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The Canadian Pharmaceutical Landscape Training Course
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Week 1: 
Canadian Healthcare Environment

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Develop a better understanding of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry and environmental influences that impact the commercialization of pharmaceuticals

  • Gain an understanding of how pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement works in Canada


  • Kyra Trainor (Director, Pangaea Group)

  • Marc Lafoley (Director, Pangaea Group)

  • Fakher Aissa (Sr. Director, Market Access, Lundbeck)

Week 3: 
Product Launches & Regulations

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand the commercial planning and product launch processes within pharma and key terminology used 

  • Understand the role of PAAB in communicating to healthcare professionals and patients with respect to education and promotion


  • Victoria Vertesi (SVP, Scientus Pharma Inc.)

  • Erika Majdalani (Reviewer, PAAB)

  • Kyra Trainor (Director, Pangaea Group)

  • Marc Lafolay (Director, Pangaea Group)

Week 2: 
Career Pathways in BioPharma

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand the key departments in pharma and how they interact with each other

  • Types of roles and responsibilities for jobs with science degrees and how they engage with stakeholders


  • Donald Elrich (Director, Reg. Affairs, Janssen)

  • Bruce Seet (Director, Med Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur)

  • Kyra Trainor (Director, Pangaea Group)

  • Marc Lafoley (Director, Pangaea Group)

Week 4: 
Managing Your Career & Networking

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Incorporate new and unique ways to be more successful in your career 

  • Network with industry leaders and like-minded colleagues

Group Hosts:

  • Ronnie Miller (President & CEO, Roche Canada)

  • Paul Petrelli (GM, Jazz Pharmaceuticals)

  • Brian Canestraro (GM, Intercept Pharma Inc.)

  • Jayne Paterson (Business Head, Oncology, GSK)

  • Frederic Fasano (President, Valeo Pharma)

  • Eileen McMahon (‎Partner, Chair of Intellectual Property and Food and Drug Regulatory Practices, Torys LLP)

In collaboration with our partners at The Pangaea Group, we've developed our Canadian Pharmaceutical Landscape Training Course. 

Who should attend?

Anyone looking to enter the pharmaceutical industry with a background in STEM.

What is the course format? 
Sessions are offered online in the evenings over the course of 4 weeks. Presentations and interactive group discussion with sessions led by industry leaders in pharma. 

What are my learning outcomes? 
Attendees will have a broader understanding of the pharmaceutical industry activities & how scientific degrees integrate into the pharmaceutical landscape.


Dates: TBD

Takes place every week, a total of 4 interactive sessions + 3 TA sessions


Tuesdays (Course)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

Thursday (TA Session)

7:00pm - 8:00 pm ET

What are Past Attendees Saying? 


"I really enjoyed the training; I developed a much better understanding of the Canadian Pharma landscape, and which role I could play in it in the future. Moreover, the interaction with industry leaders was really inspiring!"


"The Canadian Pharmaceutical Landscape Training Course is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in either beginning or furthering their understanding of the pharmaceutical industry. This course took me behind the scenes of pharmaceutical companies in Canada, provided insight on how to communicate with industry leaders, and pushed me to move outside of my comfort zone to better prepare for a career in the pharmaceutical industry."

"I was surprised at how much useful information they were able to pack into four 2-hr sessions. Best money I have spent in a long time."

"This course exceeded all of my expectations. We learned a lot of valuable and relevant information every week and I now feel much more prepared to apply for jobs in the pharma industry. I am extremely happy that I took this course."

Early Bird Tuition (Deadline 11:59pm May 24, 2021)

$890.00 + HST CAD 

Regular Tuition = $999.00 +HST CAD

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Refund Policy:

A full refund will be given for cancellations received 14 days prior to the event. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start date will be ineligible for a refund; however, 100% of the course fees can be deferred to the next Canadian Pharmaceutical Landscape Training course. Organizers reserve the right to cancel the course. In the event the course is canceled a full refund will be issued.

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