The 2020 Canadian Breast Cancer Symposium agenda will be posted shortly.
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2020 Featured Speakers:

Dr. Phil Bedard
Dr. Vanessa Bernstein
Dr. Christine Brezdan-Masley
Dr. Stephen Chia
Dr. Debjani Grenier
Dr. Anil Abraham Joy
Dr. Heather McArthur
Dr. Jeannie Richardson
Dr. Christine Simmons

Below is the 2018 agenda for reference.

Friday, February 2, 2018

1:00 – 2:00PM Registration
2:00 – 2:10PM Opening Remarks– Dr. Wendy Lam
Molecular Biology Session: Chair – Dr. Stephen Chia
2:10 – 2:40PM Update on Molecular Subtypes and Their Clinical Meaning – Dr. Torsten Nielsen
2:40 – 3:00PM Role of Molecular Assays in Clinical Practice – Dr. Stephen Chia
3:00 – 3:20PM POG Results on 200 Breast Cancer Patients : Local Experience – Dr. Sophie Sun
3:20 – 4:00PM Panel Discussion – Chair: Dr. Stephen Chia
Dr. Torsten Nielsen, Dr. Sophie Sun
4:00 – 4:20PM Break
Neo/Adjuvant Session : Chair – Dr. Christine Simmons
4:20 – 4:35PM A Paradigm Shift: Avoiding Breast Surgery in Breast Cancer- Dr. Mark Basik
4:35 – 4:50PM What Next if Significant Residual Disease after Neo-adjuvant Treatment? – Dr. Christine Simmons
4:50 – 5:15PM New Agents for Breast Cancer in Neo-adjuvant Setting – Dr. Peter Schmid
5:15 – 5:45PM Update on Adjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer –  Dr. Richard Finn
5:45 – 6:25PM Panel Discussion / Case Presentations- Chair: Dr. Christine Simmons
Panelists: Dr. Basik, Dr. Peter Schmid, Dr. Richard Finn, Dr. David Voduc
6:30PM  Welcome Reception

Saturday, February 3, 2018

8:00– 9:00AM Breakfast 
9:00 – 9:05AM Opening Remarks – Dr. Sara Taylor
9:05 – 9:30AM 5 Highlights from SABCS 2017 – Dr. Debjani Grenier
9:30 – 9:50AM New Standards for Care in Radiation – Dr. David Voduc
9:50 – 10:10AM Role of CD4/6 Inhibitors in Metastatic Breast Cancer – Dr. Richard Finn
10:10 – 10:30AM Role of Checkpoint Inhibitors in Metastatic Breast Cancer – Dr. Peter Schmid
10:30 – 11:00AM Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:45AM Panel Discussion / Case Presentations- Chair: Dr. Sara Taylor
Panelists: Dr. Debjani Grenier, Dr. Richard Finn, Dr. Peter Schmid, Dr. David Voduc
 11:45 – 1:00PM Lunch
Dr. Wendy Lam
1:00 – 1:20PM Focus on Biosimilars in Breast Cancer – Dr. Alexander Paterson
1:20 -1:40PM Management of Toxicities from Therapies in Breast Cancer – Dr. Vanessa Bernstein
1:40 – 2:10PM Panel Discussion / Case Presentations-Chair: Dr. Wendy Lam
Dr. Vanessa Bernstein, Dr. Alexander Paterson
 2:10 – 2:30PM  Never Consult an Oncologist Whose Office Plants Have Died – Lessons from a Career in Oncology – Dr. Alexander Paterson
2:30 – 2:45PM Closing Remarks – Dr. Wendy Lam