Keynote Speakers

Inquire: Steven Brown 

Steven Brown is a Radiation Therapist with the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. Since beginning his career in 2014, Steven has quickly established himself as one of the top young leaders in British Columbia.

Steven began working with the Patient Outcomes Support Initiative (POSI) shortly after starting in BC, and has helped it develop from a pilot project to a province-wide standard of care, encompassing over 17 different treatment sites and completing over 45,000 follow-up assessments.

Most recently, Steven was awarded the 2017 CAMRT Early Professional Achievement award for his process-changing research and work with the advancement and implementation of POSI.

When he isn’t correcting his co-workers on the pronunciation of “POSI”, Steven, a self-proclaimed craft beer geek, loves to hurl himself down hills on his mountain bike in the summer and snowshoe the local trails with his wife and dog in the winter.

Steven is very passionate about the growth of patient reported outcome collection across the country and is looking forward to sharing his experiences with anyone who will listen.

 

 

Inspire: Mary Coffey

Mary Coffey is an Adjunct Associate Professor attached to the Department of Radiation Therapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.  She established the School of Radiation Therapy at St. Luke's Hospital in 1982 and led the discussions that culminated in the integration of the School into the University involving development of the academic and clinical curriculum and ensuring that current trends in radiotherapy were adequately reflected in the degree programme.

She established the first European Committee for radiation therapists within the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and is the co-founder of the radiation therapy committee within the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO). She was a also member of the first council of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) and held both Secretary and President positions.

Mary has worked extensively with the ESTRO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to improve the standard of education of radiation therapists and the quality of treatment delivered to cancer patients. She was a member of the Irish Department of Health and Children's working party which developed the national plan for radiation oncology in Ireland.

In 2006, Mary received the Gunilla Bental award for service to Radiotherapy awarded by the Indian Association of Radiation Therapists, and in 2007, she received the first Fellowship in Radiation Therapy of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy. In 2009, she was awarded the ESTRO Emmanuel van der Schueren award. In 2013, she received the ESTRO Honorary Physicist award and in 2016, the ESTRO Lifetime Achievement award for her contribution to radiotherapy.

 

 

Innovate: Colleen Dickie

Colleen Dickie is well known in the community for her international collaborative research in soft tissue sarcoma treatment, integration of MRI into therapy, and exploring innovative technologies for clinical and educational use.

She is a dually certified  MRT(T)(MR) and holds an MSc in Radiation Therapy from Anglia Ruskin University.

Currently, Colleen is the Manager of Radiation Therapy Strategic Operations at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto.

Colleen has received international recognition and awards for her research in sarcoma management. She has imagined new solutions to complex problems and brought them to realization through her commitment to promoting teamwork, compassion and integrity.

 

 

Interprofessional: Haesun Moon

Haesun is a highly sought-after speaker with a naturally engaging personality often appearing on podium at international conferences and symposia where workplace dialogue is talked about.

As the founder and Program Director of the Solution Focused Brief Coaching program at the University of Toronto, she relentlessly questions and advances coaching as research-based practice.

Haesun`s studies in collaborative dialogue and transformative learning contribute to the research and practice of coaching and its pedagogical methods.

Haesun resides in Toronto with her family including a lazy but sweet dog, Cookie. 

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