Event

25

November 2020

[FREE DIGITAL EVENT] Inspiring the Next 100 Years of Health Innovation & Care

11:30am-12:30pm | Digital event - FREE EVENT,

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2021 marks the 100th anniversary of Banting and Best’s landmark discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto. A century later, the prevalence of diabetes in Canada is escalating rapidly, with a disproportionate impact on Indigenous and racialized communities. It’s time we bend the curve.

How will Canada address health inequities to care for our most vulnerable populations? How can we foster health care innovation for the next generation that works for everyone?

Diabetes 360° is a modern-day roadmap to tackle these challenges. Join the Economic Club of Canada as our leading panel of distinguished experts discusses this framework for a national diabetes strategy to achieve measurable outcomes for all Canadians. In 2021, Canada once again has an opportunity to lead with bold coordinated action and innovative care to end diabetes once and for all.

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[FREE DIGITAL EVENT] Inspiring the Next 100 Years of Health Innovation & Care

Beatrice Clerc

President
Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.

Beatrice Clerc

Béatrice Clerc joined Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. as President in September 2019. Most recently, Ms. Clerc was Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Novo Nordisk France, where she demonstrated her leadership by improving patient access to innovative medicines and overseeing the launch of several new therapies during her tenure. She first joined Novo Nordisk's French affiliate in 2008 as Marketing Director.

Ms. Clerc comes from France where she previously held roles at Schering-Plough, Sanofi and Pfizer. She received a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Université de Caen Normandie, and her Master of Business and Administration from ESSEC.

Bryan Borzykowski

Founder & Editorial Director
ALLCAPS Content

Bryan Borzykowski

Bryan Borzykowski is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editorial director of ALLCAPS Content, an agency that works with finance and healthcare organizations to create consumer-quality branded content and communications. Bryan's work has appeared in the New York Times, CNBC, Wired, Washington Post, BBC Capital, MoneySense, the Globe and Mail and numerous other publications. He also appears weekly on CTV News Channel and SiriusXM to talk business news and he's co-authored three personal finance books.

Darren Fisher

Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health
Dartmouth-Cole Harbour

Darren Fisher

Darren Fisher defines what it means to be community-oriented, coming from a long line of entrepreneurs and civic participation. The Fisher family has called Dartmouth-Cole Harbour home for generations; operating businesses, volunteering and being actively involved in their community.

Before entering federal politics, Darren was a small business owner and active community volunteer. In 2009, he was elected to Halifax Regional Council and re-elected in 2012. Darren was also elected by his peers to represent them as Deputy Mayor in 2014.

Darren was elected as Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour in 2015, and re-elected in 2019. Darren was named the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health in 2019. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Health, Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association, and the Canada-United Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association.

He is a strong advocate for National Pharmacare, as he firmly believes that all Canadians deserve affordable access to the prescription drugs they need. He previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on National Defence and the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

Darren sponsored two Bills in the House of Commons in his first term – both becoming law in Canada.

Darren’s Private Member’s Bill, The National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act (known as #BrightIdea) received Royal Assent in June of 2017. Darren was proud to sponsor Dartmouth Senator Jane Cordy’s Senate Public Bill, An Act Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day, which has also received Royal Assent.

Darren lives in Dartmouth with his wife Anne, their two children, Bruen and Ava, and their Wheaten Terrier named Tobey.

Dr. Laura Rosella

Epidemiologist and Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

Dr. Laura Rosella

Dr. Laura Rosella is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics. She is an Affiliate Scientist at the Institute of Better Health at Trillium Health Partners and holds scientific appointments at the Vector Institute and ICES. Her research focuses on using novel analytics to inform prevention and care strategies at the population level, with emphasis on risk and impact assessment, including health system costs and impact. She is a recognized expert in Type 2 diabetes and informing population-level approaches to prevention that consider the social determinants of health. Notably, Dr. Rosella was awarded the Brian MacMahon Early Career Epidemiology Award by the Society for Epidemiologic Research and was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

Dr. Robert Bell

MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSE (hon)

Dr. Robert Bell

Robert Bell served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Health from 2014 to 2018. Prior to this role, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network for nine years. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Princess Margaret Hospital, the Chair of Cancer Care Ontario’s Clinical Council and the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario.
Dr. Bell received his Doctor of Medicine from McGill University, a Master of Science from the University of Toronto and achieved his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1983. He completed training in Orthopaedic Cancer Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University in 1985, and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2005.
Dr. Bell is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. As an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, health system executive, clinician-scientist, and educator, Dr. Bell has more than 40 years of health care experience.
Today he provides advice to a number of private and public organizations and has published his first novel “Hip”. All proceeds from that novel benefit the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Jeff Cyr

CEO
Raven Indigenous Impact Foundation

Jeff Cyr

For nearly 20 years, Jeffrey Cyr has provided strategic leadership for Indigenous, not-for-profit and government organizations. He is Métis and from the traditional territory of the Métis Homeland in the Red River Valley in Manitoba, Canada and a proud husband to Nicole and father of five. He is currently a Managing Partner of Raven Capital Partners, CEO of the Raven Indigenous Impact Foundation, past Chair of the Indigenous Innovation Council for the Indigenous Innovation Initiative at Grand Challenges Canada and a guest lecturer at Oxford University's SAID Business School in Social Finance. In 2019 Jeffrey was elected as an Ashoka Fellow for leading work in social finance in Indigenous communities. Recently, he was Vice-President of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative at Grand Challenges Canada and sessional lecturer at Carleton University in Public Policy and Senior Director for the Moose Hide Campaign, a grassroots campaign to end violence against women and children. Mr. Cyr has been active in supporting Indigenous social innovation and building Indigenous social finance mechanisms in Canada. He is the former Chair of the Institute Advisory Board for Indigenous Peoples Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Prior to establishing Raven Capital, he was the Executive Director of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) and spent over a decade working in the Government of Canada in key leadership roles in various departments including the Privy Council Office.
A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Mr. Cyr holds a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Languages and Politics and Masters of Arts (with distinction) in Political Studies/International Relations.

Laura Syron

President & CEO
Diabetes Canada

Laura Syron

Laura is the President & CEO of Diabetes Canada, the country’s largest national charitable organization working to end diabetes. In this role, Laura leads a $35M organization with 100 staff across Canada focused on preventing, caring for people living with, and curing diabetes through investments in education, advocacy and scientific research.

Prior to leading Diabetes Canada, Laura had the privilege of steering and managing high-performance teams for three well-known not-for-profits over the past 20 years including the Arthritis Society, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Before her work in the NFP sector, Laura worked in the for-profit sector at consumer packages goods leader Procter & Gamble, holding senior marketing positions in the Canada business until her move into NFP.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She has two teenage boys and enjoys golf, yoga and cooking. In addition to her family and her professional career, Laura is a life-long volunteer.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."
John Quincy Adams

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