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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.
What time of day do the webinars go live?
This year, some of the webinars will be held at 1:00 pm EST OR 7:00 pm EST. Please mark your calendar accordingly after you register. You must register for each webinar separately.
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.
1:00 pm EST – 2:15 pm EST
Kicking off our 2022 Webinar Series is Vittorio Garcia. We will chat about how his experiences leading up to the low-grade glioma diagnosis he received in 2015 and how a few years later the tumour transformed into a grade III glioma. We will discuss his treatment experience, loved ones who helped him along the way, his message of hope and love of SUPERHEROES!
Following this conversation, we will speak with Dr. Seth Climans, a neuro-oncologist at the London Regional Cancer Centre and learn more about why he chose this speciality and what he has learned along the way. Dr. Climans will provide an update on the World Health Organization (WHO) classifications of brain tumours. There are many changes including name changes, new tumours and others that no longer exist on the list. With these updates come more molecular testing of brain tumours and will impact the management of brain tumours as well.
Please join us on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 1:00 pm EST to learn from Vittorio and Dr. Climans.
Registration to this webinar is FREE and ALL who attend live will be eligible to win a door prize from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
Dr. Mary Jane Lim-Fat, Neuro-Oncologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Genomic and Molecular Markers in Glioma: Where Are We Now?
This presentation will review the current use of molecular and genomic markers in glioma in clinical care and some of the potential benefits and current limitations. We will also discuss how these markers are impacting management decisions for specific groups of patients with gliomas, in particular young adult diagnosed with a glioma.
Personal Story of Hope
Kyleigh was originally diagnosed with a low-grade glioma in October 2019. At the time her daughters were aged three, one, and four months. There were signs that something was not right, but she often attributed them to something else. There were times when Kyleigh would lose her train of thought and had trouble forming sentences. These spells lasted only 30-40 seconds – something she attributed to ‘baby brain.’ As of December 2020, Kyleigh is in the “wait and see” phase for surgery because the tumour is in a dangerous spot and too much risk to permanent speech disability.
Kyleigh is our 2020 Cup of Hope Winner! She led the nation in fundraising for the 2020 Virtual Brain Tumour Walk and created a local movement in the process in Sault Ste. Marie. Her team, the Brain Stormers, raised close to $40,000 for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, of which, Kyleigh herself raised about $34,000.