Cancer Day For Primary Care 2022

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  • Cancer Day For Primary Care 2022May 27, 20228:00 am - 4:00 pmThis event was co-developed with the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance. This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for up to 6.0 Mainpro+ credits. ID# 197195-001 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, and approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for a maximum of 6.0 hours. Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended. The University of Manitoba CPD Medicine Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME).


Virtual / Livestream

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This session will be online only

Presented in cooperation with the Community Oncology Program at CancerCare Manitoba, and the University of Manitoba, Cancer Day for Primary Care is a biennial full day education symposium dedicated to topics at the interface of primary care and oncology. This year, topics will focus on Immunotherapy and will include lectures and panel presentations to provide attendees with practical and relevant information about curative-intent and palliative therapy for breast and gastrointestinal cancers, workup and support services for pediatric cancer patients.


830  Welcome & Introduction –Dr. Sri Navaratnam, President & CEO of CancerCare Manitoba

840  Pancreatic Cancer – Surgical Management – Dr. Andrew McKay
900  Palliation of nausea & vomiting  – Dr. James Paul
920  Q&A on Palliation of N&V and Surgical Tx of Pancreatic Cancers – Dr. Andrew McKay & Dr. James Paul
935   Break
945  Beyond the Hope of Cure – Dr. Cornelius Woelk
1010 Pancreatic Cancer – Systemic Therapy  – Dr. Christina Kim
1030  Interventional Pain Control  – Dr. Joel Loiselle
1050 Palliative care panel: Q&A – Dr. Cornie Woelk, Dr. Christina Kim & Dr. Joel Loiselle
1105 Pediatric solid tumors: Work up of an abdominal mass in a child  – Dr. Stacy Chapman
1125 The child with cancer: supporting patients and families – Dr. Bruce Martin & Ian Scott
1145 Pediatric Palliative Care panel discussion – Dr. Stacy Chapman, Ian Scott & Dr. Bruce Martin
1200 Stretch Break
1245 Welcome back – Dr. Susan Green
1250 The non-diagnostic diagnostic mammogram:  how to work up a suspicious lump when the mammogram isn’t helpful    – Dr. Sangita Sequeira
1300 What COVID did to breast cancer screening in Manitoba – Dr. Kathleen Decker
1310 Q&A breast cancer screening & diagnosis – Dr. Sangita Sequeira & Dr. Kathleen Decker
1320 Screening Update: CervixCheck HPV Triage: how it’s done, and why – Dr. Sarah Kean
1330 Screening Update: LungCheck: Where are we now? – Dr. James Bras
1340 Screening update: ColonCheck: New surveillance and screening guidelines for high risk patients; role of FIT – Dr. Ross Stimpson
1350 Screening Panel: Q&A – Dr. Sarah Kean, Dr. James Bras & Dr. Ross Stimpson
1400 Breast Cancer Staging: implications for treatment – Dr. Susan Green
1420 Breast Cancer Systemic Therapy: Newer agents; how to manage their side effects; & when to call the oncologist – Dr. Susan Green
1437 Breast Cancer Staging & Tx Q&A – Dr. Susan Green
1450 Break
1500 My Journey as a 14 Year Breast Cancer Survivor – Catherine Elchuk

1515  Supporting your patient through the breast cancer journey – Cheryl Dizon-Reynante

1530 Breast Cancer Survivorship Care: CCMB follow up guidelines – Dr. Tunji Fatoye
1540 Breast Cancer Q&A – Dr. Tunji Fatoye, Cheryl Dizon-Reynante & Catherine Elchuk
1555 Closing Remarks – Laryssa Sawchuk and Dr. Mark Kristjanson


  • Explain the basis for decisions regarding the surgical management and systemic therapy of breast and pancreatic cancers;
  • Describe interventions that improve quality of life for patients with advanced breast or gastrointestinal cancers;
  • Describe the workup of solid tumors of the abdomen in pediatric patients
  • Explain the role of the primary care clinician in addressing the needs of pediatric and adolescent cancer patients and of their families.

Download the printable Cancer Day Agenda here


Physician: $150

Other Health Care Professional: $90

Students/ Residents: No Cost

UPCON/CCP/CCMB Clinic Staff: No Cost


Registrants will receive connection information via email the day before the event.

This session will be recorded and instructions on how to access them will be sent to the participants 1 week after the event.

**A $50 administrative fee will be applied if cancelled 14 days or more before the event date. No refunds will be given past this date**

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Program Coordinator

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    Amanda Marten

    Program Coordinator, CPD - Medicine
    Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 431-373-9697