McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Drug Discovery and Translation-Innovating Health Care in Challenging Times

  • Seminar Information


Monday, October 31, 2016


4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


MDCL 3020


  • Dr. Steve Gyorffy, Director of Specialty Care Medicine, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd.
  • Dr. Ted Witek, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Chief Scientific Officer, Innoviva; Senior Fellow, Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation of The University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Faculty of Pharmacy; Past President and Chief Executive Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim in Canada Ltd.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain understanding of drug development from preclinical to Phase III registration
  • What are the current and future challenges in bringing new medicines for unmet medical needs?
  • How are new agents funded and made accessible to patients?
  • Become familiar with challenges beyond drug registration and bridging the "second valley of death" for the pharmaceutical industry

Contact Information:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706

Video with Dr. Eric Brown