Thursday, July 17, 2008

CIHR Health Summit: "Data Data Everywhere: Access and Accountability"

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) is hosting a Health Summit "Data Data Everywhere: Access and Accountability", October 20-21 2008, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Here is the tentative program:
  • Day 1 (October 21)
    • Welcoming Remarks Alain Beaudet, President, CIHR
    • Keynote Panel - Setting the Stage: Information Needs of the Health of Canadians
      • Robyn Tamblyn
      • Terry Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Care Ontario
      • Penny Ballem, Chair, CIHR-IHSPR Health Information Summit Steering Committee

    • Plenary Session 1: Secondary Use of Data: Different Perspectives
      • Wendy Armstrong, Board Member, Consumers’ Association of Alberta
      • Robert Ouellet, President Elect, Canadian Medical Association
      • Dorothy Pringle, Professor Emeritus, Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto
      • Jack Tu, Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies

    • Plenary Session 2: Ethics and Privacy
      • William Lowrance, Consultant
      • Pat Kosseim, General Counsel of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
      • Valerie Steeves, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

    • Plenary Session 3 : International Perspectives (Successful Case Studies of Secondary Use of Data from other Jurisdictions)
      • Andrew Nelson, Executive Director, HMO Research Network
      • Rob Reid, Associate Investigator, Group Health Cooperative

  • Day 2 (October 22)
    • Plenary Session 4: National and Cross Jurisdictional Approaches to Data Linkage
      • Michael Wolfson, Assistant Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada
      • Glenda Yeates, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHR)
      • David Henry, CEO, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
      • Pat Martens, Director, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

    • Plenary Session 5: Making the most of the current environment: secondary uses of data for diseasebased research and systems management
      • Simon Sutcliffe, CEO, BC Cancer Agency
      • Lisa Lix, Senior Researcher, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
      • Dale McMurchy

    • Plenary Session 6: Making the most of the current environment: secondary uses of data for quality improvement
      • Ben Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Health Quality Council
      • Alan Katz, Associate Director of Research, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP)
      • Shoo Lee, Director, iCare - Canadian Neonatal Network

    • Plenary Session 7: Next Steps
      • Penny Ballem, Chair, CIHR-IHSPR Health Information Summit Steering Committee (Plenary Session Chair)
      • Don Willison, Associate Professor, Dept. of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, and Member, IHSPR Health Information Subcommittee
      • Steven Lewis
      • Colleen Flood, Scientific Director, CIHR-IHSPR

  • Update: 2008 08 25: I see that registration is now open.

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