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Benefits 2019

This session looks at some of the developing issues plan sponsors face in the benefits field.

With over half of employees in today’s workplace dealing with chronic conditions such as diabetes, mental illness and cardiovascular disease, Chrissy Piraino, of Shoppers Drug Mart, will look at the leading causes of chronic disease, how the workplace is impacted, and solutions available to plan sponsors including pharmacogenomic testing and health coaching.

Chronic pain and depression are a common and growing problem in Canadian workplaces that have largely been addressed by pharmaceutical solutions to the point of crisis. Abhimanyu Sud, MD, CCFP, will illustrate the current massive cost of these medical issues upon Canadian society and explore some behavioural and cognitive therapies that are proving effective and economical.

The ‘Express Scripts Canada 2019 Prescription Drug Trend Report: Active Management Critical’ calls prescription medication non-adherence “a real health crisis.” Michael Roszak, of Express Scripts Canada, will explain why a holistic, highly personalized approach to plan design is necessary to turn the tide on medication adherence.

Join our expert speakers; Chrissy Piraino, Director of Business Development, for the Health Solutions Group at Shoppers Drug Mart, Abhimanyu Sud, MD, CCFP, Academic Director of Safer Opioid Prescribing & lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and Michael Roszak, Chief Operating Officer, at Express Scripts Canada in this Benefits and Pensions Monitor, Meetings & Events ‘Benefits 2019’ session.


Who Should Attend?

Benefit plan sponsors, group insurers, benefits consultants, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare stakeholders.


Registration Fees

Attendee Registration Fee of $169 CAD plus tax (group insurers, benefits consultants, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare stakeholders)

‘Early Bird’ Benefit Plan Sponsor Registration Fee $39 CAD plus tax
(Early bird rate ends May 9, 2019)

Benefit Plan Sponsor Registration Fee $59 CAD plus tax
(Starting May 10, 2019)

The first 20 benefit plan sponsors to register
will receive a $20 Tim Hortons gift certificate

For questions and plan sponsor registrations, please contact Kristyn Dougall, Director, Meetings & Events at 705-252-5074 or

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joelle Glasroth, Event Account Manager at or 416-494-1066 ext 11


June 20, 2019


7:30AM - Breakfast + Registration
8:30AM - 11:30am - Event Sessions


Vantage Venues

150 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5H 1J9


Attendance certificates are available upon request to receive your CE credits

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