About

BC Cancer’s interdisciplinary summit provides education, professional development and unique relationship-building opportunities for oncology professionals from all specialties and disciplines.  The 2022 Summit is a hybrid event, held in-person at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver and online via a virtual platform.

We are delighted to host the BC Cancer Summit with in-person and virtual options this year! The Summit will feature keynotes, plenary sessions, collaborative sessions with a focus on transformation, adaptation and inclusion in cancer care and research.   In addition we will host  virtual poster sessions and awards.

Our keynotes this year:

  • Dr. Andrea McNeil, founder and principal investigator of the UBC Planetary Healthcare Lab, and clinical associate professor in UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Surgery
  • Dr. Alika LaFontaine, president elect of the Canadian Medical Association, award-winning physician, and the first Indigenous doctor listed in Medical Post’s 50 Most Powerful Doctors

Summit Faculty

Ruby Gidda, RN
  • Co-chair, BC Cancer Summit
  • Executive Director, BC Cancer Abbotsford
  • Provincial Professional Practice (Nursing & Allied Health)
Christine Simmons, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • Co-chair, BC Cancer Summit
  • Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer
  • Program Director, Medical Oncology Training Program
  • Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Heena Vadgama
  • Co-Chair, BC Cancer Summit
  • Project Manager
  • BC Cancer