London Brain Tumour Information Day

This event took place on October 17, 2015. 

In 2016 we will be live streaming the Brain Tumour National Conference to our boardroom in London, ON for those wishing to attend but for whom the drive to Toronto is too far.
Please find two of the presentations recorded at this event below.

Event details

Saturday, October 17, 2015; 8:15 am - 12:30 Noon

Goodwill Building  (3rd Floor)
255 Horton Street West
London, Ontario N6B 1L1

There is no cost to attend this unique and informative event**.  This event will also be live-streamed to computers across Canada. 

Event Schedule

 8:15 am -   8:45 am - Registration 

 8:45 am -   9:00 am - Welcome and Introduction

 9:00 am -   9:15 am - Patient Story

 9:15 am - 10:00 am - Arm Chair Discussion- Surgery vs. Radiation

Surgery - Dr. Joseph Megyesi- Neurosurgeon, London Health Science Centre
Radiation - Dr. Glenn Bauman- Chair/Chief Oncology, London Health Science Centre

10:00 am - 10:15 am - Break

10:15 am - 11:00 am - Brain Tumour Professional Panel

11:00 am - 11:45 am - Wanda Sawicki, Art Therapist, Wellspring

“I Create, I Am”
Attend this session to learn about art therapy and the benefits art therapy can bring.

11:45 am - 12:30 pm - Dr. Rolando Del Maestro, McGill University

"Brain Tumour Genetics and Neurosurgical Simulation: Moving Forward, Ever Forward"
This presentation will focus on genetics and techniques and this is moving the brain tumour community forward.

12:45 pm -  1:45 pm - Networking Lunch for those wishing to stay.

The networking lunch is an opportunity for participants to connect with other survivors, patients, caregivers, families and Health Care Professionals to speak about varied topics around pediatrics, Quality of Life, Treatment, and Surgery. **A $20 per person fee, to cover lunch costs, will be charged for those wishing to stay.  

Speaker Bios

Wanda Sawicki, OATR, MPS, is a registered art therapist with twenty years' experience working in community health settings. She has a Master of Arts in Psychotherapy and Spirituality, a program which promotes an integration of psychology, spirituality and creativity, from St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton, Alberta. An Associate Instructor in the Thanatology program at King’s University College in London, Ontario, she teaches Creative Responses to Death and Bereavement. She has national and international experience as a workshop facilitator.

Dr. Del Maestro is the William Feindel Professor Emeritus in Neuro-Oncology at McGill University. As the Director of the Neurosurgerical Simulation Research Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, his research is now focused on surgical simulation using the NeuroTouch platform working in cooperation with the National Research Council of Canada and multiple national and international research groups.

Download a poster for this Information Day. 

Words of Wisdom: What Brain Tumour Information Day Means to Me



Past comments about London Brain Tumour Information Day:

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my friends at [Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada]. Every single day of my life is a gift.”

“As always, today was an exceptional day! Thank you to everyone involved to help make this day a success!”

“Today was very informative. I always enjoy meeting with patients and caregivers that attend every year. My daughter and I are leaving with renewed hope. Thank you to [Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada] staff.” 

Past presentations from London Information Day:

To learn more about Information Days please contact:

Susan Ruypers
Research Program Specialist
1-800-265-5106 ext. 240


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