Annual Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Oncology Day for Primary Care Providers

As the designated regional program for the Central Regional Cancer Program, within Ontario’s Central LHIN, the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre (SRCC) at Southlake invites primary care providers at its LHIN partners to participate in a oncology day conference every October.

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The 7th annual Central LHIN Oncology Day for Primary Care Providers takes place on Friday October 19, 2018 and is open to all healthcare professionals with an interest in the care of patients who have a cancer diagnosis.

  • Hilton Suites Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Ave., Markham, ON
  • 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:15 – 4:15 p.m. – Conference (with breaks, lunch, plenary and breakout sessions)

Topics include:

  • Updates in medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and ovarian cancer screening
  • Primary care and the use of radiological interventions
  • Symptom management, interactive case studies
  • Patient safety and taking medications at home
  • Transitioning patients from cancer care to a primary care provider
  • Self-care/health care provider burnout

For additional information, contact: Danielle De Castro by email or at 905-830-5800  and follow the prompts.


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Caring for First Nations, Inuit and Metis Patients

The Central Regional Cancer Program works with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) to implement the Aboriginal Cancer Strategy — a roadmap for addressing the unique cancer care issues affecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) communities.

CCO developed, implements and evaluates this strategy with input and guidance from the Joint Cancer Care Ontario Aboriginal Cancer Committee.

This strategy includes various resources to help healthcare providers holistically care for these communities, such as the following:

Photo Source: CCO’s Aboriginal Cancer Control Unit


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LEAP Core

Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative (LEAP) and End-of-Life Care Core is Pallium Canada’s two-day program offering competency-based palliative care education for healthcare professionals. This program, led by a LEAP certified facilitator, is based on Canadian realities and current best practice in palliative and end-of-life care.

  • Cost is $175.00 for physicians and $115.00 for all other professionals
  • No prerequisites: This course is only for professionals working in the Central LHIN
  • Attendance is mandatory to receive certification and for physicians to receive 26.5 College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) group learning credits
  • Next session available in the Central LHIN is at Margaret Bahen Hospice, Newmarket, June 23 and June 25, 2018, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided within the registration cost

If you are interested in attending, contact Hospice Palliative Care (HPC) Teams: Erin Ross or 905-895-4521, ext. 6388 OR Anne Grant or 289-221-7985, ext. 7985