Program - Forum

 

8 a.m.

Registration


 

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and opening remarks

   10 MIN 


 

8:40 a.m.

Get active

   15 MIN  

Get active with Myriam Filion, Kinesiologist specialized in oncology, "My Active Health" Program of the QBCF


  

 8:55 a.m.

Theme 1 : A Better Understanding of Risk Factors and Symptom Management

   60 MIN   

How to remedy from the metabolic syndrome? Are there foods that may protect from or, on the contrary, promote cancer? What is recommended to consume during treatment and post-treatment?  Is Medical Cannabis better than opiates for the pain management and for the well-being of patients? These experts will discuss these issues at hand. 

Management of the metabolic syndrome in women at risk of developing breast cancer
Dr. Angelo Tremblay, Ph.D. in physiology, Professor at the Department of Kinesiology of the Social and Preventive Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval.

Demystifying popular beliefs in nutrition
Caroline Cloutier, nutritionist and member of the Ordre des Diététistes du Québec. 

The role of Medical Cannabis in Oncology
Dr. Antonio Vigano,  director of the cancer rehabilitation program at MUHC.
**This presentation will be in English. Questions can be asked and answered in French.

 

 


 

10:10 a.m. 

Coffee Break

  45 MIN


 

10:15 a.m.

Slow dating Workshops      

Registration Only

  30 MIN


 

10:50 a.m.

Theme 2 : New Technologies in Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    60 MIN

When technological innovation changes the game. Research to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer is making radical progress.  In the era of new technologies and artificial intelligence, discover how they're integrated into strategies for increasingly innovative and targeted improved diagnosis.

 

Liquid biopsies: Revolutionary tools for the early detection of cancers
Dr. Nicolas Tétreault, Director - Scientific Affairs at Biron Health Group.

Molecular imaging. Pushing the boundaries of precision medicine for breast cancer
Dr. Éric Turcotte, Nuclear Medicine Specialist at the CHUS.

Artificial intelligence - From precision medicine to personalized healthcare
Dr. Kam Kafi, Director of Clinical Strategy and Oncology at Imagia.
**This presentation will be in English. Questions can be asked and answered in French.

 

 


 

12 p.m. to  13 p.m.

Lunch

  60 MIN


 

13:05 p.m.

Get Active

   15 MIN

Get active with Myriam Filion, Kinesiologist specialized in oncology, "My Active Health" Program of the QBCF.


 

13:20 p.m.

Theme 3A : Rare and Aggressive Breast Cancer : How to Improve the Prognosis?

   60 MIN

There are several types of breast cancer, that do not have the same prognosis. Why are some more feared than others? Where is the research? These experts will present the major scientific advances for these more aggressive types of breast cancers.

 

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Defining the role of clinical trials
Dr. Cristiano Ferrario, Assistant Professor, Oncology department, McGill University.

What’s new in triple-negative breast cancer?
Dr. Mark Basik, Researcher-clinician, Jewish General Hospital / Assistant Professor of Oncology and Surgery at McGill University.

Let's not forget about postpartum breast cancer
Dr. Sonia Del Rincon, Assistant professor - Department of Oncology, McGill University.
**This presentation will be in English. Questions can be asked and answered in French.

 

OR

13:20 p.m.

Theme 3B : Toolkit For Caregivers

   60 MIN

 

Today in Quebec, 1 in 5 people are caregivers, roughly around 1.6 million Quebec residents. Being a caregiver isa crucial and admirable role that brings many challenges and new responsibilities.  Learn more about the services and tools available to support these people during this conference.

 

Caregivers at the core of treatment management, an APP that connects
Frédéric Simard and Terry Fitzpatrick, Founders of Medhelper and Karine Iseult-Ippersiel, VP Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.

People-powering solutions to life’s greatest health challenges
Mark Stolow, Founder of Huddol.

What are the support resources available for caregivers?
Mélanie Perroux, Coordinator of regroupement des aidants naturels du Québec.

 


 

14:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

  45 MIN


 

14:35 p.m

Slow dating Workshops    

Registration Only

  30 MIN


 

15:15 p.m

Thème 4 : Because Life Goes On...

   60 MIN

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a complete shock. Concerns and questions. How to see more clearly? These experts infamily planning, fertility, and user rights will enlighten and inform. 

 

How to apply your rights in health, a user guideline
Nathalie Dubois, Director, Fédération Centres d’assistance et d’accompagnement des plaintes.

 

Fertility care and sexuality in patients with cancer
Dr. Belen Herrero, Research Scientist, MUHC and Dr. William Buckett, Medical Director, MUHC Fertility care and sexuality in cancer patients.
**This presentation will be in English. Questions can be asked and answered in French. 

 


 

16:25 p.m.

Closing conference: Caroline Allard

   30 MIN




  

10:10 am

Slow dating Workshops

    30 MIN

Benefits of cannabis, your questions    
Dr. Antonio Vigano, director of the cancer rehabilitation program at MUHC.

Cannabis raises much interest and many questions, even more so since it was legalized in Canada. Learn more about its effects and use for medicinal purposes to relieve symptoms associated with cancer.

OR

Makeup touch-ups in a few simple steps with special guest Mitsou     

By Look good feel better

Discover makeup techniques to make you feel better, a personalized workshop.

OR

Yoga-oncology session    
Candace Labbé, certified teacher of yoga therapy and yoga oncology.

Participate in a yoga session adapted for those affected by breast cancer. You'll discover an ally  to help managing the symptoms of depression, anxiety and fatigue.

OR

Nutritional tricks and tips.    
Caroline Cloutier, nutritionist and member of the Ordre des Diététistes du Québec.

Stress-free eating, how to eat well when you're affected by breast cancer? Caroline Cloutier is your host.

 

14:35 p.m.

Slow dating Workshops

    30 MIN

Breast implants: Questions and alternatives     
Dr. Joseph Bou-Merhi, Plastic Surgeon, Medical Director at the CHUM Implants Expertise Center (CEVARMU) and Director of the CHUM Breast Reconstruction Unit.

Find out about the options available after having a mastectomy due to breast cancer, breast reconstruction or not.

 OR

Cognitive disorders associated with cancer    
Dre. Marika Audet-Lapointe, Neuropsychologist, Psychologist specialized in oncology/health psycology.

Learn more about brain fog. What are the causes and symptoms? How to reduce the symptoms?

 OR

 

Anxiety in youth, helping them to talk about it     

Deuil Jeunesse

Tools for helping a child whose parent is ill. For youth, the word "cancer" often causes silence and fear. They require information and support.