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BCATPR Workshop 2016:  Speakers added and poster deadline extended


The ins and outs of privacy and security for managing patient care

BCATPR Workshop 2016


June 13, 2016

11:30am - 4:30pm
St. Paul’s Hospital

Register today!
$35 regular / $25 students, lunch included

Poster presenters, submit an abstract by Monday, May 9


Join other health professionals, decision makers, researchers, students and industry representatives as we examine the implications of privacy and security in the booming digital health field. 

Visit our workshop page for details!


Presentations By:


Dr. Ernie Chang 

President Elect, Society of General Practice of BC
Management Committee Lead, Physician Data Collaborative


Cathy Yaskow 

Committee Co-Chair, Health Information Privacy and Security Standing Committee


Patient Panel on Privacy 

Brenda Jagroop, Colleen McGavin, Jean Shepherd, Kyle Warkentin
Patient Voices Network Members


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