National Forum on Drug & Medical Device Liability

Venue: Sutton Place Hotel

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Sep 24, 2003 End Date/Time: Sep 25, 2003
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Times continue to be turbulent for the drug and medical device industry in Canada. Class actions are gaining more and more muscle, new theories of liability such as medical monitoring and fear of injury are emerging, and U.S. claims continue to spill over into the turf of drug and device companies north of the border. From the intricacies of the ongoing individual and class action tainted blood cases to the settlement strategies in the recent landmark cross-border Sulzer hip settlement, lessons abound for all drug and device companies and product liability litigators in Canada.

The Canadian Institute's Drug and Medical Device Liability conference will provide you with the most important legal updates and practical tools to help you minimize exposure and manage claims effectively. You'll hear from experienced lawyers, regulators and industry representatives on such critical topics as:
* How the billion dollar Sulzer settlement came out of protracted U.S. and Canadian litigation — from counsel on the front lines
* Tactics and strategies that were used successfully in both the individual and class action tainted blood cases
* How to effectively manage multi-jurisdictional class actions
* New and evolving claims to watch out for, including medical monitoring and fear of injury
* The U.S. legal landscape and how Canadian companies are being affected
* Tips and traps for product warnings, labelling and recalls
* Permissible use of the media by plaintiffs and defendants
* The role of hospitals, physicians and regulators in the litigation
And much more!

The conference concludes with a dynamic, interactive panel of in-house counsel on managing risk, managing documents, retaining experts, and preparing for discovery.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to master the intricacies of drug and device liability, while networking with your peers from across the country. Delegates will also benefit from a comprehensive set of conference materials, prepared by the faculty specifically for this conference — a valuable resource both during the conference and long after it is over.


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