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CETA and Changes to Canada’s Pharmaceutical Patent Regime: Too Much or Not Enough IP?

This briefing provides a clear description of Canada’s complex pharmaceutical patent regime, and determines the likely effects of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement on drug prices, manufacturing, and exports.

Briefing | 23 pages | March 2014 | David Verbeeten | The Conference Board of Canada

Surveying Levels of Commitment to Innovation in the Canadian Health Care System

Dr. Gabriela Prada presents a 60-minute recorded webinar that goes over the results of a recent Conference Board survey. You’ll get the story behind the numbers and come away with crucial insights into what needs to be done to move forward in Canadian health care, to bring more beneficial, cost-effective innovation into the system.

Recorded Webinar | March 2014 | Gabriela Prada | The Conference Board of Canada

Bring the World to Your Campus: Global Trends and Best Practices in Attracting International Students

This 60 minute recorded webinar highlights the latest trends in international student recruitment and attraction strategies that are currently proving to be successful for institutions around the world. It identifies best practices to help your organization achieve enrolment objectives. It also outlines the global market so that you can better understand the competition you are facing when recruiting international students.

Recorded Webinar | March 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

The Views and Interpretations of Transportation Policy Experts: What’s Next for Transportation Policy?

This briefing—based on presentations and discussions that took place at a meeting of The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Transportation Infrastructure—discusses current research gaps in transportation policy that could be considered for the next review of the Canada Transportation Act, set to begin in 2015.

Briefing | 10 pages | March 2014 | Vijay Gill | The Conference Board of Canada

Innovation in Healthcare

Development of an innovation culture and program is a key ingredient to unleash the creative spirit of staff required to be successful in today’s health care environment. The Harris Health System’s approach to Innovation has brought significant returns, including reduction of operational cost as well as improvement of health care services. This recorded webinar features four of Harris Heath System’s active contributors.

Recorded Webinar | February 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

The Power of Ideas - Accelerating Innovation to Overcome Challenges

This 60 minute webinar features Ramez Naam, computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author. In his remarkable book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, Ramez Naam charts a course to supercharge innovation - by changing the rules of our economy - that can lead the whole world to greater wealth and human well-being, even as we dodge looming resource crunches and environmental disasters and reduce our impact on the planet.

Recorded Webinar | January 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Corporate-Aboriginal Relations: Building Mutually Beneficial Partnerships

The Conference Board of Canada's Council on Corporate Aboriginal Relations and Business Council for Sustainability presents a webinar with Julie Abouchar, Partner - Certified Environmental Law Specialist and Katherine Koostachin, Associate, both with Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, LLP that explores the subject of partnerships between the private sector and Aboriginal organizations.

Recorded Webinar | December 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

What Canadian CIOs Can Do to Help Drive Innovation

The Conference Board of Canada has released The New CIO Value Proposition: Leading Innovation for Business Value and Growth, a report that addresses how the human element impacts innovation at a corporate level. This webinar with Sarah Dimick, report author, brings the report findings to life. She hones in on the role of Chief Information Officers (CIOs)—once the knowledge base touch point and key strategist, and now changing and growing to include innovation.

Recorded Webinar | December 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

Second Summit on Sustainable Health and Health Care

A recent Ekos study conducted for The Conference Board of Canada found that 90 per cent of Canadians think health care should be the main priority for national decision-makers. Many experts believe spiralling costs, an aging population, and deficit and debt reduction at all levels of government challenge the very survival of effective universal care. Meanwhile, others argue that we should invest more and leave the status quo unchanged. Whatever you think, Conference Board research shows that despite increased spending, Canada's health care system is less effective than those of other countries, such as Germany, Switzerland, France, and Australia.

Conference e-Proceedings | November 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

How Much IP is Enough and How Much is Too Much? CETA and Canadian Pharma

This 45 minute webinar provides an overview of Canada's IP regime and patent process; and critical review of CETA's provisions in this area and the impact on Canada's pharmaceutical industry and national health innovation landscape.

