Webinar Series


BIOTECanada is pleased to draw on its members’ expertise to bring you practical business advice during this global crisis. Recordings of past webinars can be found here. Please refer to our events calendar for upcoming sessions.

Session 1: Biopharma Exit Outlook in the Age of COVID-19
Silicon Valley Bank – Jon Norris & Anne Woods

Session 2: Canadian immigration and the effects of COVID-19
Farris LLP – Ryan Neely

Session 3: Economic Outlooks & Navigating IRAP’s Innovation Assistance Program
Deloitte – Anita Shinde, Joyce Drohan, Stephen Lopes, and Jason Ding

Session 4: Managing the ever-changing workplace during COVID-19: What employers need to know
Norton Rose Fulbright – Heather Cameron & Chantal Arsenault

Session 5: Government Economic Assistance for Biotech Companies
Gowling WLG – Colin Green, Neena Gupta, Ted Thiessen

Session 6: Enhancements to biotech funding programs during COVID-19
BioTalent Canada – Rob Henderson

Session 7: Data Hubs for Health Solutions: Protecting the Value of your Data
Norton Rose Fulbright – Maya Medeiros & Alexis Kerr

Session 8: Business Stability, Contractual Relationships and Risk Management
Gowling WLG – Cynthia Elderkin, Jahmiah Ferdinand-Hodkin, Lorraine Mastersmith

Session 9: Managing Drug Supply in Canada: Lessons learned and future risk
Pangaea Group – Kyra Trainor & Marc Lafoley

Sessions 10: Maximizing Your Investment Partnering Meetings at BIO 2020 (PART 1)
Cédric Bisson (Teralys Capital), Maha Katabi (Sofinnova Investments), Gordon McCauley (adMare BioInnovations)

Session 11: Maximizing Your Investment Partnering Meetings at BIO 2020 (PART 2)
Jamie Stiff (Genesys Capital), Anne Woods (SVB), Gordon McCauley (adMare BioInnovations)

Session 12: Understanding Foreign Threats, Interference, and Cyber Security in the Canadian Life Sciences Sectors
With representatives from CSIS & CCCS
NO RECORDING – resources available on request

BIONATION: Connect with Canada LIVE – coinciding with BIO Digital
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Federal Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry
Nadine Beauger (IRICoR)
Gordon McCauley (adMare BioInnovations)

BIONATION – Advantage Canada: Going Global
keynote: Juan Enriquez
moderator: Rob Annan, Genome Canada
panelists: Ali Tehrani, Zymeworks
Maha Katabi, Sofinnova
Fred Ors, IMV

BIONATION – Banking on Biotech: Game Changing Solutions
moderator: Didier Leconte, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ
panelists: Dawn Bell, Novartis
Nancy Harrison, Amplitude
Anne Woods, SVB
Peter van der Velden, Lumira

BIONATION- Talking Talent Across the Biotech Ecosystem
Featuring a conversation with The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Host: Andrew Casey, BIOTECanada
Moderator: Rob Henderson, BioTalent Canada
Ali Tehrani, Zymeworks
Clarissa Desjardins, Trimera Capital
Heather Delage, BioVectra
James Taylor, Precision Nanosystems


World of Immunization Webinar

Moderator: Andrew Casey, BIOTECanada
Host Partner: Estefania Bertania, A&C, Your Global GMP Partner
Trina Racine, VIDO- InterVac
Dion Neame, Sanofi Canada
Jean- Simon Diallo, Virica Biotech


BIONATION– Rebuilding Canada’s Economy. Greener. Cleaner. Stronger.

Host: Andrew Casey, BIOTECanada
Opening remarks: Bruce Anderson, Chairman, Abacus Data
Dr. Bettina Hamelin, President & CEO, Ontario Genomics
Dr. Stuart Smyth, Agri-Food Innovation and Sustainability Enhancement Chair, University of Saskatchewan
Brian Brazeau, President, Novozymes North America; VP of Bioenergy, Novozymes