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DIA’s Canadian Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies Conference is the premier place to hear from expert pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and regulatory personnel. The latest updates in pharmacovigilance, risk management, and drug safety will be presented from both a global and a tailored Canadian perspective.

Great learning opportunity with Health Canada speakers to get the latest updates and be able to directly ask them questions.
-Previous Attendee

Very informative. I liked how we had the opportunity to discuss issues/topics with Health Canada.
-Previous Attendee


  • Risk management for opioids
  • Cybersecurity and implications for pharmacovigilance
  • Round table with Inspector
  • Canada vigilance update by Health Canada

Travel Once, Learn Twice!
This year the Canadian Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies Conference will be co-located with the DIA Annual Canadian Meeting. Maximize your education and time by attending both! Save* $150 when you register for both!
*You must register for both events at the same time. 

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the current Canadian regulatory framework for pharmacovigilance
  • Identify current pharmacovigilance issues facing Marketing Authorization Holders in Canada
  • Describe the challenges of cybersecurity and strategies to cybersecurity implementation

Program Committee

  • Rita  Cassola, RPh
    Rita Cassola, RPh Executive Director PV
    Certus PV Services Inc, Canada
  • Marcia  Bailey, BSN, MHS, RN
    Marcia Bailey, BSN, MHS, RN Consultant
    Marcia Bailey Solutions, Canada
  • Colin  D'Cunha, MD, MHS, FRCPC
    Colin D'Cunha, MD, MHS, FRCPC Director, Global Medical Affairs
    Apotex Inc., Canada
  • Melissa  Hunt, MSc
    Melissa Hunt, MSc Scientific Manager
    Health Canada, Canada
  • Marc F. Poitras, PhD, MBA
    Marc F. Poitras, PhD, MBA Scientific Manager, Marketed Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Bureau
    Health Canada, Canada
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*Save $150 when you register for both at the same time!

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