Past Summit Events – 2016, 2017, 2018 Drug Pricing Policy Summit

Drug Pricing Policy Summit – new name: Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada 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

And in French: Sommet sur la politique des prix des médicaments: Mesurer les progrès et laisser notre marque 

To view recordings of the presentations, click here to visit DPPS 2017 on youTube | For additional background information on 2016 and 2017 Summits please click here


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


Click here to read the 2018 DPPS Event Report and in French: RAPPORT SOMMAIRE – SOMMET SUR LA POLITIQUE DE PRIX DES MÉDICAMENTS 2018


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):

Scott Wallace – Value-based Health Care: What Is It and How Can We Move It Forward?

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?

Fact Sheet: What are the Social Determinants of Health?

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

Greg Webster – Real World Evidence and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Dr. Ann Cavoukian – Don’t Think of Privacy as a Barrier: Health Data Deserves the Strongest Protection

Cal Marcoux – Privacy and Security at CIHI


To learn more about the DPPS Working Groups or to inquire about getting involved in them, or for more information please contact 


To view all details and recordings for the 2019 Summit, please CLICK HERE

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