National Conference Presentations 2018

It is our pleasure to share some of the presentations recorded at the Brain Tumour National Conference on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Photos from the 2018 Brain Tumour National Conference in Toronto are available here.
 
All information was accurate at the time of the recording. Please note, information is presented as an education tool for patients and families. Always consult a doctor for the most recent information. 

Brain Tumour National Conference - Saturday, October 20, 2018

The following presentations are from the Toronto Conference, held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. 
 
The Conference began with this video from sponsors Bruce Power, featuring Traci, a brain tumour survivor, as well as health care professionals from the brain tumour community.

 
 

Trick or Treat - A Personal Story of Hope

Presented by: Margaret Ng
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018

 

Keynote Presentation - New Technologies and Therapeutic Strategies in Radiation Oncology for Brain Tumours

Presented by: Dr. Sten Myrehaug, Radiation Oncologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018 

 

The Pam and Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition

Four teams competed for a monetary award. See details and the presentations from this competition here.

A Patient is Person 

Presented by: Judith John
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018
 
 
 

'Clearing the Smoke' - Cannabis and Brain Tumours

Presented by: Dr. Lynda Balneaves
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018


 

Self-Compassion for the Caregiver - A Panel of Caregivers

Panel with Moderator - Rosemary Cashman 
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018
 
 

Life After a Childhood Brain Tumour - For Parents 

Presented by: Dr. Adam Fleming
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018
 
 
 

What about Us? A Panel of Non-Malignant Brain Tumour Survivors

Panel with Moderator - Todd Goold, Support Services Specialist 
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018

 

Music Heals: Therapeutic Applications of Music for Rehabilitation 

Presented by: Chelsea Mackinnon
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018 

 

Sexuality, Intimacy and Brain Tumours

Note: This presentation was pre-recorded before the Brain Tumour National Conference took place, with Rachel Nicoletti. For confidentiality, no photos or video was recorded at the Brain Tumour National Conference for this session.

 

Oncolytic Viruses: Biological Machines for the Treatment of Brain Tumours

Presented by: Dr. John Bell, Senior Scientist, Centre for Innovative Cancer Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Your Health Is in Your Hands

Presented by: Claire Snyman 
Presented on: Saturday, October 20, 2018

 

Presentations from the Montreal Brain Tumour National Conference - Presentations in French

On October 27, 2018 the Brain Tumour National Conference took place in Montreal with all presentations in French. 

Click here to view those French presentations.

View presentations from 2017

Click here to view more presentations from previous Brain Tumour National Conference events. 

 

  

 

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