Upcoming Free Webinars

Below you will find a list of upcoming CCSN webinars, along with further information and registration links where applicable.

Keep watching this page for new webinars, and register in advance to save the date in your calendar!

NOTE: If you wish to see a webinar but may not be able to attend LIVE, registering for the webinar guarantees that a recording of the webinar will be sent to your inbox the day after the webinar live cast.


May 12, 2022 – Engaging Patients and Caregivers with Clinical Trials

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In this webinar: Join us to learn about tools and resources that CTO has co-developed with patients as partners to related to engaging patients and caregivers with clinical trials. If you’re interested in exploring potential participation in a clinical trial, CTO has credible information for you to learn more about clinical trials and to look for a potential clinical trial. If you’re interested in collaborating as a member of a clinical trial team, CTO has built resources for you to help prepare you to contribute on a research team. This presentation will walk you through a number of resources, no matter how you may wish to be engaged with clinical trials.

About the presenter: Dawn Richards, PhD, is the founder of Five02 Labs Inc., and Director of Patient and Public Engagement at Clinical Trials Ontario. With a PhD (Analytical Chemistry) from the University of Alberta, and experience in a variety of roles during the past 20 years, it is her diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis fifteen years ago that started her journey to combine her passion for science with making the most of her diagnosis. In her role at CTO, Dawn is charged with executing on CTO’s strategic pillar of patient and public engagement.

May 26, 2022 – Surviving Several Cancers through Support, Stubbornness and even a Smile.

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About this webinar:
This webinar will explore a personal and multi-layered cancer journey and how the diagnosis of stomach cancer led to the founding of Canada’s only non-profit organization that supports stomach cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. My Gut Feeling – Stomach Cancer Foundation has been supporting patients facing this complex cancer for over 6 years. Its mission to provide peer-to-peer support through education, awareness and advocacy has helped thousands of patients and their families throughout Canada and internationally.

About the presenter:
Teresa Tiano is the Chair and Co-Founder of My Gut Feeling – Stomach Cancer Foundation of Canada, which is the volunteer-led, non-profit organization, founded in 2016, that is dedicated to the support of stomach cancer patients, survivors and caregivers through education, awareness and advocacy. Teresa has over 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector and has been advocating for patients since 1991 when her father was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Teresa is also a 10/12 year stomach cancer survivor, 5-time cancer survivor and a Lynch Sydrome Survivor. Her advocacy work for patients includes being part of research teams, speaking engagements to raise awareness about stomach cancer, the world’s 6th most common cancer and the world’s 4th leading cause of cancer deaths.

She currently sits on the the Patient Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Gastric Cancer Association (CGCA), is a Patient Advocate on the Ontario Hereditary Cancer Research Network, on the Patient Advocacy Team for STORMing Cancer, and a Patient Partner on the Indirect Impacts of Hereditary Cancer Syndrome Study. Teresa is also a member of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), and most recently the International Society of Female Professionals.


May 31, 2022 – Webinar: But what if … ? Regret and prostate cancer treatment choices.

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Ever questioned whether or not you made the right choice for treatment? 

Learn more about decisional regret following invasive prostate cancer treatments and what you can do about it.

This webinar is one of Prostate Cancer BC‘s monthly Coast to Coast support group meetings. These meetings bring together prostate cancer patients and their support people across the country for an expert speaker presentation on varying topics, an opportunity for Q&A, and small group support group sessions via Zoom breakout rooms.

About the speaker: Christopher J.D. Wallis is a Urologic Oncologist at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital/University Health Network. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of British Columbia and his Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto and completed his clinical residency in Urology at the University of Toronto affiliated hospitals and his Society of Urologic Oncology accredited fellowship training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His research focuses on leveraging a variety of epidemiological techniques to understand the interaction between processes of care and patient outcomes, with a particular focus on patients with cancer and those undergoing surgery. Recently, his work has focused heavily on understanding the interplay between physician characteristics and patients’ operative outcomes.