Calgary Drug Trends Summit

October 24, 2019
Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary

2019 Calgary Drug Trends Summit

Want to learn about up-and-coming industry developments that will impact your drug plan? Benefits Canada welcomes you to join us at the 2019 Calgary Drug Trends Summit.

This year’s event will feature presentations intended to educate plan sponsors and advisors around specific disease states and challenges, new drug treatment categories/offerings and key drug trends.

How much does it cost?
$129 plus tax.

Should I attend?
If you’re an employer responsible for your organization’s drug plan, benefits, wellness, human resources and/or corporate health – or a broker, benefits consultant, group insurer or advisor – then this summit is where you want to be. 



Francesca Allman

Cassandra Williamson-Hopp
Katerina Galkina

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Calgary Drug Trends Summit

October 24, 2019
Fairmont Palliser, Calgary

Please note: this agenda is subject to change.

Plan sponsor case study: Fluor Canada and Husky Energy
This exclusive case study will explore the benefits plans of two national employers: Fluor Canada and Husky Energy. Moderated by Benefits Canada, this interview-style session will touch on topics including drug plan design, wellness initiatives and human resource trends.

Michelle Ginter, senior human resources manager, Fluor Canada
Steve Sproule, manager, health, benefits and retirement policy, Husky Energy


More details coming soon.

Chronic Disease at Work - Speakers

Calgary Drug Trends Summit

October 24, 2019



Michelle Ginter

Michael Koehn

A distinguished University of Lethbridge graduate, Michelle has worked in human resources for 19 years. Michelle’s experience within HR has covered benefits, retirement, employee relations, talent acquisition, compensation, payroll and talent development. Michelle’s career has given her benefits experience both as a plan sponsor and an insurer. She has worked in non-profit, the public sector and private industries such as oil, gas, manufacturing and engineering. For the past six years, Michelle has lead benefits and HRIS for Fluor Canada Ltd, overseeing benefits, retirement, wellness and SAP. Michelle has recently co-chaired the ‘People Charter’ at Fluor Canada and is building a culture focused on employee wellbeing. Michelle volunteers with Fluor Cares regularly including the Food Bank and United Way – but is most well known as her alter ego “Jackie,” the Fluor mascot, which can be seen most often at Fluor Rope Square during the Calgary Stampede. Michelle resides in Calgary with her husband and three daughters.


Steve Sproule

Michael Koehn

A University of South Carolina graduate, Steve has worked in the employee benefit industry since 1986. The past 13 years he has been responsible for health, benefits and retirement programs at Husky Energy in Calgary, Alberta. Steve is most proud of the health initiatives introduced including Mental Health First Aid, Men at Risk -- and in conjunction with AHS and the MHCC, The Working Mind. Volunteer experience includes chairing the Lindsay Park Sport Society, sitting on the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health awards selection committee, and the Calgary CPBI board and program committee. Most recently, Steve became a member of the CMHA Calgary Board. A former national team swimmer, he resides in Calgary with his wife, Leslie, and has two grown daughters.


More details coming soon.

Event Details

Fairmont Palliser Hotel
133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Calgary's premiere hotel, the Fairmont Palliser, is admired for its stunning architecture and impressive history. Centrally located, this landmark is near the city's financial and business district, and is just a short walk away from Calgary's lively shopping scene and ars, entertainment and culture venues. The hotel offers distinctive accommodation, and guests have referred to it as both majestic and classic. Since opening on June 1, 1914, the Fairmont Palliser has delivered outstanding hospitality, and it is the top choice to celebrate special occasions and to stay during business and leisure trips. With comfortable, luxurious accommodations and a prime location, the Fairmont Palliser Hotel is where you want to be.

Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Getting there:

By bus:

• The Greyhound Bus Depot is on the same street as the hotel. To get from the station to the Fairmon Palliser, it is about a five-minute taxi ride away.

By car:

From YYC Calgary International Airport:

• Take Barlow Trail North
• Left on Airport Trail
• Deerfoot Trail South
• Right on 16th Avenue
• Right on 6th Avenue
• Left on 3rd Street SW
• Left on 9th Avenue

From the North (Edmonton):

• Take HWY-2 South Towards Calgary
• Take Memorial Dr exit, EXIT 256
• Merge onto Memorial Dr West
• Take the ramp toward 4 Ave S
• Turn slight left ontop 4 Avenue Flyover
• Left onto 1 St SE
• Right onto 10 Ave SE
• Take the 1st right onto 1 St SW
• Take the 1st right onto 9 Ave SW

From the East or West (Kananaskis):

• Take TransCanada Hwy 1 East to 16th Avenue
• Turn on Centre Street (Southbound)
• Turn right onto 6 Ave SW
• Turn left onto 3 St SW
• Turn left onto 9 Ave SW
• The Fairmont Palliser is just past 1 Street SW

From the South:

• Take Hwy 2 North, Macleod Trail Northbound
• Turn left on 10th Avenue
• Right on 1st Street SW
• Right on 9th Avenue


Valet Parking:
• Please park your vehicle in front of the hotel's main entrance on 9th Avenue. Rates extended to patrons who enjoy hotel dining outlets or facilities only.

Overnight* includes in and out access
• Sunday - Thursday, $40
• Friday - Saturday, $25

• Monday - Friday, up to 4 hours $20, more than 4 hours, $40 (full-day rate applies)*
• Saturday - Sunday, up to 4 hours $10, more than 4 hours, $15*

Prices include GST. *Rates are subject to change.

Self -Parking:
Impark lot with access off of 10th Avenue West or East or off of 9th Avenue (east of hotel). Take elevators to third floor and walk west to hotel mezzanine entrance. Please note that the hotel does not own or manage the Impark lot and prices are subject to change without notice.

Early Bird (Tuesday – Thursday, enter before 9 a.m., valid until 6 p.m.) - $5
All Day (Tuesday-Thursday, valid until 6 p.m.) - $27
All-Day Special (Monday and Friday, valid until 6 p.m.) - $18
Evenings (from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. next day) - $6
Weekends (Saturday to Sunday and holidays, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m.) - $6


Francesca Allman

Cassandra Williamson-Hopp
Katerina Galkina