Meet the Speakers

Our program includes world-class researchers, clinicians, and
entrepreneurs who share a common goal — improving the outcomes and journeys of cancer patients throughout BC and the world.

Dr. Francois Bachand

Dr. Francois Bachand

Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer

Dr. Scott Bratman

Dr. Scott Bratman

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Darren Brenner

Dr. Darren Brenner

Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. Bernie Garrett

Dr. Bernie Garrett

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Dr. Michelle Hilts

Dr. Michelle Hilts

Director of Medical Physics Residency Program and Senior Medical Physicist, BC Cancer

Dr. Julian Lum

Dr. Julian Lum

Senior Scientist, BC Cancer, Associate Professor University of Victoria

Daniel Louie

Daniel Louie

Graduate Research Assistant and Engineer, University of British Columbia

Dr. Colin Mar

Dr. Colin Mar

Medical Director, Screening Mammography Program, BC Cancer

Dr. Sepideh Pakpour

Dr. Sepideh Pakpour

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, University of British Columbia

Dr. Vesna Sossi

Dr. Vesna Sossi

Professor, University of British Columbia

Deanne Taylor

Deanne Taylor

Corporate Director, Research, Interior Health

Dr. Joan Bottorff

Dr. Joan Bottorff

Professor, School of Nursing and Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention

Dr. Marco Carlone

Dr. Marco Carlone

Head of Medical Physics Department, BC Cancer

Dr. Juanita Crook

Dr. Juanita Crook

Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer

Dr. Cornelia Hoehr

Dr. Cornelia Hoehr

Research Scientist and Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, Life Sciences at TRIUMF

Dr.  Isaac T.S. Li

Dr. Isaac T.S. Li

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Lisa McCune

Lisa McCune

Provincial Director, Patient Experience Program

Dr. Barbara Pesut

Dr. Barbara Pesut

Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Dr. John Spinelli

Dr. John Spinelli

Vice President, Population Oncology, BC Cancer

Michelle St.Pierre

Michelle St.Pierre

Research Assistant, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Dr. Kevin Wade

Dr. Kevin Wade

Palliative Care Physician Consultant, BC Cancer

Dr. Deidre Batchelar

Dr. Deidre Batchelar

Senior Medical Physicist, BC Cancer

Bernice Budz

Bernice Budz

Vice President, BC Cancer

Dr. Connie Eaves

Dr. Connie Eaves

Professor of Medical Genetics, The University of British Columbia and Distinguished Scientist, BC Cancer.

Dr. Pippa Hawley

Dr. Pippa Hawley

Clinical Professor and Head, UBC Division of Palliative Care, University of British Columbia

Dr. Harsh Hundal

Dr. Harsh Hundal

Executive Medical Director for Physician Engagement at Interior Health

Dr. Andrew Jirasek

Dr. Andrew Jirasek

Associate Professor, Medical Physics, University of British Columbia

Dr. Islam Mohamed

Dr. Islam Mohamed

Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer

Dr. John Oliffe

Dr. John Oliffe

Professor and Associate Director Research, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Robyn Roscoe

Robyn Roscoe

Director Management and Administration, Genome Sciences Centre

Dr. Tarnia Taverner

Dr. Tarnia Taverner

Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia; Senior Director, Patient Care Services, Provincial Health Services Authority