March 2016

Making the Case: The Value of Pharmacy Services to Sustainable Pharmacare

11:30am-1:30pm | Doubletree Hotel Downtown - 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto

Pharmacists are consistently rated as one of the most trusted professionals in Canada; their accessibility and visibility within their communities also means they are often the first point of contact for patients who are looking for timely, informed health information. Pharmacists also play an integral role in Canadian healthcare when it comes to providing better health outcomes for their patients and reducing overall costs for the healthcare system. Join Canadian Pharmacists Association Chair Carlo Berardi and CEO Perry Eisenschmid for a presentation and lively discussion on two much discussed and debated issues -- the future of pan-Canadian pharmacare and the value of pharmacy services in Canada.

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- 12:00pm Formal remarks begin - 12:45pm Lunch is served -

- For information about accessibility, please email lapointe@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to lapointe@economicclub.ca 48 hours in advance of event.

Making the Case: The Value of Pharmacy Services to Sustainable Pharmacare

Carlo Berardi, BScPhm, MBA

Canadian Pharmacists Association

Carlo Berardi, BScPhm, MBA

Carlo Berardi was elected Chair of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) in 2015 and is the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) representative on the Board of Directors.

Carlo has been on the OPA Board since 2007, serving as Chair in 2013-2014. Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Carlo has been the pharmacist-owner of an independent community pharmacy in the Sudbury area for the past 26 years and an active member of the community and strong advocate for the pharmacist profession.

Throughout his time as a CPhA and OPA Board Member, Carlo has played a key role representing the profession before governments and stakeholders, advocating for an expanded role for pharmacists in the delivery of health care in Canada.

Carlo holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Perry Eisenschmid, BBA, MBA, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.

Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Pharmacists Association

Perry Eisenschmid, BBA, MBA, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.

Perry Eisenschmid was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) in June 2013.

Perry has extensive experience in marketing financial services, consumer packaged goods and not-for-profit member services. His broad expertise includes marketing, sales and information technology with specific interest in strategy, branding, product management, web and social media innovation.

Perry obtained his BBA and MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University. In 2010, he achieved certification as a Chartered Director (C.Dir.), and in 2013, he received Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certification (H.R.C.C.C.), both from the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.

Prior to joining CPhA, Perry was the Vice President of Marketing, Sales and IT with the Conference Board of Canada. He also had business responsibility for the organization’s multi-million dollar subscription and publications business and its web-based distribution channel. He was President and CEO of CIBC Trust and an executive for several years in CIBC’s Wealth Management Group.

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