Forum on Breast Cancer
The power of science and the community
The Foundation’s Forum is one of the largest annual meetings in Quebec to learn about the major scientific and social advances in breast cancer.
In an open discussion format, twenty researchers, clinicians, and specialists will present their work regarding: nutrition, medical cannabis, novel treatments, important support resources for people affected and their caregivers, sexuality, fertility and even more.
Open to the general public, you will:
- Meet and greet with the experts;
- Understand emerging advances in breast cancer research;
- Take home useful tips and important resources;
WHEN: May 11, 2019
WHERE: Montreal Science Centre, 2 Rue de la Commune O, Montreal, QC H2Y 4B2
FOR WHO: Everyone
COST: $10 lunch included
*$10 additional cost for each "slow dating" workshop.
*$10 additional cost for the shuttle
New this year
A bilingual Forum for 2019
For the 3rd edition, the Forum will offer free simultaneous translation to English due to the support of Canadian Heritage.
Forum for health professionals
The Foundation Forum is innovating and launching its first conference-evening exclusively designed for Quebec health professionals.
FORUM for health professionals
8:00 a.m. • Registration
8:30 a.m. • Welcome and opening remarks
8:40 a.m. • Get active with Myriam Filion, Kinesiologist specialized in oncology
8:55 a.m. • Theme 1 : A Better Understanding of Risk Factors and Symptom Management
10:05 a.m. • Cofee Break
10:10 a.m. • Slow dating Workshops
10:50 a.m. • Theme 2 : New Technologies in Breast Cancer Diagnosis
12:00 p.m. • Lunch
13:05 p.m. • Get active with Myriam Filion, Kinesiologist specialized in oncology
13:20 p.m. • Theme 3A : Rare and Aggessive Breast Cancer : How to Improve the Prognosis
13:20 p.m. •Theme 3B : Toolkit for Caregivers
14:30 p.m. • Coffee Break
14:35 p.m. • Slow dating Workshops
15:15 p.m. • Theme 4 : Because life goes on...
16:25 p.m. • Closing Conference : Caroline Allard
*The "slow dating" workshops: Meet our specialists in small groups during our "slow dating" workshops. These workshops will enable you to learn more about topics that affect you according to the theme selected when you registered. Choose which theme(s) that interest you today. Register now since spaces are limited.
Duration of each slow dating workshop: 30 minutes during breaks, between the conferences.
Select a maximum of one topic per time slot.
The Forum will be hosted by Errol Duchaine, former journalist with Radio-Canada on the shows Enjeux et La Semaine Verte, among others, he’s also a famous speaker. He will be accompanied by Marie-Pier Cornellier, former journalist with TVA Nouvelles and is responsible for communications and press relations of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.
Host, author and columnist, Caroline Allard, will be the special guest of the day. This young mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in August, 2017. She will deliver a message of hope and optimism for the Forum's closing note.
Partners and exhibitors
Do you want to be a partner or exhibitor of the Forum?
BENEFITS OF CANNABIS, YOUR QUESTIONS Dr. Antonio Vigano, director of the cancer rehabilitation program at MUHC
DISCOVER MAKEUP TECHNIQUES TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER, A PERSONALIZED WORKSHOP. Makeup artist
BREAST IMPLANTS: QUESTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES Dr. Joseph Bou-Merhi, Plastic Surgeon, Medical Director at the CHUM Implants Expertise Center (CEVARMU) and Director of the...
ANXIETY IN YOUTH, HELPING THEM TO TALK ABOUT IT This slow dating will be at 14:35 p.m. Summary: Tools for helping a child whose parent is ill. For youth, the word...
COGNITIVE DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH CANCER Dre. Marika Audet-Lapointe, Neuropsychologist, Psychologist specialized in oncology/health psycology