The Canadian Pharmaceutical Landscape Training Course


Registration is closed! Our next cohort will be in Fall 2021!

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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. Presentation and interactive group discussion with sessions run by industry leaders in pharma. 

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

Module 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


Module 2: The Structure of Pharma 

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


Module 3: Key Pharma Processes and Regulations
Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand the brand planning process within pharma and key terminology used 

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

Module 4: Managing your Career and Networking 

Learning Outcomes: 

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

  • Network with industry leaders and like-minded colleagues



Dates: Sep 22, 2020 - Oct 13, 2020

Takes place every week, a total of 4 sessions



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


(For more info on the course faculty click on a name below)

Kyra Trainor, Director Pangaea Group

Marc Lafoley, Director Pangaea Group

Session Speakers/Moderators

Paul Petrelli, General Manager, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Ronnie Miller, President & CEO, Roche Canada

Carol Stiff, Head, Santen Canada

Sylvie Pilon, Head of Marketing Emergent Biosolutions

Patrick Massad, Commissioner PAAB

Brian Jahns, VP Global Marketing, ZYUS Life Sciences

Diane Drolet, Business Unit Head, Women’s Health, Bayer

Brian Canestraro, GM, Intercept Pharmaceuticals


$890.00 + HST CAD

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Refund Policy:

A full refund will be given for cancellations received 30 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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