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Public Conference on Cancer

Location: Via WebEx

Date: 15 October 2022

Description

Our goal is to engage public members, cancer-affected individuals, researchers, and healthcare providers in conversations related to cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador.

For this purpose, we aim to exchange knowledge and perspectives on:

  1. Cancer screening programs available to the residents of NL and the Provincial Cancer Care Program’s services.
  2. Lived experiences of cancer patients and family members.
  3. Importance of patient involvement in researcher partnership, public events, and healthcare improvement.


Conference is free and open to the public for participation & engagement through a virtual platform to allow province-wide access.

For more information about this Conference, speakers, and their talks, please visit:
https://strength-in-community.ca/public-conference-on-cancer/


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NOTICE: current program agenda, speakers, topics, and timing of presentations reflect details confirmed as of August 15, 2022 and are subject to change. For more information and updates please refer to https://strength-in-community.ca/public-conference-on-cancer/

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Disclaimer:
This conference is for the purposes of education and sharing perspectives only. The information shared by presenters and participants should not be interpreted as medical advice. All health information should be discussed with your health care provider. Organizers, funders, and supporting organizations are not responsible for any misinformation that may be shared during this event.

This conference will be live-tweeted throughout.
Follow along using #PublicConferenceOnCancer

Registration Fees

$0.00Complimentary

Program Agenda

Saturday, October 15, 2022
9:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Speaker: Dr. Sevtap Savas. Professor, MUN
9:40 AM
Opening Remarks
Speaker: Mr. Geoff Eaton. Founder and Executive Director, Young Adult Cancer Canada
9:45 AM
Cancer Care in Newfoundland and Labrador
Speaker: Ms. Beth Snow. Director, Provincial Cancer Care Program, Eastern Health.
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Health care services offered to cancer patients and families in the province
10:05 AM
Canada's Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR): Putting patients first
Speaker: Dr. Holly Etchegary. Associate Professor, MUN
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: National strategy that aims to solve the health problems that most matter to the patients and family members
10:10 AM
The work of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research
Speaker: Dr. Sevtap Savas. Professor, MUN.
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Aims, work, and activities of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research
10:30 AM
Personal impact of hereditary cancer – My story
Speaker: Mr. Derrick Bishop. Patient speaker
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Lived cancer experience and patient perspectives. Hereditary cancers and importance of cancer screening
10:50 AM
Living beyond childhood cancer
Speaker: Ms. Lisa Blundell. Patient speaker
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Lived cancer experience and patient perspectives. The unique circumstances around pediatric cancer survivorship
11:10 AM
Health Break

11:25 AM
Population cancer screening in NL
Speakers: Mr. Gregory Doyle [Division Manager, Breast Cancer Screening Program, Eastern Health] & Mr. Scott Antle [Division Manager, Colon Cancer Screening Program, Eastern Health]
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Importance and types of cancer screening programs available to the residents of NL
11:50 AM
Interactive Questions and Answers (Q & A) session
Speakers: All speakers and panelists
12:20 PM
Lunch Break

1:00 PM
Reflections from a transgender man navigating ovarian cancer
Speaker: Mr. Tristan Bilash. Guest speaker
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Lived cancer experience as a transgender man
1:10 PM
Exploring the pre-diagnosis journey for Indigenous patients in Labrador
Speakers: Dr. Jennifer Shea [Assistant Professor, MUN] & Ms. Kathy Michelin [Nunatsiavut government]
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Pre-diagnosis journey for Indigenous communities in Labrador & insight gathered from patients, family, caregivers, health care staff and community members
1:40 PM
Healing after cancer
Speaker: Ms. Janine. Cutting Patient speaker
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Lived cancer experience, patient perspectives, and the narratives that surround survivorship in our culture
2:00 PM
A brother’s tale
Speaker: Mr. Jason Wiseman. Family member speaker
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Lived cancer experience, both good and bad, as a family member and care giver to a person who had palliative cancer
2:20 PM
Provincial Cancer Care program services for cancer patients and families
Speakers: Ms. Paula Newhook, MSW, RSW [Oncology social work program] & Ms. Shirley Fagan and Ms. Lorie Kielley [Nurse Navigator Program]
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: Benefits of the oncology social work program and the nurse navigator program to the patients and family members
2:50 PM
The role and impact of philanthropy in cancer care: An overview of programs of the Cancer Care Foundation
Speaker: Ms. Lynette Hillier. Executive Director, Cancer Care Foundation
At the end of this talk, participants will be knowledgeable about: An overview of programs and activities of the Cancer Care Foundation
3:05 PM
Interactive Questions and Answers (Q & A) session
Speakers: All speakers and panelists
3:40 PM
Closing remarks
Speaker: Dr. Sevtap Savas. Professor, MUN

Acknowledgements

Conference Organizing Team:

Members of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research, Newfoundland and Labrador

Sevtap Savas, PhD, MUN

Holly Etchegary, PhD, MUN

Teri Stuckless, MD, MUN / Eastern Health

Cindy Whitten, PhD, Eastern Health

Alicia Follett, MUN

Melissa MacLean, OPED, MUN Faculty of Medicine

The team at the Office of Professional and Educational Development, MUN Faculty of Medicine

Organizers wish to thank Ms. Rebecca Roome, Mr. Doug Smith, and Farah McCrate, PhD for their insight and contributions to this conference idea.


Conference Supporting Partners

Funds in support of this activity were independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines. An educational grant to help support this program provided by:

Funded by the Office of Public Engagement – Accelerator Fund, MUN
Supported by NLSUPPORT and Discipline of Oncology, MUN

The Office of Professional & Educational Development (OPED), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPED to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.