Visiting Speakers Program in Oncology

Past Speakers

  Speaker            Date Topics(More Infomation in Event Schedule) Host Event
  Dr. Winson Y. Cheung November 19-20, 2014 Event Schedule
" Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: A Closer Look at Newer Therapies"
Dr. Peter Kavan
Contact:VSPO


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  Dr. Caroline Robert October 8, 2014 Event Schedule
"Immunotherapies in Cancer"
Dr. Alan Spatz
Contact:VSPO


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  Dr. Brian Rini Sept. 17, 2014 Event Schedule
"Response Rate as a Surrogate of Survival in mRCC" & "Therapeutic Decision Making in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma:  a 2014 Perspective"
Dr. Denis Soulières
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Richard Hendry de Boer Sept. 10-12, 2014 Event Schedule
"What’s new with bone targeted agents and practical management of potential side effects and toxicities" & "New agents in the management of endocrine resistance in metastatic breast cancer"
Dr Marie Van Huyse
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Richard Abramson June 10-12, 2014 Event Schedule
"Imaging-Based Response Assessment for Solid Malignancies: Current Best Practices and Future Directions"
Hélène Léonard (Q-CROC)
Contact:VSPO
Pictures

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  Dr. Susan O'Brien May 28-29, 2014 Event Schedule
"'CLL: New Insights and New Treatments''
Dr. April Shamy
Contact:VSPO
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  Prof. Thomas Gruenberger May 13-17, 2014 Event Schedule
"PeriOp Treatment Approach of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis"
Judith Bourassa (Roche)
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Vincent Rajkumar April 30 -May 01, 2014 Event Schedule
"The mSMART Approach for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma"
Dr. Bernard Lemieux
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Carlo De Angelis January 08, 2014 Event Schedule
"Management of Cancer Treatment Related Side Effects in Age of Targeted Therapies: Challenges and Solutions"
Danielle Lair (Merck)
Contact:VSPO
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Mrs. Karen Arts

&

Dr. Janet Dancey
December 11, 2013 Event Schedule
"Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (CCCTN): increasing capacity to conduct 21-st century  academic cancer trials"
Penny Chipman (CRP)
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Elvira Lang November 25-27, 2013 Event Schedule
"Hypnosis for Better Management of Acute Pain and Distress" &

"When Words Hurts and Being Nice Does not Suffice"

Dr. Sylvain Neron
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Alison Stopeck October 15-17, 2013 Event Schedule
"Bone Targeted Therapy in Breast Cancer"
Stéphanie Lefebvre (Amgen)
Contact:VSPO
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  Prof. Clemens Wendtner October 02-03, 2013 Event Schedule
"Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Controversies in Treatment"
Angela Rodgers (Roche)
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Sunil Verma September 18, 2013 Event Schedule
"Developments in Advanced Breast Cancer"
Sonie Côté (Novartis)
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Thierry Facon September 11-13, 2013 Event Schedule
"Multiple Myeloma Consolidation Therapy and Maintenance"
Geneviève Caron (Janssen)
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Fatima Cardoso September 11, 2013 Event Schedule
"ABC International Consensus Guidelines : an Update"
Sonie Côté (Novartis)
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Francesco Lo-Coco May 08-09, 2013 Event Schedule
"Advance in Management of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia"
Stéphanie Sauvageau(Lundbeck)
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Javier Cortes May 01-02, 2013 Event Schedule
"Advances in Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment"
Julie Brochu (Eisai)
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Donna Reece January 29-31, 2013 Event Schedule
"The CyBor Story: History, Current Use, and Future Possibilities"
Geneviève Caron(Janssen)
Contact:VSPO
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  Prof. Shirley Otis-Green December  05-06, 2012 Event Schedule
"Integrating Spirituality into Palliative Care" & "Leadership in Action: Essential Skills for Quality Oncology and End-of-Life Care" & "Making Moments Matter: Re-Embracing Your Passion as a Health Care Provider"
Dr. Carmen Loiselle
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Meletios Dimopoulos October  31, 2012 Event Schedule
"Management of Relapse Refractory Multiple Myeloma Patients with Complication"
Mme. Geneviève Caron (JANSSEN)
Contact:VSPO
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  Dr. Shail Verma October  17-18, 2012 Event Schedule
"THE SKELETON & BREAST CANCER: New Directions"
Mr. Hicham Gonzalez (AMGEN)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Andrew Berchuck September  26-28, 2012 Event Schedule
"Personalized cancer genomic therapy: holy grail or false hope?" & "Inherited risk of ovarian cancer: progress from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC)"
Dr. Walter Gotlieb
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Louis Constine June 18-19, 2012 Event Schedule
"Curing Patients with Cancer, but at what Cost:  the Double-Edged Sword of Cancer Therapy and the Needs of our Survivors" & "RT or not RT (for the Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma), That is the question!"
Dr. Carolyn Freeman
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Christoffer Johansen May 28-29, 2012 Event Schedule
"Randomized Trials of Psychosocial Interventions:  Methodological Challenges" & "Psychosocial, Cultural, and Methodological Considerations in Cancer Survival Inequalities in Denmark"
Dr. Zeev Rosberger
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Mathias Rummel April 18-19, 2012 Event Schedule
"Managing Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma:  A New Era in Chemotherapy"
Ms. Sonia Montmayeur (Lundbeck)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Jane F. Apperley April 10-12, 2012 Event Schedule
"Managing the Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia"

