Debjani Grenier B.Sc., MD, FRCPC
Medical Oncologist, CancerCare Manitoba
Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Dr. Grenier is an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba and a medical oncologist at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, with a specific expertise in breast and skin cancers. She is originally from the UK and completed her medical oncology training at the University of Manitoba, followed by a Breast Cancer Fellowship at Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto. She was the previous chair of the provincial Breast Cancer Disease Site Group and has multiple research interests, including toxicities from cancer therapies, breast cancer prevention and promoting the field of oncology to medical trainees. Dr. Grenier has a particular interest in medical education and was the previous director of the undergraduate oncology program at the Max Rady College of Medicine, as well as program director of the medical oncology residency training program. She is currently a member of the residency program committee and chair of the competence subcommittee. Dr. Grenier also served as chair of the medical oncology examination board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and as a member of the Specialty Committee in medical oncology at the Royal College. She is appointed to the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) Breast Cancer Clinical Guidance Panel and is a member of the Canadian National Neoadjuvant Breast Cancer Consortium.
Anil Abraham Joy, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology,
University of Alberta
Medical Oncologist, Cross Cancer Institute
Dr. Anil Abraham Joy is a Professor in the Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta and has been a staff medical oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute since 2003.
Dr. Joy’s primary clinical and translational research areas of interest include breast and thoracic malignancies. He has ongoing interest in medical education, guideline development, cardio-oncology, exercise, dietary and lifestyle interventional research, global oncology, regional disparity issues, as well as promoting physician wellness.
His past appointments include being Chair for the Northern Alberta Breast Cancer Program, Provincial Chair for the Alberta Breast Cancer Program and has also served as a member of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) – on the Expert Review Committee (pERC).
He is the current Research Lead for the Breast Cancer Program at the Cross Cancer Institute and serves as the Thoracic Oncology Coordinator for the University of Alberta, Medical Oncology Residency Training Program.
Wendy Lam, B Sc. (Pharm), MD, FRCPC
Co-Chair CCOLD 2023
Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
Burnaby Hospital Regional Cancer Center
Director, BC Community Oncology Trialists
Dr. Wendy Lam is a hematologist and medical oncologist at the Burnaby Hospital Regional Cancer Centre.
She received her B.Sc (Pharmacy) at Dalhousie University and her MD from University of British Columbia. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at UBC and Hematology fellowship at McMaster University.
She is the Founding Director of the British Columbia Community Oncology Trialists (BC Cot), which is a collaborative group of oncologists and hematologists involved in clinical research.
Her other interests include education of patients through meeting with patient groups. She has also been instrumental in organizing meetings for continued medical education.
She is Director of the Society of Hematology and Oncology of BC at British Columbia Medical Association
Marianna Kapala, MD, FRCSC
Associate Staff, Division General and Breast Surgery
Trillium Health Partners
Medical Director, Breast Diagnostic Assessment Program
Betty Wallace Woman’s Health Center
Marianna Kapala graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 2001, and subsequently, in 2006, completed a residency at the University of Toronto in General Surgery.
Since 2007 Dr. Kapala has held the position of Associate Staff within the Division General Surgery at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario, with primary focus of practice on breast surgery.
She is the Medical Director for the Betty Wallace Women’s Health Center Breast Diagnostic Assessment Program, and an Investigator with the Institute for Better Health. Dr. Kapala is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto. Since 2017 she has been a key faculty member for the Oncoplastic Partnership Workshop teaching and leading courses across Canada.
Mira Keyes, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Professor Radiation Oncology
Division of Surgery, University of British Columbia
BC Cancer, Vancouver, Cancer Centre
Dr. Keyes is a Clinical Professor in Radiation Oncology, University of British Columbia (UBC), a Fellow (FABS) of American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), vice-president ABS, recipient of ABS President Award, Vice-Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and UBC program director AFC (Area of Focused Competence) Diploma in Brachytherapy. She is a former UBC Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program director and recipient of several teaching and mentorship awards. Dr. Keyes is a keynote speaker at international conferences an author of over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. She holds CIHR and Michael Smith Foundation grant for translational research in prostate cancer