CAPO is pleased to release a series of free webinars. To further our efforts to encourage interdisciplinary excellence in psychosocial research education and clinical practice in oncology, the CAPO Education Committee in collaboration with the CAPO Research Committee has planned a series of webinars of varied topics address psychosocial oncology.

What we need to know to provide quality supportive care for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – 12 noon to 1 PM EST

This webinar will outline the unique psychosocial issues faced by Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) living with and/or beyond cancer. Our experiences developing an AYA program to address their needs in the context of an adult cancer center will be described. Key elements of developmentally appropriate care provision will be highlighted along with various models of care that can be used to meet their specific needs. Lessons learned to date and next steps for continued improvement will be shared.

Webinar Objectives

  • Describe what makes cancer different for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA)
  • Outline the crucial elements of an AYA program/model of care
  • List strategies that could be used to improve psychosocial care for AYA
  • Review relevant resources for the AYA patient population


Laura Mitchell, RN, MN, CON(C)
Laura Mitchell is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Adolescent and Young Adult Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Laura obtained her undergraduate degrees from McGill University and the University of Toronto and she further holds a Master’s in Nursing degree from the University of Toronto. Laura has co-led the development of the AYA Program at Princess Margaret in 2013 and is involved in AYA initiatives nationally and internationally. Laura has previous nursing experience in oncology palliative care and medical/radiation oncology.

Norma Mammone D’Agostino, PhD, CPsych
Dr. D’Agostino graduated from the University of Toronto Applied Developmental Psychology PhD program in 2001. Following that she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 2003. She was on staff at Sickkids until August, 2005 when she “transitioned” to working in the Pediatric Long-Term Follow-up Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Center.  Currently she is a staff psychologist working in various clinics in the Department of Supportive Care at PMCC and a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.  She has over 10 years of professional experience in pediatric and adult psychosocial oncology. Her clinical work and research focuses on young adults with cancer, including long-term survivors of childhood cancer. The goals of her work are to create developmentally appropriate psycho-social resources for adolescent and young adults with cancer, optimizing the transition process of emerging adulthood, and exploring how the illness experience in early life influences psychosocial adjustment and development across the life-span.


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CAPO members can watch past webinar recordings for FREE in the CAPO members only section

  • April 12, 2016 – Emerging Findings from the Therapeutic Practices for Distress Management Project Deborah McLeod RN, PhD
  • February 24, 2016 – Integrating Complementary Therapies into Cancer Care: What’s the Evidence? Lynda G. Balneaves, RN (BC), PhD
  • January 20, 2016 – Start the Talk: Supporting Children when a Family Member has Cancer featuring Andrea Warnick, RN, MA
  • November 25, 2015 – SMGs into Practice: Clinical application of the Psychosocial Distress, Major Depression and Anxiety Symptom Management Guideline featuring Madeline Li MD PhD, Psychiatrist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • November 18, 2015 – Empathie clinique en oncologie: un programme pour le soin des patients et des soignants featuring Serge Sultan
  • September 29, 2015 – CAPO’s Strategic Plan featuring Dr. Shane Sinclair, CAPO President
  • June 23, 2015 – Exercise for Cancer Survivors – Moving from Research to Action featuring Dr. Lauren Capozzi, CSEP-CEP, PhD/MD Candidate
  • Feb 18, 2015 – Apprivoiser la peur de la récidive du cancer featuring Dr. Christine Maheu & Sophie Lebel
  • Jan 21, 2015 – Supporting Partners of Men with Prostate Cancer featuring Anne Katz RN, PhD
  • Nov 25, 2014 – Le dépistage, l’évaluation et la gestion de détresse en oncologie au CHU de Québec
    featuring Dr Lise Fillion
  • Oct 21, 2014 – Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: Lessons from the Canadian National Palliative Care Survey featuring Dr. Keith Wilson
  • Oct 14, 2014 – Together is Better – Working With Couples and the Trauma of Cancer featuring Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Sept 17, 2014 – Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully featuring Dr. Gary Rodin
  • Apr 8, 2014 – Vers un programme provincial de groupes de thérapie et de soutien en ligne pour personnes atteintes de cancer featuring François Rainville
  • Mar 18, 2014 – Tom Hack
  • Jan 21, 2014 – Andrea Warnick

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