CAPO WEBINAR SERIES

CAPO is pleased to release a series of free webinars. To further our efforts to encourage interdisciplinary excellence in psychosocial research education and clinical practice in oncology, the CAPO Education Committee in collaboration with the CAPO Research Committee has planned a series of webinars of varied topics address psychosocial oncology.

Emerging Horizons: Exploring Digital Storytelling as a Psychosocial Tool with Young Adult Cancer Survivors

" When Young Adults are diagnosed with cancer they can't always choose what happens next, but they can choose how to tell the story"

Over 7000 people between the age of 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer every year in Canada. These Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) report a high prevalence and severity of long-term psychosocial comorbidity in cancer survivorship. Despite this, very few targeted, age-appropriate psychosocial interventions have been created and evaluated for this population. Digital Storytelling (DST) is a process that uses words, images, video, music, and persons' own voice to share a meaningful experience from their life. Originally positioned as a participatory, community-focused advocacy and educational process, the principles and methodology of DST have a close congruence with other forms of narrative-based psychosocial interventions and could be a valuable tool for psychosocial oncology professionals. This presentation will use clips from the film Emerging Horizons to illustrate the results of a PhD thesis project focused on understanding the DST experiences of young adult cancer survivors. Participants will leave with both a deeper understanding of an innovative new psychosocial tool and the lived experience of AYA cancer survivors. 

SPEAKER:

Mike Lang is a digital storytelling facilitator, health researcher, filmmaker, and PhD Graduand (PhD'21) from the University of Calgary. A young adult cancer survivor himself (AYA), Mike has directed and produced five feature-length documentaries and two web series about cancer in addition to publishing AYA-focused psychosocial oncology research and facilitating retreats and expeditions for young adults through the charity he founded and directed for 10 years.  The stories Mike has created have been shared across Canada and North America to highlight the unique needs of AYAs and stimulate important conversations about what it means to live well with, through, and beyond cancer. Connect with him on FaceBook or Instagram @mikelangstories , www.mikelangstories.com , or commonlanguagedst.org

Webinar registration:

  • FREE to CAPO Members. Advanced registration is required.
  • $25 to non-members

To register, please go to https://www.capo.ca/event-4608241

Webinar access details will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Pending quality of recording, this webcast will be available within 30 days of the live webinar.

If you are not a current member of CAPO, find out more about membership by going to https://capo.ca/apply

Understanding, Measuring and Improving Compassion in Cancer Care: An overview of a program of research

Compassion is considered a key ingredient of quality comprehensive cancer care according to patients and families. While both psychosocial oncology professionals and other members of the interdisciplinary oncology care team desire to provide compassion and cancer centres, professional practice guidelines, and research increasingly attest to the importance of compassion an evidence based approach to understanding, measuring and improving compassion has been a persistent challenge. In this webinar, Dr. Sinclair will discuss the programmatic research, that he and his team within the Compassion Research Lab, has undertaken over the last decade to address this gap, including the recent development and validation of a patient reported compassion questionnaire intended for use in research and clinical care.

SPEAKER:

nullDr. Shane Sinclair is an Associate Professor and Cancer Care Research Professor with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine.  He is also the Director of the Compassion Research Lab, which conducts nationally funded research on compassion—with his recent study on Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion being awarded ‘Paper of the Year’, by Palliative Medicine. Dr. Sinclair is a certified spiritual health practitioner with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, were he was recently awarded their highest honour the 2021 Distinguished Service Award. He is the former President of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology. Last year he was the recipient of the the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Institute of Cancer Research- CAPO Award for research excellence. He is also the recipient of the International Psychosocial Oncology Society New Investigator Award, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Institute of Cancer Research CAPO New Investigator Award, the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care Award of Excellence in Research, and is a former top 40 under 40 awardee.

Webinar registration:

  • FREE to CAPO Members. 
  • $25 to non-members
Advanced registration is required.

To register, please go to https://www.capo.ca/event-4616693

Webinar access details will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Pending quality of recording, this webcast will be available within 30 days of the live webinar.

If you are not a current member of CAPO, find out more about membership by going to https://capo.ca/apply

Work following cancer: strategies, insights and reflective exercises for moving forward

Both the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Young Adult Cancer Canada rapport that returning to work is one of the biggest concerns for patients post-treatment. Over the last nine years, we’ve been running the “Rebalancing life and work after cancer” program, a group to support and help patients in figuring out the answer to the question “What now?” This webinar, aimed to both patients and professionals, shines a light on some of the things that can help facilitate a successful return to work that is focused on inclusion and understanding in the workplace. We will cover topics such as coping with treatment side effects that can affect work life, identifying strategies for returning to work and handling communication and questions from colleagues and loved ones. We’ll also focus on learning from our differences by having a client share their story on work following cancer and also explore how a reflective exercise we’ve given our clients helped them in identifying some of their past accomplishments and values and uncovering what was key for them in life and work moving forward.

