Vancouver Benefits Summit

May 24, 2019
Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

The 2019 Vancouver Benefits Summit

The theme of this year's conference is:

Changing with the times
As today’s employees change and become more health conscious, so too must employer benefits plans. What can you do to ensure your plans are evolving with the needs of employees? Are you covering the treatments they need and offering them support to help manage their health?

At the Vancouver Benefits Summit, learn how to make your organization its healthiest by starting with your benefits plans.  

This event is designed for brokers, plan advisors and senior level personnel within plan sponsor organizations in both the public and private sectors.

Who Should Attend?

All employers responsible for benefits plans, as well as brokers and benefits consultants, are welcome to attend.

CE Credits
We will be applying to the Institute for CE credits.

Price
This full-morning conference will cost $139+tax to attend.

 

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Vancouver Benefits Summit

May 24, 2019
Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver


This is a full-morning conference. It will begin with breakfast at approximately 7:30 a.m. and will wrap at approximately 12:00 p.m. with closing remarks.


 

Featured panel:

Should there be "optional drug classes" in today’s drug plans?
Several categories of drugs are optional for a plan sponsor to include or exclude in their drug plans: such as vaccines, sexual dysfunction, fertility, smoking cessation and obesity treatments.  Is it still relevant for plan sponsors to choose whether they are covered or not? Why are these categories handled differently and should they be? This session will examine whether it’s time to upgrade these categories to standard drug plan inclusions and ponder the question: Are drug plans designed in line with current therapy options and relevant conditions impacting the workplace?

Panellists:
Dr. Ali Zenter, medical director, Revolution Medical Clinic
(Participation made possible by Novo Nordisk)


Other panellists to be announced shortly.

 

Featured session:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – What is it, why is it so popular, and what is with this e-therapy stuff?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the subject of many recent articles relating to benefit plan design and disability management. In addition, a variety of digital therapy products are emerging in the marketplace. The problem is that few people outside of the world of psychology and psychotherapy actually know what CBT is, let alone understand the digital versions of CBT. Learn how CBT works, how it is different than counselling, and about other evidence-based psychotherapies. This session will be of interest to anyone who is considering adding a digital product to a benefit plan, or who already has a digital product.

Speaker:
Peter Gove, innovation leader, health management, Green Shield Canada

 

 

More information to be posted shortly.

Vancouver Benefits Summit

Vancouver Benefits Summit - Speakers CONFERENCE SPEAKERS





Dr. Ali Zenter

Dr. Ali Zenter

Dr. Ali Zentner received her undergraduate medical degree from McMaster University and completed her internal medicine residency with an extra year of cardiology training at the University of Calgary.  She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Zentner was the medical director of the Live Well Exercise Clinics from 2013-2018. Live Well is a unique prevention clinic which offers medically supervised exercise based programs in the lower mainland and expanding across the country. As medical director Dr. Zentner was instrumental in establishing these programs and bringing them to the mainstream. From 2015-2018, Dr. Zentner was the medical director of the Vancouver Island Bariatric Program and built the program into a multidisciplinary bariatric program which now supervises the bariatric surgeries of over 200 patients annually. After three years as director, she moved on to establish a similar bariatric program within Fraser Health region. With a wealth of clinical and practical experience, Dr. Zentner built Revolution Medical Clinic and serves as its medical director. Revolution is the realization of almost two decades in practice in obesity and metabolic medicine.

 



 

More speakers to be posted shortly.

Event Location: Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

Contemporary accommodations bring more fun to travelers staying at 489-room The Fairmont Waterfront, a luxury hotel set in a prime location in Vancouver where lots of fun destinations are within reach. A wide array of delicious food choices are featured at ARC Restaurant + Bar, with guests and locals invited to indulge in the local and handcrafted cuisine offered throughout the day


Address:

900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC V6C3L5

For more information about event logistics, please contact Emma Ramsey at
Emma.Ramsey@tc.tc


 



FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
FOR AGENDA
INFORMATION
FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Francesca Allman
Francesca.Allman@tc.tc

Lauren Harris
Lauren.Harris@tc.tc
Emma Ramsey
Emma.Ramsey@tc.tc

Join the conversation! @BenCanMag


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