On November 15 and 16 of 2016, Drug Pricing Policy in Canada: Mobilizing Patients to Action (the Summit) was held for the first time in Toronto. The event stemmed from the collaborative efforts of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, the Save Your Skin Foundation and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, with the contributions of several volunteers, panelists and other collaborators. It is now an annual event.
The Summit offers a space for patients, patient advocates, caregivers and their groups from all disease and disability areas to come together and examine how they can meaningfully participate in and influence regulatory, public and private drug pricing policy processes in Canada. In addition to hearing recommendations and ideas from key stakeholders to inform and guide their discussions on these issues, participants work to identify tangible strategies and action items in the short, medium and long term to shape drug pricing policy in Canada, and to make related processes more transparent, accessible and inclusive.
To view the formal event report, please click this link: Drug Pricing Policy in Canada – Report.
If you would like to view the presentations that were made at the 2016 Summit, please check out our Youtube channel.