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Canadian Association of Medical Oncology Annual Scientific Meeting
Toronto, Ontario
April 26

Dr. David Dawe and Dr. Jean-Pierre Ayoub are cochairing the meeting this year, which opens with a keynote address on the hot topic “Marijuana.” Sessions will explore the role of medical oncologists beyond systemic therapy, look at incorporating patient reported outcomes in routine clinical care, and much more. Contact: Tel: 613-415-6033; Email:

Canadian Association of Pharmacists in Oncology Conference
Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec
May 3 to 6

The conference program is developed around the theme: Better Together. The conference will illustrate how oncology pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can incorporate and refine practices that assure high quality patient-centred care. Contact: Tel: 778-338-4142; Email:; Website:

Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Annual Meeting
Toronto, Ontario
May 30 to June 1

The conference is now accepting abstracts for posters, papers and workshops The conference theme this year is: Tailored & Targeted Interventions — The New Psychosocial Frontier. It will bring together professionals from multiple healthcare disciplines to explore the psychosocial aspects of cancer. Participants include researchers, clinicians and community-based organizations. Sessions will explore cancer care in the context of the biopsychosocial model along the entire trajectory, from prevention to end of life; identify best practices in clinical interventions, rehabilitation approaches, and research in psychosocial oncology; and discuss innovative programs and service delivery models. Of note, Patricia A. Ganz, Distinguished Professor of Health Policy & Management and Medicine at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, will provide the keynote address, “The Era of Personalized Cancer Medicine and Whole-Person Care,” and Dr. Madeline Li from Princess Margaret Hospital will address medical assistance in dying. Contact: Tel: 416-968-0207; Email:; Website:

American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
June 1 to 5

The Annual Meeting brings together more than 32,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies and ongoing controversies in the field. Sessions will cover the latest developments in clinical and translational science in the areas of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Workshops scheduled for June 1 will be held on risk communication, genomics and developing a survivorship clinic. Contact: Tel: 888-282-2552; Email: customerservice@asco-org

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists
Quebec City, Quebec
July 7 to 10

The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, entitled “The evolving role of pathologists in the era of predictive biomarkers and precision medicine,” will feature a multidisciplinary scientific program, renowned guest speakers and an extensive trade show. Plenary sessions will explore the implementation of predictive biomarker testing and its impact on patient outcomes. Also at the meeting, Dr. Aaron Pollett from Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, will lead a debate on the proposition: Pathologists should stay behind their microscopes and let oncologists take care of biomarker testing. The closing session by Judith Hugh from the University of Alberta will look at the evolving role of pathology in multidisciplinary teams and tumour boards, including the need for collaborative links between community and tertiary care centres. Contact: Tel: 613-507-8528; Email:; Website:

ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer
Barcelona, Spain
June 20 to 23

This conference represents an important step in reversing the current global statistics that rank gastrointestinal malignancies as leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide. Oncology professionals and researchers from across the globe share pioneering research, innovation and best practices in treating patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. Contact: Tel: 41 (0)91 973 19 00; Email:; Website:

Canadian Urological Association Annual Meeting
Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 23 to 26

The central scientific theme is evolving therapies and the future of urology practice. The meeting will explore how competency-based training, new technologies, and a medical environment with scarce resources can be tweaked in the coming years toward optimal patient care. Sessions will explore evolving approaches to diagnosing prostate cancer, managing controversies in testicular cancer, and controversial surgical oncology debates. Contact: Tel: 514-395-0376; Email:

World Conference on Lung Cancer
Toronto, Ontario
September 23 to 26

The IASLC Conference is the world's largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. More than 7,000 delegates come from more than 100 countries to discuss the latest developments in thoracic malignancy research. Attendees include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, basic research scientists, nurses and allied health professionals and patients. In addition to traditional abstract presentations and lectures by world-renowned invited speakers, we will be offering workshops, interactive sessions and hands-on workshops, as well as several sessions specifically dedicated to nurses, patients and advocates. The deadline for abstract submissions is May 4, 2018. Contact: Tel: 604 681 2153; Email: Conference Manager, Grit Schoenherr,; Website:

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