The objectives of the Lectureship are to acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Greg O’Connell to the delivery of excellent clinical and psychosocial gynecologic cancer care to women in Southern Ontario; to enhance the gynecologic cancer education of practicing community and academic physicians and obstetrics and gynecology residents; and, to provide a forum to discuss gynecologic cancer issues for the lay public.
Who was Greg O’Connell?
Greg was a gynecologic oncologist at the former Juravinski Regional Cancer Centre and Henderson Hospital. He advocated for excellence in gynecology and oncology.
His interest in novel therapies was developed as he led the gynecologic site group of the National Cancer Institute of Canada. His concern for the psychosocial well-being of the patients and her family unit were epitomized as he and his wife Maureen O’Connor co-founded Wellwood. This annual visiting lectureship recognizes Greg’s tremendous energy, medical expertise, delight in people and love of fun. The two day visiting lectureship in Dr. O’Connell’s memory is an initiative of the division of Gynecologic Oncology in conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University.
- 2020 Dr. Danielle Vicus Quality Improvement in GYN Oncology
- 2019 Dr. Alon Altman Eat, Run And Save the bed, right? ERAS implementation in Gynecologic surgery
- 2018 Dr. Ida Ackerman Serous Cancer of the Uterus-Does Adjuvant Therapy Work?
- 2017 Dr. Laura Hopkins: Evening Sugar Cravings
- 2016 Dr. Sarah Ferguson: Gynecologic Cancer in Women with Lynch Syndrome: Screening and Prevention
- 2015 Dr. Marie-Hélène Mayrand: Controversies in HPV-related disease prevention
- 2014 Dr. Jessica McApline: Opportunistic Salpingectomy: Impact of a Regional Program for Ovarian Cancer Prevention
- 2013 Dr. Janice Kwon: The Ob/Gyn's role in hereditary cancer syndromes: How to save a life
- 2012 Dr. Gavin Stuart: Practice-changing Clinical Trials in Gynecologic Cancer
- 2011 Dr. Allan Covens: Fertility Preserving Surgery for Early Stage Cervical Cancer
- 2010 Dr. David G. Huntsman: Is personalized cancer control finally possible? Viewing cancer genomes at base pair resolution. Ovarian carcinoma sub-types are distinct diseases. When will we start treating them that way?
- 2009 Dr. Peter Grigsby: FDG-PET in Cervical Cancer
- 2008 Dr. Karen Glass: The Ins and Outs of Laparascopy
- 2007 Dr. Peter Bryson: HPV and Vaccines
- 2006 Dr. Diane Miller: Current Approaches to HPV Testing
- 2005 Dr. M. Roy: Vulvar Diseases: What you thought you knew — The evolution of minimally invasive surgery in gynecologic oncology
- 2004 Dr. D DePetrillo: Sexuality in Cancer