Tuesday, November 21, 2017



AFNIGC & The Government of Alberta Release: Opioids and Substances of Misuse among First Nations People in Alberta, Alberta Report 2017
Date: November 22th, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Key Messages:

  • This new data clearly shows First Nations people in Alberta are disproportionately affected by opioid use.
  • Reducing the harms associated with both street-sourced and prescription opioids experienced by Indigenous communities is an urgent priority.
  • Government Partners are working with First Nations communities to enhance access to naloxone and to improve education, awareness and access to treatment options.

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New Recordings


First Nations Privacy Policies and Legal Considerations

Krista will discuss how legal tools such as laws, policies and agreements can be used by First Nations to assert sovereignty over First Nations information.  She'll also propose strategies to protect First Nation communities and their information while still allowing partnerships with governments and universities.

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OCAP (Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession)

This session will focus on exploring the First Nation principles of OCAP®, which stands for ownership, control, access, and possession guides a community in making decisions regarding why, how, and by whom information is collected, used, or shared. OCAP® is an opportunity for First Nation people to express their unique worldview and protocols related to ideas of community privacy and information governance currently not protected by Canadian privacy laws, while concentrating on all aspects of information governance including creation and management. This session will also identify future training options available for First Nation communities in Alberta. 

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Privacy Breach Reporting and Notification

This session will focus on privacy breach preparedness and response. This includes general proactive measures to avoid privacy breaches, the reporting of a breach to the OIPC, as well as how to notify affected individuals.

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Information Sharing

Privacy laws are often mentioned as a barrier to share information when providing services, but in most situations the laws present a way to enable information sharing to support service delivery while respecting individuals’ privacy. This session will help clarify some of the rules guiding information sharing, and will offer participants recommendations on how to best approach information sharing initiatives.

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Access Requests

Under each of Alberta’s three laws, individuals have certain access to information rights while public, private and health sector entities have a number of responsibilities to respond to access to information requests. This session will provide an overview of the process to respond to access requests, summarize correction requests, and explain the role of the OIPC in reviewing access request responses.

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Privacy Impact Assessments

Privacy impact assessments (PIAs) are an internationally recognized due diligence exercise used to identify and mitigate privacy risks in a given initiative. This session will summarize the steps of PIAs. In Alberta, PIAs are required under the Health Information Act, and are often prepared by private and public sector entities.

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Influenza Inservice Videoconference

Target Audience: All staff (CHN's  HCN,NP , LPNs, others) involved in seasonal influenza programming. Review flu season programming and resources. Participation in the videoconference is a requirement to be involved in the seasonal programming.

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Overview of Legislation and OIPC

Session Description: This session will provide an overview of Alberta’s three access and privacy laws, and will describe the regulation and enforcement role of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) with regard to these laws.

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Today's Sessions and Registration Deadline

Today's Sessions
VC TypeSession TitleSchedule
Clinical SessionSGH Acute Care Discharge Rounds with Siksika (2)Nov 21, 2017 09:15 ~ 10:30
Clinical SessionTelepsych - To - SR (N>6m) (2)Nov 21, 2017 10:30 ~ 11:30
Clinical SessionRAH Thoracic Surgery Clinic (Dr Eric Bedard) with Saddle Lake (2)Nov 21, 2017 11:00 ~ 11:15

Today's Registration Deadline
VC TypeSession TitleScheduleReg DeadLine
Education SessionAFNIGC & The Government of Alberta Release: Opioids and Substances of Misuse among First Nations People in Alberta, Alberta Report 2017 (23)Nov 22, 2017 10:00 ~ 11:30Nov 21, 2017 23:59