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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 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 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 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:
Event code: 8NN28SBJHRD
Email address:

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 (

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

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



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


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

REGISTER for “THRIVE” The 4th Annual CanHaem Conference, Edmonton, Alberta Sept 9th, 2017 (deadline June 16, 2017)

Register at

Join us for a day focused on helping our patients THRIVE!

Preliminary Agenda:

Immigrant Health

  • Bukola Salami (University of Alberta)

Heart failure, Ventricular Assist, and Transplant in Iron Overload Patients

  • Kevin Kuo (University of Toronto) – Dr. Jennifer Conway (University of Alberta)

Reduced Conditioning Bone Marrow Transplant for Sickle Cell Disease

  • Greg Guilcher (University of Calgary)

Abstract presentations

  • Organizer Hatoon Ezzat (University of British Columbia)

Registration Deadline: JUNE 16, 2017

Please contact CanHaem Admin for information:

Travel Awards, Early Bird Rates and Confirmed Speakers Announced for the Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy (Summit4CI) 2017 in Ottawa (June 25-28)

Register NOW to attend the Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy 2017, taking place in Gatineau, Québec, from Sunday, June 25, 2017. Early-bird registration rates end on April 19!

The Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy is the 2nd annual scientific meeting of BioCanRx: Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment.

We’re delighted to confirm that Robert Andtbacka (Huntsman Cancer Institute) and Stanley Riddell (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) will deliver opening keynote presentations after our Welcome Reception on the evening of Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Other distinguished speakers, confirmed to date, include:

• Rebecca Auer, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
• Donna Albertson, NYU Oral Cancer Center
• John Babcock, Zymeworks
• John Bell, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
• Jason Berman, Dalhousie University
• Katherine Bonter, McGill University
• Jeanette Boudreau, Dalhousie University
• Tania Bubela, University of Alberta
• Cyrille Cohen, Bar-Ilan University
• Christi Guerrini, Baylor College of Medicine
• Carl Hansen, University of British Columbia
• Robert Holt, University of British Columbia
• Dean Lee, Loma Linda University
• Jeffrey Miller, University of Minnesota
• Brad Nelson, University of British Columbia
• Kunle Odunsi, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
• Eustache Paramithiotis, Caprion Proteomics
• Denis-Claude Roy, Université de Montréal
• Ismael Samudio, The Centre for Drug Research and Development
• Kirk Schultz, University of British Columbia
• Len Seymour, University of Oxford
• Michael Surette, McMaster University
• Simon Turcotte, Université de Montréal
BioCanRx is offering up to 100 travel awards to Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP), defined as undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research associates, technical and clinical research staff, who submit the strongest abstracts as determined by the Summit4CI Abstract Review Board.  To be included in the travel award competition, please submit your abstract by end of day March 1, 2017.

We hope you will be able to join us. To register or find out more, please visit

Call for Abstracts: Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada (Due Dec 16) for the “Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada Conference” April 7 – 8, 2017

Submit your Abstract for the Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada, taking place April 7-8, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. This is one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with cancer care colleagues from across Canada and learn about innovative approaches to enhance the quality of care. This conference is targeted to clinicians, leaders, and key stakeholders in cancer control in Canada. Through a multidisciplinary program of panel discussions, and abstract and poster presentations, the conference aims to:

* Showcase new Canadian innovations in policy, planning, and service delivery with a focus on application and implementation from screening through clinical care, palliative care, end of life and survivorship;
* Strengthen the community focused on the cancer system in Canada by building communication links and sharing lessons learned; and
* Intentionally encourage scale and spread of proven successful innovations.

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EDT).

More information and the abstract submission link can be found at: