Provincial Cancer Care Conference

(formerly Community Cancer Care Educational Conference)

Provincial Cancer Care Conference 2018 - SOLD OUT

Celebrating 40 Years of Provincial Shared Care

A Community Oncology Program Event
September 20-21, 2018
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Wpg MB

On Thursday afternoon, an interactive workshop on compassion fatigue, burnout and resilience will be facilitated by Rebecca Brown, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. During this workshop, “Running on Empty: Caring for Self While Caring for those with Cancerparticipants will learn to recognize and effectively respond to signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout; and will practice personalized techniques to mitigate these, both in personal and professional contexts. Rebecca Brown is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Associate at TEND Academy with over a decade of experience delivering workshops and conferences on compassion fatigue and resilience throughout Canada and the US.

On Thursday evening, Paul Krismer will explain the science of positive psychology and will invite health care professionals to reflect on the association between healthy interpersonal relationships, positive working environments and team performance improvement during his keynote address The Serious Business of Positive Emotions”.  Paul Krismer is a certified executive coach with over 15 years of experience teaching the practical application of positive emotions as a means to achieving organizational and personal excellence.

The conference sessions on Friday morning will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of Melanoma.  Sessions during the afternoon will include a mix of plenary presentations, breakout sessions and “short snappers” on a variety of topics of interest to a multidisciplinary audience.

As part of the Friday program, Dr. Brent Zanke, conference Guest Speaker, will offer a thought provoking presentation on the “Future of Personalized Medicine in Cancer Care”. Dr. Brent Zanke is a graduate of the Universities of Manitoba and Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada with specialty certification in internal medicine and medical oncology.  He is founder and Chairman of ArcticDx, a Canadian molecular diagnostics company involved in developing genetic tests that predict future disease, drug toxicity and the efficacy of existing therapies for a variety of diseases.

The Provincial Cancer Care Conference enables Manitoba health care professionals in oncology to come together and participate in a high quality educational program designed to meet the diverse learning needs of this multidisciplinary professional group.

All health care providers with an interest in Oncology are welcome to attend!

Join this excellent educational event and network with colleagues from throughout the province and beyond!

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Manitoba Chapter for up to 11.75 Mainpro+ credits.

This program is designated an accredited learning activity by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. Participants can claim a maximum of 10.75 CEU.


We thank Southern Health-Santé Sud – Portage Community Cancer Program for being this year’s conference co-host.

Our continuing partnership with the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation allows us to make this conference possible each year.

Registration is now closed as the event is sold out. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Azinha at

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If you have any questions, please contact Liz Azinha at (204) 784-0225

2018 Presentations

Navigation Plenary

Milagros Duque & Shane MacDonald & Allison Wiens
Navigating the Storm: Working Together to Improve the Cancer Journey

Community Cancer Care 2017 Educational Conference

October 26-27, 2017 in Winnipeg
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue
Co-hosted by Prairie Mountain Health


Community Cancer Care 2017 Agenda

This program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Manitoba office for up to 11.00 Group Learning credits. It has been accredited for a maximum of 10.00 CEU by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba for pharmacists in Manitoba and Category "A" credits for Radiation Technologists in Manitoba.

Thursday afternoon Cancer is Different for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) Interactive Workshop will be facilitated by Canadian Task Force on AYA with Cancer members:

  • Dr. Brent Schacter, Hematologist
  • Dr. Geoff Cuvelier, Pediatric Oncologist
  • Dr. Anne Katz, Clinical Nurse Specialist & Sexuality Counsellor
  • Ian Scott, AYA Psychosocial Oncology Clinician
  • Chris Yachison, Young Adult Cancer Survivor

Friday morning focuses on Lung Cancer and its treatment. Friday afternoon will cover medical cannabis, practical health equity, specialisation targeted breakout sessions, and "short snappers" on topics of interest to a multidisciplinary audience. This annual provincial conference brings Oncology healthcare professionals together to participate in innovative learning and networking opportunities. We hope to see you there!

We thank the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for sponsoring this year's conference.

2017 Presentations

2017 Conference Workshop

Cancer is Different for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) Interactive Workshop

Dr. Brent Schacter
Introduction to AYA Cancer What's the Problem

Dr. Geoff Cuvelier
Medical Aspects of the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Experience

Dr. Anne Katz
Fertility Preservation

Ian Scott
Cancer is Different for Adolescents and Young Adults

Dr. Anne Kat

Chris Yachison
Five Pieces of Paper Activity

Community Cancer Care 2016 Educational conference

The Community Cancer Care 2016 Educational Conference in Brandon included presentations from a number of healthcare experts. The annual provincial conference enables healthcare 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.
Below you will find links to pdfs of the educational material used in conference workshops and sessions.

2016 Presentations

2016 Conference Workshop

Anticipating and Addressing Clinical Challenges at the End of Life

Dr. Mike Harlos, Medical Director, Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care Program, WRHA
Sit Down, Lean In: The Importance Of Connection In Exploring Suffering


Dr. Kim Wiebe, Leader, Provincial MAID (Medical Assistance/Aid in Dying) Clinical Team
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) 

Keynote Presentation

What I Learned from Cancer

Dennis Maione, Cancer survivor, storyteller, author and advocate of patient-centered care

Lymphoma Sessions

Dr. Pamela Skrabek, Hematologist, CCMB
Know Your Nodes: Suspicion and Diagnosis of Lymphoma


Dr. Catherine Moltzan, Hematologist, CCMB
Lymphoma Treatment Modalities: The Big Picture



Dr. Kristjan Paulson, Hematologist, CCMB
The 5 W's of Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in Lymphoma


Dr. Naseer Ahmed, Radiation Oncologist, CCMB
Is There a Role of Radiation in the Management of Lymphomas? 

Plenary Sessions

Elizabeth Payne, Supportive Care Coordinator, Community Oncology Program, CCMB
What About My Kids? Supporting Families When a Parent Has Cancer


Kristi Hofer, Senior Pharmacist, Operations - CCMB
Kristie Morydz, Nurse Practitioner, CCMB
Smoking Cessation in Oncology: It Takes a Team! 


Breakout Sessions

Jordana Jones, Oncology Nurse, WMCC
The A, B, Cs of Radiation Skin Toxicities

Carla Pensack, Clinical Pharmacist, CCMB
With A Little Help From My Friends: Supportive Care Medications in Lymphoma

Dr. Erika Moller, Family Physician in Oncology, WMCC
Old Doc, New Tricks? Things I am Doing Differently this Year in my FPO Practice

Barb Hues, Nurse Educator, CCMB
Volume & Vulnerability: The Explosive Impact of Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Kristie Hofer, Senior Pharmacist, Operations, CCMB
Pat Trozzo, Director of Pharmacy, CCMB
Let's Interact - A Discussion on Managing Drug Interactions in Oncology

Ian Scott, Psychosocial Oncology Clinician, CCMB
Death and Dying in Families: Supporting Bereaved Family Members 

Short Snappers


Dr. Ross Stimpson, Medical Lead, ColonCheck Manitoba
Colorectal Cancer Screening: To Scope or Not to Scope?


Dr. Joel Gingerich, Oncologist, CCMB
Checkpoint Inhibition: The New Cancer Treatment Revolution


2016 Conference Video Presentations

The following videos are from the Community Cancer Care 2016 Educational Conference, co-hosted by the Brandon regional cancer hub.
Please be aware that some videos presented on this page are unlisted on YouTube. As a result, they are only available through the links provided on this web page.