Visiting Speakers Program in Oncology


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The Visiting Speakers Program in Oncology (VSPO) based at the Gerald Bronfman Centre, is a joint program between McGill University and the Université de Montréal, which sponsors internationally-renowned oncology specialists to come share their expertise with the medical community of Montreal.

speakerIn a mutual effort to expand and enhance this academic program, we planned to have thirteen invited Professors over the 2014-2015 period, who will give two to three lectures at the various hospitals and institutes affiliated with McGill University and the Université de Montréal. The guest speakers will be proposed in an effort to cover as many different fields related to oncology as possible. Therefore a varied array of tumour sites and specialties of interest will be represented. In this regard, medical as well as non-medical professional subjects will be proposed. Potential candidates are subject to review by the medical executive committee of  the VSPO. Further analyses of education needs will be solicited by subject specialists from McGill and Université de Montréal in order to identify a host for the invited professor and to guide the executive committee on the conference objectives.

Information about the Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event is approved for up to 1 credit per talk attended, by the Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The CPD office of the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), and through the CACMS is accredited to award AMA PRA category 1 credits. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The CPD office, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University designated this activity for Category 1 credits towards the AMA Physicians Recognition Award up to the maximum number of Credit hours noted above. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent at the educational activity.

Speakers must disclose in writing to the program planners and the CPD participants, verbally and with a disclosure slide, any relationships that could affect the event's objectivity or independence. The PowerPoint document of the presentation should be sent electronically, in advance, to the VP Solution Technician (, in charge of recording the events. For more details please have a look at the CPD archived webcast at:


VSPO Coordinators



Dr. Thierry Alcindor Director:
Thierry Alcindor,
514-934-1934 X 43118
  Dr. Normand Blais Director:
Normand Blais
514-890-8000 X 25381
Naomi Scobie Administrator:
Naomi Scobie,
  Nathalie Huard Coordinator:
Nathalie Huard,
514-890-8000 X 31325

Financial support from our sponsors is greatly appreciated
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