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PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK

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The MUHC Department of Oncology and the McGill University Department of Oncology are pleased to host Dr. Harvey Schipper, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He will present Lessons from 40 years at the coalface. Oncology, palliative care and the future of medicine at Oncology Grand Rounds on Monday May 4, 2015, 8:00 - 9:00 am at the Osler Amphitheatre- Room A6.105, Montreal General Hospital.

18th Annual Sandra Goldberg Lecture: Public Choices, Private Lives: An End-of-Life Conversation. Tuesday May 5, 2015, 6:00 pm, Leacock Bldg, Room 132,  McGill University. This free public lecture hosted by The Council on Palliative Care, is part of the series "Lessons in Living from the Dying". The two speakers will be Harvey Schipper, B.ASc., M.D, FRCP(C), Oncologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Véronique Hivon, BCL, LL.B, M.Sc,  MNA for Joliette and former Minister of Social Services (Bill 52 - Act Respecting End-of-Life Care).  The event will be moderated by Daniel Jutras, LL.B, BCL, Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University. The Department of Oncology is a sponsor of this lecture.

The last stop of the travelling Retrospective Timelines exhibition, Celebrating 40 Years of Palliative Care at McGill, will take place May 4-8, 2015 in the main lobby of the Jewish General Hospital. "To capture and celebrate the distance palliative care has travelled since its early days in the mid 70's, a timeline of palliative care at McGill and internationally is on display. This 3-part display focuses on the development of palliative care at McGill, provides a geographically-organized overview of the development of palliative care world wide, and offers the beginining of a wish list for the future of palliative care - a list that you will be encouraged to expand."

2015-04-16

Congratulations

bravoCongratulations to Drs. Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, Mark Basik, William Foulkes, Luke McCaffrey, Morag Park and Michael Witcher who each received a research grant from the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. The combined total of their grants is close to $3 million. In this competition cycle, six of nine PIs who received awards were McGill Oncology members.

2015-04-11

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Robin Cohen on her promotion to Full Professor.

2015-04-08

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre Public Forum series, Cancer's New Era of Promise and Progress: Session 3 - Head and Neck Cancer: Quite the Mouth-Full. Tuesday April 21, 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Palmer Theatre, 6th floor. The Facilitator will be Dr. Martin J. Black, and the speakers will be Drs. Michael P. Hier, Nathaniel Bouganim, Khalil Sultanem and Richard Payne.

Innovations & Controversies: Celebrating Forty Years of Colorectal Surgery in Canada, April 29-30, 2015, Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal.  This 2-day symposium hosted by Department of Oncology member, Dr. Carol-Ann-Vasilevsky, will pay tribute to another Department member, Dr. Philip H. Gordon (Surgical Oncology), who was the founding President of the Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgeons. The symposium is designed to present a detailed, in-depth overview of new, innovative, challenging and controversial topics in colorectal surgery and will include local, national and international speakers.

World Rectal Conference on Organ Preserving Perspectives, April 30 - May 2, 2015, Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal. The local organizers include the Department of Oncology's Drs. Té Vuong, Gerald Batist, Slobodan Devic, and Carol-Ann Vasilevsky. The Department of Oncology is a sponsor of this conference.

Workshop on Molecular and Clinical Radiobiology, June 17-19, 2015, Cedars Cancer Centre, Glen Campus, MUHC, DS1-1427.  This is an initiative of the Department of Oncology's, Dr. Siham Sabri from the Division of Radiation Oncology.  The workshop aims to provide the participants with the prerequisite background to understand some of the key concepts of radiobiology, including 1) Molecular mechanisms induced by radiation therapy on the tumour and its microenvironment; 2) Radiobiology of normal tissue responses; 3) Tumour response to radiotherapy; 4) Principles and biology of chemoradiation regimen and targeted therapies; 5) Radiobiological modeling.

2015-04-08

Comings and Goings

Comings bravo Marie-Claude Joncas, March 2015
Co-Manager
Clinical Research Program

Aline Mamo
, March 2015
Co-Manager
Clinical Research Program
Nan Zheng, March 2015
Financial Administrator
Clinical Research Program




 
Goings bravo Winie Celestin, January, 2015
Accounts Administrator and VSPO Coordinator Chair's Office
Neena Bindra, February, 2015
Financial Administrator
Clinical Research Program

Penny Chipman, March, 2015
Manager
Clinical Research Program
2015-03-13

Kudos

bravoCongratulations to Dr. Vera Hirsh on her promotion to Full Professor.

2015-02-24

 

Rossy Cancer Network

bravo Dr. Walter Gotlieb and Dr. Xing "Ziggy" Zeng have been appointed as the Co-leads for gynecological disease.

2015-02-24