provides advice to clients on a wide range of compensation related concepts and design and help domestic and multinational clients find benefits coverage that will meet their needs
Laurent Brosseau

Sales Vice-President at Aetna International

Based in Montreal with an office in Toronto, Laurent is responsible for business development for Canada coast to coast. Laurent held different sales leadership positions at Insurers, TPAs and MGAs where he developed his expertise for expatriate, inpatriate and business travel insurance along with other special risks. He holds a certificate in global benefits management and is fellow of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (ISCEBS). This Montreal University Hautes Études Commerciales alumni, wanted to do career in International commerce and marketing. He found in global benefits and insurance a great opportunity to specialize, differentiate and have a fulfilling and rewarding career helping businesses grow beyond borders assuring employees stay healthy, safe and productive.

Beth Tremblay 

Global Benefit Lead with Shopify

Beth is the Global Benefits Lead at Shopify, the leading multi-channel commerce platform, headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.  She is responsible for benefit, leave, retirement and perk plans for 4,000 employees in more than a dozen countries.  Prior to joining Shopify, Beth worked as a Senior Benefit and Compensation Analyst at Export Development Canada and Computer Sciences Corporation.  She also has prior group benefits consulting experience from Aon.  Beth holds a Certificate in Global Benefits Management and Group Benefits Association designation from the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists as well as a Bachelor of Commerce with concentration in Human Resources from the University of Ottawa.   
Jayson Gallant, B.Pharm, M.Sc
Director, Clinical Drug Management
Jayson holds a bachelor degree in pharmacy and a master’s degree in hospital pharmacy, both from Université de Montréal. Prior to joining Sun Life, he worked in multiple practice settings (hospital and retail pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, public payer, pharmacy benefit manager) which led him to build a solid understanding of the pharmaceutical landscape and its stakeholder. Most notably, in the past few years, Jayson developed an expertise in drug evaluation by working at INESSS (Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux) and at TELUS Health.

In his current role at Sun Life Financial, Jayson oversees the clinical aspects of the different drug management programs, such as the Drug Risk Management process and the prior authorization program.

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Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular Price
Regular membership$75.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership$75.00 CDN
Associate$75.00 CDN
Student$75.00 CDN
Non Member$110.00 CDN
Member PriceNon Member Price
half round table of 6 of 6$450.00 CDN$650.00 CDN
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