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.

Four ways to search for meaning: Comparing modes of delivery with the Meaning Making Intervention

March 1, 2017 –  12 noon EST • Featuring Virginia Lee, RN, PhD

This webinar draws on 10 years of research with the Meaning Making Intervention (MMi) to describe how it has aimed to overcome some of the barriers affecting the provision of meaning-oriented psychosocial support in cancer care.

Webinar Objectives: 

  • The purpose of this webinar is to (1) understand the role of meaning making in coping with the life threat of cancer, (2) describe the evolution of the MMi from research to practice, and (3) to explore how mode of delivery might influence patient preference and patient outcomes.

About the Speaker
Virginia Lee is a Nurse Scientist based in Montreal, Quebec where she is Senior Nursing Research Consultant (Interim) at the McGill University Health Centre and Assistant Professor at the McGill University Ingram School of Nursing.  Her program of research seeks to understand the cognitive, emotional, and existential impact evoked by the life threat and management of cancer.  Her research focuses on the concept of resilience in adversity and the role of meaning –making approaches and other modifiable thought processes with the view towards developing and improving supportive care interventions, patient resources and nursing care practices.

Responding to symptoms using patient symptom management guides

April 19, 2017 –  12 noon EST • Featuring Traci Franklin, MSW, RSW

Overview of how the NECC utilizes CCO’s Patient Symptom Management Guides in Symptom Screening.

Webinar Objectives: 

  •  How to utilize PSMG’s within Symptom Screening.
  •  Patient’s feedback on PSMG’s: how has it helped?
  •  Importance of standardized education when responding to symptoms and side effects

About the Speaker
Traci Franklin
is a Masters prepared Registered Social Worker and has been with the Northeast Cancer Centre in Sudbury Ontario since 2006.  Currently, Traci is the interim Clinical Coordinator for the Supportive Care Program.  As Coordinator, she provides leadership support in advancing the goals and objectives of the Supportive Care Program. She works with an interdiscipinary team to develop psychosocial oncology programs. In her clinical practice, Traci provides comprehensive individual, family and group interventions for cancer patients and their families from pre-diagnosis to survivorship and palliative care.  Prior to her work in oncology, Traci specialized in Emergency Psychiatry at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and conducted research in psychosocial interventions in the field of suicide studies with the Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide Studies with the University of Toronto.



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

  • 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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