AYA Cancer Priority Setting Partnership Steering Committee – call for expressions of interest!

Are you an AYA cancer patient, survivor, caregiver, or clinician in Canada? Expressions of interest are being accepted to join the #AYACancerPSP. Make sure that future research on AYA Cancer in Canada is what matters most to patients, survivors, caregivers, and clinicians. shorturl.at/EGJT4

Expressions of interest will be collected until February 12th, 2023.

2023 N2 Annual Conference – Registration is open!

This is a virtual event.

Visit the Conference Website for further details!

$55.00 + GST for members
$110.00 + GST for non-members
N2 Members please use the code: 2023MCR to receive the members’ rate

Register now!

OR – become more involved!

Sponsor the N2 Annual Conference!
N2 members or non-members are welcome to sponsor the N2 Annual Conference. We have four tiers of sponsorship available, and all include complementary attendance to the event. Review the sponsorship package or contact n2@n2canada.ca for more information.

Submit a Poster for the N2 Annual Conference by February 3rd!
N2 has a diverse membership from across Canada who are instrumental in shaping the Canadian clinical research landscape. We want to celebrate our members by providing a platform to share their news, events, and successes with the larger N2 Community at the 2023 N2 Annual Conference

To be included in this portion of the N2 Annual Conference, we are accepting show-and-tell summaries from our members about the successes you want to share with our membership. Traditional abstracts on specific projects are also welcome.

There application can be found here.

JOB POSTING – Research Coordinator, C17 Council, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Status: 1.0 FTE – Full time one year, with potential for continuation.
City/Town: Remote work available, office based in Edmonton
Closing Date: 3 Feb 2023
Position Starts: 1 March 2023 or when available
Hours of Work: Days, Standard 8 hours / day Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm – flexible based on location/personal preference, occasional travel/weekend days
Salary: Commensurate with experience

C17 Council is a network that links the 16 Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant programs across Canada. It includes work in research, regulatory compliance, education, human resources and advocacy. Our work includes international collaborations, working with researchers, REBs, institutions and cooperative groups, and working with patient and family advocates. Our office has moved to a fully remote work from home model, with some office support in Edmonton, Alberta.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • The Research Coordinator will report to the C17 Executive Director and Research Manager, Regulatory Affairs
  • Work with the C17 office, centres across Canada and the executive to fulfill the research, regulatory and education mandate of C17
  • The primary focus of this position will be monitoring compliance of Canadian sites with Health Canada regulations for academic cooperative group multicentre clinical trials. Additional portfolios (to be determined based on education and experience) may include: assisting with precision medicine programs, managing single patient studies, operationalizing remote access and decentralized clinical trial options, research grant management, assisting with Clinical Trial Applications and amendments to Health Canada for review and approval, respond to queries from Health Canada
  • Liaise between institutions, investigators, research staff, sponsors, companies, and Health Canada
  • Assist with C17 operations and office responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a research or health-related field; 3 years clinical research experience; exceptions can be made if experience or track record indicates capability and suitability.
  • Experience in oncology and/or hematology preferred
  • Knowledge of Canadian (Division 5) regulations, ICH GCP and US (NIH, FDA) regulations
  • Experience with monitoring or regulatory oversight
  • Familiarity with computer software, databases and website development
  • Excellent organizational, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills, high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to take initiative and work in a team environment or independently; capacity to be flexible, work well under pressure and able to meet deadlines
  • Able to work efficiently, in a professional, confidential and ethical manner in accordance with industry policies/procedures
  • Knowledge of French (particularly written) would be asset
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and living in Canada required

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter directly to Kathy Brodeur-Robb at kathy.brodeur-robb@c17.ca

Global Health Conference 2023 – Registration open!

Theme: Global Equity & Cancer Control

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Time: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Location: In-Person (Chan Centre for Family Health Education, BC Children’s Hospital) + Virtual

The Centre for International and Child Health (CICH) at BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual Global Health Conference (GHC23). This year’s conference will take place on 26 January 2023 from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm PST at BC Children’s Hospital’s Chan Centre for Family Health Education. GHC23 will be presented in a hybrid format and offer both in-person and virtual access.

This year’s theme is Global Equity and Cancer Control. GHC23 will provide a platform to revisit and re-examine cancer control from a global equity lens with a particular focus on the global cancer burden on children and women.

Registration is open!

Check out our website for more information: https://www.bcchr.ca/global-health-conference

impACCT Virtual Rounds – Registration open!

The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) is pleased to announce the next impACCT Virtual Rounds Winter Session taking place February 7, 2023 12 PM – 1 PM EST.

