PMPRB Training – Fundamentals and Advanced Workshop Seminars

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PMPRB Training – Fundamentals and Advanced Workshop Seminars

September 23, 2014 - September 24, 2014

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PDCI Market Access is hosting one-day PMPRB training workshops designed to provide attendees with the fundamentals and advanced elements of the PMPRB excessive price guidelines and regulatory procedures.

At the PMPRB training seminars, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of how PMPRB regulates patented drug prices and strategies for establishing optimal prices as presented by PMPRB workshop / seminar leader Neil Palmer and the PDCI Market Access staff.  Neil Palmer has more than twenty five years of PMPRB experience – PDCI Market Access has been providing its PMPRB expertise and strategic advice to industry clients for more than 18 years.

The one-day workshop will cover:

Fundamentals (9:00 am to 12:30pm):

  • PMPRB Overview (Mandate & Jurisdiction)
  • PMPRB links to the Market Access Process
  • Regulatory Filing Requirements (Forms 1,2,3)
  • New Medicines Scientific Review
  • New Medicine Price Review Tests
  • New Medicine Submissions – Structure & Content
  • Existing Medicines CPI and DIP Methodologies
  • Exchange rates and impact on international price comparisons
  • Compliance & Enforcement Policies (VCUs & Hearings)

Lunch 12:30 to 1:00 pm

Advanced (1:00 pm to 4:30pm) with in-depth case studies:

  • Rationale for justifying levels of therapeutic improvement
  • Selecting favourable comparators and comparative dosing
  • Retroactive Price Reviews (e.g., new patents for old drugs)
  • Negotiating VCUs (prices, excess revenues, terms)
  • Implications of Legal Decisions (PMPRB, Courts)
  • Implications of Compassionate Access, Reimbursement Assistance Programs, Product Listing Agreements
  • Contacting or meeting with PMPRB Staff (how and when)
  • Legal advice (when is it useful, when is it essential)
  • Other topics (to be proposed by workshop participants)
  • PMPRB Outlook (potential changes to PMPRB mandate)

Who should attend:

  • Pricing / Market Access / Reimbursement Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Government Affairs
  • In-licensing / Business Development
  • New Product Planning
  • Finance Department
  • Anyone concerned with product pricing

Cost: Full Day: $1,250 plus taxes   Half Day: $850.00 plus taxes.


September 23 – Toronto (Mississauga Conference Center, 75 Derry Road West)
September 24 – Montreal (Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, 800 Place Leigh Capreol, Dorval)

  • All participants receive a comprehensive workshop binder or course materials
  • Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks included
  • Free parking and free WiFi
  • 20% discount for 3 or more delegates from the same organization (registering at the same time).
  • 10% discount for members of the Canadian Association for Health Care Reimbursement (CAHR)
  • (maximum 25% discount).
  • Credit cards (Amex, Visa & MasterCard), wire payments and cheques accepted.

To register for this valuable workshop, please complete the online registration form. For more information, please contact Danielle Brunet at 613.742.8225 ext. 34.

Can’t attend? PDCI offers this and other courses in-house at your location or at our offices in Ottawa. Please contact us for more information and a quote.


September 23, 2014
September 24, 2014
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PDCI Market Access