Recorded Webinar | November 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

Utilisation des réseaux sociaux pour propager la santé et le mieux-être : La santé contagieuse

Les médias sociaux et la ludification peuvent servir à diffuser des messages de promotion de la santé. La présente note d’information passe en revue la campagne efficace de médias sociaux A Lung Story, menée en 2012, et le programme de santé et de mieux-être de Next Jump.

Note d'information | 12 pages | October 2013 | Jeannette Lye | Le Conference Board du Canada

Contagious Health: Spreading Health and Wellness Through Social Networks

Social media and gamification can deliver health promotion messages. This briefing looks at the successful 2012 A Lung Story social media campaign and Next Jump’s health and wellness program.

Briefing | 11 pages | October 2013 | Jeannette Lye | The Conference Board of Canada

Adding Value—Competitiveness in Canadian Manufacturing

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present Adding Value—Competitiveness in Canadian Manufacturing (International Best Practices and the Innovative Ecosystem), a special webinar that discusses the recent report released by the Conference Board of Canada, Adding Value—Canada as a Platform for Global Manufacturing: Competitiveness in Canadian Manufacturing. The 45-minute session is with report author Sarah Dimick, Research Associate, Technology and Innovation at the Conference Board of Canada.

Recorded Webinar | September 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

Understanding Provincial Healthcare Performance: New Comparisons, New Analysis, New Insights

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present a special webinar that will showcase new analyses of provincial healthcare performance that drill down on selected indicators to understand how differences  are dispersed  between categories of indicators.

Recorded Webinar | September 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

Contagious Health: Spreading Health and Wellness through Social Media

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present Contagious Health: Spreading Health and Wellness through Social Media, a special webinar that provides a critical review of recent social media campaigns aimed at health awareness and promotion. The 45-minute session draws on models of behavioural change and the influence of social networks.

Recorded Webinar | July 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

Success in Fast-Growth Markets: Strategies for Smaller Players

Fast-growth markets offer Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses significant opportunities, but can present more complex challenges than Canada’s traditional export markets. This briefing provides evidence-based strategies for success. It is part of the Conference Board Global Commerce Centre’s Tool Kit for Growth Markets. Cette publication comprend un résumé en français.

Briefing | 17 pages | July 2013 | Carole Couper, A. Rebecca Reuber | The Conference Board of Canada

The Health Innovation Portal: Identifying and sharing innovative practices from across Canada

In November 2012, the Health Council of Canada launched the Health Innovation Portal so Canadians can learn about and share innovative health care practices, programs, services and policies from across the country. The Health Innovation Portal helps health care managers, providers, policy makers, and researchers identify practices that are working in Canada, so they can adapt them and put them into practice in their own settings.

Recorded Webinar | June 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

Patient Remote Monitoring and Self Management: Are we Ready?

Mr. Lane Desborough discusses what Medtronic is doing regarding remote patient monitoring and whether the general public is ready for such a dramatic change in health care data management.

Recorded Webinar | June 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

Energy Futures for Canada: Four Plausible Scenarios

Join us for a special 60-minute webinar that explores Energy Futures for Canada: Four Plausible Scenarios. During this session, David Stewart-Patterson, Vice-President of the Board’s Public Policy division and report author and Director of National Security and Strategic Foresight, Satyamoorthy Kabilan, explore a list of key drivers and the four divergent scenarios and highlight issues including: The regional impacts within Canada of global energy prices; The risks to all Canadian firms of severe climate change; The optimal use of energy as a critical element of national strategy; Choices of investment in energy technologies; The impact of regulatory processes and internal markets; The conversion of finite resources into enduring financial assets.

Recorded Webinar | May 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

Paving the Road to Higher Performance: A Webinar on Benchmarking Provincial Health Systems

The Conference Board of Canada presents a webinar that explores results of a recent report on the health system performance benchmarking framework developed by the Conference Board’s Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care. Paving the Road to Higher Performance: A Webinar on Benchmarking Provincial Health Systems introduces some of the results of new research that tracks and compares a large number of health care indictors across provinces. These indicators can be used to highlight differences in health status and health systems and to provide evidence that will make it easier to focus on priority areas and monitor the impact of policies over time.

Recorded Webinar | May 2013 | The Conference Board of Canada

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