National Conference Presentations 2016

It is our pleasure to share some of the presentations recorded at the Join the Movement to End Brain Tumours - National Conference on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

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.

Personal Story of Hope

Presented by: Steve and Iris Rawlings
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016

 

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Keynote Research Recipients:  

How Genetics Impact Your Child's Brain Cancer Journey

Presented by: Dr. Sorana Morrissy, Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, SickKids, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016

 

Exploring the Effects of Radiation and it's Impact on Metastatic Brain Cancer

Presented by: Dr. Paula Foster, Scientist/Associate Professor, Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario/Robarts Research Institute
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016 

 

Mindfulness and Brain Tumours: Finding Your Way Through The Storm

Presented by: Dr. Steven Selchen, Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016

 

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Keynote Research Recipients, Question and Answer Panel

Following the presentations given by the 3 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Keynote Research Recipients, there was an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the panel of experts.
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016

 

Concurrent Sessions: Advancing the Understanding of Tumours and Treatment

“A New Era in the Treatment of Brain Tumours”

Presented by: Dr. Catherine Maurice, Neuro-Oncologist, University Health Network, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016 

 

Concurrent Sessions: The New Normal - What Now?

“Physical, Cognitive and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Following a Brain Tumour”

Presented by: Ilyse Lax, Rehabilitation Consultant, Occupational Therapist, Pencer Brain Tumor Centre & Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016  

 

“Advance Care Planning: It’s How we Care for Each Other”

Presented by: Louise Hanvey, Director, Advance Care Planning in Canada, Canadian Hospice
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016  

 

Concurrent Sessions: From Caring to Caregiving

“Care for the Caregiver”

Presented by: Rosemary Cashman, Nurse Practitioner, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC and Suzanne Heft, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016  

 

“Early Grief as Part of the Grieving Process”

Presented by: Jennifer Thompson-Croft, Social Worker, The Ottawa Hospital Psychosocial Oncology Program, Ottawa, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016  

 

Concurrent Sessions: Our Future – The Road Ahead for Pediatric Brain Tumours

“Navigating School and Friends After Pediatric Brain Tumour Treatment”

Presented by: Dr. Sharon Guger, Neuropsychologist, SickKids, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016  

 

“Parenting through Transitions: How Health Issues and the Teen Years can Complicate the Job”

Presented by: Dr. Joel Tourigny, Pediatric Psychologist, SickKids, Toronto, ON
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016  

 

Clinical Trials & Patient Panel

Moderated by: Dr. Sten Myrehaug is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto, and Staff Radiation Oncologist at the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Panelists:

  • Steve: diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma (grade II) and has had experience with a clinical trial comparing Dexmedetomidine and Propofol-remifentanil Conscious Sedation for awake Craniotomy for Tumour Surgery
  • Denis: diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) (grade IV). Denis participated in an Optune clinical trial in conjunction with Temozolomide from August 2013 to March 2016
  • Francois: diagnosed in 2012 with an anaplastic astrocytoma (grade III) and currently participating in the TOCAGEN TOCA FC / 511 – Phase 1 clinical trial

Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016

 

Jest for the Health of It

Presented by: Dr. Kenneth Shonk
Presented on: Saturday, October 22, 2016

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