Upcoming Free Webinars

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

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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.



September 29th – When a Loved One has Cancer – Ten ways to support someone with a cancer diagnosis

Family and friends of people with a cancer diagnosis often feel powerless in the heart-felt attempts to be supportive. Oncologist Rob Rutledge offers the background and practical advice about how to support people affected by cancer. Rob gives an insiders perspective on how to get the best care from the medical system, as well as ways to empower body, mind and spirit – and the critical role loved ones can play in facilitating healing

About this Presenter

Dr. Rob Rutledge

Dr. Rob Rutledge is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers, and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. His passion is empowering people affected by cancer, and his has delivered hundreds of public talks and webinars, along with over 60 retreats and day long seminars to thousands of cancer survivors. Rob has received a Cancer Care Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in Patient Care, and Doctors Nova Scotia presented him with a Health Promotion Award in recognition of his contribution to physician health and health promotion in cancer patients. Rob co-leads CancerPEP a comprehensive six-month daily patient empowerment program starting in November. Visit CancerPEP.org to learn more.

To register for this webinar, email info@survivornet.ca


June 13,2022 – Webinar: Why Cancer Still Sucks, and So Does Access to Treatment in Canada.

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About this webinar:
In this webinar, presented by Dr. David J. Stewart, MD, we will discuss Why Cancer Still Sucks and So Does Access to Treatment in Canada.

About the presenter:
Dr. David J. Stewart, MD
Dr. Stewart trained in medical oncology in the Department of Developmental Therapeutics at MD
Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas, 1976-1978. He was on staff at MD Anderson from 1978 to
1980, then in Ottawa from 1980 to 2003, and back at MD Anderson in the Department of Thoracic/Head
and Neck Medical Oncology from 2003 to 2011. He returned to Ottawa in 2011 and served as Head of
the Division of Medical Oncology in Ottawa from 2011 to 2019.
His areas of research have included (among others) resistance mechanisms to anticancer agents and
resistance modulation; pharmacology and pharmacogenetics of platinums and other anticancer agents;
new drug development and predictive biomarkers in lung cancer; the negative impact of dysfunctional
regulation and clinical trial designs on the rate of clinical research progress; and the huge costs of this
clinical research dysfunction in terms of increased healthcare costs and in terms of lives prematurely
He has published more than 340 peer-reviewed publications. He has also published several Op Eds in the
lay press dealing predominantly with patient access to care, including an opinion piece published in the
Ottawa Citizen 2022/06/21 (https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/stewart-cancer-sucks-but-so-does-
canadas-response-to-it.) In April 2022 he also published A Short Primer on Why Cancer Still Sucks,
intended for patients and the general public. It is available through Amazon books or his website,


June 9,2022 – Webinar: The Importance of Cancer Rehabilitation

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About this webinar:
The importance of Cancer Rehabilitation
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer can result in chronic side effects which interfere with a person’s ability to work, engage socially, and do daily activities. Awareness and understanding of cancer rehabilitation have increased greatly over the past decade. However, access to rehabilitation services remains limited across Canada. There is an urgent call to action to invest in systems and services that can promote the recovery and well-being of cancer survivors. This includes the early identification of physical side effects and the development of effective cancer rehabilitation treatments that can be supported and maintained by our health care system.

About This Presenter:
Jennifer M. Jones, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Jones is the Butterfield Drew Chair in Cancer Survivorship Research and the Director of the Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. In addition, she is a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Research Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry (primary) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (cross-appointment) at University of Toronto.

Dr. Jones’ most recent scholarly and professional activities have clustered around Translational research to inform clinical survivorship care. This clinical research platform specifically focuses on examining new approaches to predict, prevent and manage long-term adverse effects of cancer and its treatment and evaluating innovative models of follow-up care and support for the growing number of cancer survivors.