 

Ms. Patricia St-Pierre (BMS)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Clifford Hudis April 03-04, 2012 Event Schedule
"Her 2 Targeted Therapy: Challenges and Controversies"
 
Ms. Julie Caron (Roche)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Kathy Cooney March 28-30, 2012 Event Schedule
"Discovering Prostate Cancer Susceptibility Genes"
Dr. William Foulkes
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Johann DeBono March 28, 2012 Event Schedule
"Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer:  Biology to Therapy"
Mr. Hugo Dorais (Janssen) Contact:VSPO  
Dr. Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal February 22-24, 2012 Event Schedule
"Inflammation and Cancer"
"Prevention and Treatment of Lung Cancer Naturally"
"How to Spice Up your Life"
Dr. Mary Grossman
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Philippe Moreau January 10-13, 2012 Event Schedule
"The Use of Novel Agents in Myeloma Treatment"
Judith Haimovici (Janssen)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Eric Van Cutsem December 07-09, 2011 Event Schedule
"Failure of Biologics to Enhance Standard Adjuvant Therapy for Colon Cancer - Lessons Learned and What's Next"
Ms. Angela Rodgers (Sanofi-Aventis)
Contact:VSPO
Pictures

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Dr. Florian Lordick November 29 - December 02, 2011 Event Schedule
"Treatment of Metastatic Gastric Cancer. Her2 and Other Novel Targets"
"Current Treatment Strategies in Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer"
Ms. Judith Bourassa (Roche)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Jan Vermorken November 23, 2011 Event Schedule
"Is There a Role for Induction Chemotherapy in Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer?"
Ms. Chantal Clusiau   (BMS)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Robert Uzzo November 01-04,  2011 Event Schedule
"Active Surveillance for Localized RCC Objectifying Risk: A practical approach to treating RCC" "Surgical Considerations for Localized & Advanced RCC in 2011"
Dr. Jean-Baptiste Lattouf
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Mark Robson May 25-26,   2011 Event Schedule
"Update on Treatment for BRCA1 or BRCA2 Carriers with Breast Cancer"
"Prevention and Screening Options of Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutations"
Dr. Marc Tischkowitz
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Uzi Beller May 18 -21,       2011 Event Schedule
"Counseling of the Young BRCA Mutation Carrier"

"The Tubal Origin of Ovarian Cancer:  From Bench Side to Bedside"

Dr. Walter Gotlieb
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Susan Chang May 17-22,       2011 Event Schedule
"Role of Physiologic Imaging in Neuro-Oncology"
"Molecular/Cytogenetic Characterization of Glioma: Impact on Clinical Research Efforts in Neuro-Oncology"
M. Jean François Raymond (Merck)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Ronald D. Ennis May 10-12, 2011 Event Schedule
"Optimizing androgen deprivation in conjunction with radiotherapy for intermediate-high risk prostate cancer"
"Phase I/II Trial of Cancer -Specific Imaging using Ultrasound- Based Tissue-Typing and MRI to Guide Prostate Brachytherapy"
Dr. Daniel Taussky
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Rafael Fonseca Apr. 26-28, 2011 Event Schedule
"MM Update" & "Clinical Significance of Chromosomal Abnormalities in Myeloma"
 
Ms. Anne Rousseau (Celgene)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Ross Camidge Apr. 20-22, 2011 Event Schedule

"The revolution continues:  Understanding, finding and targeting ALK gene rearrangements in the treatment of lung cancer"
"From last chance effort to clinical program engine - The changing role of phase I studies in lung and other cancers."

