08:00 – 08:30 Registration & Breakfast

Opening Welcome

08:30 – 09:30 Cancer Research in BC : a 50-year perspective  (Keynote) Dr. Connie Eaves, Distinguished Scientist Gairdner Award winner
09:30 – 10:30 Immunotherapies in the Clinic Panel discussion
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break – Sponsors
10:45 – 11:45 Access to Care:

  • Dr. Scott Tyldesley, MD, MPA, FRCPC, Radiation Oncology, BC Provincial Lead
  • Dr. Francois Bachand, MD, FRCPC, Department Head, Radiation Oncology, BC Cancer Kelowna
  • David Greenshields, MA, RSW, Professional Practice Leader, Patient and Family Counselling, BC Cancer Kelowna
  • Lori Sameshima, RD, Regional Clinical Coordinator, Oncology Nutrition, BC Cancer Kelowna
Panel discussion


11:45 – 12:15 Quick Tools:

  • Nutrition Screening Tool
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Remote Symptom Follow Up Interface
  • Moving Forward With Partial Breast Radiotherapy
Lightning talks
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 Regional Strategic & Future Directions
Kong Khoo Community Care Award
 Regional Directors 
13: 45-14:00 Practical Solutions To Burnout David Greenshields
14:00 – 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30-15:30 21st Century Palliative Care: A New Normal  (Keynote) Dr. Pippa Hawley
15:30 – 16:15 What Also Matters To Patients
Useable Program Updates

  • Prostate Supportive Care Program
  • Smoking Cessation Program: update
  • Lifestyle & Outcomes: evidence based recurrence reduction
Brief talks
16:15 – 16:30 Conclusion

Oct 18th Friday Evening Wine & Cheese Reception and Documentary Screening

The Nature of Things documentary, Cracking Cancer, recounts the journey of seven cancer patients at BC Cancer as they take part in thePersonalized Onco-Genomics (POG) program – a cutting-edge clinical trial that is changing the way oncologists view cancer treatment. In the program, oncologists aim to identify and treat cancer-causing genetic mutations specific to each patient.

This reception is part of the Friday Future of Health Forum conference day. If you are only registering for Saturday’s Interior Cancer Conference, you will need to register separately for the Friday reception.