Program Director

Gillian Kafka

Senior Legal Counsel, Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Eligible for

Globally, in recent years, health care has accounted for more privacy breaches than any other industry.

The number of incidents continues to rise as health-care institutions are frequently in the news for mismanaging personal health information.

Breaches and missteps can result in significant reputational risk and institutional liability. Maintaining adequate privacy around health information is a core priority of patients, medical institutions and professionals, software vendors, and clinical researchers.

A web of regulatory instruments and best practices have developed to protect sensitive medical data. These ensure that only those who require access for treatment or research purposes are able to view this most personal category of private information. Failure to adopt adequate protective initiatives can leave patients vulnerable to the loss of highly sensitive personal information and medical organizations liable for breeches that can lead to class actions and a loss of trust by their patient populations.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Demystifying the regulatory landscape: PHIPA, PIPEDA, MFIPPA, FIPPA and other targeted or sector specific laws (such as Public Hospitals Act, Mental Health Act, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Long-Term Care Homes Act etc.) and Privacy Act

Strategies and tactics for lost or stolen devices, including best practices for storing data

Responding to privacy breaches

Creating effective consent directives

Managing data sharing agreements with vendors and other patient services

Best practices for effective data management and ensuring data integrity

Determining and minimizing risk: medical devices and other sources of patient information

Conducting privacy impact assessments

Managing threat risk assessments

Understanding how to meet audit requirements and managing the costs of data verification

Guidelines for cross border data sharing (particularly in cloud-based services)

Endorsed by

Health Leadership & Learning Network
AFHTO: Association of family health teams of Ontario

Who Should Attend

Privacy officers and other privacy professionals working in health-care settings

Health records leaders/custodians

Lawyers advising on privacy issues and information technology or health law

IT security managers

Nursing Administration

Risk Managers

Regional Health Authorities

Patient advocates

Family Councils

Board members

Class action litigators

Government Policy Makers

eMR vendors



Program Director

Gillian Kafka

Senior Legal Counsel, Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Advisory Board

Abigail Carter-Langford

Executive Vice President of Governance, Risk & Compliance and Chief Privacy & Security Officer, Canada Health Infoway

Anna Gibson-Olajos

Executive Director, Powassan & Area Family Health Team

Martina Munden

General Counsel, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Cathy Yaskow

Director of Information Stewardship, Access & Privacy, Vancouver Island Health Authority


Adrienne Zamora


“Great real life examples of communicating with patients and real world examples. Super helpful! Correction session was interesting too with a LOT of valuable information. ”


View the 2024 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.


Jan 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4 & 11, 2025

Please note that Module 1 (January 14, 2025) is available for in-person or online registrations. The remaining dates are available for online registration only.

$3,995 + TAX


January 14, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

January 21, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

January 28, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

February 4, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

February 11, 2025

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

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Certificate Requirements

You will receive an Osgoode Certificate upon completion of this program as follows:

  • Attend Modules 1-4 (live online or via recorded archive);
  • Attend Day 5 (live online); and
  • Successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module
  • NOTE: Module 5 MUST be done live online on February 13, 2024.

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive25h 40m
Professionalism3h 30m
Total31h 10m

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

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