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Dr. Wendy Lam, B Sc. (Pharm), MD, FRCPC
Co-Chair CCOLD 2023

Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
Burnaby Hospital Regional Cancer Centre
Director, BC Community Oncology Trialists
Burnaby, BC

Dr. Wendy Lam is a hematologist and medical oncologist at the Burnaby Hospital Regional Cancer Centre.

She received her B.Sc (Pharmacy) at Dalhousie University and her MD from University of British Columbia. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at UBC and Hematology fellowship at McMaster University.

She is the Founding Director of the British Columbia Community Oncology Trialists (BC Cot), which is a collaborative group of oncologists and hematologists involved in clinical research.

Her other interests include education of patients through meeting with patient groups. She has also been instrumental in organizing meetings for continued medical education.

She is Director of the Society of Hematology and Oncology of BC at British Columbia Medical Association

Dr. Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH
Co-chair CCOLD 2023

Clinical Professor
Centre for Lymphoid Cancer,
British Columbia Cancer Agency and
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Laurie Sehn is currently Clinical Professor with the British Columbia Cancer Agency and University of British Columbia, Canada. She has been a medical oncologist and clinical investigator at the BC Cancer Agency since 1998, and is currently the Chair of the Lymphoma Tumour Group. Dr. Sehn graduated from McGill Medical School, Montreal, Canada and received her training in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, USA. She was trained in Haematology-Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, and received a Masters of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University. Prior to returning to Canada, she spent a year at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute attending on the Bone Marrow Transplant service. Dr. Sehn is Chair of the medical advisory board for the International Lymphoma Coalition. She has also served as a member of the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Oncology and Leukemia Lymphoma, and is currently an Associate Editor for Blood. Dr. Sehn also serves as co-chair of the Lymphoma Site of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group.

Dr. Nathalie Johnson

Associate Professor – Department of Medicine,
Division of Experimental Medicine
McGill University, Montreal, QC

Dr. Johnson completed her training at McGill University as a Hematologist and Oncologist. Having recently returned to Montreal from her five-year research training at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on determining the genetic abnormalities that are associated with a poor response to chemotherapy in lymphoma, especially in adolescent and young adults patients.

Dr. Carolyn Owen, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor
Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB

Dr. Owen’s previous research has focused largely on the molecular basis of familial MDS and AML and she continues to investigate families with inherited hematological malignancies.  Despite her research interest in myeloid neoplasms, her clinical work is focused on lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia and she has a research focus on clinical trials with significant national leadership in CLL clinical trials.

Dr. Anca Prica,

Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology
Department of Medicine
Hematologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
University Health Network

Dr. Irwindeep Sandhu, MD.

Acting Director Northern Alberta Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Hematology,
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Dr Sandhu completed his medical training at the University of Alberta with postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at UBC and Hematology at McMaster University. His work at the University of Alberta has included general hematology with a research interest in acute leukemia. His clinical focus at the Cross Cancer Institute is currently in plasma cell dyscrasias with an administrative focus in the delivery of cellular therapy.

Dr. Pamela Skrabek, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Chair Lymphoproliferative Disease Site Group
Hematologist at CancerCare Manitoba
Winnipeg Manitoba

Dr. Pamela Skrabek is hematologist who completed medical school and residencies in Internal Medicine and Haematology at the University of Manitoba. Subsequently she received a Manitoba Health Research Council Clinical Research Fellowship award and completed additional training in lymphoma.

She has completed a Master of Science in Community Health Sciences with a thesis project examining patient and system factors resulting in delays in diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma. As chair of the provincial Lymphoproliferative Disease Site Group (DSG) she provides leadership and coordination for DSG multidisciplinary clinics, teaching and educational, administrative and research activities. She is also site Medical Director of Buhler Cancer Centre at Victoria General Hospital.

