Exploring Pharmacare Options: A Critical Analysis

June 13, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMFairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

Please join us for lunch on Thursday June 13, 2019 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 – 9 Ave. SW Calgary.

For the past several months, the policy team at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been working to understand, summarize, and visualize the various models of pharmacare that have been published in recent reports. The team has been building and testing their thinking with a variety of stakeholders, including federal and provincial policy makers, academics, and key thought leaders. The resulting work is a useful resource which:


·        Summarizes nine published models of pharmacare

·        Plots them according to incremental cost to government

·        Assesses each model according to four pharmacare principals

·        Maps stakeholder objectives to the spectrum of models

Cancellation Policy

 This session will be presented by:


Warren Xu, BSc, MSc

Public Policy Analyst


Warren Xu is an analyst with the National Policy and Federal Affairs team at GlaxoSmithKline where he researches health and pharmaceutical policy in Canada. 

He is a member of the Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) pharmacare working group and has an interest in data-driven policy and utilizing data visualization to bring clarity to decision making. Warren has an MSc in biomedical engineering from the University of Calgary and a BSc in biochemistry from Queens University.



Thursday June 13, 2019       
11:30 am to Noon - Registration and Buffet Lunch                         
Noon to 1:30 pm - Presentation and Questions         



Fairmont Palliser Hotel                         
133 9th Avenue SW                         
Oval Room








Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $ 69                          
Future Members: $ 129                          
Table of 8: $ 699                       
GST #106865330 RT0007



Krista Frayn                         
Phone: (403) 888-3185           



Who Should Attend:

  • Human resource professionals
  • Employee benefits providers and benefits consultants
  • All employers responsible for benefit plans
  • Health Care professionals’


In recognition of the continued support of our members, we will be showing our appreciation by drawing for a $50 gift card.  All members in attendance at program luncheons will be entered in the draw.

CE Certificate of Attendance can be provided upon request.

AIC CE Credits Pending.


Kim Duxbury