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Our Previous Speakers:

2013-2014 SPEAKERS

June 26, 2014: Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director, Office for Science and Technology, McGill University, "Music and Molecules."

Dr. Joe Schwarcz and Jim Tremain

May 22, 2014: Dr. Fabio Cury, Assistant Professor,McGill University Department of Oncology and the MGH's Department of Radiation Oncology, "Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer - Is it Right For Me?"

Dr. Fabio Cury

April 24, 2014: Dr. Yosh Taguchi received our 2014 Outstanding Contribution Award. He then graciously answered questions from the audience for more than an hour.

Dr. Yosh Taguchi, flanked by Monty Newborn and Ron Sawatzky

March 27, 2014: Lynne Goldberg, "Helping people create healthy, blissful lives they love."

Lynne Goldberg

February 27, 2014: Dr. Kevin C. Zorn, Director of Robotic Surgery, University of Montreal, "A Robotic Urological Program at UdeM"

Dr. Kevin C. Zorn

January 23, 2014: Our president Ron Sawatzky chaired a general discussion on prostate cancer treatments.

November 28, 2013: Dr. Yosh Taguchi, Head of Urology, Royal Victoria Hospital, "On Prostate Cancer Treatments"

Dr. Yosh Taguchi

October 24, 2013: Jim Tremain, Ron Sawatzky, and Wayland Amy, Panel Participants

Tremain, Sawatzky, and Amy

Septemeber 26, 2013: Laine Dyck, Dietitian, MUHC. "Oncology and 621 Nutritian Related Health Issues."

Laine Dyck

2012-13 SPEAKERS

June 27, 2013: Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director, Office for Science and Technology, McGill University. "'Celebrity Science' Can Dr. Oz and others of his ilk be trusted?"

Joe Schwarcz

May 23, 2013: Dr. Assaad El-Hakim, Head of Robotic Urology, Sacred Heart Hospital. "Oncological and functional outcomes of the first robotic prostatectomy program in Quebec. A single surgeon's experience with over 250 cases."

Dr. Assaad El-Hakim

April 25, 2013: Dr. Peter Chan received our 2013 Outstanding Contribution Award. Then our president Ron Sawatzky moderated a general discussion on prostate cancer.

Dr. Peter Chan

March 28, 2013: Our president Ron Sawatzky chaired a general discussion on personal experiences with prostate cancer.

February 28, 2013: Ms. Fernanda Civitella, Pharmacist, Pharmaprix. "A Pharmacist's Perspective of Prostate Cancer Medication."

January 24, 2013: Dr. Serge Carrier, MD, FRCS(C), Associate Professor, Surgical Department, Urology Division, McGill University. "My Cancer is Gone but... I am Incontinent and Impotent. Can I fix it?"

iNovember 22, 2012: Isabelle Vermette, Specialty Representative, Abbott Labs, "A Do-it-yourself Patient Record Website."

October 25, 2012: Chantal Ann Dumas, N. D., Clinique Naturalpathic Chantal Ann Dumas. "Naturalpathic Medicine - A Natural Approach to Cancer."

September 27, 2012: Dr. Simone Chevalier, Director, Procure Cancer Biobank and McGill University Assoc. Prof., Dept of Surgery (Urology) and Director of Urology Research. "The PROCURE Prostate Cancer Biobank: the Why, How, and What For?"

2011-12 SPEAKERS

June 28, 2012: Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Chemistry Department, McGill University. "Chemical Confusion."

May 24, 2012: Robin Burns, cofounder of the Procure Walk of Courage, "Procure Walk of Courage."

April 26, 2012: Isabelle Gregoire received our 2012 Outstanding Contribution Award. Then Steering Committee member Charles Curtis moderated a discussion on prostate cancer.

March 22, 2012: Scott Adams, Exercise Physiologist and Young Adult Program Coordinator, JGH Hope and Cope Wellness Centre. "The Role of Exercise in Prostate Cancer Survivorship."

February 23, 2012: Dr. Frank Bladou, JGH, Professor and Head of the Department of Urology, McGill University. "Focal Therapy - New Treatment Avenue of Prostate Cancer."

January 26, 2012: Dr. Guila Delouya, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, CHUM - Notre Dame Hospital. "Brychytherapy for prostate cancer."

November 24, 2011: Dr. Jacques Lapointe, PhD, McGill's Division of Experimental Medicine and the MGH. "Molecular characterization of prostate cancer: a step toward personalized medicine."

