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.

EXCEL: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well

6 May 2021, 12 - 1:00 PM ET

In this webinar, we will discuss role of exercise in the cancer care pathway, and the potential benefits from building a habit of moving more. We will also introduce 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. Advanced registration is required.
  • $25 to non-members

    Webinar 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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