Non-profit Course Operations and Privacy

Course Operations

ImageSim is a non-profit simulation learning activity operated and offered by The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. It is accredited by  Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, and the American Board of Pediatrics.

All revenues generated from course sales go directly into an account housed at the Hospital for Sick Children and go towards paying for course operations, development of new courses, quality assurance, and subsidizing access of courses to physicians who work in resource poor settings.

Course directors and content experts do not get paid for their contributions.  Course directors and content experts do have access to the data for research purposes under Research Ethics approved protocols.


Patients cannot be identified from the images included in this learning platform.  The Privacy Office and Legal Counsel at the Hospital for Sick Children has approved the operation of this learning platform.

ImageSim has been developed to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.  In keeping to the strictest of privacy guidelines, we will never harvest any email addresses nor provide them to third parties.

No one has access to participant performance results from individual learner participants. Program Directors who enroll trainees as a mandatory part of the curriculum do have access to the progress of their respective trainees.

Conflicts of Interest

Dr. Martin Pecaric of Contrail Consulting Services Inc. provides software development and technical support for ImageSim. Dr. Pecaric does not influence course content or course delivery and most of the software design is currently performed by a third party. Dr. Kathy Boutis is married to Dr. Martin Pecaric. This relationship is managed by the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto relationship management team. No other parties have any relationships to declare.