2020 Webinar Series

The CCSN webinar series presents interesting and helpful information for cancer patients and survivors, their family, friends and caregivers, and anyone interested in learning about best possible care and follow-up.  The impact of volunteering and taking positive action to effect change are important elements in the transition to post-treatment life.

Canada’s New Drug Pricing Rules: What are the Implications for Cancer Patients? 

Date Held: Thursday, July 16th,  2020
Presented By: Ryan Clarke, Founder of Advocacy Solutions and Wayne Critchley, Senior Associate of Global Public Affairs

In this webinar: 

New federal regulations governing the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) and the regulation of drug prices will come into effect in six months’ time (on January 1, 2021). These changes have been very controversial. The PMPRB has just released its proposed guidelines to implement the new regulations and is now consulting on them with stakeholders and the public.

Join CCSN and our presenters, Wayne Critchley from Global Public Affairs and Ryan Clarke from Advocacy Solutions, to learn more about:

  • The new drug pricing rules.
  • The expected impact of the latest changes and implications for cancer patients.
  • Guidance to support the cancer community’s engagement at this stage of regulatory reform.

 

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Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Cancer Patients and their Ability to Receive Treatment

Date Held: Wednesday July 15th,  2020
Presented By: Marjut Huotari, VP – Healthcare Insights, Leger

In this webinar: 

The COVID-19 pandemic has put cancer patients in the untenable situation of limiting access to essential cancer care, including tests, treatments and clinical trials, while at the same time having to worry about contracting COVID-19 in their immune-compromised condition. 

To assess the extent to which the disruption of cancer care caused by COVID-19 in Canada is impacting cancer patients and their caregivers, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) engaged Leger, an independent market research agency, to conduct a national survey of more than 1,200 cancer patients and caregivers across the country. 

Join CCSN and Marjut Huotari from Leger as we present the results of the COVID-19 & Cancer Care Disruption in Canada Survey.

 

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Getting Motivated to Get Moving: Taking the Benefits of Exercise and Turning them into Action

Date Held: Thursday May 21st,  2020
Presented By: Rachel Mark, CSEP-CEP, MA(kin), R.Ac., RYT of InspireHealth

In this webinar: 

This webinar workshop will help you to transform your best intentions to exercise into action. After exploring the benefits of exercise and recommended guidelines, we will discuss the tips and tools to getting started and sticking to a regular exercise plan. We will also address commonly experienced barriers to activity, including self-isolation at home.

InspireHealth’s mission is to inspire people affected by cancer to enhance their quality of life and well-being by integrating wisdom and evidence-informed practices that support mind, body and spirit. Interested in learning more?

Join CCSN and Rachel Mark of InspireHealth for this educational session aimed at helping cancer patients and survivors maintain an exercise routine throughout COVID-19 self-isolation.

 

 

Healthy Eating During COVID-19 Self-Isolation

Date Held: May 14th, 2020
Presented By: Lynda Soberanes MSc, RD or InspireHealth

In this webinar: 

Attendees will learn how to maintain a healthy diet while isolated in their homes. Presented by Registered Dietician, Lynda Soberanes, MSc, this webinar will:

  • Discuss nutrition-related challenges, questions and fears that many individuals are facing
  • Provide strategies attendees can use for problems with food access and changes to their routine
  • Demonstrate how nutrition can support your mental well-being and your immune system
  • Discuss the importance of taking care of yourself during and after the COVID-19 self-isolation, as well as explain some of the services that you can access at InspireHealth.

InspireHealth’s mission is to inspire people affected by cancer to enhance their quality of life and well-being by integrating wisdom and evidence-informed practices that support mind, body and spirit. Interested in learning more?

Join CCSN and Lynda Soberanes, MSc, RD, for this educational session aimed at helping cancer patients and survivors maintain a healthy diet throughout COVID-19 self-isolation.

 

When pCODR Says “No”, Then What? 

Date Held: May 8th 2020
Presented By: Ryan Clarke, founder of Advocacy Solutions

In This Webinar:

In This Webinar:

Ryan reviews important factors in pCODR processes, including:

  • An overview of drug approval and reimbursement processes
  • A closer look at the pCODR process
  • A closer look at the pCPA process
  • Patterns between pCODR recommendations and pCPA outcomes
  • Methodology, findings, and conclusions of CCSN research into pCODR recommendations from 2019
  • What can you do if pCODR says “no”
  • What should you do if pCODR says “yes” (given COVID-19)

Join CCSN and Ryan Clarke LL.B. for this educational session aimed at helping cancer patients and survivors become informed on cancer drug assessments and pCODR processes

 

Telling Your Personal Story in Advocacy

Date Held: January 30th 2020
Presented By: Ryan Clarke, founder of Advocacy Solutions

In This Webinar:

Learn important factors in telling personal stories through advocacy!

  1. How to develop and deliver personal stories in the context of better supporting their advocacy efforts.
  2. How to take advantage of specific advocacy tools and best incorporate personal stories in each circumstance.
  3. Why the personal story is one of the pillars of effective advocacy.

Ryan has a Masters Degree in Political Science from McMaster University and has spent more than 20 years specializing in public policy and government relations at the municipal, provincial, and federal level.

Watch this educational session aimed at helping cancer patients and survivors become more effective advocates by harnessing their personal stories.

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Breast Cancer Screening and Breast Density with Dr. Paula Gordon

Date Held: February 13th 2020
Presented By: Dr. Paula Gordon, Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia

In This Webinar:

Dr. Paula Gordon shares information on when individuals should start screening for breast cancer, and how often to do so to help ensure cancer is found as early as possible and to allow the least aggressive options for treatment. Dr. Gordon also discusses how to screen for recurrence in women who’ve had cancer, explains why these methods are not always offered, and suggests what you can do to improve access to optimal screening.

Watch this educational session aimed at helping cancer patients and survivors become more effective advocates by harnessing their personal stories.

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Goals of Care: Changing the Game for Lung Cancer Patients

Date Held: February 27th 2020
Presented By: Dr. Krista Noonan, Medical Oncologist – BC Cancer, Surrey Centre

In This Webinar:

Dr. Krista Noonan reviews the advancements in systematic therapy in lung cancer over the past decade, and highlights how advancements in systematic therapy have dramatically improved quality and length of life.

Dr. Noonan is a medical oncologist specializing in thoracic and genitourinary malignancies at BC Cancer, Surrey Centre who received a BSc in Biochemistry and an MD from Memorial University. She subsequently completed her Medical Oncology and Thoracic Oncology fellowships at the BC Cancer Agency, as well as a diploma in Clinical Epidemiology from Memorial University.

Join CCSN and Dr. Noonan for this webinar aimed at informing cancer patients and survivors on the goals of treatment of lung cancer.

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