PCPCRC Semi-Annual Meeting takes place in Toronto

On May 29th and 30th, 2024, the PCPCRC membership met in Toronto, Ontario for its first Semi-Annual Meeting of the year.

With over 60 attendees across both days, the meeting featured a mix of Study Results Sessions, Brainstorming/Feedback Sessions, and Knowledge Sharing Sessions. On Day 1, we were lucky to host a Patient/Caregiver Partner Panel, where our Partners shared their experiences as caregivers and being involved in research, and answered questions from our members.

Our 2023/2024 Seed Funding Awardees, Dr. Joshua Black, Dr. Emma Schon, Seema King, and Dr. Wenshan Li each presented their results, and we officially introduced our 2024/2025 Awardees, Dr. Kate Nelson and Dr. Karin Fink.

Members can consult the meeting package, including minutes and slides, by logging into their member portal here.


PCPCRC co-chair Dr. James Downar kicks off our Semi-Annual Meeting at the Westin Harbour Castle!
Our Patient and Caregiver Partners, Gwenn, Roberta, and Andree, are introduced by Julie Lapenskie and speak of their experiences as caregivers and as partners in research.
In back to back sessions, Dr. Jenny Lau and Dr. Lisa Boucher present quantitative and qualitative results, respectively, of the OUTLOUD study.
Dr. Mohamed Abdelaal presents results of his work on palliative care awareness and referral patterns in AYA populations with life-limiting illness at end of life.
We ended Day 1 with our Network Dinner, a chance for members to meet and mingle!

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