Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network

Toronto Conference 2019

Meet the Debaters

We will be holding an Oxford Style Debate on May 23, 2019. You don’t want to miss out as Team UK takes on Team Canada!  The motion to be debated is: Be it resolved that from the perspective of family physicians/general practitioners, management of patients during cancer treatment and survivorship is just as important as management of patients with high prevalence conditions such as mental health issues and heart disease. Team UK will speak for the motion. Team Canada will speak against the motion.

Team UK

Dr. David Weller is currently James Mackenzie Professor of General Practice at the University of Edinburgh. He leads the Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-PRI), and was Foundation Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute's Primary Care Clinical Studies Group. He is Co-director of the University's Centre for Population Health Sciences. He works as a GP in central Edinburgh.

Dr. Rosalind Adam is an academic GP and post-doctoral researcher. She practices in Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). Rosalind's research interests include eHealth, and pain and symptom management. She is currently developing digital interventions for cancer survivors.

Team Canada

Dr. Jeff Sisler is an Executive Director at the College of Family Physicians of Canada, where he is responsible for the continuing education and practice support program for the CFPC's 37000 members.  Jeff is the founder of UPCON, the Primary Care Oncology Program in Manitoba, Canada.  He has been active in research and program development supporting cancer survivorship care.  He formerly served as a Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, where he serves as a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Tunji Fatoye is an Assistant Professor and Family Physician in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He also works as a Family Physician in Oncology at CancerCare Manitoba. He is the Head, Department of Primary Care Oncology at CancerCare Manitoba and Head, Section on Primary Care Oncology, Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba as well as the lead for the Cancer Care enhanced skills program with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba. His clinical practice which includes hospital care is based mainly out of Seven Oaks General Hospital.

Toronto presentation on YouTube 


Toronto Conference 2019

Conference 2019

Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3