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Oncology Simplified – What you can do tomorrow to reduce the cancer burden in your patients

Cancer is the leading cause of death of Canadians. An estimated 2 in 5 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and approximately 1 in 4 will die from it. Management advancements has led to improved outcomes and quality of life for oncology patients. With screening and early-stage diagnosis being so fundamental to survival and optimal outcomes, primary care clinicians play a key role in identification and screening patients at risk. These clinicians also play an important role in supporting these patients before, during and after active cancer treatment.

Oncology Simplified is designed to provide primary care clinicians with relevant information on five different prevalent cancer types. Each module will review cancer prevalence, outcomes, prevention, and management. This program will also help to manage common conditions seen in cancer patients every day in your clinical practice.

Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 10 AM to 1:30 PM EST

Prostate cancer – Screening and supporting your patients through treatment

Duration: 1 hour

  1. Discuss the prevalence and risk factors of people with prostate cancer
  2. Determine the guideline-recommended methods of screening for prostate cancer
  3. Manage a patient with prostate cancer who is experiencing adverse effects from their treatment
  4. Recommend the appropriate follow-up and monitoring of patients with prostate cancer


Here are the experts that you will hear from during this session:

Peter Lin

MD, CCFP

Colorectal cancer – Interventions that you can do today to prevent and reduce the impact of this cancer

Duration: 1 hour

  1. Discuss the current colon cancer screening recommendations for asymptomatic and symptomatic patients
  2. Determine the course of action in patients with a positive screening test for colon cancer
  3. Assess anemia in a patient with or recovered from colon cancer
  4. Determine strategies to manage cachexia in a patient undergoing cancer treatment
  5. Develop a guideline-directed follow-up for patients with colorectal cancer


Here are the experts that you will hear from during this session:

Alan Kaplan

MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, CPC(HC)

Lung cancer – Your role in changing the trajectory of this common cancer

Duration: 1 hour

  1. Assess a patient for risk factors and symptoms of lung cancer
  2. Determine the current lung cancer screening recommendations for patients at elevated risk
  3. Refer patients who may have lung cancer to the appropriate diagnostic pathway
  4. Assess and manage a patient with lung cancer presenting with dyspnea


Here are the experts that you will hear from during this session:

Alan Kaplan

MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, CPC(HC)

Ask the Experts: Your Oncology Simplified Q & A Session

Duration: 0.5 hour

Join us as we recap today’s session and provide you with an opportunity to join the conversation, seek clarification, and connect with a community of primary care clinicians.

Here are the experts that you will hear from during this session:

Sharlene Gill

BSc (Pharm), MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FRCP(C)

Alan Kaplan

MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, CPC(HC)

Peter Lin

MD, CCFP

James Kim (Moderator)

MD, MCFP, MBBch, Pg Dip (Diabetes), MScCH(HPTE)

Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 11 AM to 1:30 PM EST

Breast cancer – Ensuring your patients are screened and managed according to current guidelines

Duration: 1 hour

  1. Discuss the prevalence and risk factors for breast cancer 
  2. Determine the guideline recommendations for breast cancer screening 
  3. Examine the role of genetic screening in breast cancer risk assessment and treatment 
  4. Educate a patient on the role of hormonal therapy to improve outcomes in breast cancer 
  5. Recommend the appropriate follow-up and monitoring of patients with breast cancer 


Here are the experts that you will hear from during this session:

Jeffrey Habert

MD, CCFP, FCFP

Cervical cancer – How prevention strategies can greatly reduce its incidence

Duration: 1 hour

  1. Discuss the prevalence and risk factors of cervical cancer
  2. Describe the importance of HPV vaccination to reduce cervical cancer burden
  3. Determine the guideline-recommended methods of screening for cervical cancer
  4. Manage a patient who has abnormal Papanicolaou test results
  5. Screen and manage patients with cancer with depression symptoms


Here are the experts that you will hear from during this session:

Christine Palmay

MD, CFPC

Ask the Experts: Your Oncology Simplified Q & A Session

Duration: 0.5 hour

Join us as we recap today’s session and provide you with an opportunity to join the conversation, seek clarification, and connect with a community of primary care clinicians.

Here are the experts that you will hear from during this session:

Sandeep Sehdev

MD, FRCPC

Christine Palmay

MD, CFPC

Jeffrey Habert

MD, CCFP, FCFP

Akshay Jain (Moderator)

MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM

This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from AstraZeneca and Novartis.

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