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POSTPONED TO Tuesday, April 7th, 2020


Title: Now and Forever Oncology Nursing: Leading from the Middle

Time: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET

Presenter: Linda Watson, RN, PhD, CON(C)


Brief Biography:

Dr. Linda Watson has been an oncology nurse in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for over 30 years.  She has held a variety of nursing and inter-professional leadership roles within the CancerControl Alberta (CCA) provincial program and is currently the Scientific Director for Applied Research and Patient Experience. 

Dr. Watson also holds an adjunct professor position with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary and is also a past President of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO), where she provided national leadership to the specialty area of oncology nursing across Canada.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand leadership as a core competency for all Oncology nurses
  2. Describe how all oncology nurses are leaders, regardless of their position
  3. Identify strategies to build their personal capacity for leadership




Wednesday, April 29th, 2020


Title: Understanding Biosimilars: A Nurses Guide

Time: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET

Presenter: Karyn Perry, RN, BSN, MBA, CON(C) 


Brief Biography:

Karyn graduated with her BScN in 2003 and her MBA in 2012. She has practiced in numerous settings, across the country, including inpatient oncology, oncology clinics, systemic therapy, and educator. Currently, she is the Manager, at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre in Newmarket Ontario. 
Karyn participated in the Pan-Canadian Oncology Biosimilars Initiative as a member of the clinical operations and education working groups on the introduction and implementation of biosimilars in Canada. She co-authored “Biosimilars in oncology in Canada and the role of nurses” in the Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal and has presented numerous times on biosimilars since 2012.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how biosimilars are how they differ from generics
  2. Describe why biosimilars are emerging now, along with challenges and opportunities of integrating biosimilars into clinical practice
  3. Provide patient centered answers to commonly asked patient questions
  4. Gain a deeper understanding of the Canadian review and approval process for biosimilars



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