Dr. Normand Blais
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Neil Shah Apr. 05 -08, 2011 Event Schedule

"CML in 2011"

Ms. Ann-Julie Comeau (BMS)
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Régis Aubry March 09 & 10,  2011 Event Schedule
"Cancer, fin de vie, éthique et progrès"

"Perspective d'avenir et développement des soins palliatifs oncologiques en France"
Dr. Bernard Lapointe
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Kathleen Pritchard Nov.        26,   2010 Event Schedule
"The Oxford Overview:  Is it still Relevant in 2010?"
Dr. André Robidoux
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Kathleen Wesa Oct.        14-15,   2010 Event Schedule
"Optimizing wellness before, during and after cancer treatment"

"Nutrition, Vitamin D and cancer Care"
"Botanical AND Antioxidant Supplements for Cancer Patients: Recommendations and Precautions"

Dr. Mary Grossman
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Charles Geyer Sept.   28-29,   2010 Event Schedule
"Lapatinib in Palliation of Metastatic HER2 Positive Breast Cancer:  Do Benefits Justify Toxicity and Costs?"
Dr. André Robidoux
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Joan Bladé Sept. 14-15, 2010 Event Schedule
"Diagnosis and Prognosis of MGUS, SMM and MM"
Dr. Chaim Shustik
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Santosh Kumar Chaturvedi May 31-June 4, 2010 Event Schedule
"Cross-Cultural Issues in Patient-Provider Communication in Cancer Care"
"Psychosomatic and Sociological Aspects of Pain Among Cancer Patients"
Dr. Carmen Loiselle
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Martin Mihm May 26-27, 2010 Event Schedule

"Present and Future of Melanoma Management”

Dr. Alan Spatz
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Jennifer Knox May 11-12, 2010 Event Schedule

"Systemic Treatments for Hepatoma and Biliary Cancer"; "New Avenues in the Treatment of Renal Cell Cancer:  How Can We Improve on Current Therapies?"

Dr. Jeremy Sturgeon
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Lawrence Marks May 5-7, 2010 Event Schedule

"Predicting Rad-Induced Normal Tissue Injury"; "Post Mastectomy Radiation Therapy"

Dr. Caroyln Freeman
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Laurie Sehn April 27-30, 2010 Event Schedule

"Optimize Outcomes in the Treatment of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma"; "Follicular Lymphoma: So Many Treatment Options"

Dr. Chaim Shustik
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Paul Sugarbaker March 29- April 2, 2010 Event Schedule

"Current Status of Cytoreductive Surgery and Perioperative Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy: What is Practice and What is Research?"; "Update on a New Frontier in Oncology: Peritoneal Dissemination from Colorectal, Gastric, Ovarian, Appendiceal Cancer, and Peritoneal Mesothelioma"

Dr. Carole Richard
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Jeffrey Williamson March 22-26, 2010
Event Schedule

"Three-Dimensional Conformal Brachytherapy: Basic Concepts and Technological Challenges"; "Improving Cone-Beam CT Image Quality"; "Beyond Image-Guided Radiation Therapy: Imaging Science Challenges for Biologically Targeted Radiation Therapy"

Dr. Jean- François DeBlois
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Lisa DeAngelis March 16-17, 2010
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"An update on CNS Metastases"; "An Update on Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma"

Dr. Bernard Lemieux
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Danielle Ofri March 04-05, 2010
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"Medicine in Translation: A Cross-Cultural Journey with a Cancer Patient"; "The Resident, the Psychiatrist, and the Oncologist: A Narrative of Denial"; "Singular Intimacies: Literature as Bridge between Doctor and Patient"

Dr. Thomas Hutchinson
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. James Gulley December 8-10, 2009 Event Schedule

"Therapeutic Vaccines and Tumor Volume: Does size matter?"; "Kinetics of an immune response: Slow and steady wins the race."; "The translational odyssey of poxviral vaccines from preclinical to randomized controlled studies."

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Lattouf
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. John Heymach October 20-23, 2009

"Molecular Markers for Predicting Response and Resistance in NSCLC"

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Dr. Jason Agulnik
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Antonio Giordano September 8-9, 2009 "Tumour Supressor Genes and Cell Cycle Kinases in Human Cancer"

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Dr. Kostas Pantopoulos
Contact:VSPO
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K. Jørgensen Dr. Karsten Jørgensen June 24-27, 2009 "How much does breast cancer screening reduce mortality from the disease?"

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Dr. Marc Tischkowitz
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Gabriel Hortobagyi Dr. Gabriel Hortobagyi June 19, 2009 "Preoperative Systemic Therapy for Primary Breast Cancer: Biological Correlates of Response to Therapy “ & “Is there sufficient evidence to change anthracycline use in adjuvant therapy?"