(UHN) 21-5126 / Peer Navigation pRCT
A Web-based Peer Navigation Program for Men with Prostate Cancer: A Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial
Speaker: Dr. Jacqueline Bender, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

(CCTG) PAC.4 /ECOG-ACRIN EA2185
Comparing the Clinical Impact of Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Programs
Speaker: Dr. Paul Karanicolas, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Please click here for more information and to register!

G.A.P.P Webinar – Register Now!

Overcoming Staffing Challenges at Trial Units – Webinar registration now open!

3CTN is excited to announce that the upcoming GAPP Webinar: Overcoming Staffing Challenges at Trial Units will take place on Wednesday, February 1 from 2-3 pm EST.

Network member sites have reported ongoing challenges with staff recruitment, onboarding, staff development and retention. This webinar will provide an overview of the strategies implemented by two cancer centres to address staffing challenges and participants will contribute to facilitated discussions to develop actionable approaches to overcome anticipated challenges. This session will be co-facilitated by Susanna Sellmann, Clinical Research Manager, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Robyn Huffels, Interim Manager, Clinical Research, Northeast Cancer Centre. Please view the attached agenda for additional details.

To register:    https://oicr-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvf-2gqz4uG9DPoDTYJfwjQTSOIVYeJZaf

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom login details. Please ensure you add the event to your calendar.

Link to Q&A:  https://app.sli.do/event/r9mzyh86zXqM6T9u1tqNqd (event code: GAPP)

Questions can be submitted in advance and in real-time throughout the session

Certificates of attendance will be provided for maintaining continuing education credits for certification programs if applicable (i.e. SOCRA). 3CTN’s GAPP Webinar series is led by the Network’s cancer centres. GAPP aims to provide timely opportunities for clinical research professionals in the Network to address commonly reported challenges in meeting identified goals, as well as share successful strategies and/or approaches in clinical trial conduct.

Please click here to see the full agenda!

2023 CCRA AWARDS – Call for nominations!

The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) is calling for nominations for the 2023 cycle. All nominations, including self-nominations, are welcome!

The nominations package is available in both English and French:

English: https://www.ccra-acrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2023_CCRA_Awards_Nomination_Form_EN.docx;

French : https://www.ccra-acrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2023_CCRA_Awards_Nomination_Form_FR.docx).

Nominations (including self-nominations) are due February 6, 2023.

A complete list of the past winners is provided in the table below in chronological order. Please note that the award for patient involvement was implemented in 2017. For more information, definitions of the award categories (which have been refreshed and expanded) are available here: https://www.ccra-acrc.ca/ccra-awards/. The adjudication process is detailed within the Nominations Form.

Winners will be announced at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC), a hybrid event, which will be held November 12-14, 2023 (in-person in Halifax).

JOB POSTING: Assistant/Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (HSCT) (C2-221107), Montreal Children’s Hospital

For the full posting including how to applyplease click here.

Position Description:
The Department of Pediatrics at McGill University invites applicants for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff as a Clinician-Educator at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical). The successful candidate will be based at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).  This position is a contract faculty position and does not confer tenure eligibility. The rank will be determined based according to the chosen candidate’s qualifications and experience. Interested candidates may also apply to become the Division Director. This position will be available in December 2023.

The Department of Pediatrics is a leader in academic medicine, and our educational and research missions support excellent and innovative clinical programs and research across our teaching hospitals.   The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre is one of McGill’s major teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Canada’s internationally renowned McGill University, located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec. All pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties are represented at the MCH.

The Division of Hematology-Oncology seeks an individual with specialized training and/or significant clinical experience in the field of pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant and cellular therapy. In addition to providing clinical care, it is anticipated the qualified candidate will promote clinical/translational research.  The division is currently staffed with nine Hematologists-Oncologists who offer a full-range of services within the discipline, and who on average see 90-100 new cancer diagnoses per year. In addition to hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for both malignant and non-malignant diseases, the staff has expertise in neuro-oncology, leukemia/lymphoma, solid tumors, hemostasis, thrombosis, hemoglobinopathies, long-term follow up/survivorship, and cancer genetics. There is a very active clinical research group participating in collaborative group and early phase studies. The division has a Royal College of Canada fellowship program and actively participates in teaching medical students and residents from many specialties.

Our transplant program performs an average of 15-20 transplants annually (2/3 autologous and 1/3 allogeneic) using various sources of stem cells. The program is fully accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) in association with the adult transplant team at the MUHC. Our division works closely with allied pediatric services such as Immunology, Metabolics and Genetics from which patients with various medical conditions are referred for hematopoietic stem cell transplant. With the rapid development of chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T cell) therapy in Oncology, we hope to expand our program to offer CAR T-cell treatment locally.


