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Winnipeg - March 12, 2018          (Click here for price and venue details)

$166.95 ($159 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before January 8, 2018
$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before February 5, 2018
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before March 5, 2018
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Regular Rate - After March 5, 2018

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Canad Inn Polo Park | Venue Web Site
1405 St. Matthews Avenue | Map and directions

Edmonton - April 16, 2018           (Click here for price and venue details)

$166.95 ($159 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before January 29, 2018
$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before March 5, 2018
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before April 3, 2018
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Regular Rate - After April 3, 2018

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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Edmonton Inn (formerly named Ramada on Kingsway) | Venue Web Site
11834 Kingsway Avenue | Map and directions

Calgary - April 17, 2018          (Click here for price and venue details)

$166.95 ($159 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before January 29, 2018
$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before March 5, 2018
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before April 3, 2018
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Regular Rate - After April 3, 2018

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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Coast Plaza Hotel | Venue Web Site
1316 - 33 STreet NE | Map and directions

Saskatoon - May 15, 2018          (Click here for price and venue details)

$166.95 ($159 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before February 26, 2018
$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before April 3, 2018
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before April 30, 2018
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Regular Rate - After April 30, 2018

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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon | Venue Web Site
106 Circle Drive West | Map and directions




Presented by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

Barb BancroftBarb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses' Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.

Workshop Description

This workshop provides an update and overview on the pathophysiology of cancer, how it starts, how it spreads, the role of oncogenes, the role of the environment (viruses, hormones, chemicals, etc.) as well as many other facts and tidbits about the growth and differentiation of cells. Nomenclature, grading and staging of tumors will be explained. Specific cancers to be discussed include breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, hematologic malignancies, brain tumors and GI cancers.

Workshop Topics

The Big C - From the Beginning
The Definition of Cancer
- Embryology – Differentiation and Maturation of Cell Lines
- The Role of Oncogenes in the Loss of Control of Maturation and Differentiation
- The Role of Angiogenesis in the Development of a Malignant Tumour
- The Role of Growth Factors and Hormones in Oncogenesis
- The Role of Chronic Inflammation

Benign & Malignant Tumours - Nomenclature & Characteristics
- Understanding the Nomenclature
- Characteristics of Benign and Malignant Tumours
- Understanding the Grading and Staging of Tumours
- Understanding Tumour Markers: CA-125, HER2, BRCA, ALK, CD20, CEA, PD-L1
- What is “Triple Negative” Breast Cancer?

Environmental Causes of the Loss of Control of Maturation and Differentiation
- Viruses, Bacteria
- Radiation
- Obesity; Hormonal Triggers
- Age; Genetics
- Smoking

Treatment & Prevention of Cancers
- The “Old” Standbys
- The Newer “Targeted” Therapies - Monoclonal Therapies, Checkpoint Inhibitors, PARP Inhibitors, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors
- Old Drugs with New Indications - Thalidomide, Aspirin
- Hormonal Therapies

Notes on Specific Cancers - What's New, What's Old, What's in the Future
- Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer
- Malignant Melanoma

Who Should Attend?

- Acute Care Nurses in All Areas
- New Oncology Nurses; Palliative Care Nurses; Geriatric Nurses
- Primary Care, Home & Community Health Nurses; Tele-Health Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners, Transition, Outpost & Occupational Health Nurses