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Dr. André Robidoux
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Christian Kollmannsberger June 9 - 12, 2009 Recurrent Testicular Cancer

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Dr. Normand Blais
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Yee Ung June 3 - 4, 2009 "Integrating PET into Lung Cancer Management with Evidence Based Care"


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Dr. Normand Blais
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Ulrich Güller April 23 - 24, 2009 - Laparoscopy in Surgical Oncology
- Critical Appraisal of Surgical Literature
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Dr. Rami Younan Pictures
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Dr. James Coyne April 20 - 21, 2009 - Cancer Care
- Psychology
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Dr. Zeev Rosberger
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Gareth Evans April 20 - 22, 2009 - Breast Cancer
- NF2
- Risk Reducing Surgery
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Dr. Marc Tischkowitz
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Jonathan Shamash March 15 - 20, 2009 - Germ Cell Tumours
- Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer
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Dr. Marc Tischkowitz
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Frances Shepherd March 12 - 13, 2009 - Cell Lung Cancer
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Dr. Normand Blais
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Mario Lacouture February 18, 2009 - Targeted Therapies in Oncology
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Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Ignace Vergote February 08 - 10, 2009 - Ovarian, Fallopian, Peritoneal, and Endometrial Cancer
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Dr. Walter Gotlieb
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Monica Morrow February 06, 2009 - Breast Conserving Surgery
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Dr. André Robidoux
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Thomas Jagoe December 17, 2008 - Cancer Cachexia
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Dr. Danielle Charpentier
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Alexander Eggermont October 30, 2008 - Melanoma Treatment
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Dr. Alan Spatz
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Hans Wildiers Oct. 15-18, 2008 - Breast Cancer
- Chemotherapy
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Dr. Howard Bergman
Contact:VSPO
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Ms. Cindy Kenis Oct. 15-18, 2008 - CGA Implementation
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Dr. Howard Bergman
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Elihu Estey June 4 - 5, 2008
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  Dr. Wilson Miller
Contact:VSPO
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Dr. Gina Brown June 1 - 3, 2008
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  Dr. Te Vuong
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Gabor Maté May 22 - 23, 2008
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  Dr. Thomas Hutchinson
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Steven O'Day May 20 - 22, 2008
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  Dr. Catalin Mihalcioiu
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Anne Katz April 28 - 29, 2008
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  Dr. Carmen Loiselle
Contact: VSPO
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Dr.Michael A. Andrykowski April 22 - 25, 2008
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  Dr.Zeev Rosberger
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Alain Fourquet Feb. 6 - 9, 2008
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  Dr. Rami Younan
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Christiane K. Kuhl Jan. 16 - 19, 2008
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  Dr. Rami Younan
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Jehonathan Pinthus Dec 17 - 21, 2007
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  Dr. Daniel Taussky
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Pierre Lavertu Dec 11 - 14, 2007
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  Dr. Sophie Lavertu
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Leonard Gunderson Nov. 27 - 30, 2007
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  Dr. Sophie Lavertu
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli Nov. 13 & 14, 2007
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  Mr. Marc Basik
Contact: VSPO

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Dr. Karen Gelmon Oct. 11, 2007
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  Dr. Gerald Batist
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Sundar Jagannath Oct. 2 - 4, 2007
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  Dr. Margaret Warner
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Joseph Mikhael Sept 25 - 26, 2007
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  Dr. Jaroslav Prchal
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. John MacDonald Sept 18 - 21, 2007
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  Dr. Lawrence Panasci
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Frank Smith Sept 11 - 12, 2007
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  Dr. Martin Champagne
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Andrzej Niemierko June 13 - 15, 2007
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  Dr. Frank Verhaegen
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Susan Dent,
Ottawa Hospital
May 30 & 31, 2007   TBC
Contact: VSPO
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Dr George Thomas
Director, Genome Research Institute
Professor, Dept. of Genome Sciences
University of Cincinnati
April 26, 2007   Dr. Michael Pollak Event Schedule
Dr Lewis Cantley
Professor, Systems Biology, Chief, Division of Signal Transduction, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
April 26, 2007   Dr. Michael Pollak Event Schedule
Dr. Paul Jacobsen
Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida
April 16 & 17, 2007   Dr. Zeev Rosberger & Dr. Robin Cohen
Contact: Dr. Zeev Rosberger
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Dr. Thomas Suter,
University of Bern, Switzerland
April 1 - 4, 2007   Dr. Gerald Batist
Contact: VSPO
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Photo not available Dr. SunilVerma,
Medical Oncologist, Toronto SunnybrookRegional Cancer Center
March 28 - 30,2007   TBC
Contact: VSPO
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Dr. Angelita Habr-Gama

March 12 & 13, 2007   Dr. Te Vuong Event Schedule
Dr. Norman Breslow,
Department of Biostatistics,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Feb. 26 – 28, 2007
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  Dr. E. Franco & the McGill Biostatistics Seminar Pictures
Dr. Howard Ozer,
Section of Hematology/Oncology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Feb. 28 – March 1, 2007   Visiting Speaker in Oncology Program Event Schedule
Dr. David Kuhl,
Director, Centre for Practitioner Renewal
Providence Health Care (PHC) and the
University of British Columbia

Feb. 22 & 23, 2007   Dr. T. Hutchinson Event Schedule