Welcome

My PMCQ

The PMCQ is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of facilitating lifelong learning, career development and networking opportunities for professionals in pharma, bio and life sciences here in Quebec.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Holiday Soirée: Networking and Game Night!

Past Events

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Eco-Responsibility: Not just a trend, but good business

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Digital Health – Regulation Challenges in Canada and Worldwide

News

April 20, 2021
GREEN SHOOTS OF OPPORTUNITY

The Covid-19 era has created a clear dividing line where many needs and behaviours have shifted in our lives and we can expect these changes to remain present long after the pandemic.

This is indeed a transformational experience that should be viewed as a great opportunity to look at things from a different angle, to innovate and find better ways of operating to create a competitive advantage.

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Sign up for the PMCQ newsletter if you are an employee of these companies: AbbVie, BMS, Lundbeck, Merck, Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer & Sanofi. Stay informed of conferences, events and updates.

BECOME A MEMBER

Expand your horizons
Join a select group of over 450 members from all sectors of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries: strategic planning, product management, CME, public affairs, R&D, publishing, advertising, business communications and more.

Thank You to our Partners

Our prestige corporate partners

Our corporate partners

Our educational partners

Our supporting partners

Our Club

PMCQ is an acronym for the Pharmaceutical Marketing Club of Quebec and we – the more than 500 members of PMCQ – are in one way or another, all connected to the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. PMCQ members come from all walks of industry life including: strategic planning, product management, external affairs, R&D, medical publishing, advertising, media, CME, human resources, market research, corporate communications and more!

The PMCQ’s mission is to facilitate lifelong learning, career development and networking for Pharma professionals. In essence, PMCQ brings pertinent business issues, trends, policies and practices into sharper focus for its members. We accomplish this by hosting monthly guest speaker forums featuring topics as varied as: DTC advertising, patient compliance, stock market investing, population demographics and public policy. Because our members believe strongly in the value of professional networking, PMCQ’s educational mandate is enriched by social and charitable activities. PMCQ is a not-for-profit organization.

The PMCQ Board is staffed by VOLUNTEERS. People in these positions change from year to year, therefore, structure provides a framework for operating continuity. Pharmaceutical companies, various agencies and industry suppliers have been represented on the Board in recent years. Core positions on the Board include: President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, a group of Directors and the Past-President. If you’re interested in volunteering your help or your company’s services, we’d love to hear about it! Every PMCQ sub-committee needs helping hands.

President's Message

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“At fifty-four, I am still a work in progress, and I hope that I always will be.” – Michelle Obama

At 64, the PMCQ is always progressing and evolving to provide educational and networking opportunities to our members.

The first step of our continuous progress is nominating a new 2021/2022 PMCQ President. With great honour and privilege, I lead the PMCQ as its 57th President – working with esteemed volunteer board members and corporate/educational sponsors to produce impactful education events, networking, and development opportunities.

The second step of progress  is a brand-new executive team and VP structure to align with our new ways of working:

  • VP of Social and Communication (new) – aligning our way of communicating and socializing into one voice
  • VP Strategy and Technology (new) – Linking PMCQ strategy to our technology needs to ensure that our way of working and our way of interaction are aligned
  • VP of Culture (new) – Ensuring that the history and essence of PMCQ is reflected in our innovations and practices for now and in the future
  • VP of Finance and VP of Sponsorship structure are maintaining and driving the financial security and sponsorship vision to match PMCQ member needs and provide value to our sponsors

The third step of progress is creating a choice for our members & sponsors because giving options drives our new ways of working. The choice to be in person or virtual. The choice that matches your lifestyle and needs. The PMCQ is meeting you there too with a mix of hybrid, virtual, face-to-face events, different times of the day to reach as many people as possible!

A new President, new VPs and structure, and an exciting 2021/2022 curriculum are sure to bring the winds of change to PMCQ while maintaining our core PMCQ values and culture; 2021 will indeed be an exciting and innovative experience in progress.

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Iain Boomer

President, PMCQ
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Mariana
Amaya

PMCQ Director
Novartis

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Julie
Arel

PMCQ Past-President
AbbVie

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Simon
Berdnikoff

VP, Education
Novartis

Iain

Iain
Boomer

PMCQ President
Abbvie

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Gabriela
Dobos

VP, Social and Communication
BMS

ZeshanFarooqui

Zeshan
Farooqui

PMCQ Director
Merck

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Georges
Ged

Vice President, Brand Development
Brand Institute - BI

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Taline
Karasseferian

PMCQ Director
Novartis

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Anton
Lebedev

PMCQ Director
PPD

Junior Mentor

Junior
Mentor

PMCQ Director
Otsuka

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Michael
Ness

PMCQ Director
Data-Ad

Kimberly
Nehme

PMCQ Director
Sanofi

Shana
Nunes

PMCQ Director
Merck

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Melinda
Platte

VP, Sponsorship
Pfizer Canada ULC

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Shannon Quinn

PMCQ Director
Sanofi Canada

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Jadzia
Ronald

VP, Culture
Elsevier Canada

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Carlos
Sarmento

VP, Treasurer
Pfizer Canada ULC

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Harvey
Schwartz

VP, Strategy and Technology
Engage Presentations

Accounting / Administration

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Hélène Brassard

PMCQ Secretary

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Lucien Perreault

PMCQ Accountant

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