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  • Geriatric Oncology DayMar 9, 20188:00 am - 4:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Frederic Gaspard Theatre

University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0J9

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The Underserved Population Program within Community Oncology at CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) will offer a one day educational program on Geriatric Oncology Principles. The clinical components will be led by Dr. David Dawe, CCMB Medical Oncologist.

With the population increasingly aging, the cancer burden amongst older adults is growing rapidly. Older patients with cancer have unique needs that are not present in younger patients. Oncologists will need to incorporate geriatric assessments and principles into daily practice in all oncology fields. Establishing a community of practice amongst all Manitoba clinicians who treat older patients with cancer will increasingly become an important component of care.

Target Audience:

The target audience of the education program is provincial healthcare providers who treat patients with cancer. This will include physicians in the following specialties: Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncology, Hematology, Geriatrics, Primary Care and Family Physicians in Oncology. Interdisciplinary team members such as nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, psychosocial oncology clinicians, and educators are also a part of the target audience.

Agenda Geriatric Oncology Day March 9 2018

8:00 AM – Registration

8:30 AM – Welcome and Introduction

8:40 AM – Greetings from CEO and President of CancerCare Manitoba

8:45 AM – Keynote address:  Geriatric Oncology Principles and Assessments

9:45 AM – Physiological Changes and Geriatric Syndromes

10:45 AM – Break and Exhibit Displays

11:15 AM – Symptom Management

12:00 PM – Lunch and Exhibit Displays

1:00 PM – Services for Older Adults in Manitoba

2:00 PM – Nutrition and Aging: Issues and Impact

2:45 PM – Break and Exhibit Displays

3:00 PM – Polypharmacy and Drug Interactions

3:45 PM – Concluding Remarks



  1. Describe the principles of gerontology and geriatric assessment in clinical medicine.
  2. Identify medical and social circumstances unique to geriatric oncology that should be taken into account when treating the frail elderly.
  3. Create a geriatric oncology community of practice amongst Manitoba clinicians who treat cancer.


This event is available via MBTelehealth sites throughout Winnipeg and Manitoba. Please check your site for availability and reserve prior to registering.

Registration Fee to attend live at the Bannatyne Campus or via MBTelehealth sites:

Physician: $140

        Resident/Student: $0

Other Health Care Professional: $0



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