Bilingual December E-News

COMMENTARY FROM THE CEO

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November / December, 2017

Dear Stakeholders of the New Brunswick Health Research Enterprise, Since our latest e-Newsletter, we made another significant announcement: the four successful teams of the NBHRF-CABHI Seniors’ Care: Strategic Innovation Fund (SC-SIF).

Mr. Ron Riesenbach, Vice-President Innovation and Chief Technology Officer at Baycreast Health Sciences and CABHI, bringing greetings from CABHI at the SC-SIF an- nouncement. Click here to read the entire CABHI press re- lease .

Hon. Lisa Harris, Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care. GNB-DSD; Dr. Bruno Battistini, President, CEO and Scien- tific Director, NBHRF; Jonathan Suckling, Portfolio Manager -- Innovation Office, CABHI with the first recipients of the SC-SIF funding. Click here to read the entire NBHRF press release and Telegraph Journal article .

The first draft release of the Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations regarding PMPRB is out. Provide your comments to Karen Reynolds, Executive Director, Office of Pharmaceuticals Management Strategies, Strategic Policy Branch, Health Canada, T: 613-957-1692 or PMR-Consultations-RMB@hc-sc.gc.ca .

On November 24, Health Canada launched a public consultation on the proposed regulatory approach for the proposed Cannabis Act. This approach builds on the ex- tensive consultations already conducted by the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation and on Canada’s existing system of regulated production of cannabis for medical purposes and industrial hemp. The proposed regulatory approach priori- tizes protecting the health and safety of Canadians while enabling a competitive legal industry made up of large and small enterprises in all regions of the country to produce quality-controlled cannabis. The

proposal is outlined in detail in the consultation paper: Proposed Approach to the Reg- ulation of Cannabis . All Canadians and interested stakeholders are invited to share their views on the proposed regulatory approach online until deadline of January 20, 2018. Health Canada welcomes written submissions or input provided online . On December 6, Minister Petitpas Taylor announced new appointments to the Gov- erning Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research . The Governing Council develops CIHR’s strategic directions, goals and policies, approves CIHR’s budget, and evaluates the organization’s overall performance and achievements. Congratulations to the six new appointed members, including one from Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia) -- Dr. Alice Aiken. There has been no representative from New Brunswick for more than a decade.

Dr. Alice Aiken Vice-President, Research Dalhousie University

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