In Person Event

Inaugural Health Privacy Symposium: Respectfully Unlocking Data to Transform our Health Care System


Nov 17, 2023


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET


Toronto, Ontario



Adam Kardash

Partner, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

Rosario G. Cartagena

Special Counsel, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

AccessPrivacy, in collaboration with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, will be hosting its Inaugural Health Privacy Symposium on Friday, November 17, 2023.

Our health care system is facing an array of critical challenges. Tackling these challenges will require unlocking siloed data for the good of patients, communities, and public health.

This full day high-impact symposium will convene leading experts, privacy regulatory authorities and decision-makers for a workshop focused on actionable solutions for the respectful leveraging of data to transform the provision of health care, health system planning, and health research.

Join us to participate in this thought-provoking and important discussion.

Symposium Co-Chairs:

  • Rosario Cartagena, Special Counsel at Osler; Chief Privacy and Legal Officer/Corporate Secretary, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
  • Adam Kardash, Chair of the Privacy and Data Management Group at Osler; National Lead of AccessPrivacy by Osler.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Danielle Martin, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Dr. Khaled El Emam, Canada Research Chair in Medical AI, University of Ottawa; Co-founder and CEO of Replica Analytics.
  • Michael Harvey, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Dr. Michael Hillmer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Digital and Analytics Strategy, Ontario Ministry of Health.
  • Ashley Jackson, Legal Counsel, International Privacy, Mayo Clinic.
  • Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
  • Danielle Leighton, Vice President, Healthcare Data Products and Services, Loblaw Companies Limited.
  • Dr. Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister of Health Canada.
  • Dr. Muhammad Mamdani, Vice President, Data Science and Advanced Analytics at Unity Health Toronto; Director, University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine Centre for Artificial Intelligence Education and Research in Medicine.
  • Dr. Eric Meslin, President and CEO, Council of Canadian Academies (CCA).
  • Michael McEvoy, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.
  • Dr. Kwame McKenzie, CEO, Wellesley Institute; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Director of Health Equity, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
  • Susan Q. McKenzie, Co-Founder and Chair, Transplant Ambassador Program (TAP); Founder and President, Kidney Patient and Donor Alliance Canada; President, Renal Patient and Donor Foundation.
  • Nji Lionel Nji, Director, Compliance Support, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.
  • Thomas Pellathy, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company.
  • Dr. Jane Philpott, Chair, Ontario Health Data Council (OHDC); Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine, Queen’s University.
  • Dr. Andrew Pinto, Research Program Director, Practice-Based Learning and Research Networks, Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto; Founder and Director of the Upstream Lab; Applied Public Health Chair, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).
  • Tricia Ralph, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia.
  • Dr. Fahad Razak, Internist, St. Michael’s Hospital; Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Data-Informed Health Care Improvement, University of Toronto.
  • Dr. Robyn K. Rowe, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Indigenous Digital Rights, Decolonization and Data in AI, Queen’s University; Robyn Rowe Consulting.
  • Dr. Michael Schull, CEO, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES); Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto.
  • Pamela Snively, Chief Data and Trust Officer, TELUS and TELUS Health.
  • Dr. Ian Stedman, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, York University.
  • Rhonda Wing, Executive Director, Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
  • Melanie de Wit, Chief Legal Officer, Unity Health Toronto.

Osler and AccessPrivacy

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is a leading national Canadian law firm. Osler’s Privacy and Data Management and Health practices comprise acknowledged leaders in the privacy, data and health arena, consistently recognized by industry-leading publications, including Band 1 rankings in Chambers Canada for its Privacy and Data Management and Healthcare: Corporate/Commercial & Regulatory groups.

Through our AccessPrivacy thought leadership platform, our national privacy team hosts conferences, consultative workshops on legislative reform and policy developments in the privacy and data arena, widely-attended monthly privacy calls, and offers a Knowledge Portal which provides subscribers with curated content spanning the private, public and health sectors.

The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto

The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto is the largest academic department of family and community medicine in the world and home to the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. Our 2,000+ faculty of family physicians, teachers, and researchers are recognized internationally for excellence in teaching, research, and clinical care. Together, we are breaking new ground in comprehensive primary care, from office-based family practice to emergency medicine, palliative care, care of the elderly, mental health, Indigenous health, and more.

Language:  English