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7th Annual Central LHIN Oncology Day for Primary Care Providers

Central Regional Cancer Program

Friday, 19 October 2018 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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As the Regional Cancer Centre for Central LHIN, the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake invites our LHIN partners to participate in the 7th Annual Central LHIN Oncology Day for Primary Care Providers: Cancer Care – Paving the Way For Our Patients. This educational event is open to family physicians and nurse practitioners, internists, other specialists, nurses, and allied health professionals with an interest in the care of patients with a cancer diagnosis.


After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Evaluate and assess the impact of psychosocial interventions on the care of cancer patients
  • Apply new developments in the management of common cancers from medical, radiation and surgical perspectives
  • Use practical approaches to initial workup, symptom management, and home medication safety among cancer patients
  • Collaborate to provide primary care follow-up and survivorship for women who have completed active treatment for breast cancer
  • Access and utilize practical tools to enhance health care provider wellness and resilience





Breakfast and registration


Opening Remarks and Agenda – Dr. Yasmin Rahim


Keynote Address – Cancer Survivorship: Lost in Transition. What primary care needs to know about identifying and treating psychosocial issues for cancer survivors – Dr. Linda Carlson




Screening Update – Ovarian Cancer Screening – Dr. Marcus Bernardini


Surgical Oncology Update – Dr. Sara Temple




Radiation Oncology Update – Modern Management of Brain Metastases – Dr. Tatiana Conrad and Dr. Paul Kongkham


Medical Oncology Update – Dr. Daniel Robson


Primary Care and the Use of Radiological Interventions – Dr. Lisa Jong and Dr. Jonathan Mandel





Breakout Session #1


Relocate to Breakout Session #2


Breakout Session #2 (please refer to workshop descriptions below)


Break and relocate to main plenary


Self-Care and Health Care Provider Burnout – Dr. Mamta Gautam


Evaluation and Adjourn

Participants will choose 2 breakout sessions:




Symptom Management Through Case Studies – Dr. Mark Katz and Dr. Adrianne Lebner

An interactive session with case studies on patients with anorexia/cachexia, fatigue, depression and fear of recurrence.



Patient Safety – Taking Cancer Medications at Home – Ms. Lily Spasic and Dr. Susan Kuzmyk

A session on drug/drug interactions, naturopathic remedies, medical marijuana, and pain medications.



Transitioning Patients from the Cancer Centre to the Primary Care Provider – Dr. Fahima Osman and NYGH team

A session on the transition of patients from the cancer centre to their primary care provider, with a focus on the NYGH program for women with breast cancer.



How to Approach a Patient With a Suspected Malignancy – Dr. Henry Solow

An interactive case based discussion on the work up of patients with solid tumours and hematologic malignancies.



Marla Ash, MD, CCFP

Arnell Baguio, MD, CCFP

Catherine Cotton, BScPT, MHSc, CHE

Cynthia Heron BScN, RN, CON(C)

Jacqueline Hornick B.Sc (Hons), RD

Mark Katz, MD, FRCPC

Susan Kuzmyk, MD, CCFP

Cynthia Luk, MD, FRCPC

Milena Markovski, MD, CCFP

Yasmin Rahim, MD, FACP, FRCPC

Steve Rubenzahl, MD

Woody Wells, MD, FRCPC



Marcus Bernardini, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Surgical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Linda E. Carlson, PhD, CPhysch

Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology 

Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions Health Scholar

Professor Department of Oncology and Adjunct  Professor Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

Clinical Psychologist and Director of Research, Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre

Tatiana Conrad, MD, FRCPC

Radiation Oncologist, Southlake Regional Health Centre

Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA, FRCPC, CCPE

President and CEO, PEAK MD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University Of Ottawa

Mark Katz, MD, FRCPC

Co-Medical Director, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Program, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre
Regional Psychosocial Lead, Central LHIN

Paul Kongkham, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Neurosurgeon, University Health Network

Adrianne Lebner, MHSc, MD, CCFP

Palliative Care Physician, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre

Jonathan Mandel, MD, FRCPC

Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine; Humber River Hospital

Fahima Osman, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Breast Surgical Oncologist, North York General Hospital

Lisa Jong, MD, FRCPC 

Diagnostic Radiology, Humber River Hospital

Susan Kuzmyk, MD, CCFP

General Practitioner in Oncology, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre

Daniel Robson, MD, FRCPC

Medical Oncologist, North York General Hospital

Henry Solow, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Haematologist, Markham Stouffville Hospital

Lily Spasic  B.Pharm, R.Ph, M.Sc

Interim Pharmacy Coordinator, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre

Sara Temple, MD, FRCSC

Surgical Oncology and General Surgery, Southlake Regional Health Centre


College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+: (ID#188504-001)

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 5.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 5.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).



Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.



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Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
8500 Warden Avenue
Markham, ON L6G 1A5

Friday, 19 October 2018 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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