Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Award

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has established, in collaboration with CAPO, an award of excellence to acknowledge the exemplary work of psychosocial oncology professionals.

The purpose of this award is to promote the dissemination of information related to the psychosocial care of children/adults/families with brain tumours and is given to support oncology professionals in continuing education activities.

This annual award will be presented to a CAPO member who submits the best abstract (paper or poster), in the area of neuro-oncology at the annual CAPO conference. The presentation may reflect clinical practice, education or research related to the neuro-oncology population.

The award would consist of a $1,500 honorarium to be used to support the recipient’s continuing education, and a recognition certificate.

  • The purpose of this award is to recognize a member(s) of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, who submitted a conference abstract.
  • The abstract cannot be sponsored by a commercial organization, nor can it promote a commercial product or advertise a specific program.
  • The abstract will have a focus in psychosocial oncology clinical practice, research, or education.
  • The abstract format may be in the format of an oral presentation, workshop or symposium or poster.
  • The award will be presented at the annual CAPO conference by the Chair of the Awards Committee, and a representative of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
  • CAPO members will be informed of the competition at the time of call for abstracts and asked to request consideration of their submitted abstracts. Under the direction of the Award’s Committee Chair, a subcommittee will judge all submitted abstracts at the conference to select the recipient according to pre-specified criteria developed by the awards committee.
  • The member must attend the conference to be eligible.
  • The Awards Committee reserves the right to not award the prize in any given year if suitable abstracts meeting the criteria are not found.
  • This award is presented annually. The award would consist of a $1,500 honorarium to be used to support the recipient’s continuing education. If more than one person submits the selected abstract/paper, the award will go to the first submitting author unless CAPO has been notified by the submitting author that one of the other authors will be the presenter, in which case the award will be given to the presenting author. The recipient must be a member of CAPO.
  • The winner(s) agree to have their name(s) released as winners of the award.
  • The successful recipient(s) will write a letter of appreciation to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and outline how the award has been utilized to improve their practice.

Video of CAPO conference award winner and CAPO member Julia Daun

2024 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Award Recipient

Congratulations 2024 award winner, Kaviya Devaraja - Understanding the individual challenges and experiences of young adults with high grade glioma

    Past Winners

    • Winner 2023: Marco Bonanno: Translating research data into practice to improve the trajectories of AYA pediatric brain tumour survivors (PBTS) following treatment: Preliminary results of two focused workshops, with different stakeholders, in Québec.
    • Winner 2022: Julia Daun, Capturing the Neuro-Oncology Patient Experience in Exercise Programming.
    • Winner 2021: Sydney Wasserman, “The Sibling Support Project: Supporting Siblings of Children with Brain Tumours Through Innovative Education Tools
    • Winner 2020: Mehak Stokoe, Brain Volume and Social Outcomes in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors
    • Winner 2019: Maureen Parkinson, BC Cancer Agency
    • Winner 2018: Leandra Desjardins, SickKids
    • Winner 2017: Tom Hack
    • Winner 2016: Mark Collins
    • Winner 2014: Dr. Douglas Ozier
    • Winner 2013: Dr. Matias Mariani
    • Winner 2012: Maureen Parkinson
    • Winner 2011: Dr. Matias Mariani
    • Winner 2010: Dr. Kim Edelstein
    • Winner 2009: Dr. Robert Olson
    • Winner 2008: Guy Pelletier & Tracy Wormsbecker

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