Welcome to the Projectathon 2023 Registration and Schedule information page!

NOTE: The Projectathon 2023 event has been completed. The final report is available here.

This page contains a list of activities and timelines for registration, pre-Projectathon and the Projectathon event. Under each activity, you will find a checklist of actions / pre-requisites for participants. If you would like to print this page, you may do so using the Export to PDF feature available in the menu located in the top right corner of this page. Please note that this content may be updated periodically. To stay up-to-date on changes and new content, please join the Patient Summary Working Group.

If you have any questions about the upcoming Projectathon, please contact us at [email protected].

On this page, you will find:

Schedule Overview

This schedule provides an overview of the pre-Projectathon and Projectathon activities, including dates for the four webinars and the timeframe for each of the four phases of the 2023 Projectathon (Registration, Pre-Projectathon Testing, Connectivity Testing, and the Projectathon event). 

How to Register

Registration Webinar: January 12, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Please join us on January 12th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET for the Projectathon 2023 Registration Webinar. This webinar will include the following:  

  • Projectathon 2023 - When/Where
  • Overview of Projectathon 2023 Content
  • How to Register and the Registration Timeline
  • Next Steps 
  • Q&A period

If you have any questions about the upcoming Projectathon, please contact us at [email protected].

Actions for participants

Registration Period: January 12 - February 17, 2023

The registration period will open immediately following the registration webinar.

Actions for participants

  • Register your system here. A registration webinar was held on January 12th which explains how to register. To watch a recording of the webinar, see section Registration Webinar above. For additional registration and account setup tips, refer to How to Create Your Account in Gazelle.pdf.
  • Confirm your business and technical leads that will be the point of contact for the Projectathon.
  • Register as a member of the Patient Summary Working Group here to receive updates and notifications about the Projectathon.
  • Stay up-to-date with the Projectathon preparation materials found on the InfoScribe pages. Click the “Watch” buttons to stay up-to-date on changes and new content.
  • Update your calendar with the important webinar dates listed below. Webinars details can be found in the Events Calendar.
  • Learn about what is being tested at this Projectathon on the Test Cases page, which includes details and information videos about the Profiles.
  • Learn how to use the Tools available for Pre-Projectathon testing here.

Schedule of Pre-Projectathon Activities

This section includes a list of Pre-Projectathon activities, with dates, descriptions and actions for participants to complete. All participants should complete the registration process prior to these activities, as described in the How to Register section above. 

Pre-Projectathon Testing Webinar: February 8, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the following:

  • Gazelle, including Gazelle Test Manager, simulators and validators
  • Pre-Projectathon Testing, including objectives, requirements, and test processes

Actions for participants

  • Watch the training videos available on the Test Tools and Training page prior to this session. This will give you an opportunity to come prepared with any questions you may have.
  • The Pre-Projectathon webinar was held on February 8.  The recording is available here and the presentation deck is available here: Projectathon Pre-PAT Webinar vFinal.pdf

Pre-Projectathon Testing: February 8 - March 15, 2023

A pre-Projectathon webinar was held on February 8, 2023, providing an overview of how to complete the pre-Projectathon tests. The video recording is available in the Pre-Projectathon Testing Webinar section above.

Actions for participants

  • Perform Pre-Projectathon Testing here. Once you are logged in, please ensure that you are operating in the Pan-Canadian Projectathon 2023 testing session. If you are not, please switch to the Pan-Canadian Projectathon 2023 session using the Switch button, located in the Title Bar.
  • If you will be performing IUA testing, please follow these instructions IUA Registration Form and Instructions and if applicable to you, fill in the form and submit it to [email protected].
  • Complete this questionnaire CA:Aud_Events_Questionnaire.xlsx and submit it to [email protected].

Connectivity Testing Webinar: February 28, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the following:

  • Find and execute the connectivity tests in Gazelle
  • Understand the pre-requisites for connectivity testing

Action for participants

Connectivity Testing: February 28 - March 15, 2023

The connectivity testing period will be held from February 28 to March 15, 2023.

Actions for participants

  • Ensure you are familiar with the content shared during the Connectivity Testing webinar (February 28, 2023). To watch a recording of the webinar, see section Connectivity Testing Webinar above.
  • For this Projectathon, the following configuration options should be used:
    • TLS version 1.2 

      • For this Projectathon, you may use any Certificate Authority (e.g., Let's Encrypt) as long as you are configuring for TLS 1.2
      • The following cipher suites are supported when using TLS 1.2:
        • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
        • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
      • Additional details are documented in the Reference Architecture v0.1.1 DFT 
    • One-way TLS authentication (server-side TLS)
  • Depending on your implementations, to confirm your connectivity, run a simple API transaction (e.g., retrieving a capability statement for CA:FeX) using the CA:FeX Simulators

For server-side implementations:

  • Collect the following information for each of your server-side systems and send the information to us at [email protected]:
    • A fixed IP address and port to be used to enable the Gazelle proxy channel
    • Your specific TLS certificate to configure our tools to accept them

Pre-Projectathon Final Touchpoint Webinar: March 15, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

The purpose of this webinar is to allow participants to ask any final questions prior to the Projectathon event.

Action for participants

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