Announcing the 4th Annual Summit 2019: A Dose of Reality: Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada
Join Save Your Skin Foundation, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, Canadian Psoriasis Network and other patient groups for the fourth annual Summit, A Dose of Reality: Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada. This year’s Summit builds on the last three Summits which provided an unprecedented opportunity for patients, caregivers and patient representatives from diverse disease and disability groups to come together to discuss a shared vision for health care in Canada.
This year’s Summit will update participants on what’s happening in health care across the country to improve value for patients. Summit topics will focus on current Value-Based Health Care initiatives in Canada and on federal health care plans. In addition, the Summit will invite key representatives from each province to share health policy updates and discuss their current and/or potential impact on provincial health care systems and on patients. The event will also strive to renew the mandate of the patient working groups for 2020.
Click here to register! https://2019patientsummit.eventbrite.ca
A limited number of patient group travel grants will again be available based on a first-come first-serve basis once registration opens, with consideration for diversity across geographical and disease areas. Stay tuned! For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please see below for details on previous Summits.
Drug Pricing Policy Summit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
In November 2016, the first annual Drug Pricing Policy Summit (DPPS) was held in Toronto, Ontario. Click here to read the Event Report: Drug Pricing Policy in Canada: Mobilizing Patients to Action
In November 2017 was the second DPPS – varied patient groups joined the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, and Save Your Skin Foundation to discuss drug pricing policy in Canada. Click here to read the Event Report: Drug Pricing Policy in Canada: Measuring Progress and Making Our Mark
November 13-14, 2018:
Save Your Skin Foundation, the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and other patient groups held Drug Pricing Policy Summit: Patients Redefining Health Care. The 3rd annual Summit builds on the 2016 and 2017 Summits which provided an unprecedented opportunity for patients, caregivers and patient representatives from diverse disease and disability groups to come together to discuss a shared vision for health care in Canada.
The 2018 Summit dove deeper into Value-Based Health Care (VBHC), introduced to participants at the 2017 Summit, within the context of drug treatment and will build a work plan for VBHC in Canada, led by patients, caregivers and their allies. Please click here to read the DPPS 2018 Patients Redefining Health Care Backgrounder for more information. Also available in French: Sommet sur la politique des prix des médicaments ~ les patients redéfinissent les soins Document d’information
To view video recordings of the presentations, click here to visit DPPS 2018 on youTube.
Click on the links below to view PDFs of the 2018 Panel Presentations (in order of appearance in Day 1 and Day 2 Agenda):
Fred Horne – Value-based Health Care In Canada: The Time Is Now!
Dr. Andre Dias – Moving to a Value-based System
Dr. Ambreen Sayani – What are the Determinants of Health? And Why Do They Matter?
Shaneel Pathak – Store, Analyze, and Share Your Health Data
Rodney Burns – Alliance for Healthier Communities
Kathy Barnard – All.Can International: Where We Are and What We’ve Achieved
Dr. Andre Dias – A Deep Dive Into Outcomes
Cal Marcoux – Privacy and Security at CIHI
To learn more about the DPPS Working Groups or to inquire about getting involved in them, please email: DPPSWorkingGroups@gmail.com
Making awareness and education available is crucial. Since 2006, the Foundation has worked to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers focusing on education, prevention and the need for improved patient care.