Main Conference Day One

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM KEYNOTE: Project Last Mile: Leveraging Coca-Cola Expertise to Improve Potency of Vaccines through higher Cold Chain Equipment Uptime

Trip Allport, Delivery Lead, Project Last Mile David Sarley, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Trip Allport

Delivery Lead
Project Last Mile

David Sarley

Senior Program Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM KEYNOTE: Value your Data like your Value your Money: Making the Commitment to be Big Data Driven

Dirk deRoos, Product and Competitive Strategy, Product and Competitive Strategy


Dirk deRoos

Product and Competitive Strategy
Product and Competitive Strategy

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM THREE PART PANEL DISCUSSION: Ensuring Continuity of Care for our Patients: Addressing Drug Shortages in Canada and Industry-Wide Mitigation Techniques

Marc Boisvert, ComOps Supply Chain Director, Sandoz Canada Jill Craven, Vice President Pharmacy Services, Mohawk Medbuy Corporation Christine Donaldson, Vice President of Pharmacy Services, HealthPRO Tony Martins, Head of Supply Chain, Pharmascience


Marc Boisvert

ComOps Supply Chain Director
Sandoz Canada

Jill Craven

Vice President Pharmacy Services
Mohawk Medbuy Corporation

Christine Donaldson

Vice President of Pharmacy Services

Tony Martins

Head of Supply Chain

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Marrying Procurement, Logistics & Quality Teams Objectives to Achieve Organizational Goals

Dennis Haikalis, Director, Corporate Quality Programs, Dynacare Laurence Caron, Supervisor, QA Complaints and Distribution, AbbVie Canada Ryan Mitchell, Director Procurement North America, Sanofi


Dennis Haikalis

Director, Corporate Quality Programs

Laurence Caron

Supervisor, QA Complaints and Distribution
AbbVie Canada

Ryan Mitchell

Director Procurement North America

1:35 PM - 2:15 PM Controlling CRT: Adapting your Processes to Maintain Stringent Quality Standards & Stay Off the Regulators’ Radars

Bill McGillian, Associate Director of Global Logistics, Merck & Co.


Bill McGillian

Associate Director of Global Logistics
Merck & Co.

1:35 PM - 2:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Lifting the Veil on Last Mile Operations – Getting to the Root of Maintaining Product Quality from End to End

Vincent Bureau, National Transportation Manager, McKesson Canada Scott Oliff, Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations, Shopper's Drug Mart


Vincent Bureau

National Transportation Manager
McKesson Canada

Scott Oliff

Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations
Shopper's Drug Mart

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM End-to-End Decision Making: Zoetis’s Journey from the Vendor Selection Process to Design to Launch of Custom Packaging Solutions

Jacquie McLeish, Senior Operations Manager, Zoetis Louise Labelle, Affiliate Quality Leader, Zoetis


Jacquie McLeish

Senior Operations Manager

Louise Labelle

Affiliate Quality Leader

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM MAKE YOUR CASE DEBATE: The Automated Supply Chain: How Big Data Analytics Paired with New Technology is Changing the Way we Make Decisions: Risk Assessments vs Simulation Technology

Cedrick LaPorte-Roy, Head of Supply Chain, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Canada


Cedrick LaPorte-Roy

Head of Supply Chain
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Canada

3:35 PM - 4:15 PM TWO PART SERIALIZATION DELIBERATION: Part One- Case Study: Valeant Pharmaceutical’s Route to Achieving Serialization Compliance for Multiple Lines

Manohar Menon, Director of Engineering, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.


Manohar Menon

Director of Engineering
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

3:35 PM - 4:15 PM CRT Solution Round Up: Protecting your Ambient Products without Breaking your Budget

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Life Cycle Approach to Process Validation: Effective Transitioning from API to Commercial Processes to Ensure a Continuous Supply

Naheed Sayeed-Desta, Manager, Technical Operations - Process Validation, Apotex


Naheed Sayeed-Desta

Manager, Technical Operations - Process Validation

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Door to Door Temperature Control: Maintaining Quality while Keeping Costs in Check for Direct to Patient Shipments

5:05 PM - 6:00 PM End of Day Team Building Keynote: Taking Flight with DISC: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does

Merrick Rosenberg, CEO and Co-founder, Take Flight Learning, Author, The Chameleon


Merrick Rosenberg

CEO and Co-founder, Take Flight Learning
Author, The Chameleon