SPEAKER:

Melina Ladouceur, MSW, RSW, is a Cancer Coach at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. She’s a social worker who has worked primarily in a community health setting, especially with people coping with major life changes and transitions, and living with chronic illness. As a coach, Melina is supportive, open-minded and believes that all people have their own unique needs when facing cancer. She helps people living with cancer and their caregivers to focus on what matters most to them and partners with them to increase their sense of power and control over their lives. She believes that each person has unique strengths and inner wisdom based on their life experience. Melina also facilitates some of our group coaching programs including the Rebalancing Life & Work after cancer course, as well as the CLIMB program, a mental health promotion program for children and teens who have a parent living with cancer.

Mélina Ladouceur est Coach en matière de cancer à la Fondation du cancer de la Région d’Ottawa. Elle est une travailleuse sociale qui a travaillé en santé principalement dans le milieu communautaire et surtout avec des personnes vivant de grands changements de vie et des transitions importantes et atteintes de maladies chroniques. Comme Coach en matière de cancer, Mélina est accueillante, a un esprit ouvert et croit que chaque personne a leurs propres besoins uniques quand ils font faces au cancer. Elle aide les personnes vivant avec le cancer et leurs proches aidants à se concentrer sur les objectifs personnels qui sont les plus importants pour eux et elle travaille en partenariat avec ses clients pour augmenter leur sens de control sur leur vie. Elle croit que chaque personne est dotée de forces et d’une sagesse unique découlant de leurs expériences de vie.

Mélina anime aussi quelques-uns de nos programmes de coaching en groupe incluant le cours Rééquilibriez la vie et le travail après le cancer, ainsi que le programme CLIMB, qui est un programme de promotion en santé mentale pour les enfants et les adolescents ayant un parent atteint du cancer.  

Webinar registration:

  • FREE to CAPO Members. 
  • $25 to non-members
Advanced registration is required.

To register, please go to https://www.capo.ca/event-4650946

Webinar access details will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Pending quality of recording, this webcast will be available within 30 days of the live webinar.

If you are not a current member of CAPO, find out more about membership by going to https://capo.ca/apply

RECORDING - EXCEL: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well

Recorded on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

In this webinar, we discussed the role of exercise in the cancer care pathway, and the potential benefits from building a habit of moving more. We also introduced the EXCEL study: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well, and how it is providing a sustainable exercise and behaviour change program to those living with cancer in rural and remote regions across Canada.

Featuring: 

Julianna Dreger, BKin, MClinExPhys EXCEL Research Coordinator | CSEP-Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Julianna Dreger is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) at the University of Calgary’s Health and Wellness Lab. She is the research coordinator for EXCEL: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well and also assists with other exercise oncology projects in the lab, as a CEP 

Manuel Ester 

Manuel Ester is a PhD student at the Health and Wellness Lab within the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Kinesiology. He works as an exercise instructor and researcher with adults affected by cancer, seeking to integrate exercise into standard care within oncology. His research is focused on using technology to improve maintenance of exercise behavior change, ensuring that long-term health benefits are achieved. 


Webinar registration:

  • FREE to CAPO Members. 
  • $15 to non-members

Register online by going to https://capo.wildapricot.org/event-4565580

Webinar recording access details will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

If you are not a current member of CAPO, find out more about membership by going to https://capo.ca/apply


Webinar Recording Now Available:

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  • $15 for non-members

ACCESS RECORDING HERE 

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If you are not a current member of CAPO, find out more about membership by going to https://capo.ca/apply




Webinar Recording Now Available:

  • FREE to CAPO Members
  • $15 for non-members

ACCESS RECORDING HERE 

Webinar access details will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

If you are not a current member of CAPO, find out more about membership by going to https://capo.ca/apply

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, and the North Okanagan Hospice Society

Colour outside the lines: Compassion in the 21st century

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 10:00 —11:00 am PST (Join via Zoom)

PRESENTER:

Shane Sinclair PhD, Associate Professor
Cancer Care Research Professor
Director, Compassion Research Lab
Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

REGISTER NOW

Webcast Recordings also available:

CAPO 2020 Conference Recordings are now available!

Did you miss the conference? This year's conference was a hybrid of LIVE and pre-recorded presentations. The LIVE sessions were recorded and are now available for purchase for anyone that did not register. 

