Webinar Series

This Brain Tumour Webinar Series features various webinars throughout the year with a variety of topics covered.

Every day, we at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada strive to bring HOPE to all those affected by a brain tumour. HOPE through support. HOPE through information & education. HOPE through research. HOPE for a cure.

This year, our webinar series will bring you HOPE through a variety of presentation topics and presenters, and we would like to thank Novocure for sponsoring the 2022 Webinar Series.

Who is this webinar series for?

This series is for anyone affected by a brain tumour (patients / survivors, caregivers / loved ones, and volunteers) or anyone interested to learn more about brain tumours (health care professionals and researchers).

Which topics will be covered this year?

Topics will include neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, research, care for the caregiver, anticipatory grief, the use of cannabis and CBD to treat symptoms, managing mental health and many personal stories of hope,.

We will chat with a variety of health care professionals including a neuro-oncologist, a neurosurgeon, researchers, social workers, nurses, survivors, and caregivers along the way.

Please make sure you are signed up for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada updates here to stay connected and updated about our upcoming webinars and / or if there are changes to the schedule.

Is registration free?

YES! All our virtual programs are FREE including our webinar series.

Once registered for a webinar, you will receive an email confirmation. Please make sure our emails are not going to your junk folder.

All webinar presentations are recorded and uploaded to the Online Videos page. If you register for a webinar but are unable to attend, you will receive a notice as to when the video is uploaded.

If you attend a 2022 webinar in-person / live and stay until the end, you will be eligible to win a
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada door prize!

June 2022 Webinar Series

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

1:00 pm EST – 2:15 pm EST

Overview of Anticipatory Grief – Justine Elliot, Registered Psychologist with The Grief and Trauma Healing Centre

Justine is a Registered Psychologist, Director of Child Clinical Services, and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist at The Grief and Trauma Healing Centre in Edmonton, AB. Justine works with children, teens, and adults impacted by grief and trauma. She regularly runs educational and psychotherapy groups and enjoys professional speaking, facilitating debriefs, workshops, consultation, and training events along with contributing to blog posts at The Grief and Trauma Healing Centre.

This presentation will include:

  • defining anticipatory grief
  • different forms of loss
  • when do we experience anticipatory grief
  • signs and symptoms, myths, and misinformation around grief
  • identifying helpful and unhelpful coping strategies
  • tips on how to take care of ourselves or a loved one who are experiencing anticipatory grief.

Personal Story of Hope – Catherine Wreford Ledlow

Born and raised in Winnipeg Catherine performed at the Stratford Festival at the age of 18 as part of West Side Story and The Tempest. She then went on to play leading roles in many New York Broadway shows and tours. She moved to Los Angeles and ran a mortgage company for 3 years then decided to became a nurse. In the summer of 2013, 6 weeks after she graduated nursing school and 5 weeks after giving birth to her daughter she was diagnosed with brain cancer and given 2-6 years to live. She had an awake craniotomy, radiation and 4 kinds of chemotherapy. During that time she had the opportunity to remember what she loved…performing! Catherine also choreographs for plays and musicals and performs all over the city and sometimes in the US. She volunteers for The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and does all she can to raise money for brain cancer research! She has two amazing kids, an awesome husband and a family of friends that support her in every way.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novocure, Inc.



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