Driving Transformative Change for Better Health

Alberta Boehringer Ingelheim Collaboration Fund

n partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., the University Hospital Foundation and the Government of Alberta, the Collaborative is a public-private philanthropic partnership created to focus on developing solutions to address treatment gaps in the area of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care and its associated co-morbidities including diabetes, obesity and heart failure.

The partnership focuses on three objectives:

Early Diagnosis and Coordinated Screening:

50% or more of COPD patients in Alberta remain undiagnosed

Patient Awareness and Education related to COPD:

Lack of disease self-management programs

Connecting Patients to Services:

Connecting patients to available and appropriate services for COPD patients

ABIC 2019 Competition Winners

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Total amount of funds awarded: $300,000

“We are pleased to announce our collaboration with the Government of Alberta and the University Hospital Foundation to advance innovation in healthcare” said Uli Brödl, Vice President, Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. “Patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we are dedicated to developing novel solutions that drive transformative change for a better patient experience.”

“We’re so grateful for the support from community members through our Foundation to help fund this forward-thinking collaboration.”
– Christy Holtby, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships with the University Hospital Foundation

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Canadians will develop COPD in their lifetime

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COPD is expected to be the 3rd leading cause of death by 2030.

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Boehringer Ingelheim has over 95 years of heritage in treating respiratory disease

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News & Announcements

ABICfund First

06.04.19

Alberta Boehringer Ingelheim Collaboration aims to tackle care gaps in respiratory diseases

About the Partners

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.

Family-owned since it was established in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the top 20 companies in the pharmaceutical industry. Some 50,000 employees create value through innovation daily for the three business areas of human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceuticals. In 2018, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of around 17.5 billion euros. R&D expenditure of almost 3.2 billion euros, corresponded to 18.1 per cent of net sales.

As a family-owned company, Boehringer Ingelheim plans in generations and focuses on long-term success. The company therefore aims at organic growth from its own resources with simultaneous openness to partnerships and strategic alliances in research. In everything it does, Boehringer Ingelheim naturally adopts responsibility towards mankind and the environment.

More information about Boehringer Ingelheim can be found on their website.

University Hospital Foundation

Through donor support, the University Hospital Foundation provides funding that allows our medical teams at the University of Alberta Hospitals to remain on the forefront of medical advancements, keeping pace with constantly changing technology, emerging patient needs, and the latest knowledge and research discoveries.

Christy Holtby
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
christy.holtby@ahs.ca

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism

The Ministry of Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism focuses on economic growth and diversification by supporting innovation and research; expanding access to capital for small and medium-sized enterprises; promoting trade, investment and market access initiatives; and leading Alberta’s negotiations on trade agreements.

University Hospital Foundation

Phone: 780-407-7007
Fax: 780-407-6603
uhfoundation@albertahealthservices.ca

Charitable Registration Number: 88900-3240 RR0001