Vancouver HCP Symposium 2019

This half-day symposium provides the opportunity to network, learn and share knowledge and expertise in the field of brain tumours (neuroscience and neuro-oncology) with a focus on cross-disciplinary learning.
 2019 Vancouver HCP Symposium poster

Registration is now open. Spaces are limited.

When: Friday, June 7, 2019 | 9:00am - 1:30pm
Royal Columbian Hospital
330 E Columbia St, New Westminster
Sherbrooke Lounge, Main Floor

Topics and Speakers include:

Walk Me Home – A Caregiver’s Experience
Becky Livingston

One thing we know about life is that we don’t know anything at all. Life has a way of calling on us to step up when we least expect it. Twice now, Becky as cared for a dying loved one: her fiancé, Bob, in 2006, and three years later her 23-year-old daughter, Rachel. Both had brain tumours.

Advances in Brain Cancer Research
Dr. Brian Thiessen, Neuro-Oncologist, BC Cancer

A discussion of current management of primary brain tumours and new research studies with a focus on progress in immunotherapies.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Review current management of gliomas.
  • Review recent clinical trials in glioblastoma.
  • Discuss immunotherapy in cancer and how this relates to glioblastoma research.

Fire Side Chat with Kathy Thornton & Yaron Butterfield: Kathy was diagnosed with a left frontal temporal lobe meningioma 24 years ago and Yaron is a GBM survivor of 15 years. Both have been committed to helping the brain tumour community in many ways.

Honouring and Supporting Caregivers: Janic Gorayeb, Senior Health Information Specialist will lead a discussion around how we are honoring and supporting Caregivers in the brain tumour community. We will chat about the needs of caregivers and the new caregiver resource Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is launching in 2019. 

Believe in Yourself! Steven McKee, brain tumour survivor of a germ cell brain tumour 12 years ago and is passionate about spreading inspiration to others living with a brain tumour.


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Event Details

  • Registration will close on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm EST. Walk ups welcome!
  • If you cannot attend, please let Janic know at your earliest convenience.
  • There is no charge for this Symposium.
  • Light refreshments and beverages are available during breaks, lunch will also be provided.

You can forward any questions and recommend topics or speakers to:

Janic Gorayeb 
Senior Health Information Specialist 
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755 ext 233

The 2019 Health Care Professional Symposium program has been generously sponsored by:

Orbus Therapeutics

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