Webinars for people with cancer and caregivers
The COVID-19 and cancer webinar series offers support and information to people with cancer and their caregivers, family and friends. Each webinar is presented by an expert speaker and addresses a central question about managing cancer needs during this time of COVID-19. For more details, check out the individual webinars below.
COVID-19 and cancer treatment
Launched June 1, 2020
Rebecca Ann C. Auer MD, MSc, FRCSC
Christopher Bredeson MD MSc FRCPC
Paul Wheatly-Price BSc, MBChB, FRCP (UK), MD
Jean-Marc Bourque MD, MScPH, FRCPC
Webinar overview: In this webinar, a panel of expert doctors answer common questions about the impact of COVID-19 on cancer treatment across Canada. For example, what is the status of clinical trials? When can loved ones accompany someone receiving treatment? And how will the healthcare system help if someone receiving treatment contracts COVID- 19?
Cancer and COVID-19: Staying safe
Launched May 13th, 2020
Presenter: The Honourable John Haggie MD FRCS
Presenter role: Minister of Health and Community Services - Newfoundland & Labrador
Webinar Overview: When social distancing restrictions ease, businesses and schools will begin to re-open, and healthcare professionals can begin re-scheduling postponed appointments. How can people with cancer stay safe and minimize their risk of COVID-19 during this transition?
Webinar Length: 21 Minutes
COVID-19 and cancer patients
Launched April 16, 2020
Presenter: Craig Earle,MD, MSc, FRCPC
Presenter role: Vice President of Cancer Control at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and a medical oncologist at Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto
Webinar overview: Dr Earle answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and cancer. For instance, are people with certain cancers at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and what can they do to reduce their risk? What should people with cancer do if their treatment is delayed? Dr Earle will answer these questions and more in this webinar.
Webinar Length: 13 Minutes
The information in these webinars is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a healthcare provider based on your individual situation. Experts are speaking on their own behalf and CCS assumes no responsibility for the completeness of the information presented.
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