What Are the Key Elements of Career Development and How to Make the Best Plan

Career Development WORKSHOP


What Are the Key Elements of Career Development and How to Make the Best Plan

Organized by ParsA Foundation, in collaboration with YES Montreal

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

Location: YES Montreal, 666 Sherbrooke Ouest, Suite 700, Montreal, QC, H3A1E7


Babak Abbaszadeh, MD, MBA- 

Vice President innovative medicine business unit

Vice President Medical Affairs

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Christian Roy, BEng-

Executive Vice President Health Division and Partner

TANK Communications

?Who is invited

Professionals who are seeking career development and opportunities to expand their professional network

?Who are the speakers

- Dr. Babak Abbaszadeh received his doctor of medicine (MD) degree from Tehran Azad Medical University in 1992-1999, M.B.A in John Molson School of Business 2011-2013. He worked as Medical director, medical advisor, head of medical affairs. Since 2014 he is the vice president medical affairs in Bristol-Meyers squibb.

- Mr. Christian Roy received his BEng in Chemical Engineering from University of Sherbrook in 1985-1989. His current position is Executive Vice President Health Division and Partner at Tank Communications where he works for more than six years. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Marketing at Pfizer Canada for five years (2008-2013). He held Director of Sales at Quebec and Atlantic, Team Leader at CELEBREX and BEXTRA, Reimbursement Manager at Pfizer Canada and Product Manaer at Nordic Labs and Marion Merrell Dow positions between 1992 and 2008.



Opening Remarks and Panel Introduction

Reza Parsa Nejad, PhD

6:10 .

What Are the Key Elements of Career Development and How to Make the Best Plan

Babak Abbaszadeh, MD, MBA

6:50 .

Coffee Break

7:00 .

Question and Answer Panel

Babak Abbaszadeh, MD, MBA

Christian Roy, BEng

Moderation by:

Mahsa Mahabadi, MSc

Organizers: ParsA Foundation, YES Montreal.

Price: Pre-registration: $15.00 + Eventbrite fee - At the door (subject to availability): $20.00.

Max Capacity: 35 people. Seats are on a first come first serve basis.
ParsA Foundation

ParsA Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a vibrant and supportive Iranian professional community, to expand opportunities for open interchange and dissemination of information and to provide knowledge and to explore new ideas in support of the integration of Iranian newcomers in Quebec.

Link: http://canadasymposium.ca

YES Montreal

YES is a non-profit employment and entrepreneurship centre that enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start and grow businesses. After more than 20 years of successfully delivering services in English, building community partnerships and expanding their networks, they have established themselves as a credible and respected resource for English-speaking communities across Quebec.

Throughout the year, they provide individual career counselling, business coaching, day and evening workshops, mentoring, conferences, and networking opportunities. In addition to having a stellar in-house staff, they rely on their network of partners from the business, non-profit, media, academic and corporate communities to deliver services, act as mentors, and provide strategic direction.


Questions: Email info@canadasymposium.ca

Tel: 514-979-4551


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