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Mapol Inc. is pleased to welcome Lara Dangourian to the Mapol Team. Lara’s role is Manager, Market Access. Lara has over eight years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Her experience with HTA submissions and her detailed knowledge of processes will provide value to Mapol's clients in the preparation of new product submissions (or re-submissions). Based in Montréal, Lara will be supporting brand pharmaceutical manufactures within a wide range of market access activities. Lara holds a Master of Science degree in Drug Development from Université de Montréal.

TORONTODec. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - In 2014 the cost of covering highly expensive and recurring drug treatments increased by 45% over 2013 for life and health insurance industry benefit plans.  This information was released today by the Canadian Drug Insurance Pooling Corporation (CDIPC), the mechanism under which Canadian life and health insurers voluntarily share the costs of highly expensive and recurring drug treatments. Read More

Mapol is pleased to announce the finalized speaker line-ups for our Annual Education & Training Seminars to be held October 19, 2015 (Toronto) and October 22, 2015 (Montreal).

To register, please email Sue-Lee at with your name, company name and address and indicate which location you would like to attend. 

Toronto - Monday, October 19, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Brampton
(905) 595-5151
2648 Steeles Avenue East 
Brampton, Ontario L6S 6J9

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Montreal - Thursday, October 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Montréal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
(514) 636-6700
800 Place Leigh Capreol
Dorval/Montréal, Quebec H4Y0A4

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Final Speaker List and Topics: 

1. New speaker just added! Montreal Only: The Role of the Pharmacist in Quebec – Winds of Change, Sophie Larouche, Pharmacist Consultant, MBA

2. Toronto & Montreal: Third Party Administrators as a Private Payer, Lynn Bice, President, Bice ‎Consulting Ltd.

3. Toronto (In Person) & Montreal (Web Conference): Private Payer PLAs: The Mechanics of Implementation from a PBM Perspective by Linda Lin, Director, Clinical Services & Pharmaceutical Strategies, ClaimSecure Inc.

4. Toronto & Montreal: Benefit Plan Renewals:  The Challenges and Choices, A Broker Perspective by Dave Patriarche, Mainstay Insurance Brokerage Inc.

5. Toronto Only: Green Shield Canada: New Products and Strategic Market Solutions by Ned Pojskic HonBsc, MSc, PhD, Pharmacy Strategy Leader, Green Shield Canada

This is a closed-door seminar for brand pharmaceutical manufacturers. Given that this event has become very popular, we encourage you to register your spot as soon as possible becuase seating is limited. 

For companies who wish to register 3 or more people (over both events in Toronto and Montreal) please contact Sue-Lee Pring ( to obtain the group discount.

Due to popular demand, Mapol Inc. is pleased to offer an exclusive Benefits Contract renewal role play video. Part of this video includes content that was originally presented live at the 2014 Mapol Spring Education and Training Seminar. 

This web video is designed specifically for brand pharmaceutical manufacturers who are interested in the contract renewal discussions between employers and benefits advisors.  Hugh Paton, an experienced benefits advisor, will share first-hand experience about what is important to employers when they negotiate their benefits plan renewal contracts.Two role playing scenarios will be showcased:

  1. Insured Group Benefits Contract Renewal - features the interaction between an Employer and its Group Benefits Insurance Broker.
  2. Self-Insured (ASO) Benefits Contract Renewal - features an interaction between an Employer and its Third Party Administrator (TPA).

This offer is valid until May 29, 2015.

1st Annual Benefits Advisors' Drug Plan Outlook Article: Drug Plan Issues Require Mutual Solutions

In partnership with Benefits and Pensions Monitor, Mapol brought together benefits advisors from across Canada with representatives of Canada’s brand pharmaceutical manufacturers on December 11, 2014 in Toronto to identify key developments in the benefits industry as they pertain to drug plans and to formulate recommendations for finding mutual solutions that will guide plan sponsors with group benefits and plan designs.

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Mapol's 2nd Benefits Advisors’ Drug Plan Outlook Meeting will be held on November 26, 2015 in Downtown Toronto. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Corinne Razem at