Cancer Prevention and Screening: Education and Training for Healthcare Providers


The CancerCare Manitoba Prevention and Screening Programs facilitate learning opportunities to increase your knowledge about cancer prevention and screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. As a clinician or other healthcare professional, each of these opportunities will help you become familiar with the provincial screening guidelines, get up to speed on what's new in prevention and screening, and understand how BreastCheck, CervixCheck, and ColonCheck can support you in your practice.

Upcoming Events

Webinar for Healthcare Providers

March 2, 2022

12:00-1:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Time)

Increased Risk Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-Up

Speakers: Dr. Ross Stimpson, Dr. Kadriah Lupitasari, Laura Coulter

Join us for an informative webinar about screening management for individuals at increased risk for colorectal cancer. We will discuss screening guidelines, case studies, and how a personal or family history of colorectal cancer can impact a patient’s screening recommendation. This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Manitoba Chapter for up to 1 MainPro+® credits.

Past Events

CervixCheck Competency Training

CervixCheck hosts training for healthcare providers (e.g. registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, licensed practical nurses, physicians, physician assistants or clinical assistants) in Manitoba seeking to:

  • initiate or refresh learning and competency about cervical cancer screening, or
  • mentor colleagues to become competent in screening for cervical cancer.
Prior to registering for a training session or the wait list, CervixCheck requires healthcare providers have:
  1. the support of their clinical team, and
  2. have secured a clinical preceptor for post-training consultation. For more information about preceptorship click here (pdf)
  • We want to train healthcare providers who are or will be practicing cervical cancer screening on a regular basis.
  • Space is limited and healthcare providers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • There is no registration fee for the training.
  • Learners are responsible to cover all parking, food, transportation, and, if applicable, accommodation costs.
  • If you have questions about the training, contact a Health Educator.

Those on the waitlist are invited to register before the registration is open to all other clinicians.

Recordings of Past Webinars

HPV Triage Webinar Participant Questions & Answers

Click to review the compendium of questions submitted by participants and answers provided by the panel of experts from the October 22, 2021 webinar entitled HPV Triage: Enhancing Cervical Cancer Screening in Manitoba. 


Cancer Prevention Webinar Participant Questions & Answers

Click to review the compedium of questions submitted by participants and answers provided by the panel of experts from the ComPARe study and CancerCare Manitoba.



Cervical Cancer Screening Learning Module for Healthcare Providers

The target audience for this resource is those seeking to:

  • initiate learning about cervical cancer screening and competency to perform Pap tests,
  • mentor colleagues to become competent in screening for cervical cancer, and/or
  • review current research, details and techniques about cervical cancer screening in Manitoba

To view the module in its entirety click here or click the individual chapter below:

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1   Introduction


Chapter 2   Disease Burden & Cervical Cancer Screening in Manitoba

Chapter 3   Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Chapter 4   Counselling & Education

Chapter 5   Facilitating an Inclusive Environment

Chapter 6   Physiology, Anatomy, Abnormal Findings

Chapter 7   Health History

Chapter 8   External & Speculum Exam

Chapter 9   The Papanicolaou Test

Chapter 10 Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results

Chapter 11 New Technologies

Chapter 12 Cervical Cancer Screening Access



Appendix 1 Education

Appendix 2 Forms

Appendix 3 Assessment Tools

Appendix 4 Case Studies

Cervical Cancer Screening Learning Module Videos

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