  • 20-minute oral presentations
  • Symposiums
  • 90-minute workshops
  • Pre-recorded 10-minute oral presentations
  • E-posters with pre-recorded presentations
As a bonus, all of our pre-conference workshops were recorded and are also included with this package.
  • Regular Member:$225
  • Non-Member:$350
  • Student Member:$125
  • Student Non-Member:$150
  • Patient Advocate Member:$125
  • Patient Advocate Non-Member:$150


CLICK HERE to view the CONFERENCE PROGRAM

CLICK HERE to purchase CONFERENCE RECORDINGS

Past Webinars

CAPO members can watch past webinar recordings for FREE in the CAPO members only section.

June 25, 2020
Development and Implementation of the Family Caregiver Decision Guide                                                                     Featuring Dr. Carole Robinson

March 20, 2020
Proactive remote monitoring and real-time symptom management using mobile technology: a feasibility study Featuring Doris Howell, RN, PhD, Professor

December 4, 2019 
Navigating Life as a Long-term Survivor of Childhood Cancer
Featuring Dr. Victoria Forster

March 28, 2019 
La thérapie cognitivo-existentielle pour les patients atteints de cancer non métastatique et métastatique
Featuring Pierre Gagnon, MD

January 16, 2019 
Cancer and Nutrition Myths
Featuring Callie Grosse

October 10, 2018 
Sleep Disturbance in Adults with Cancer
Featuring Dr. Cheryl Harris, C.Psych

April 18, 2018
Indigenous stories of cancer: Learnings from arts-based research
Featuring Dr. Chad Hammond

March 21, 2018
Building Psychosocial Oncology Programs and Leading in Financially Challenging Times
Featuring Marc Hamel, PhD & Dr Carole Mayer, RSW

February 7, 2018
Psychopharmacologic Best Practices for Depression and Anxiety
Featuring Dr. Mark Katz

January 17, 2018
Education and Training of Volunteers in Cancer Support Organizations
Featuring Helen Rossiter, Interim Cedars CanSupport Director

November 22, 2017
MAiD in Practice
Featuring Madeline Li, MD, PhD

April 19, 2017
Responding to symptoms using patient symptom management guides
Featuring Traci Franklin, MSW, RSW

March 1, 2017
Four ways to search for meaning: Comparing modes of delivery with the Meaning Making Intervention
Virginia Lee, RN, PhD

February 22, 2017
Cancer and Work: A new interactive website for cancer survivors, health care providers and employers to support cancer survivors with staying, returning, or looking for work
Christine Maheu, RN, PhD & Maureen Parkinson

January 25, 2017
What we need to know to provide quality supportive care for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Laura Mitchell, RN, MN, CON(C) & Norma Mammone D’Agostino, PhD, CPsych


April 12, 2016
Emerging Findings from the Therapeutic Practices for Distress Management Project
Deborah McLeod RN, PhD

February 24, 2016
Integrating Complementary Therapies into Cancer Care: What’s the Evidence?
Lynda G. Balneaves, RN (BC), PhD

January 20, 2016
Start the Talk: Supporting Children when a Family Member has Cancer
Featuring Andrea Warnick, RN, MA

November 25, 2015
SMGs into Practice: Clinical application of the Psychosocial Distress, Major Depression and Anxiety Symptom Management Guideline
Featuring Madeline Li MD PhD, Psychiatrist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

November 18, 2015
Empathie clinique en oncologie: un programme pour le soin des patients et des soignants
Featuring Serge Sultan

September 29, 2015
CAPO’s Strategic Plan
Featuring Dr. Shane Sinclair, CAPO President

June 23, 2015
Exercise for Cancer Survivors – Moving from Research to Action
Featuring Dr. Lauren Capozzi, CSEP-CEP, PhD/MD Candidate

Feb 18, 2015
Apprivoiser la peur de la récidive du cancer
Featuring Dr. Christine Maheu & Sophie Lebel

Jan 21, 2015
Supporting Partners of Men with Prostate Cancer
Featuring Anne Katz RN, PhD

Nov 25, 2014
Le dépistage, l’évaluation et la gestion de détresse en oncologie au CHU de Québec
Featuring Dr Lise Fillion

Oct 21, 2014
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: Lessons from the Canadian National Palliative Care Survey
Featuring Dr. Keith Wilson

Oct 14, 2014
Together is Better – Working With Couples and the Trauma of Cancer
Featuring Dr. Sue Johnson

Sept 17, 2014
Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully
Featuring Dr. Gary Rodin

Apr 8, 2014
Vers un programme provincial de groupes de thérapie et de soutien en ligne pour personnes atteintes de cancer
Featuring François Rainville

Mar 18, 2014
Tom Hack

Jan 21, 2014
Andrea Warnick


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