Dr. Julie Stakiw, MD, FRCPC

Clinical Professor, Hematological Oncology
University of Saskatchewan
Medical Director of Oncology
Saskatoon Cancer Clinic
Saskatoon, SK

Originally from Saskatchewan, Dr. Stakiw completed her Bachelor of Science, MD and internal medicine training at the University of Saskatchewan prior to moving to Ontario to complete hematology training at Queen’s university followed by a 1 year fellowship at PMH in Lymphoma and Stem Cell Transplant. After working as a hematologist-oncologist at Peel Regional Cancer Center in Mississauga, Ontario for 3 years, she moved back to Saskatchewan in 2010 to be closer to family. Dr. Stakiw has held several leadership position including Provincial Leader of Hematology for Saskatchewan, the Medical Director of the Saskatchewan Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and most recently Medical Director of Oncology at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic.

Dr. Stakiw’s clinical and research focus is on lymphoid malignancies. She has been the primary investigator on numerous clinical trial and most recently was the national primary investigator for a Canadian Myeloma Research Group clinical trial. She is currently the Saskatchewan physician lead for COVID vaccination in medically and socially vulnerable patient populations.

Dr. Darrell White, MD, FRCPC

Senior Associate Dean,
Faculty of Medicine,
Professor, Department of Medicine
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Darrell White is a Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University and a hematologist at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a graduate of Dalhousie Medical School, trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Western Ontario and Hematology at Dalhousie. He completed a fellowship at the Myeloma and Transplantation Research Center at the University of Arkansas. He has completed graduate studies in Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie.

Since 1998 he has been a member of the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax. His research interest and clinical practice focus on treatment of patients with multiple myeloma. He is current Board Chair for the Canadian Myeloma Research Group.


Nanette Cox-Kennett, BsCN, MN, NP

Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, AB

Nan Cox-Kennett has been an oncology nurse for several decades working at the bedside as a staff nurse, patient educator, staff educator and completed her MN in 2004 at the University of Alberta. Since 2005, Nan is Nurse Practitioner for the Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton Alberta providing outpatient care to persons receiving autologous/allogeneic bone marrow transplant or diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Through the years, Nan has been recognized as a leader in oncology nursing having received the Myeloma Canada Marion State Nursing Award for Leadership and Excellence in Patient Care, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Excellence in Patient Advocacy Award, and a nomination for the CANO Oncology Nurse of the Year. Nan is passionate about education and endeavors to make complicated things understandable.

Nikki Blosser, BSc. Pharm, ACPR

Clinical Pharmacist, Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic
Tom Baker Cancer Centre

Nikki graduated from Memorial University in 2010 and then moved to Calgary to complete a pharmacy residency with a focus in oncology. Since that time she has been working as a clinical pharmacist in the BMT program at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and served as the interim clinical research pharmacist in the hematology, oncology and transplant clinic at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Nikki continues to precept Cancer Care pharmacy residents in their BMT rotations. She obtained her Advanced Prescribing Authority (APA) in 2013 and helped implement the pharmacist-led therapeutic drug monitoring role in the BMT clinic. She has an interest in survivorship and enjoys participating in research projects with the BMT long term follow-up clinic.

Michelle Forman, RN, CON(C)

Burnaby Cancer Centre
Burnaby, BC

Michelle has been nursing for 31 years, and has spent her entire career working at Burnaby Hospital, B.C. Michelle worked in a variety of settings, including acute medicine, discharge planning, and IV therapy, before settling in to the outpatient Oncology Clinic in 1995.

The community clinic is comprised of two hematologist oncologists and one medical oncologist, as well as a dedicated team of allied health professionals who treat a wide variety of patients and tumor types. Michelle is actively involved in staff education, patient teaching, chemotherapy administration, as well as symptom and side effect management.

Michelle is passionate about oncology nursing and feels that her knowledge and experience play an integral role in helping to provide for the physical and emotional patient care needs. Michelle has also enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in many initiatives aimed at enhancing the cancer patients experience as well as the educational needs of fellow oncology health care professionals.

She is also a founding member and ongoing member of the organizing committee for the NACCC conference, an annual provincial conference in Oncology Nursing.