The MedTech Market in Canada – Regulatory, Reimbursement Protocols & Initiatives in Support of MedTech Development

March 6, 2018 | 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Massachusetts Medical Society
860 Winter St
Waltham, MA 02451, USA
Member Cost:
$ 50
Nonmember Cost:
$ 75

Canada has long been this nation’s top trading partner, and it’s MedTech industry is of primary interest to medical device manufacturers looking to expand into that country. This seminar will examine the essential elements of expanding into Canada from product registration to spread and scale of MedTech innovation in Canada. We will begin with an overview presentation on Canada’s unique healthcare and reimbursement systems, followed by a review of the regulatory approval system and Medical Device Single Audit Payment pilot project at Health Canada, and we’ll conclude with a look at the support initiatives for medical device companies in Ontario, Canada’s largest Province with a healthcare budget of over $50 Billion.



Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking


Welcome and Introduction

The Canadian Healthcare System and Reimbursement Environment
Ryan Clarke and Paul Bradley - Accelera Canada

Health Canada’s Medical Device Product Review and Approval Protocol
Peggy Seely, Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer, Health Canada

The Medical Device Single Audit Program:  The Canadian Experience & Future Implications
Linda Chatwin, North American Manager Medical Device Regulatory Services, UL

Healthcare Innovation in Ontario & Support Initiatives for Emerging MedTech Companies
Bill Charnetski, Chief Health Innovation Strategist, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Industry Perspectives on the Canadian Medical Device Market
Panel discussion among industry executives and experts on experiences and “lessons learned” including above speakers and the local Canadian Federal Government Trade Commissioner, Christine Sarkisian


Program Concludes