Speakers

Indigenous Cultural Resurgence: The System Finally Recognizing the Critical Role of Culture in Health Care/Patient Care
Featuring Preston Guno, BC Cancer Agency
Wednesday May 3, 2017
1330 – 14151

Preston is a member of the Nisga’a Nation and comes to us with an extensive background in working with First Nations communities along with working for the provincial and federal government with a focus on youth justice, child welfare and healthcare. Preston most recently has been the Executive Director with the Northern First Nations Child and Family Services Council where he was involved extensively in mobilizing the Northern Chiefs to become actively and strategically involved in child welfare and health matters with a focus on the inclusion of Indigenous culture as a foundation to move forward in addressing these issues. Prior to that Preston has worked with the BC Representative for Children and Youth Office.

Meaning Centered Psychotherapy
Featuring Bill Breitbart, MD, PhD
Thursday May 4, 2017
0830-09302

Dr. William Brietbart is he Chief of Psychiatry Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Chair of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the United States of America. He is the leader of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Psychotherapy Laboratory and of the development of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy. He helped establish the American Psycho-Oncology Society and has served as President of both the International Psycho-Oncology Society and the American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He was awarded the Arthur Sutherland Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of psycho-oncology by the International Psycho-Oncology Society. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Editor-In-Chief of Palliative and Supportive Care.

Making the case for physical activity and physical rehabilitation to improve the psychosocial impacts of cancer treatments
Featuring Kristen Campbell, PhD
Friday May 5, 2017
0915-10153

Kristin Campbell, BSc, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. She also holds appointments at the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention and the BC Cancer Agency.  She completed her PhD in exercise physiology at the University of Alberta and a Fellowship in Public Health at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre.  Her research focus is on the role of exercise and energy balance in cancer prevention, rehabilitation and survivorship.  Recent honours received include the Visiting Scholar Award from the American College of Sports Medicine in 2014 and the Killam Faculty Research Fellowship in 2015.