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Monday, September 19 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
(REF 19049) Breaking Down Barriers to International Cooperation on Health Data (In-Person)

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This interactive session will explore the following questions:
  • What barriers exist to international cooperation on health data? How can we address technical, policy, legal, economic, and operational barriers to collaboration. 
  • How can we integrate regulatory conversations early in the process when developing international research collaborations on health data?
  • How can tools, like synthetic data and other PETs, help enable this?
  • How has the conversation evolved during the pandemic?
  • Where can AI for health make progress on relevant UN SDGs?
    • Good Health & Well-Being
    • Reduced Inequalities
    • Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Following a panel discussion sharing experiences and case studies, participants will bring their own expertise to develop ideas for concrete recommendations, collaborations and next steps. 

Moderator
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Elissa Strome

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, CIFAR
Elissa is Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy at CIFAR, working with research leaders across the country to implement Canada’s national research strategy in AI.Elissa completed her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia in 2006... Read More →

Speakers
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Alice Liu

Capacity Development Director and Partnerships Lead, I-DAIR
Alice is the Capacity Development Director and Partnerships Lead for I-DAIR - the International Digital Health and AI Research Collaborative. At I-DAIR she is leading a collaboration with WHO to develop a competency framework for digital and AI for health, which will create a common... Read More →
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Nadina Iacob

Associate Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies
Nadina Iacob is Associate Research Fellow at the Brussels-based think tank Centrefor European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Consultant at the World Bank.As a policy researcher, she is driven by the desire to explore the potential of thedigital transformation and its implications across... Read More →
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Owen Rackham

Theme Lead Molecular Medicine, The Alan Turing Institute
Owen Rackham is an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton where he leads the data-driven network biology group. He is primarily interested in what defines human cells and how their phenotype emerges from the complex interplay between the genome, transcriptome and environment... Read More →
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Eric Sutherland

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy, Public Health Agency of Canada
Eric is a “Data Guy with personality” and Data Strategist with a passion for enabling trusted insightthrough implementation of leading information management practices and linking enterprise strategy topractical solutions with business, technology, and data partners. He is the... Read More →

Conveners
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Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
IBM Watson Astor Place