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CADTH Symposium Travel Award Program for Students and Patient Group Representatives – apply by 10-Dec-2018

CADTH is pleased to announce the 2019 CADTH Symposium Travel Award Program for students and patient group representatives.

Since 2007, CADTH has provided financial support toward conference-related costs for more than 335 student and patient group representatives as part of our commitment to making this important event accessible to all health care stakeholders.

This year, eligible students and patient group representatives can receive up to $2,000 to offset registration, travel, food, accommodation, and other conference-related expenses.

For Students

The 2019 CADTH Symposium offers an excellent opportunity to share your research, learn about the latest advancements in health technology assessment, and interact with peers from across the country as well as leading Canadian and international experts. If you’re a full-time undergraduate or graduate student attending a degree-granting institution in Canada, and taking courses in a field relevant to CADTH’s work, we invite you to apply for a travel award.

For Patient Group Representatives

It’s important that your voice is heard. If you work for a not-for-profit, patient-related organization, or a citizen’s organization interested in health policy, we invite you to apply for a travel award.

How to Apply

Step 1: Review the 2019 CADTH Symposium Travel Award Program Criteria.
Step 2: Complete and submit the 2019 Travel Awards Application form to CADTH by December 10, 2018.

Travel award decisions will be made by the end of January 2019, and awards will be issued to successful applicants by the end of March 2019.

Reminder: The Abstract Submission Deadline for the 2019 CADTH Symposium is October 26, 2018. Priority will be given to Travel Award applicants who have submitted an abstract for the 2019 CADTH Symposium.

If you have questions about the 2019 CADTH Symposium, or the Travel Award Program, please contact us at symposium@cadth.ca. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Edmonton in 2019.

About CADTH

CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for providing Canada’s health care decision-makers with objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of drugs and medical devices in our health care system. CADTH receives funding from Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments, with the exception of Quebec.

Learn more at: www.cadth.ca.

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Nursing Seminar to be held in association with the 2018 POGO Symposium in Toronto (November 1, 2018)

This year POGO will also host a one-day nursing seminar the day before the Symposium. Topics include: Practical strategies to improve Patient/Family Education; Answering your questions about CAR-T and other Immunotherapies; Survivorship in the Age of Precision Medicine; and Building Resilience. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and connect with pediatric nurses across the province! All disciplines welcome.

www.pogo.ca/education/symposium/program/

POGO Symposium on Precision Medicine in Pediatric Oncology will be held in Toronto, November 2-3, 2018. Early-Bird Rate available before September 28.

The 2018 POGO Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer – Precision Medicine in Pediatric Oncology – will examine clinical and scientific advances in precision medicine and explore how those advances are impacting the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children.

Pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals will enhance their knowledge of new and innovative diagnostic and treatment options for various forms of childhood cancer, and improve their ability to manage the physical and psychosocial effects that can occur in patients receiving precision therapies.

View the program at: www.pogo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Symposium-Program-2018_July-26.pdf

Register now at:  www.pogo.ca/education/symposium/registration/

10th Annual Interaction Conference–an innovative academic-industry cancer trials meeting (Toronto, Sept 21-22, 2018)

Registration is now open!  Agenda and registration can be found at www.interaction-canada.ca. Please note new conference location below.

Interaction 2018 is an innovative Academic-Industry Cancer Trials meeting that has proved to be successful. The aim of this conference is to bring together cancer clinical trials staff from academia and industry for a two day meeting. The meeting is being organized to cater to the needs of clinical trials staff, including data coordinators, nurses, monitors, regulatory and project managers and administrators. Important goals of this meeting are to foster closer cooperation and understanding between academia and pharmaceutical company staff in the conduct of cancer studies, particularly within the Canadian perspective.

The 10th Interaction conference will be held at a new venue Vantage Venues in downtown Toronto, at 150 King St (At University Ave.), September 21-22, 2018. At this, our tenth anniversary conference, we gather together to reflect on the evolution of the field, to celebrate accomplishments, to welcome new participants to our networks, and to explore what new directions the next ten years may bring.

Please pass along to others who may be interested.  Do not hesitate to contact interactioncanada@gmail.com with any questions.

 

LAST CHANCE for a free lunch and opportunities to publish!

CYP-C Research Champions will be meeting at SIOP in Washington DC on October 13 in the Capitol Room (1:30-5pm) at the Marriott Wardman Park.

The purposes will be to:

1) Provide an overview of CYP-C

2) Provide brief education related to how to measure socioeconomic status using census data (i.e. for CYP-C projects)

3) Begin to create publication teams – this will be an opportunity to be a co-investigator or to lead CYP-C publications

Contact Randy.Barber@ahs.ca by Oct 6 to attend.

