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Council and Working Groups

Family physicians, General Practitioners in Oncology, and other primary care providers provide key input into all our programs and initiatives.

The Network's structure includes an Advisory Council and various Working Groups (see below). With the expansion of the Family Practice Oncology Network to BC Cancer's Primary Care Program, however, changes in the role and membership of the Council are anticipated. Dr. Cathy Clelland, Program Medical Director, Primary Care, and a family physician (Dr. Clelland bio), will lead this group once established. 

Ultimately, the Council will report to BC Cancer's Executive Director, Provincial Clinical Programs, providing the insight and vision to guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of activities undertaken by the Working Groups.

 

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Providing accessible, relevant educational opportunities for family physicians throughout BC is the key focus for this group. Chief among these offerings are monthly CME Webcasts held from 8-9:00 a.m. the third Thursday of every month and CME Oncology Learning Sessions provided online and in communities throughout the province. This group is also responsible for planning the Network's in-person and virtual conferences. 


Members

  • Dr. Sian Shuel (Chair), Medical Lead, Education, Primary Care
  • Dr. Sherry Chan, General Practitioner in Oncology, BC Cancer - Vancouver
  • Dr. Cathy Clelland, Program Medical Director, Primary Care, BC Cancer, and Family Physician, Port Coquitlam
  • Dr. Shannon Douglas, General Practitioner in Oncology, Vanderhoof
  • Dr. Steve Kulla, General Practitioner in Oncology, BC Cancer - Nanaimo 
  • Dr. Sally Macdonald, General Practitioner in Oncology, Whitehorse
  • Dr. Tsveta Nikova, General Practitioner in Oncology, Comox
  • Sarah Tajani, Learning and Curriculum Manager, UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development, Vancouver
  • Dr. Angela Thermann, General Practitioner in Oncology, BC Cancer - Vancouver 
  • Dilraj Mahil, Administrative Program Coordinator, Family Practice Oncology Network 
 

This group oversees the Network’s highly regarded GPO Education Program, an eight-week flexible educational opportunity that enables family physicians to develop their practice in oncology and become well-informed on subjects such as palliative care and management of cancer as a chronic disease.


Members

  • Dr. Sian Shuel (Chair), Medical Lead, Education, BC Cancer
  • Dr. Sherry Chan, GPO, BC Cancer - Vancouver
  • Dr. Andrea Cheung, GPO, BC Cancer - Vancouver 
  • Dr. Cathy Clelland, Program Medical Director, Primary Care, BC Cancer, and Family Physician, Port Coquitlam
  • Dr. Elizabeth Ewart, GPO, BC Cancer - Kamloops
  • Dr. Joseph Obanye, GPO, Quesnel
  • Sarah Tajani, Learning and Curriculum Manager, UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development
  • Dr. Angela Thermann, GPO, BC Cancer - Vancouver 
  • Dilraj Mahil, Administrative Program Coordinator, Family Practice Oncology Network 
 

These working groups develop practical, easy-to-follow cancer care guidelines for family physicians often working in partnership with the BC Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee. These guidelines are prepared according to the Advisory Committee format - brief, evidence-based and taking a proactive approach to the management of cancer as a chronic disease.


Working Group Membership:

BC Cancer develops more comprehensive Cancer Management Guidelines, based on the accumulated experience and best practice evidence derived from major cancer centres throughout the world. 


 


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