Provincial Cancer Care Conference 2023

Please join us on October 12 and 13, 2023, at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park for the 2023 Provincial Cancer Care Conference! We are thrilled to host this educational event for healthcare providers from across Manitoba and disciplines. This year our theme is “Working together to advance cancer care.”

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In the afternoon, on Thursday, October 12, 2023, we are pleased to welcome Jocelyne Lalonde, Allison Wiens and Irene Maendal to facilitate a 2-part interactive workshop on Trauma-Informed Care, particularly geared to the oncology audience. That evening will include a cocktail hour for networking, followed by an evening dinner and keynote presentation. The keynote speaker is Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, Clinical and Consulting Psychologist, who will present “How Understanding the Psychology of How We Think Can Remove Barriers to Inclusion & Equity.”

On Friday, October 13, 2023, the conference program continues bright and early with our Lymphoproliferative Session, featuring six sessions on Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma, with time for Q&A! You will hear from Hematologists, Family Physicians in Oncology, and other clinicians for a rich discussion on work-up, diagnosis, treatment, and other considerations of care for patients with Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma.

Next, we will welcome two clinicians from our Adolescent and Young Adult program at CancerCare Manitoba, Mackenzie Jansen and Ian Scott, presenting on Oncofertility. We will also have the opportunity to hear from Tracy Abraham and Crystal Behrends, from the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority, on their work engaging patients and the First Nations community with cancer information using the Giant Colon project.

After lunch, there will be two rounds of Breakout sessions where delegates can attend and select from several oncology topics, including updates to medications, cancer treatments, and counselling and psychosocial oncology. This is followed by a Research Plenary, where Dr. David Szwajcer and Dr. Yale Michaels will present on Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T (CAR-T) Cells.

Finally, learning about CAR-T continues into our Short Snappers, where we will hear more about the implementation of CAR-T in Manitoba, followed by sessions on Hepatitis B reactivation during cancer therapy and Cancer Surgery Quality in Manitoba.

What’s more, we will have exhibitors onsite at the Conference and provide delegates the opportunity to learn more about resources and services from CancerCare Manitoba and our partners in the community. We would love to see you at this year’s Conference!

Thank you to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for the support of the Provincial Cancer Care Conference.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Learning objectives by session.

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Provincial Cancer Care Conference 2022

Presentations from the conference

Provincial Cancer Care Conference 2021

Videos from the conference

2020 Provincial Cancer Care Sponsor Videos

To view the full list of our conference sponsors, please click here

CancerCare Manitoba Board Annual Public Forum

The CancerCare Manitoba Board Annual Public Forum started after Advances in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancers. The forum included a presentation on the Roadmap to Cancer Control for Manitoba by CCMB President and CEO Dr. Sri Navaratnam. View the poster.

Previous Provincial Cancer Care Conferences

For information and presentations from previous Provincial Cancer Care Conferences, please click here.