This Melanoma Information event offers you an opportunity to learn current and new treatments presented by an oncologist, and coping  strategies on how to manage the emotional side of cancer. Receive complementary melanoma patient resource materials.

Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm
Meet & Greet: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Speakers: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Light refreshments will be served

Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward
18 Queen Street, Charlottetown,
PE C1A 4A1
(click here for map)


Melanoma Updates and Treatments
Dr. Phillip Champion
Medical oncologist and medical director of the PEI Cancer Treatment Center

Oncology Nurse
Kara McQuaid-Duffy BScN RN CON(C)
Clinical Nurse Leader/Educator, PEI Cancer Treatment Center

Oncology Nurse & Patient Speaker

Question and Answer Period with panel discussion 




Dr Champion medical Oncologist PEI

Dr. Phillip Champion

Medical Oncologist

Philip Champion is a medical oncologist and medical director of the PEI Cancer Treatment Center. He treats a wide variety of cancer types, including malignant melanoma. He is involved in local and national committees working to ensure access to new cancer treatments.

Kara McQuaid-Duffy

Kara McQuaid-Duffy RN, BScN, CON©

Clinical Lead/Nurse Educator PEICTC in Charlottetown, PEI.

Kara has been a member of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) 1999-present

and has been the PEI Chapter President since 2015. In October of 2018, Kara co-chaired the national CANO Conference Excellence in Oncology : Our Patients Our Passion which was held in Charlottetown.

Kara is a member of the Canadian Vascular Access Association (CVAA) since 2014 and is on the executive of the provincial association.

Providing excellent person centred care is very important.  As oncology RNs, we have the privilege of working with a special population of people. We have the opportunity to identify and address fears, anxiety, and concerns when patients and their families are undergoing a cancer diagnosis and are equipped to help patients to better cope with their illness and/or treatment.

Professionalism, compassion, efficiency, collaborative skills, and astute critical thinking are essential in the Oncology clinical setting. Oncology RNs must be current in their knowledge of best practice and evidence based guidelines in order to provide excellence in person centered care. It is my passion to ensure that Oncology RNs receive this education in order to ensure the best possible patient reported outcomes.