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GETTING TO ACCESS Innovative approaches to innovative medicines

Date: March 29, 2017 - March 29, 2017
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
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INNOVATIVE MEDICINES OFFER OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Why this forum matters: Innovative drug therapies are medicines that can:

Offer a substantial improvement over existing therapies; for example, biologics can modify the underlying cause of a condition rather than just treat the symptoms;

Address an unmet need; many drugs for rare disease are the first to be developed for that condition

Target the (unique) characteristics of a subgroup of patients based on genetic makeup and/or other individual characteristics

Cure the disease; for example, by eliminating the cause (hepatitis C virus), replacing abnormal cells (stem cell replacement), or modifying the faulty gene But innovative therapies come at a price that is often considered “unaffordable” under current assessment processes

Individual high-cost therapies can have an identifiable impact on overall drug plan budgets, whether private or public

DRAFT AGENDA

Individual Registration:

  • $995 early bird rate (before February 24)
  • $1250 regular rate (after February 24)
Patient Registration: 
  • $495 early bird rate (before February 24)
  • $650 regular rate (after February 24)

If you are a patient representative who would like to attend the forum but need financial assistants to cover the registration fee, please email us at info@raredisorders.ca