Patients Redefining Healthcare Summit

(formerly known as Drug Pricing Policy Summit)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit 2020

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 5th Annual Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit (previously the Drug Pricing Policy Summit), being held virtually this year.


This annual patient education and awareness Summit is a joint project between Save Your Skin Foundation and the Canadian Psoriasis Network. This year, Value-Based Healthcare Canada (an initiative of the Conference Board of Canada)  joins as the co-host of our session on value-based health care.


Ongoing barriers and systemic issues experienced by patients in Canada have become starkly clear in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual Summit will share information on the state of health and health care for different populations and how COVID-19 has impacted population health as well as specific policy issues facing Indigenous communities, older adults, populations living with mental health issues, and people experiencing income insecurity. The audience will include members of the patient and caregiver community from all disability and disease areas as well as other health care stakeholders.


In addition, the Summit will update attendees on the progress of value-based health care (VBHC) projects in Canada. The Summit will continue to focus on shifting toward a value-based approach to health care in Canada that improves value to patients, particularly as we move toward ongoing mitigation and eventual recovery from the pandemic.


It will also continue to foster collaboration and partnerships between patient and caregiver communities and other relevant health care stakeholders.

Register for the Summit or see full Agenda and more information at this link:


ALSO – join us for a Pre-Summit webinar November 24, 2020, 12pm ET / 9am PT 

Webinar – Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit: The Starting Line

CLICK HERE to Register:

Introduced and facilitated by Louise Binder, Health Policy Consultant, this webinar will review concepts presented at the 2019 Summit, A Dose of Reality: Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada. Presentations will include recordings of Jennifer Clawson, Health Systems and Value-Based Health, Boston Consulting Group, and Dr. Ambreen Sayani, Health Strategist and Consultant, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. There will be time for Question/Answers in between the presentations and at the end of the session.


Summit Agenda

This virtual Summit will take place for a couple of hours per day across four days. Registration gives you access to attend the entire event. However, only patient and caregiver participants are invited to the fourth day. As with previous years, each session will end with facilitated breakout sessions to analyze what has been learned. Patient and caregiver participants will have their own breakout sessions while observer participants (non-patient or caregiver participants) will have dedicated breakout discussions. As mentioned above, the last session on December 10 will be open only to patient and caregiver participants.

Recordings from each day will be posted promptly so that participants can view any missed sessions.

There is no cost to this event.


Keynote Session
Monday, November 30, 2020 10:30AM-12:45PM ET

Key Populations Session
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00-3:15PM ET

Value-Based Health Care (VBHC): Health Care Solutions for Canada
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 12:00-2:30PM ET

Patient and Caregiver Action Planning
Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:00-1:30PM ET

For additional details please CLICK HERE!

On November 12-13, 2019, Save Your Skin Foundation, Canadian Psoriasis Network, and Schizophrenia Society of Ontario co-hosted the 4th Annual Summit, A Dose of Reality: Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada. The 2019 Summit builds on the three previous 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.


Click here to read the 2019 Summit Reports:

A Dose of Reality: Patients Redefining Healthcare Summit 2019 Report

Une dose de réalité: Les patients redéfinissent l’avenir des soins de santé au Canada – Rapport 2019


View playlist of presentation recordings from the 2019 Summit: A Dose of Reality: Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada

Or select from the list below to view individual presentation recordings:


Welcome, Overview of Summit, & 101 on Health Systems

Panel 1: Updates on Health Care in Canada   

Megan Bettle, Director, Centre for Regulatory Excellence, Statistics & Trials (CREST), Biologics & Genetic Therapies Directorate, Health Products & Food Branch, Health Canada

Wayne Critchley, Senior Associate, Global Public Affairs

Eric Sutherland, Executive Director, Data Governance and Strategy, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Robin Martin – Greetings on behalf of the government from Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Hon. Christine Elliott    

Sharon Clarke, Program Lead, Indigenous Health, CIHI

Panel 2: Updates on Health Care in Canada (cont’d)   

Sarah Berglas, Manager, Patient Engagement, Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Marie-Claude Aubin, Coordonnatrice scientifique en pharmacoéconomie, Direction du médicament Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS)

Jennifer Clawson, Partner & Associate Director, Health Systems and Value-Based Health, Boston Consulting Group

Karen Voin, Vice President Group Benefits and Anti Fraud, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc (CLHIA)

Highlights from the morning presentations


The Determinants of Access to Care    

Dr. Ambreen Sayani, Health Strategist and Consultant; Coordinator Lung Cancer Screening Study, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

Focus on Value-Based Health Care in Canada   

Jennifer Rayner, Director, Research & Evaluation, Alliance for Healthier Communities

Monika Slovinec D’Angelo, Ph.D., Director of Health, Conference Board of Canada

Eva Villalba, Executive Director, Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec

Monika Slovinec & Eva Villalba Presentation

Stacie Myers, Manager of Outcomes Research & Development, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (iCHOM)

Day 1 Closing Remarks


Day 2 – Welcome Back

Patient Panels from across Canada (BC, AB)    

Patient Panels from across Canada (SK, MB)

Patient Panels from across Canada (ON, QC)

Patient Panels from across Canada (NL, NB, PEI, NS)



For more information please contact 


Please CLICK HERE to see reports, videos, and details from 2016, 2017, and 2018 Summits

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