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.

RECORDING - EXCEL: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well

Recorded on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

In this webinar, we discussed the role of exercise in the cancer care pathway, and the potential benefits from building a habit of moving more. We also introduced the EXCEL study: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well, and how it is providing a sustainable exercise and behaviour change program to those living with cancer in rural and remote regions across Canada.


Julianna Dreger, BKin, MClinExPhys EXCEL Research Coordinator | CSEP-Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Julianna Dreger is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) at the University of Calgary’s Health and Wellness Lab. She is the research coordinator for EXCEL: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well and also assists with other exercise oncology projects in the lab, as a CEP 

Manuel Ester 

Manuel Ester is a PhD student at the Health and Wellness Lab within the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Kinesiology. He works as an exercise instructor and researcher with adults affected by cancer, seeking to integrate exercise into standard care within oncology. His research is focused on using technology to improve maintenance of exercise behavior change, ensuring that long-term health benefits are achieved. 

Webinar registration:

  • FREE to CAPO Members. 
  • $15 to non-members

Register online by going to

Webinar recording access details will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

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

Webinar Recording Now Available:

  • FREE to CAPO Members
  • $15 for non-members


Webinar access details will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

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

Webinar Recording Now Available:

  • FREE to CAPO Members
  • $15 for non-members


Webinar access details will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

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

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, and the North Okanagan Hospice Society

Colour outside the lines: Compassion in the 21st century

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 10:00 —11:00 am PST (Join via Zoom)


Shane Sinclair PhD, Associate Professor
Cancer Care Research Professor
Director, Compassion Research Lab
Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary



Webcast Recordings also available:

CAPO 2020 Conference Recordings are now available!

Did you miss the conference? This year's conference was a hybrid of LIVE and pre-recorded presentations. The LIVE sessions were recorded and are now available for purchase for anyone that did not register. 

  • 20-minute oral presentations
  • Symposiums
  • 90-minute workshops
  • Pre-recorded 10-minute oral presentations
  • E-posters with pre-recorded presentations
As a bonus, all of our pre-conference workshops were recorded and are also included with this package.
  • Regular Member:$225
  • Non-Member:$350
  • Student Member:$125
  • Student Non-Member:$150
  • Patient Advocate Member:$125
  • Patient Advocate Non-Member:$150



Past Webinars

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

June 25, 2020
Development and Implementation of the Family Caregiver Decision Guide                                                                     Featuring Dr. Carole Robinson

March 20, 2020
Proactive remote monitoring and real-time symptom management using mobile technology: a feasibility study Featuring Doris Howell, RN, PhD, Professor

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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