October 27, 2011: Charles Curtis headed a three-person panel along with Ron Sawatzky and Monty Newborn. They discussed their personal experiences with prostate cancer.

September 22, 2011: Steve Jones, President and CEO, and Helene Vassos, Executive Vice-President, National Development, both with Prostate Cancer Canada, "Prostate Cancer Canada - Our Vision, and our Commitment."

2010-11 SPEAKERS

June 23, 2011: Dr. Irwin Kuzmarov, Urologist, Santa Cabrini Hospital, "Prostate Cancer: Programs for the Geriatic Population."

May 26, 2011: Dr. Avrum Jacobson, Urologist, Lakeshore General Hospital, "Castration and Prostate Cancer."

April 28, 2011: Steering Committee Member Charles Curtis moderated a panel discussion on prostate cancer.

March 24, 2011: Dr. Wes Kassouf, Urologist/Urologic Oncologist, MGH, Department of Urology and Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, McGill University. "Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment."

February 24, 2011: Dr. Scott Kenick, Assistant Professor of General Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University and St. Mary's Hospital. "Colon Cancer / Colonoscopy : The Ifs, Ands and Butts."

January 27, 2011: Robin Glance, P.Dt., Clinical Nutritionist, MGH. "Eating Right to Reduce Your Risk".

November 25, 2010: Marie-Josée Lord, Physiotherapist. "Let's talk Plumbing."

October 28, 2010: Dr. Yosh Taguchi, Head of Urology, Royal Victoria Hospital. "ADT (Androgen Deprivation Therapy): the Good and the Bad."

September 23, 2010: Dr. Peter Chan, Director of Male Reproductive Medicine, MUHC. Reclaiming Your Sex Life After Prostate Cancer."

2009-10 SPEAKERS

June 25, 2010: Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University Professor of Chemistry,"Green Chemistry."

May 27, 2010: Rose Deangelis. Assistant Executive Director/Nursing Director at the West Island Palliative Care Residence. "Demystifying Palliative Care."

April 22, 2010: A video entitled "Prostate Cancer, Your Treatment Options" was shown, followed by a discussion moderated by Steering Committee member Charles Curtis.

March 25, 2010: Dr. Luis Souhami, Professor, Department of Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, McGill University, "Prostate Cancer and Radiation Therapy."

February 25, 2010: Steering Committee member Charles Curtis moderated a panel discussion on "Prostate Cancer."

January 28, 2010: Debby Magwood, M. Ed., West Island Cancer Wellness Centre, "The Emotional and Psychological Impacts of Cancer."

November 26,2009: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Professor of Urology, McGill University and the JGH, "Managing Incontinence."

October 22, 2009: Dr. Boris Bahoric, McGill University Department of Radiation Oncology and the JGH. "Radiotherapy for Cancer of the Prostate."

September 24, 2009: Dr. Wes Kassouf, McGill University Department of Urology and the MUHC, "Update on Chemoprevention in Prostate Cancer."

2008-2009 SPEAKERS

June 25, 2009: Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University Professor of Chemistry,"Brain Fuel."

May 28, 2009: Dr. Louis Begin, MD, anatomical pathologist, "The Gleason Grading System in prostate cancer -- What it's all about, from morphology to its meaning for the patient."

April 23, 2009: Dr. Avrum Jacobson, Urologist, Lakeshore General Hospital, "PSA Testing - New Studies Raise Controversy."

March 26, 2009: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Urologist, McGill University and the Jewish General Hospital, "New Technologies in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer."

February 26, 2009: A video of a woman's panel discussion that took place at the 2008 CPCN National Convention entitled "Effect of Prostate Cancer on Women" was presented. Discussion followed.

January 22, 2009: Dr. Maurice Anidjar, Urologist, McGill University and the Jewish General Hospital,"Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery for Prostate Cancer."

November 27, 2008: Steering Committee member Charles Curtis moderated a panel discussion on personal experiences; a video, "Motorcycle Ride for Dad" was shown first.

October 23, 2008: Marla Gold, Director, McGill Cardiovascular Health Program (CHIP), "Exercise, 10,000 Steps to a Healthier, Fitter Lifestyle."

September 27, 2008: Dr. Irwin Kuzmarov, Urologist, Santa Cabrini Hospital, "Prostate Cancer Management in an Ambulatory Hospital Cancer Centre."



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