2013 POGO/Ooch Survivor Conference

In October 2013, POGO partnered with Camp Oochigeas to host the second childhood cancer survivor conference. Over 90 survivors of childhood cancer from across the province and Canada attended the two-day event. The educational sessions addressed topics including: screening and prevention, emotional health, sex and relationships after cancer and fertility, among others.


Videos of all of the presentations from the Survivor Conference that POGO has permission to post are available here, along with the accompanying presentation slides. As a starting point, check out this recap video from the weekend!



NOTE: The content of each presentation captures the unedited information and opinions presented by the speaker. Please note that the information contained in the presentations was current at the time it was presented – there may be further information in subsequent literature. Listed speaker credentials were current at the time of presentation.


Screening and Prevention – Empowering through Education
Paul Nathan, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Healing Beyond the Body: Emotional Health After Cancer
Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH


Female Fertility: Your Questions Answered
Ellen Greenblatt, MD, FRCSC

Male Fertility: Your Questions Answered
Mike Neal, BSc (Hons), MSc

“How did you get that scar?”… and other Socially Uncomfortable Moments of Being a Childhood Cancer Survivor
Natalie Wilson, MA, CCLS
Vanessa Pastoric, BHSc, CCLS

A Leg Up: Assistive Technology for Individuals with Cognitive Challenges
Todd Cunningham, Assistive Technologies Expert

Helping You Manage Your Health After Cancer
Carla Bennett, RN, BN

One thought on “2013 POGO/Ooch Survivor Conference

  1. I like this idea of a conference for teenagers. Is it only for girls? My son had cancer and is kind of hesitant to attend. A video showing some boys’ opinions would be really great!!!