skip to main content
Back to Top

Greg O’Connell Lectureship

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 O'ConnellGreg 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.

Past Lectureships

  • 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

© 201​6 McMaster University  |  1280 Main Street West  |  Hamilton, Ontario ​L8S 4K1  |  905-521-2100   |  Contact Us | Terms of Use & Privacy Policy