The Data Effect

Data for Canada’s Health

December 8, 2022
 8 am - 1:30 pm (ET)
In-Person | The Rideau Club, Ottawa

Brought to you in collaboration with

How can we integrate Canada’s data systems to take the lead in health care?

The pandemic proved Canada’s health care system can — and must continue — to share data to deliver the best services for Canadians.

On December 8, The Data Effect will bring together 100 of Canada’s public and private leadership in Ottawa with the expertise to continue advances in health data sharing.

As the Chief Public Health Officer’s most recent report put it, we have a clear challenge: “in Canada, we are still working with multiple independent data systems that do not speak or connect with each other… One key step will be to establish an interoperable system that facilitates the linking and pooling of data from various sources, including epidemiological, clinical, and administrative data”.

There are rapidly emerging new tools to meet the mission of fully using our health-care data resources — all of which make new tools like AI more impactful. Each requires a mix of technology and leadership by our data stewards at the provincial, federal level, as well in doctors’ offices..  

For the past decade, The Data Effect has been assembling Canada’s leaders on the cutting edge of how to use data for the public good.

Building off our recent public research and summary report on dialogue, this event in our nation’s capital  will focus on how we can marry new policy and technologies to leverage public and private health care data to benefit all Canadians.

Speakers will include:

CAROLE JABET

Scientific Director,
Fonds de recherche du QC - Santé

CHRISTOPHER ALLISON

Chief Data Officer and
Director General - Data Management,
Analysis and Innovation,
Public Health Agency of Canada

MICHELLE HOLKO

Strategic Business Executive and Scientist,
Google Public Sector, Health and Science

KHALED EL EMAM

SVP & General Manager,
Replica Analytics

Canada Research Chair in Medical AI,
University of Ottawa

Amy Yee

Chief Digital Transformation Officer and SVP,
SE Health

Anil Arora

Canada's Chief Statistician,
Statistics Canada

samira Ahmadi

Healthcare AI/Analytics Lead,
Public Sector Customer
Engineering Team,
Google Cloud

Gordon Jolly

Executive Director,
Public Health Agency of Canada

Christine Minas

Executive Director,
Chief Data Office,
Health Canada

Fiona Brinkman

Distinguished Professor,
Simon Fraser University

Kumanan Wilson

Interim CEO,
Bruyere Research Institute,

Founder,
CANImmunize

Erin Corston

Executive Lead,
National Data Champion Team,
First Nations Information Governance Centre

Koko Bate Agborsangaya

Director, Strategic Programs,
Genome Canada

with more to be announced soon

Tickets

GROUP TICKETS

BUY 4 Get 1 Free

Group Ticket sales end Deceember 7, 2022

Each ticket receives:

  • Light Breakfast & Coffee
  • Admission to all Keynote and Panel Discussions
  • Networking Opportunities
GENERAL ADMISSION

$295.00 CAD

General Admission ticket sales end December 7, 2022

Each ticket receives:

  • Light Breakfast & Coffee
  • Admission to all Keynote and Panel Discussions
  • Networking Opportunities

What to Expect:

Integrating Data: How to responsibly integrate data from varying sources in Canada (including non-health sources), to improve health research and care?

New Ideas and Tech: Opportunities to advance capabilities in synthetic data, data visiting and other emerging technologies and practices

Change Management: Policy, technology or governance - which is most important - or how can they be combined - to improve health outcomes?

Accountability, Sovereignty, and Health Data: Privacy-minded health rules for the digital age

Data Agility: How public health can be fast and adaptive, especially in response to major risks like future pandemics

Artificial Intelligence: How can we best leverage ethical AI in transforming Canadian health?

The Venue

99 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1P 6B9, Canada
The Rideau Club offers its members a unique place of opportunity and belonging in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Experience an atmosphere of 21st-century comfort steeped in 150 years of tradition through a dynamic mix of social engagements, business networking, and world-class dining, set against a backdrop of Parliament Hill.
Smart Business Casual Attire (no denim of any description, no athletic wear) is permitted in all rooms.

The Event Agenda

8:00 AM

Arrival Coffee

8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks

8:45 AM

Presentation

  • Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada, Statistics Canada
9:05 AM

Panel: The Added Value of Connected Data

If there is broad agreement that connecting data sets can serve the public good and Canada’s public health - how do we prove it? How has COVID-19 highlighted the challenges and opportunities of connected data and analysis, and what needs to happen next?

  • Gordon Jolly, Executive Director, PHAC
  • Fiona Brinkman, Distinguished Professor, Simon Fraser University
  • Panel Chair: Koko Bate Agborsangaya, Director, Strategic Programs, Genome Canada
9:45 AM

Presentation

  • Michelle Holko, Strategic Business Executive and Scientist, Google Public Sector, Health and Science
10:05 AM

Responsible Access to Health Data Using Synthetic Data Generation

  • Khaled El Emam,  SVP & General Manager, Canada Research Chair in Medical AI, Replica Analytics and University of Ottawa
10:25 AM

Morning Break

10:55 AM

Panel: Tools to Leverage Different Sources of Data

Data resides across many different verticals - what are emerging technologies that allow us to most effectively leverage insight from different sources, without sacrificing privacy and security?

  • Christopher Allison, Director General and Chief Data Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada
11:30 AM

Presentation

  • Erin Corston, Executive Lead, National Data Champion Team, First Nations Information Governance Centre
11:50 AM

Presentation

  • Christine Minas, Acting Chief Data Officer, Health Canada
12:05 PM

Panel: Data Stewardship, Services and Sharing: and the road to a stronger public health data ecosystem

Our world is both more connected, and more fractured, than ever. Our systems and people create more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, yet our ability to use it to improve our quality of life and our environment is siloed and happens in fits and starts. How might we use the foundations of stewardship, service and sharing to spark and inspire an ecosystem approach to public health?

  • Christopher Allison, Director General and Chief Data Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Khaled El Emam,  SVP & General Manager, Canada Research Chair in Medical AI, Replica Analytics and University of Ottawa
  • Kumanan Wilson, interim CEO Bruyere Research Institute, founder CANImmunize
  • Panel Chair: Amy Yee, Chief Digital & Business Transformation Officer, Health Standards Organization
12:30 PM

Lunch & Reception

1:30 PM

Conference Close

All times ET, Subject to change

GET IN TOUCH

Vancouver | Las Vegas

778-835-0633

cityage newsletter: 
how to build the future

follow us