National Conference Presentations 2017

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 21, 2017 and at the Research Symposium on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Please note that more presentations will be added here as they become available.
 
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 21, 2017

The following presentations are from the Toronto Conference, held on Saturday, October 21, 2017. 

The Mental Health Needs of Brain Tumour Survivors

Presented by: Dr. Maru Barrera | Psychologist, Senior Associate Scientist | Department of Psychology and Haematology / Oncology Program |The Hospital for Sick Children
Presented on: Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Right Drug at the Right Time: Learning How to Navigate Drug Funding Options

Presented by: Mary Lou Robertson, BA, BSW, RSW | Consultant & Trainer | Benefits Navigation | M.L. Robertson Consulting, Inc.
Presented on: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pediatric Brain Tumour Survivorship: Challenges & Opportunities 

Presented by: Dr. Shayna Zelcer | Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology | Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
Presented on: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mindfulness Informed Practices for Daily Living 

Presented by: Lisa McCorquodale | Professor | Occupational Therapist | School of Community Studies | Fanshawe College
Presented on: Saturday, October 21, 2017

 
 

Research Symposium - Friday, October 20, 2017

The Research Symposium featured renowned researchers, including a Fellowship, Studentship and Grant recipient as well as the next generation of researchers through The Pam and Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition Award.

“Targeted therapy in glioblastoma: Overcoming heterogeneity by focusing on function”

Presented by: Keynote Speaker Dr. Sunit Das MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, St. Michael's Hospital  
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017

“Deciphering the transcriptional regulation underlying Medulloblastoma subgroups” 

Presented by: Fellowship - Florence Jorgensen (née Cavalli), PhD., The Hospital for Sick Children, Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017
 
    

"Targeted therapeutic disruption of the blood-brain barrier in childhood brainstem cancers”

Presented by: Studentship - Colin Maslink, MD Candidate, University of Toronto, 
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017

    

"Quantitative blood oxygenation level dependent (qBOLD) MR imaging of glioblastoma multiforme for assessment of tumour hypoxia"

Presented by: Research Grant - Dr. Pejman Maralani, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017


The Pam and Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition Award

This undergraduate research competition is to showcase work to other scientists, researchers and professionals attending Research Symposium. Its purpose is to provide students an opportunity to create a research proposal, practice presentation skills and receive constructive feedback from a panel that will include physicians and researchers.  Here follow the presentations from this award. 

“Novel agents targeting therapy-resistant GBM stem cells”

Presented by: McMaster - Team Adile
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017

“The combination of nanoparticles and RNAi technology to combat glioblastoma with patient specificity”

Presented by: McGill - Team An
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017

“Palliative Care Communication Strategies to Improve outcomes for Glioblastoma patients and their families”

Presented by: Waterloo/Laurier - Team Roble
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017

Targeting glioma stem cell microenvironment improves anti-angiogenic treatment outcomes in Glioblastoma Multiforme patients

Presented by: McGill - Team Lou
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017 

The value of molecular assessment of glioblastoma multiforme...

Presented by: McGill - Team Ocay
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017

 

Investigating a Novel Immunotherapy Target CD163 in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Presented by: Queens University - Team Lauzon
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017

Queen's Students Advancing Brain Cancer Research

Presented by: Queens University - Team Teutenberg
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017 

Assessing a VR Training Curriculum for Surgical Skills Towards Safer Neurosurgery 

Presented by: Vanier - Team Khan
Presented on: Friday, October 20, 2017 

 

 

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