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.

FREE Webinar: Proactive remote monitoring and real-time symptom management using mobile technology: a feasibility study

20 Mar 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by: Doris Howell, RN, PhD, Professor 

Dr. Doris Howell has an extensive clinical background in cancer care. As a researcher, her main goal is to optimize the quality of cancer care and empower patients as co-producers of health and well-being. At U of T Nursing, Dr. Howell developed the Clinical Nursing Stream – Oncology curriculum in the master’s program.

A mixed-method researcher, Dr. Howell has two thematic research areas; they’re focused on health services outcomes effectiveness and clinical interventions in cancer populations. She uses patient-reported outcome data and translates evidence into better clinical care and/or testing models of care (that is, nurse-led, tailoring CDSM models to cancer, survivorship transition care).

Her clinical research aims to understand the role of a patient’s central perception and evaluation of complex symptoms – such as fatigue, pain and breathlessness – on symptom response and behaviour to inform the development of theory and behavioural self-management intervention trials. She is currently conducting trials on remote symptom monitoring and management using mobile technology; and testing proactive cancer coaching to activate cancer patients in self-management of acute treatment toxicities.

Dr. Howell is a Senior Scientist with the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre,  University Health Network. She is an Affiliate Scientist with the ELLICSR Health, Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Program.  Dr. Howell is a Professor (status) Faculty of Nursing and cross-appointed to U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and its Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation within the Faculty of Medicine.  

Webinar Objectives:

  • To briefly summarize what is known about the benefits of remote symptom monitoring using mobile devices and implications for psychosocial oncology. 
  • To discuss feasibility results of remote symptom monitoring using the Canadian Advanced Symptom Assessment and Management System-Mobile Device.

Webinar registration:

  • FREE to all. Advanced registration is required.

Webinar details will be emailed to all registrants approximately 48 hours in advance.

If you are not a current member of CAPO, find out more about membership by going to

Webcast Recordings also available:

Webcast Recording: 2019 Plenary – IPOS and CAPO Awards

2019 CAPO Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Dr. Thomas Hack

CIHR – Institute of Cancer Research: CAPO Award for Research Excellence 2019 Award Recipient: Dr. S. Nicole Culos-Reed

2019 CAPO Innovation Award Recipient: The Androgen Deprivation Therapy Educational Team

CAPO 2019 Early Career Investigator Award Recipient: Dr. Sheila Garland 

2019 Bernard Fox Memorial Award Winner – IPOS: Dr. Linda Carlson, PhD, R.Psych (Canada)

2019 Hiroomi Kawano New Investigator Award Winner – IPOS: Dr. Ursula Sansom-Daly, PhD, MPsych (Clin) MAPS, FCCLP (Australia)

2019 President's Community Award For Distinguished Contributions to IPOS: Kim Thiboldeaux, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Support Community (USA)

Webcast purchase options:

  • FREE to Current CAPO Members
  • $25 CDN: Non-members

Webcast length: 1 Hour

Webcast Recording: 2019 Plenary – Psychosocial aspects of delivering cancer care to Indigenous people

Presented by: Professor Gail Garvey

Professor Gail Garvey a Kamilaroi woman from one of the largest Indigenous nations in Australia is Senior Principal Research Fellow, Deputy Division Leader of the Wellbeing and Chronic Diseases Division and Head of the Cancer Research Group, Menzies School of Health Research, Australia.Her research has attracted over $37 million in funding and she has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers and most recently contributed to a new IARC Scientific Publication on Reducing social inequalities in cancer: evidence and priorities for research.

Webcast purchase options:

  • FREE to Current CAPO Members
  • $25 CDN: Non-members

Webcast length: 55 Minutes

Past Webinars

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

December 4, 2019 
Navigating Life as a Long-term Survivor of Childhood Cancer
Featuring Dr. Victoria Forster

March 28, 2019 
La thérapie cognitivo-existentielle pour les patients atteints de cancer non métastatique et métastatique
Featuring Pierre Gagnon, MD

January 16, 2019 
Cancer and Nutrition Myths
Featuring Callie Grosse

October 10, 2018 
Sleep Disturbance in Adults with Cancer
Featuring Dr. Cheryl Harris, C.Psych

April 18, 2018
Indigenous stories of cancer: Learnings from arts-based research
Featuring Dr. Chad Hammond

March 21, 2018
Building Psychosocial Oncology Programs and Leading in Financially Challenging Times
Featuring Marc Hamel, PhD & Dr Carole Mayer, RSW

February 7, 2018
Psychopharmacologic Best Practices for Depression and Anxiety
Featuring Dr. Mark Katz

January 17, 2018
Education and Training of Volunteers in Cancer Support Organizations
Featuring Helen Rossiter, Interim Cedars CanSupport Director

November 22, 2017
MAiD in Practice
Featuring Madeline Li, MD, PhD

April 19, 2017
Responding to symptoms using patient symptom management guides
Featuring Traci Franklin, MSW, RSW

March 1, 2017
Four ways to search for meaning: Comparing modes of delivery with the Meaning Making Intervention
Virginia Lee, RN, PhD

February 22, 2017
Cancer and Work: A new interactive website for cancer survivors, health care providers and employers to support cancer survivors with staying, returning, or looking for work
Christine Maheu, RN, PhD & Maureen Parkinson

January 25, 2017
What we need to know to provide quality supportive care for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Laura Mitchell, RN, MN, CON(C) & Norma Mammone D’Agostino, PhD, CPsych

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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