2022 Prostate Cancer Virtual Conference

A 2-day conference and expo for support groups leaders and the larger community to learn more about prostate cancer - the #1 cancer in men.


Saturday,  Day One: 'The ‘New Normal’ for Support Groups' is open to anyone interested in playing a role in prostate cancer leadership including existing and prospective support group leaders. Sessions on this date will include leadership and communication training with professional facilitators and a special presentation from Dr. Brian Goldman, best-selling authour and CBC radio host.
  • Getting Back into the Swing of Things with Bob Allan & Murray Hill, PCSC National Council Chair & Vice-Chair
    • What’s changed in the past two years for support groups and what can we learn from each other?
  • The Future of Meetings: In-Person and Online  with Richelle Green & Meyer Quaynor, PCFBC Support Services
    • All about hybrid meetings and how you can easily run one yourself to support your community. Prostate Cancer Support Canada groups are eligible to receive free hybrid equipment through our meeting grants.
  • Support Hacks: A Quick Guide to What You Can Access with Richelle Green & Meyer Quaynor, PCFBC Support Services
    • Learn more about the resources that Prostate Cancer Support Canada offers to help you support your local community.
  • The Power of Teamwork: How We Can All Work Better Together with Dr. Brian Goldman, ER physician, best-selling authour and CBC radio host
    • Dr. Goldman is one of those rare individuals with great success in not one but several adrenaline-pumping careers. He is a highly regarded emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He is also a medical commentator providing insights throughout COVID. He’s the host of CBC’s award-winning radio show “White Coat, Black Art”, where he takes listeners behind the scenes of hospitals and doctor’s offices, and host of the podcast “ The Dose” on current events in healthcare. He shares the lessons he learns in healthcare to benefit others; both in the healthcare industry and to help corporations & organizations learn from high stakes environments.
  • Clear, Compassionate, and Courageous Leadership with Sway Partners, Professional Facilitators – Ellen Morita & Jack Hourigan
    • Facilitated by professional communication experts, let’s talk about what’s been working for you and what hasn’t. What can we learn from each other about communication and facilitating that we can bring back to our own groups?
  • Mastering the Art of Facilitation with Sway Partners, Professional Facilitators – Ellen Morita & Jack Hourigan
    • No matter where your support group is located, or how many participants usually attend, having a group of people who support you is important.
  • Building From the Ground Up with Leah Lariviere, Executive Director of PCFBC
    • We can accomplish more together. Where do we go from here?
  • Mix N' Mingle: A Fun, Virtual Cocktail Hour with TeamBuilding
    • Come on time and with your favourite bevvy in hand for this fun cocktail hour! Enjoy interactive teambuilding exercises without any awkward icebreakers. Note that this session will be in the evening of Day 1 commencing at 4 pm Pacific/7pm Eastern (2 hours after the end of the daytime sessions)

Sunday, Day Two: 'Prostate Cancer Realities' is open to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of living with prostate cancer. Sessions on this date will include finding trusted information about prostate cancer, genetics, coping with anxiety, maintaining intimacy in your relationship, what's on the horizon for treatment in Canada, and more.
  • Your Most Asked Questions: Incontinence, Sleep, Nutrition, Exercise and More with Nicole Baba, Nurse Navigator (SK)
    • Your most asked questions on quality of life from a quality of life expert and nurse navigator.
  • A Community for Everyone: Support for Unique Needs with support group leaders from across the country
    • From low-risk cancer to metastasis and everything in between, every prostate cancer journey is unique. 
    • Active Surveillance (support for men with low-risk prostate cancer) - Phil Segal (Toronto, ON)
    • Advanced Prostate Cancer (support for advanced patients) - Philip Zacarias (Mississauga, ON)
    • The Walnut Foundation (support for Black men) - Ken Noel (Brampton, ON)
    • Butts in Motion (support and fitness) - Vince Schiralli (Burnaby, BC)
    • Partners in Prostate (support for partners) - Glenda Standeven (Chilliwack, BC)
    • Richmond Prostate (support for Chinese-speaking patients) - Daniel Leung (Richmond, BC)
  • Get Your Butt in Motion: Yoga Break with Sharon Freeman, Butts in Yoga Instructor
    • A quick yoga break to get ourselves all stretched out and ready for the rest of our sessions.
  • Managing Anxiety and Stress through Your Prostate Cancer Journey with Dr. Linda Carlson (AB)
    • Coping with anxiety and stress during your prostate cancer journey: Your mental health toolbox.
  • Maintaining Intimacy in Partnerships Affected by Prostate Cancer - Reanne Booker, Oncologic Nurse Practitioner (AB)
  • How to find trusted information about prostate cancer with Dr. Richard Wassersug (BC)
    • How to find information about prostate cancer on the internet that you can trust.
  • Looking to the future: What’s on the horizon with Dr. Michael Cox (BC)
    • What’s available internationally for treatment and diagnostics; what’s on the horizon at home.
  • Prostate Cancer and Your Genetics with Justin Lorentz, Genetic Counsellor (ON)
  • Ask a radiation oncologist and a urologist with Dr. Neil Dwyer, Urologist (NB) and Dr. Juanita Crook, Radiation Oncologist (BC)
    • Your most asked questions answered by the experts.
Then on Sunday, join us for a unique two-hour virtual tradeshow/expo experience. Stay tuned for more details.

Save your spot for the 2022 Prostate Cancer Virtual Conference and Expo today!
Please note that presentation times and content are tentative and subject to change. A final agenda will be distributed to registrants in advance of the Conference.


Date & Time: Sep 17, 2022 09:00 AM to
Sep 18, 2022 03:59 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]


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Registration Closes: Sep 17, 2022 11:59 PM

Event Coordinator:

Richelle Green
(604) 574 4012
Useful Links: See the event landing page here which lists the full program including speakers and their bios
 Registration Fees
Support Group Leader/Prostate Cancer Leadership - Day 1 and Day 2 Price
Send me a Prostate Cancer Support Canada T-shirt  
Free Registration - No T-Shirt  
General Public - Day 2 Only Price
Send me a Prostate Cancer Support Canada T-shirt  
Free Registration - No T-Shirt  

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