Community Cancer Care 2016 Educational Conference


A Community Oncology Program Event

On September 29-30, 2016 in Brandon!
Co-hosted by Brandon Regional Cancer Hub

On Thursday afternoon, an interactive workshop on End of Life Care and Medical Assistance/Aid in Dying (MAID) will be facilitated by Dr. Mike Harlos, Medical Director, Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care Program, WRHA, and Dr. Kim Wiebe, Leader, Provincial MAID Clinical Team. During this workshop, "Anticipating and Addressing Clinical Challenges at the End of Life" the facilitators and participants will discuss common end of life challenges and their management, practical information on planning for anticipated care decisions, and will reflect on their professional responsibilities about MAID.

On Thursday evening, Dennis Maione's keynote address "What I Learned from Cancer" will inspire health care providers to reflect on three things that are important when dealing with our own crises and those of the people we care for: our identity, our need for community, and being mindful of the difference between wholeness and health. Dennis is a cancer survivor, a storyteller, an author, and an advocate of patient-centered care. Dennis published his first book, "What I Learned from Cancer" in 2014. He is currently working on a one-man play, "Three Things: Stories from Life", to be staged in the summer of 2016 and a companion book (yet unnamed). These two publications follow the themes introduced in "What I Learned from Cancer".

The conference sessions on Friday morning will focus on Lymphoma and its treatment modalities. Sessions during the afternoon will include a mix of plenary presentations, breakout sessions and "short snappers" on topics related to a variety of Disease Site Groups that will be of interest to a multidisciplinary audience.

The annual provincial Community Cancer Care Educational Conference enables health care professionals in Oncology, to come together and participate in innovative educational and networking opportunities designed to meet the diverse needs of this multidisciplinary professional group.

SOLD OUT- Thank you for registering

We thank the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation and
the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for sponsoring this year's conference

This Group Learning activity has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Manitoba Chapter for up to 10.75 Mainpro+ Certified credits

This program is designated an accredited learning activity by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba for pharmacists in Manitoba. Participants can claim up to 9.5 CEUs

This conference has been reviewed and approved by The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists for a maximum of 9 Category "A" credits for Radiation Technologists in Manitoba