The iCON team at Digital Emergency medicine makes health information on chronic disease self- management available to the public in Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi and English. The information on our iCON website is for educational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for consulting a doctor.

While we strive to keep all content current and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of information, products, services, or related graphics contained here or on any of the websites listed. Digital Emergency medicine will not be liable in any way—including, but not limited to—errors or omissions in any information sources. In no case can information alone replace a medical diagnosis or evaluation by a physician or other qualified health professional. Only qualified health providers can provide health care e.g., they will take your health history, examine you, and use their expertise and experience to advise you. Put simply, advice regarding your care should always include your physician and other qualified health providers.


Digital Emergency medicine is part of the Department of Emergency Medicine, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. We are committed to maintaining your confidentiality and personal privacy. We do not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to use specific online services such as filling out an online preregistration form to attend a free public health forum. Any personal information that is provided by you is collected, used, and disclosed in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP). We do not disclose your information to other public bodies or individuals except as authorized by the FOIPP Act.

What information is being collected and why?

The information collected from our online registration form helps us to determine how many participants will be attending the forum, and enables us to reserve seats and/or information packages for those who pre-register. If you provide your phone number, we can contact you to confirm your registration and inform you if there are any unexpected changes in the forum scheduling. If you provide your email address, we can email you to confirm your registration, inform you if there are any unexpected changes in the forum scheduling, and send you the link to view the forum by webcast if this is your request. Other information on the registration form is intended to provide us with some background information about forum participants to help us plan future forums, and better meet the needs of all participants. This information is used in aggregate form. No individual information is used or shared.

When you visit our iCON website to browse, read pages, or download information, the following information about your visit is automatically collected for the purpose of understanding the value of the iCON website to users by providing us with data on website usage:

  1. The date and time of your visit
  2. The pages on our website that you visit
  3. The domain name of your service provider (e.g., .com, .ca,.org) which is collected from your Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number assigned to your internet service provider or to your computer)
  4. Your browser type and operating system

We do not collect or share individualized website usage data. The information is collected and used only in aggregate form to help us understand how visitors use our site e.g. the number of visitors to the site, the pages that are most commonly viewed, and the number of visitors from Canada and out of country. Digital Emergency medicine does not use website usage data to determine your identity unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose.

Presence of Cookies to Collect Website Usage Data

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by your web browser. Sessional cookies only work for the duration of your website visit, and do not store personal information. Sessional cookies are used to help us understand how you move around our website. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer until they expire (persistent cookies have an expiration date), and can track information such as your IP address. Persistent cookies are used to help us identify if you are a returning visitor, or if you are a new visitor to our site.

In summary, we use cookies to collect meaningful data about the website interaction of all our visitors. We do not use cookies to collect individualized data about site visitors. If you chose to disable your cookies, you will still be able to view the content on the website, but your visit will not be included in our data of website usage.


Digital Emergency medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, of the University of British Columbia owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, in and to this site, or has acquired the necessary licenses to display the material on the site. As a user of this site, you are granted a limited license to use (display or print) short extracts of the information for your own personal, non-commercial use only, provided that the information is not modified and that the Digital Emergency medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, of the University of British Columbia is acknowledged as the source of the information. None of the information may be otherwise reproduced, republished, or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of Digital Emergency medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, of the University of British Columbia.