Registration for the Public Conference on Cancer is now OPEN.
Please register here: https://www.med.mun.ca/oped/programs/4534
Registration is required to participate in this conference.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sevtap Savas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-864-6507.
See you there on October 15th!
Drs. Teri Stuckles and Sevtap Savas will moderate the Public Conference on Cancer.
Dr. Stuckless is a radiation oncologist, assistant professor at Discipline of Oncology, and the Clinical chief of the Provincial Cancer Care program in NL.
Dr. Savas is a cancer researcher, geneticist, and professor at Biomedical Sciences at MUN.
Our moderators have a long term and productive collaboration; are actively involved in the Conference organization; and are looking forward to leding the Conference on October 15th.
Scott Antle and Gregory Doyle are health administrators at Eastern Health that oversee important cancer screening programs offered to the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Cancer screening services are offered to eligible individuals. By making it possible to early detect the tumors or cancerous tissues, they help inform individuals regarding their cancer risk.
Please talk to you physician to learn whether you are eligible for and can benefit from the cancer screening programs in NL.
Thank you Scott and Gregory for speaking about this important topic in the Public Conference on Cancer.
We are beyond delighted that Lorie Kielley, M.N., B.N., and Shirley Fagan, R.N. have accepted to speak about the cancer patient navigator program in the Public Conference on Cancer.
Lorie and Shirley support and help cancer patients navigate their way during their cancer care journey.
Their work is very important and we heard nothing but excellent comments regarding the cancer patient navigators.
Thanks Lorie and Shirley for joining us to talk about your very important and appreciated work!
For further information about the Cancer Patient Navigator Program, please see https://cancercare.easternhealth.ca/patients-and-family/patient-navigation/
So excited to have represented and presented the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research in the International Psycho-Oncology Society / Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (IPOS/CAPO) 2022 Congress!
This is a joint congress held between IPOS and CAPO between August 29-September 1.
I truly enjoyed listening to talks from all corners of the world and disseminating information about the Public Interest Group, how we created it, why we created it, and what we have been achieving since its inception.
I thank all past and current members of this group for their contributions!
You can check the #IPOS2022 to see tweets about the congress and talks.
I will be talking about the importance and work of this interest group during the Public Conference on Cancer, October 15. Please join us to hear more.
I also plan to record a talk and make it widely accessible for anyone in our province. Stay tuned.
Until next time, Sevtap Savas, PhD. Sept 1, 2022 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
We are excited that Beth Snow – the director of the Provincial Cancer Care Program serving the cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador – is joining us as a speaker in the Public Conference on Cancer!
Beth is a dedicated cancer care administrator in our province.
For information about the Provincial Cancer Care Program she is leading, please see https://cancercare.easternhealth.ca/.
We are excited to have Lynette Hillier as one of our speakers! She is the Executive Director of the Cancer Care Foundation, the provincial charitable organization that raises funds in support of Cancer Care in Newfoundland and Labrador.
We are looking forward to Lynette’s talk and learning the support offered by the Foundation to cancer patients and families in NL.
Tristan Bilash is our guest speaker, all the way from Saskatchewan!
He is a transgender man, a cancer survivor, and a fierce advocate for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
We are delighted that he will join us at our Public Conference on Cancer.
***Note that his speech will be pre-recorded.
Dr. Sevtap Savas is a cancer scientist. She will speak about the goals and activities of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research, a successful cancer patient-family member-scientist partnership in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This public interest group includes 12 patient and family members affected by cancer and the Public Conference on Cancer idea was created through their discussions and interests in 2021. They also actively contribute to the organization of this conference.
***PRESENTATION (added on October 26, 2022)
The work of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research
By Sevtap Savas, PhD
*Pre-recorded talk (can be slightly different than the alive talk)
Disclaimer: The conference materials are shared for the purposes of education and sharing perspectives only. The information shared by presenters should not be interpreted as medical advice. All health information should be discussed with your health care provider. Organizers, funders, and supporting organizations are not responsible for any misinformation that may be shared.