DSG - Oriented Educational Programs

CancerCare Manitoba keeps an archive of written presentations from a variety of educational programs. These presentations contain valuable information from experts in their field and become a good resource for healthcare professionals.

In this section, you’ll find presentations from programs held about gynecological cancers, breast cancer, and multiple myeloma.

The content in the presentations below has been developed in the context of providing education to health care professionals and should not be considered medical advice.

Gynecological Cancers

Experts in gynecological cancers offered their knowledge through educational presentations that have been archived below.

To view their presentations from a March 2019 educational program, click on a link.

“Ovary-whelmed”: Don't Let Ovarian Cancer Scare You

Dr. Mathieu Viau, Gynecology Oncology Fellow, University of Manitoba

Gynecologic Oncology at Your Cervix: Cervical Cancer from Paps to Palliation

Christine Robinson, MD, FRCSC

Transitions: Easing the Bumps on The Roller Coaster of Life

Christa Slatnik, Nurse Practitioner, CCMB

The 3 Musketeers: PARP, PROC and Platinum

Marc Geirnaert, Director, Provincial Oncology Drug Program, CCMB

Radiation Induced Side-Effects in Gynecological Cancers

Shelli Falconer, BSc, RNBN

Making It Real: Applying The Theory In Your Daily Practice

Dr. Mark Kristjanson, Medical Lead, Primary Care, Community Oncology Program, CCMB


Multiple Myeloma

Healthcare professionals gathered together in November 2016 to learn more about multiple myeloma.

Below are links to some presentations. 

Getting to Know Mr. CRAB: How to Diagnose Multiple Myeloma?

Dr. Leonard Minuk

Hematologist, CCMB

Extreme Gardening: Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Leonard Minuk

Hematologist, CCMB

Bothered Bowels, Sugar Spikes and Tingly Toes: Being on the Lookout for Treatment Toxicities

Jayne Kasian

Hematology nurse practitioner

The Answer, My Friend, is Flowing in the Blood: How to Monitor Treatment Response in Myeloma

Dr. Emily Rimmer

Hematologist, CCMB

When to Call the Hematologist?

Dr. Vi Dao

Hematologist, CCMB

Myeloma Drug Access & Supportive Care Potpourri

Marc Geinaert

Pharmacist, CCMB

Managing Multiple Complications in Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Mark Kristjanson


Dr. Isanne Schacter

Endocrinologist, CCMB


Breast Cancer

Healthcare professionals including a surgeon, radiation oncologist and pharmacist were among the experts who presented at an educational program about breast cancer.

Below are links to their June 2015 presentations.

(Please note the following presentations are designed for healthcare professionals and may contain images of medical conditions and procedures.)

Breast Surgery: When Less is More and More is Less

Dr. Ethel MacIntosh
Surgeon, WRHA Breast Health Centre

Making Sense of Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Dr. Saranya Kakumanu
Radiation oncologist, CCMB

Adjuvant Systemic Therapy for Early Breast Cancer: Who, What and for How Long?

Dr. Debjani Grenier
Medical oncologist, CCMB

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Controlling the Herd When the Horses Are Out of the Barn

Dr. Vallerie Gordon
Medical oncologist, CCMB

Is it all in your GENES? Understanding the Risk for Breast Cancer

Kim Serfas
WRHA Genetics & Metabolism Program
Genetic counsellor, Hereditary Cancer Clinic

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Hormonal Therapy, Trastuzumab and Docetaxel

Diane Johnson
Pharmacist, CCMB

Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: What You Need to Know

Certified Lymphedema Therapist
WRHA, Breast Health Centre