CPBI Pacific : Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

May 9, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:00 AMVancouver Terminal City Club, Vancouver, British Columbia
Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In Person

*Registration deadline: May 4th, 2017 12PM PST. Online registration will close on this date.

CPBI Pacific Breakfast Session : Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Session description

In this session, employers will gain insight into the challenges of medical marijuana as it gains acceptance into treatment protocols in a number of disease states.  Recent cases involving the pressure on Group benefit plans to add coverage for treatments, duty to accommodate, contractual impediments and potential ways to consider the addition of medical marijuana treatments to benefit plans.  The pressure on employers to add these products for patients in treatment will continue to rise as acceptance of these protocols become more prevalent.  Learn what workplaces can and will be facing in the future.



As Senior Vice President of Group Business, Shelley is responsible for the development and execution of sales growth and retention strategies for Pacific Blue Cross as well as profitability through her leadership of Group Underwriting. She leads our Group team in exceeding client expectations through exceptional service and continuous product improvement.

Shelley is a seasoned group benefits professional and has been part of the Blue Cross organization in Canada for more than 27 years. Prior to joining Pacific Blue Cross, she was Vice President of Group Business (Atlantic Canada) with Medavie Blue Cross, working in Moncton, NB.

She brings additional thought leadership to Pacific Blue Cross. Shelley is Past-President of the Canadian Council on Integrated Health Care and is a conference speaker on a wide variety of topics related to the group benefits industry. Before relocating to Vancouver in 2015, Shelley was a member of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau (Atlantic Provinces) and served on the Advisory Council of the Order of New Brunswick Award for several years.

Shelley is a past recipient of the Rogers Media Who’s Who in Healthcare Award and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her significant contributions to the local community. She has also volunteered in Africa and the U.S. with Habitat for Humanity Global Village.

Shelley Kee
Senior Vice President of Group Business,
Pacific Blue Cross

Register a group of 5 or more and get 20% discount.

Schedule for Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

  • Breakfast       7:30 am - 8:00 am
  • Presentation   8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Location: Terminal City Club 837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

CE Credit: Certificates confirming education hours will be offered, with which attendees may seek corresponding accreditation via their preferred regulatory body. You need to sign the attendance sheet at the registration table.

*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.

Fees and Registration
Membership Types Regular Price
Regular membership $50.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership $50.00 CDN
Associate $50.00 CDN
Student $50.00 CDN
Non Member $75.00 CDN
Member Price Non Member Price
Table of 8 $320.00 CDN $320.00 CDN
Table of 6 $240.00 CDN $240.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy