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CME Opportunity for Primary Care Providers: Cancer Update 2019

The Champlain Regional Cancer Program is pleased to invite you to Cancer Update 2019.

This annual event takes place on Friday,  December 6, 2019.

For details, please see the Cancer Update 2019 and feel free to share with others in your organization. 

Register online Now!

For more information contact Champlain Primary Care at 613-798-5555 x 15811 or

Cancer Update 2018

The Champlain Regional Primary Care Cancer Program presents: CANCER UPDATE 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018, from 08:00-16:30
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3 Cost: $125.00 (Until December 6, 2018)
$150.00 (After December 6, 2018)

Register online NOW!
For more information contact or 613-798-5555 x 15811

View details and agenda – print and share! Cancer Update 2018 – details and agenda

Meet regional experts & learn more about :

  • Cardiovascular Health and Cardiotoxicity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Preserving Fertility After Cancer
  • Indigenous Health and Cancer  Genetics and Cancer
  • New Prostate Guidelines and Treatment
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Pain Management
  • Population Health
  • Cancer Related Risk Factors
  • and more!

Two Primary Care Education Opportunities in January 2018

The Champlain Regional Cancer Program is pleased to share with you two Education Opportunities in January for Primary Care Providers. Please see attached posters and feel free to send to anyone in your organization.

  •  Webinar Series for Primary Care featuring Cancer Screening and Mental Health
    January 10, 2018 from 12:15-12:45  Click to view PDF
  • Continuing Professional Development Series Breast Imaging Update 2018
    January 24, 2018 from 18:00-20:30 Click to view PDF

Register online Now!

For more information contact Champlain Primary Care at:
613-798-5555 x 15811 or

Champlain Regional Cancer Program – upcoming educational event

Please feel free to forward this email to others in your group.

Register online Now!

Limited Space Available!

Learn more about:

Lymphoma • Childhood and Adolescent Cancers • Health Equity and Cultural Awareness in Primary Care • Esophageal and Oral Cancers • Update on Cancer

Screening Programs • Prostate and Bladder Cancers • Ovarian Cancer and more!

For more information, contact:


Cancer Update Conference 2017

An educational event presented by the Champlain Regional Cancer Program! Please feel free to forward this email to others in your group.

Register online Now!

Early Bird Pricing Until November 4, 2017!

Learn more about:

Lymphoma • Childhood and Adolescent Cancers • Health Equity and Cultural Awareness in Primary Care • Esophageal and Oral Cancers • Update on Cancer

Screening Programs • Prostate and Bladder Cancers • Ovarian Cancer and more!

For more information, contact:

Click to view event details: Cancer Update Flyer_October 2017


Cancer Care Webinar Series for Primary Care – next session: June 14

The Champlain Regional Primary Care Cancer Program presents:

Cancer Care Webinar Series for Primary Care: 2nd Wednesday of every month 12:15—12:45 

Coming up:
June 14 T.O.H. Rapid Palliative Radiation Therapy Program
Presented by: Kristopher Dennis MD FRCPC—Radiation Onc.
Kelly Linden MRT(T), Clare McGrath, Marc Gaudet MD FRCPC

Register online Now!

Please share event poster with your colleagues.

For more information contact Julie de Loë at 613-798-5555 x 15811 or


Cancer Care Webinar Series for Primary Care

The Champlain Regional Primary Care Cancer Program presents

Two upcoming presentations for Family Doctors and other Primary Care Providers:


Cancer Care Webinar Series for Primary Care

“Early Identification of Palliative Patients”

November 9, 2016





“Cancer Update 2016”

December 9, 2016



Meet local experts and learn more about:

Poverty and Health – Update on HPV – What’s new in Cervical Screening and Colposcopy – Lung Nodules Imaging – Prostate Cancer Treatment

Consent and Capacity  – Symptom management – Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma

EMR and Practice Reports – Emergencies in Cancer Care and more!

Download a poster to post and share!

Register online Now!

For more information contact Julie de Loë at 613-798-5555 x 15811 or


Cancer Update 2015 – Friday, December 4 at Ottawa Conference and Event Centre


The Champlain Regional Primary Care Cancer Program presents CANCER  UPDATE  2015

Meet local experts  •  Interact during workshops

Learn & converse about:

  • Early Detection & Management of Lung Cancer
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Medical Imaging
  • Building a Quality Culture in your Practice
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Hematuria
  • and More!

Great Debate: Prostate Cancer Screening & Treatment

Register  online  at:

For more information contact Julie De Loë at 613-728-6508 x 238 or

Earn up to 6 CFPC Mainpro M1 Credits!

Introducing an educational module on cancer screening of LGBTQ patients

Author: Alicia St.Hill Champlain Regional Cancer Program

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) patients have lower screening rates.

You can do a great deal to improve screening rates by:

  • creating a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • learning about cancer screening information and considerations for your LGBTQ clients
  • learning NEW information about transgender screening

This module, created by the Canadian Cancer Society in collaboration with the Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program, is designed for you to explore LGBTQ screening issues and barriers, and to provide culturally and clinically competent cancer screening services to your patients.

This module is eligible for 0.5 (half hour) Mainpro-M2 credit.

To access the module, please click on the below.


The presentation references Canadian Cancer Society screening guidelines. Ontario guidelines differ for the following slides:

  • Slide 27, the cervical screening age-eligible population is 21-69, not 70.

Slide 28, the Ontario Breast Screening Program age-eligible population is age 50-74.  At age 75, not 70, a conversation a doctor about future screening is recommended.

Image Source: Canadian Cancer Society

Image Source: Canadian Cancer Society

The Role of Quality Breast Imaging in Screening and Assessment

By Dr. Jean Seely, Regional Breast Imaging Lead, Champlain Regional Cancer Program

The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is an organized provincial screening program funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and administered by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and the Regional Cancer Program. The mission of the OBSP is to reduce mortality from breast cancer by delivering high-quality breast screening to Ontario women 50 years and older.


  • provides high-quality mammograms in sites accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR)
  • sends results of the screening mammogram within 2 weeks to patients and to their family physician or other primary care provider
  • provides assistance to arrange referrals or additional tests if needed
  • sends a reminder letter to patients when it is time to return for their next screening mammogram.

There are 13 OBSP screening sites and 7 OBSP assessment centres in the Champlain LHIN. Both the Arnprior and Queensway Carleton Hospitals are in the process of becoming OBSP assessment centres. This will further expedite care of patients with screen- detected abnormalities.

High-quality mammography

There is a commitment to high-quality mammography in the OBSP. A rigorous process is in place by which all OBSP sites must maintain quality assurance. The results of all screening studies are carefully monitored to ensure the highest quality and compliance with National Practice Guidelines.

All OBSP screening and assessment centres require accreditation by the Canadian Association of Radiology Mammography Accreditation Program (CAR MAP). A list of CAR MAP accredited sites in Champlain region can be found on the CAR website.

CAR MAP is a 20-year-old program that ensures that the quality of mammography images meet the highest guidelines. It is a voluntary program that offers radiologists the opportunity for peer review and evaluation of a facility’s staff qualifications, equipment performance, quality control and quality assurance programs, image quality, breast radiation dose, and processor quality control where applicable. Facilities successfully completing the CAR requirements are granted accreditation for a three-year period, with annual updates.

The OBSP requires that sufficient volumes of screening mammography must be done at each site (1500 mammograms annually). However, the OBSP may approve sites with lower volumes to provide increased access and outreach to more remote communities. In these cases, a specific agreement, including quality indicators, is required.

The MOHLTC has directed CCO and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to form the Ontario Quality Management Partnership in order to develop and implement comprehensive quality management programs. Mammography, colonoscopy, and pathology in Ontario will be included in this program.

Results: OBSP High Risk Screening Program (as of November 2013):

  • 594 high risk patients have been screened with MRI
  • 7 cancers detected
  • 1 interval cancer found
  • 79.3%  BIRADS 1 & 2 (benign)
  • 3.9%  BIRADS 3 (probably benign)
  • 12.3  % BIRADS 4 & 5 (recommended for biopsy)

Digital mammography

All OBSP sites in the Champlain LHIN use digital mammography units. Digital mammography offers several advantages over film-screen mammography:

  • highest cancer detection rates in younger women and in women with dense breasts
  • overall lower radiation doses
  • easier transfer of images by CD or digital imaging repository (DIR)
  • faster access to diagnostic imaging tests.

A recent CCO study on computed radiography (CR) showed that CR has lower cancer detection rates and should not be recommended for screening.