23rd Annual Western Canada Nutrition Day – Optimizing Nutrition and Medicine in Cancer Care October 21, 2017 (Edmonton)

We are pleased to extend our personal invitation to the 23rd Annual Western Canada Nutrition Day Conference: Optimizing Nutrition and Medicine in Cancer Care.
The 23rd Annual Western Canada Nutrition Day – Optimizing Nutrition and Medicine in Cancer Care will include subject matter experts from Canada, Italy and Australia. The conference will feature discussions on the full spectrum of cancer care including: Sarcopenic Obesity and Cancer Care, the application of nutrients to modify toxicities of cancer treatment, ESPEN 2017, PN in Cancer Care, INFORM, what we know (and what we don’t) about diet and cancer prevention and much more!

Our audience for this event includes: Dietitians, physicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals interested in learning more about nutrition and medicine in cancer care.

When: October 21, 2017
Where: Robbins Learning Centre – Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9

Online Registration opens: August 23, 2017
Early bird deadline: October 6, 2017
Online registration: http://www.cvent.com/d/z5qf5r
Event code: 8NN28SBJHRD
Email address: DCL.NFLES@ahs.ca

This event is planned by Alberta Health Services, and supported by an unrestricted grant from Nestle Health Science.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the C17 Next Generation of Early Phase Trials: Moving the Bar in Pediatric Oncology workshop (04-Nov- 2017, pre-session meeting at CCRA conference in Vancouver)

 

C17 “Next Generation of Early Phase Trials: Moving the Bar in Pediatric Oncology” educational workshop will be held on Saturday, 4 November 2017 in Vancouver, BC. The workshop is in response to the C17 DVL needs assessment that was completed last year; members from all C17 DVL sites and PROFYLE clinical site leads are encouraged to attend.

The workshop is a full day, pre-session workshop at the CCRA Canadian Cancer Research Conference. We hope that most attendees at our workshop will take the opportunity to attend the full conference as well.

The workshop will be designed to educate investigators on traditional models of early phase trials as well as newer approaches to drug development. We will also cover regulatory, ethical, advocacy and access aspects of early phase trials. The workshop will proved education, discussions, panels and time for questions.

Travel and accommodation booking information will be emailed to you upon completion of the registration.

 

 

9th Annual Interaction Conference Sept 22-23 in Toronto: an integrated industry and academic conference targeted towards those who manage or direct projects related to oncology clinical trials (www.interaction-canada.ca)

On behalf of my fellow conference organizers, I would like to bring your attention to the ninth annual Interaction Conference – an Academic-Industry Cancer Trials meeting that will be held at the MaRS building in Toronto on September 22-23, 2017. The aim of this conference is to bring together cancer clinical trials staff from academia and pharma for a two day meeting. The meeting is being organized to cater to the needs of clinical trials staff, including project directors, project managers, CRAs, data coordinators, nurses, monitors, regulatory officers and administrators.

Important goals of this meeting are to foster closer cooperation and understanding between academia and pharma staff in the conduct of cancer studies.

Further information and a registration link can be found at www.interaction-canada.ca

Please pass along to others who may be interested. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

I look forward to seeing you in September.

Kind Regards,

Jasmine Grant, MEd, CCRP
Education Specialist Lead
Cancer Clinical Research Unit
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
(416) 946-4501 x3465
Jasmine.grant@uhn.ca

 

 

Would you like $1000? If you are a non-MD healthcare professional working in peds hem/onc/BMT, you are eligible to apply for $1000 off-set the cost of attending a work-related conference. Applications due Nov 1 and May 1, annually.

See the Norma Auger application form available HERE; includes additional eligibility and instruction. 

The goal of the C17 Norma Auger Education Fund is to support health professionals involved in pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT across Canada advance their knowledge, skills and experience and to promote presentations and knowledge translation by these health professionals.  This is an annual scholarship offered by the C17 Education Committee with funding from the Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation.

Eligibility: Non-MD Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT health care professionals working in Canada.

Application deadlines:  May 1st and November 1st annually  Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the C17 Education Committee.  Successful applicants will be notified in writing by December 1st and June 1st.

West Coast Sarcoma Conference- December 1 & 2, 2017, Vancouver, BC- SAVE THE DATE & Mark your Calendars!

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural West Coast Sarcoma Conference will be taking place in Vancouver December 1-2, 2017.

WCSC will be unique in its inclusion of both pediatric and adult sarcoma specialists, with the objectives of ensuring best practices in sarcoma care and fostering collaboration across disciplines and geographic regions. We have succeeded in securing the participation of internationally renowned researchers and clinicians in the field of sarcoma.

We have put together an innovative program highlighting emerging techniques and current controversies in the diagnosis and management of sarcoma.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver for the WCSC!

Save the date December 1 & 2, 2017 Vancouver, BC
Website will be open soon

Sincerely,

  Drs. Karen Goddard, Andrea MacNeill, and Christine Simmons
Planning Committee Co-Chairs
West Coast Sarcoma Conference