Cancer Prevention and Screening: Education andĀ TrainingĀ 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.

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Cancer Prevention in Canada: What Can We Do?

Thursday, February 4, 2021

12 P.M. - 1 P.M. (central standard time)

Join us for an interactive webinar about current cancer trends and how we can make an impact on the future burden of cancer in Manitoba. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Manitoba Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits.

Opening Remarks: Dr. Sri Navaratnam

Moderator: Dr. Donna Turner

Guest Speakers: Dr. Christine Friedenreich and Dr. Darren Brenner

Click here to view/print a poster (PDF).

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Increased Risk Management for Colorectal Cancer

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (central standard time)

Join us for an informative webinar about screening management for individuals at increased risk for colorectal cancer. We will discuss updated screening recommendations, case studies, and the impact of personal and familial history of colorectal cancer on your patients and their navigation through screening. Registration to come. To receive notification of open registration, sign-up for our e-newsletter (button below).

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.
We invite you to register on our waitlist.

Screening Guidelines

Pap Test 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 Screening in Manitoba

Chapter 3   Screening

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 Results

Chapter 11 The HPV Vaccines, Liquid Based Cytology & HPV Testing

Chapter 12 Cervical Cancer Screening Access

Chapter 13 Who can Perform a Pap Test?

Chapter 14 Medicolegal Issues



Appendix 1 Education

Appendix 2 Forms

Appendix 3 Assessment Tools

Appendix 4 Case Studies