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Delivering on the Promise of Synthetic Data

Events, Workshops and Courses

This page is where you’ll find news about upcoming events organized by Replica Analytics, events that we are sponsoring / supporting, or where we will be presenting, including talks, workshops, webinars, courses and conferences. Check back often to stay informed.

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Synthetic Data Generation for Rare Disease Research

October 27th, 2021  | 11am to 12pm ET | Online

A not uncommon scenario in rare disease is that of Hao-Fountain Syndrome and Project Artemis. This project launched in 2018 when 34 patients worldwide were known to have this USP7 gene mutation. The goal of the project was to find 66 more patients and get to 100 patients. This last month, three years later, Project Artemis achieved its goal and 100 patients were found.

In this webinar we will provide some background on rare disease datasets and how they are collected. We will then describe the small data challenges of these datasets, and how SDG can help address these problems. Examples of how this works will be presented.

This webinar is free but registration is required.

Webinar: Privacy regulation of de-identification and anonymization is a game-changer - How to make it work in practice

November 4th, 2021  | 1:30pm to 2:30pm ET | Online

Québec Bill 64 regulates de-identified and anonymized information for the first time in Canadian privacy law introducing anonymization standards and restricting its purpose. Former Bill C-11 proposed restrictions on the disclosure of information that could no longer be traced to an identifiable individual. The trend is towards extending privacy law to information that has been free to use until now.

Join Chantal Bernier, national lead of Dentons’ Canadian Privacy and Cybersecurity group and Dr Khaled El Emam, Canada Research Chair in Medical AI, CEO of Replica Analytics and a leading authority on anonymization and synthetic data for a fireside chat. Dr. El Emam will share insights from his close to 20 years of experience in this area. He will highlight the opportunities and risks associated with different methods of de-identification and anonymization of data. He will also offer technological and regulatory solutions to address the current trends and to more effectively enable the great many societal and economic uses of data. 

This webinar is free but registration is required.