André Picard

Author and Journalist; Health Columnist

The Globe and Mail

André Picard is a health columnist at The Globe and Mail and a bestselling author, including 2021’s Neglected no More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic, as well as Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada, and The Path to Health Care Reform: Policies and Politics. Additionally, he is currently a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism, Writing, and Media with his lessons focusing on the pandemic and public policy.

André has received much acclaim for his writing, including the Michener Award – a prestigious award dedicated to meritorious public service journalism, the Centennial Prize of the Pan-American Health Association – an honour presented to top health journalists in the Americas, the 2020 Owen Adams Award of Honour – the highest Canadian Medial Association award available to a non-physician, and recently the 2021 Tribute Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation – an award presented to media luminaries who have made an exceptional impact. He is also an eight-time finalist for the National Newspaper Awards – Canada’s version of the Pulitzer Prize.

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Agenda: Day 1 Oct 5, 2020

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Position your Company to Succeed in the Brave New World of Canadian Healthcare

Canadians were severely impacted during COVID-19 due to a lack of domestic pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing. Is now the time for a reset to the industry/government partnership? Set your company up for future success with insights from an experienced and objective voice, André Picard. Engage in a high-level conversation on:

  • The history of the pharma industry in Canada
  • Valuable lessons to actionable learnings from the pandemic
  • Indications that ‘the times, they are a changing’


Carve out your company’s place in the evolving world of Canadian healthcare.

Agenda: Day 2 Oct 6, 2020

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