SandyAnderson1 125

 Sandy Anderson is an advanced sexual health nurse who has worked in the Aboriginal health service, Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) for the past 5 years. Sandy is a nurse who has for many years provided cervical screening in a range of settings including general practice and community health services. Sandy has a Graduate Diploma in Community Nursing, Sexual and Reproductive Training and a Master of Health Management.  Full Speaker Profile


AhtiAnttila1 125

Ahti Anttila, PhD, is a Cancer Epidemiologist and the Director of Research of the Mass Screening Registry of the Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki; and an Adjunct Professor in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland. He has recently worked also as a Senior Visiting Scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, Lyon, France, on the research area of quality assurance in cancer screening. Full Speaker Profile



KDecker 125

Dr. Kathleen Decker, Senior Epidemiologist in the Epidemiology and Cancer Registry Department, CancerCare Manitoba. She has worked with Manitoba screening programs to conduct program evaluation and research since 1995. Dr. Decker is an Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She is also Chair of the Pan-Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Network. Full Speaker Profile



Mariam El Zeim 125

Dr. Mariam El-Zein, Associate Director for Research in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University, Montréal.   Formerly, Dr. El-Zeim was a research associate at the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier (2012-2014) and Sainte-Justine Hospital (2003-2005) research units.   She holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Health (1993) and a M.Sc. in Public Health (1995) from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She earned a Ph.D. (2003) in Occupational Health from McGill University in the joint departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. She completed her postdoctoral training in cancer epidemiology at the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec (2007-2010). Full Speaker Profile


Dr Usha George 125

Dr. Usha George is the interim Vice President, Research and Innovation at Ryerson University. Usha came to Ryerson in 2006 from the University of Toronto, where she was associate dean of the Faculty of Social Work and the RBC Chair in Applied Social Work Research.  Since joining Ryerson, she has held a number of positions, most recently the Dean of the Faculty of Community Services, before becoming the interim VPRI.  A distinguished scholar, Dr. George continues to be an active researcher, whose research focus includes the areas of newcomer settlement and integration, and diversity and organizational change. Full Speaker Profile


Francesca Holme 125

Dr. Francesca Holme manages and implements PATH's women's cancer prevention projects, with a special emphasis on cervical cancer prevention efforts underway in Latin America to scale up HPV screening within Central American public health care systems. Prior to joining PATH, Francesca served as a research coordinator for the University of Washington's Department of Global Health, where she managed, implemented, and evaluated reproductive health interventions in Latin America. Full Speaker Profile



AishaLofters1 125

Dr. Aisha Lofters is a family physician with the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.  She is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.  Full Speaker Profile



OCampo Pat 125Dr. Patricia O'Campo, PhD, BSc - St. Mike Hospital, Toronto. Director, Chair in Inter-sectoral Solutions to Urban Health Problems, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Full Speaker Profile





GinaOgilvie1 125

Dr. Gina Ogilvie, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. Canada Research Chair, Global control of HPV related cancer, Assistant Director, Women's Health Research Institute, Senior Public Health Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, Vancouver, Canada.  Full Speaker Profile





PeterSnijders1 125

Dr. Peter J.F. Snijders, Department of Pathology, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dr. Peter Snijders gained his degree in biology in 1987 from the Catholic University in Nijmegen. He holds a doctoral degree (cum laude) in Medicine from VU University in Amsterdam. From 1993 to 1997 he was post-doctoral senior fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Currently, he is Clinical Scientist in Molecular Pathology in the department of Pathology at the VU University medical center, Amsterdam.   Full Speaker Profile



MandanaVahabi1 125

Mandana Vahabi, RN, MHSC, PhD is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University, Faculty of Community Services, Daphne Cockwell school of Nursing. She is the co-director of Centre for Global Health and Health Equity and co-chair of Diverse and At Risk Population Research Cluster. Dr. Mandana Vahabi joined Ryerson University in August 2007.    Full Speaker Profile