2015 POGO/Ooch Survivor Conference

On October 16-18, 2015, Camp Oochigeas and POGO presented the 3rd Life After Childhood Cancer Survivor Conference, a gathering for survivors of childhood cancer aged 19 and over.  More than 70 adult survivors of childhood cancer joined us at Camp Oochigeas in beautiful Muskoka for a weekend of connecting with other survivors, learning about managing their health and living well after childhood cancer.

Scroll down to view the Survivor Conference slide presentations that POGO was granted permission to share. If you are interested in a specific subject, click on a subject tag at the bottom of a post to view all the slides or videos that cover that subject.

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.


We Are All Storytellers: Discovering the Power of Knowing and Sharing Your Story
Michael Lang, MSc
Raymund Ong

Managing Your Fertility: Current Options, Practical Strategies
Sara R. Cohen, LL.B.
Karen Glass, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG

All in the Family:  Talking to Siblings about Childhood Cancer
Norma D’Agostino, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Shamata, sibling of childhood cancer survivor
Kevin Wang, MD/PhD student

Beyond Survival:  Emotional Equilibrium After Cancer
Christopher Recklitis, Ph.D., MPH


Communicating with Family and Friends
Norma D’Agostino, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Common Workplace Issues:  Tools and Strategies
Lori Otte, BA, RRP

Genetic Testing for Cancer Survivors – Who and When
Nikki Parkinson, MSc, CGC

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