The 2009 Annual Conference was held April 19th – 21st, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel. The theme of the 2009 conference was “A Look to the Future: Medication Use, Safety and Effectiveness under Economic Uncertainty.” The meeting brought together Canadian academic researchers, federal and provincial policy makers, pharmaceutical industry representatives, and other experts. Conference abstracts are posted at The Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (

CAPT 2009 Final Program

We have been granted permission to post the following presentations:

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Health Policy Symposium
Drug policy and decision making in uncertain times

Stuart MacLeod
Optimal therapeutics in the cauldron of uncertainty

Neil MacKinnon
Current controversies in Canadian Drug Policy

Olaf Koester
Utilization Management Agreements: a new policy direction

Karen Philp
Putting what really matters to patients into the heart of health policy: the key to sustainability of our healthcare system

Dawn Graham
Access to innovative pharmaceuticals: moving from the yes/no imperative to how

Monday, April 20th, 2009


Steve Morgan
The Blockbuster Sunset: what changes in the primary care pharmaceutical market mean for research and policy


Jeffrey Hoch
Frankenstein, Dracula and net benefit regression: what you need to know

e-Prescribing: Opportunities and Directions

Robyn Tamblyn
Computerization of prescribing, dispensing & drug management: New opportunities to improve the safety and effectiveness of drug management

Health Policy Symposium
Incorporating social values into drug reimbursement decision-making: perspectives from the provinces, the public and the press

Beth Kapusta

Regis Blais

Ana Johnson

Ghislaine Cleret de Langavant

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Hot Topic: CEDAC/CDR: Past learnings, future directions

Angela Rocchi

Robert Peterson

Frédéric Lavoie

Brian O’Rourke

Hot Topic: Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network

Diane Forbes

Judith Glennie

Olaf Koester

Cynthia Sunstrum

Ingrid Sketris