Job Duties:
The successful candidate will be an active physician member of the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, MUHC, with clinical academic duties in Hematology-Oncology.  The successful candidate will share on-call duties, in-patient service, outpatient clinic duties, teaching, and divisional administrative responsibilities with other members of the division.

As part of the academic mission within our department, members are expected to provide clinical teaching and supervision to undergraduate medical students, residents and fellows, and to pursue scholarly activities in hematology/oncology. In addition, members are expected to contribute to academic rounds and administrative committees, as well as being involved in a variety of teaching, research and advocacy efforts within the hospital setting and beyond.

McGill faculty members are expected to contribute to service activities within their units, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also expected.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • hold an MD degree or equivalent;
  • have postgraduate clinical training in pediatrics, and have completed specialty training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology with certification by the Collège des médecins du Québec or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent);
  • hold or be eligible for licensure to practice medicine from the Collège des médecins du Québec;
  • be fluent in English. French language skills are also necessary but can be acquired over time


Faculty/Department/Unit:
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Job Type:
Contract Academic Staff (Clinical)

Rank:
Assistant/Associate Professor

Length of Appointment:
3 yrs, possibility renewal

Salary:
Remuneration will be according to Quebec health care fee schedule.

Posting Period:
Please submit your application within 60 days of the publication of this advertisement.

Required Documents:
The following supporting documents are required:

  • cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information of three references

JOB POSTING: Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (SOT) (C3-221107), Montreal Children’s Hospital

For the full posting including how to apply, please click here.

Position Description:
The Department of Pediatrics at McGill University invites applicants for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff as an academic clinician at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical). The successful candidate will be based at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).  This position is a contract faculty position and does not confer tenure eligibility. The rank will be determined according to the chosen candidate’s qualifications and experience. Interested candidates may also apply to become the Division Director. This position will be available July 1, 2024.

The Department of Pediatrics is a leader in academic medicine, and our educational and research missions support excellent and innovative clinical programs and research across our teaching hospitals.   The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre is one of McGill’s major teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Canada’s internationally renowned McGill University, located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec. All pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties are represented at the MCH.

The Division of Hematology-Oncology seeks an individual with experience and an active interest in pediatric non-central nervous system solid tumors.  In addition to providing clinical care, it is anticipated the successful candidate will promote clinical research in this field. The division is currently staffed with nine Hematologists-Oncologists who offer a full-range of services and on average sees 90-100 new cancer diagnoses per year. In addition to oncology, the staff has expertise and experience in neuro-oncology, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, hemostasis, thrombosis, hemoglobinopathies, long term follow-up, and cancer genetics. The hematologists-oncologists work closely with all surgical services and pediatric pathologists with expertise in molecular pathology. Orthopedic surgery and radiation-oncology are on-site providing easy access to and communication with highly experienced personnel within these disciplines. There is a strong collaboration with the three other pediatric oncology centres in Quebec allowing the development of clinical and translational research projects and sharing clinical expertise. The division has a Royal College of Canada accredited fellowship program and actively participates in teaching medical students and residents from many specialties.

Job Duties:
The successful candidate will be an active physician member of the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, MUHC, with clinical academic duties in Hematology-Oncology.  The successful candidate will share on-call duties, in-patient service, outpatient clinic duties, teaching, and divisional administrative responsibilities with other members of the division.

As part of the academic mission within our Department, members are expected to provide clinical teaching and supervision to undergraduate medical students, residents and fellows, and to pursue scholarly activities in hematology/oncology. In addition, members are expected to contribute to academic rounds and administrative committees, as well as being involved in a variety of teaching, research and advocacy efforts within the hospital setting and beyond.

McGill faculty members are expected to contribute to service activities within their units, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also expected.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • hold an MD degree or equivalent;
  • have postgraduate clinical training in pediatrics, and have completed specialty training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology with certification by the Collège des médecins du Québec or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent);
  • hold or be eligible for licensure to practice medicine from the Collège des médecins du Québec;
  • be fluent in English. French language skills are also necessary but can be acquired over time.


Faculty/Department/Unit:
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Job Type:
Contract Academic Staff (Clinical)

Rank:
Assistant / Associate Professor

Length of Appointment:
3 yrs. renewable

Salary:
Remuneration will be according to Quebec health care fee schedule.

Posting Period:
Please submit your application within 60 days of the publication of this advertisement.

Required Documents:
The following supporting documents are required:

  • cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information of three references

Applications for the ALADDIN Educational Programme are now open!

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There is a need to improve the efficiency of the drug development process and fulfil the unmet needs of children with cancer, and you are key to this effort. We are looking forward to embark on this journey with you!

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ACCELERATE 2023 Annual Conference Preliminary programme is now available!

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