CARE™ Biosimilars Regional Summit 2017 - WEST

Thank you for attending the CARE™ Congress on Biosimilars – WEST

The CARE™ Congress on Biosimilars – WEST was a great success!

This regional meeting served as a platform for health care providers from Western Canada to meet, discuss, and share opinions with regards to how biosimilars are going to impact Canadian healthcare.

Presentations reviewed the basic science, clinical trial data for biosimilars, and considered the current and potential impact biosimilars will have on the Canadian landscape. Regional perspectives were provided from different stakeholders, including: specialists, advocacy groups, allied health care representatives, legal, payers, and Health Canada.

Thank you to all attendees, speakers, panelists and sponsors who participated in the event!

Speaker Topics

Scientific Review – 
Dr. Ismael Samudio (Centre for Drug Research and Development)

Review of Biosimilars Clinical Data – Dr. Remo Panaccione (University of Calgary)

Advocacy Group Perspective – Cheryl Koehn (Arthritis Consumer Experts)

Allied Health Care Perspective – Alexandra Charlton, Stephanie Hubbard (Alberta Health Services)

Legal & Ethical Perspective – Eileen McMahon (Torys LLP)

Payers Perspective – Jocelyn Milburn (Alberta Health Services)

Health Canada Perspective – Lu-Ning Cui, MD (Health Canada)

How to Integrate Biosimilars into Clinical Practice – Dr. Cynthia Seow (University of Calgary)


Dr. Remo Panaccione
University of Calgary

Date: October 19th, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
2008 Airport Road NE, Calgary, Alberta
Glacier Meeting Room


Dr. Christopher Andrews
Gastroenterologist, University of Calgary

Dr. Anthony Russell
Rheumatologist, University of Alberta

Dr. Cynthia Toze
Hematologist, University of British Columbia

Dr. Carolyn Owen
Hematologist, University of Calgary

Gail Attara
President and CEO of GI Society

Stephanie Hubbard, NP
Alberta Health Services


Ismael Samudio, PhD – Centre for Drug Research and Development

Cheryl Koehn – Arthritis Consumer Experts

Alexandra Charlton, B.Sc., Pharm – Alberta Health Services

Eileen McMahon – Torys LLP

Jocelyn Milburn – Alberta Health Services

Lu-Ning Cui, MD- Health Canada – Clinical Evaluation Division

Cynthia Seow, MD – University of Calgary

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