Science & Medicine Canada

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  • A little background about us.

    Our Services

    SMC is a full-service CHE agency with expertise in conceiving, designing, planning, and implementing CHE programs and materials.

    The SMC philosophy is:

    1. Start with a superior understanding of effective CHE strategies and the needs of our clients, healthcare professionals, and patients
    2. Add thinking, controversy, innovations, and state-of-the-art evidence
    3. Be obsessive about the details and implementation
    4. Continually re-evaluate

    Therapeutic Expertise

    With an unparalleled base of experience and the strong relationships we have developed with national and international key opinion leaders (KOLs), we have the resources and understanding to take on every project, regardless of therapeutic area. Recent initiatives have addressed urologic cancer, acute coronary syndromes, lipid disorders, women’s health, and palliative care.

    We provide a variety of services to our clients, including:

    Product and Plan Development

    New product development/prelaunch

    As a CHE agency and strategic partner, SMC has collaborated on hundreds of new product developments over a range of therapeutic areas since 1986.

    Strategic CHE plan development

    The SMC team collects and provides valuable insights to our clients on strategic planning and CHE plan development. Further, we advise several Canadian medical associations on their strategic plans. Our track record is second to none in the provision of innovative, effective, and strategic CHE planning.

    Advisory boards, consultant meetings and symposia

    Advisory boards and consultant meetings

    The SMC team has organized and facilitated over 2,000 advisory and consultancy initiatives. With this experience, we have developed unique strategies for effective interventions and a solid reputation as a clear market leader.


    SMC is a market leader in the planning, development, and staging of symposia at regional, national, and international levels, including stand-alone and multi-centre events. We have produced hundreds of satellite symposia at medical associations and pioneered the Issues & Controversies in Urologic Cancer conference series, now in its 23rd year.

    Learning programs and training sessions

    Accredited learning programs

    SMC has developed programs for a wide variety of specialty, primary care and allied health professional audiences, and has successfully collaborated with many accrediting bodies in Canada.

    Train-the-trainer programs

    With quality learning programs and innovative training sessions, SMC has successfully conducted hundreds of train-the-trainer programs, in both the live and online settings.

    Publications and presentations


    Our experienced in-house editorial and creative design staff provide comprehensive editorial services, including research and medical copywriting/editing, creative design/layout, third-party approvals/endorsements, production/distribution, and evaluation. Our publication experience includes review/original research papers, newsletters, editorial inserts, brochures, journal supplements, patient booklets, and e-newsletters. We also have experience in producing PAAB-approved and accredited materials.

    Multi-media presentations

    SMC is a market leader in the development and production of interactive slide presentation materials and video content.

    Online services


    An innovative online approach to engaging audiences and creating meaningful dialogues across therapeutic areas. ePRM is a powerful tool for specialty, primary care, and allied healthcare professional audiences.


    A powerful platform for real-time/on-demand, online meetings, advisory board sessions, enduring consultancies, training, and market research. eConsult offers a full set of collaborative tools, archiving, testing, and analytics.


    Including survey design and conceptualization, programming, development, recruiting, deployment, analysis, and reporting.

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      The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

      Julie Schembri


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      If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

      Julie Schembri


    Our Team

    SMC is a full-service CHE agency, adept at conceiving, designing, planning, implementing, and reviewing CHE activities in-house. Our in-house resources allow us to deliver the services our clients need when they need them:

    • Strategic content development • Project management • Account service • Logistical support
    • Creative design • Video production • Print production • Audio recording


    Julie Schembri

    905.762.0772 ext 315

    Julie’s ability to problem-solve and multi-task is coupled with a keen sense of priorities and determination to deliver. In addition, her many years of client service has taught her how to understand clients’ needs in a proactive way. This marketing major has an eclectic set of skills, offering our clients projects that are well thought out, on-time and successful. With a background primarily in consumer/pharmaceutical advertising and CHE, she brings to us a fun – yet serious – way of doing business.


    Maryka Hladki

    Director, Editorial Services
    905.762.0772 ext 337

    Joining SMC in 2003, Maryka manages the editorial development of all print projects – from conception to completion. Acting as a liaison between the account management and production teams, Maryka works with specialized medical writers and editors to ensure that the client’s message is comprehensible, accurate, and well received by their target audience. With a passion for research and science, Maryka believes that quality, ethical CHE programs are an excellent vehicle for ensuring that physicians receive the necessary information, skills, and confidence to make informed decisions for their patients.


    Maria Alberto

    Account Director
    905.762.0772 ext 254

    With over 15 years’ experience in the pharma advertising world, Maria moved to medical communications driven by an interest in getting closer to the customer – the physicians – and the insights they bring to the clients’ products. With a mix of strategic insights, a keen understanding of the clients’ goals, and excellence in tactical delivery, Maria brings dedication and experience to her role at SMC.



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    Science & Medicine Canada Inc.

    Convieniently located in Pickering Ontario. Click here for Google Maps link.

    Address : Science & Medicine Canada Inc.
    425 Whitevale Road, Suite 2, Whitevale, ON. L0H 1M0

    Phone : 1.877.724.9633

    Fax : 905.762.0776