Visiting Speakers Program in Oncology


The Visiting Speakers Program in Oncology (VSPO) is a joint program between McGill University and the Université de Montréal, which sponsors internationally-renowned oncology specialists to come share their expertise with the medical community of Montreal. Invited speakers present at several McGill and Université de Montréal teaching hospitals and often at Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne (teaching hospital of Université de Sherbrooke) thus facilitating attendance by busy healthcare professionals.

To Suggest a Speaker

The duration of a speaker tour is one to three days depending on the number and schedule of the talks. A typical speaker tour includes MUHC-Glen, Jewish General Hospital and CHUM as well as one or more of the following hospitals: Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Hôpital du Sacré Coeur, Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne. Videoconferencing to other hospitals in Quebec is available upon request. For each speaker tour, an oncologist at each site is designated as the host and introduces the speaker.

VSPO Sponsors and Montreal area healthcare professionals and researchers can suggest a speaker by completing the VSPO Speaker Suggestion Form (see link below) and submitting it to:

Tony Narine
VSPO Coordinator
vspo [at] (email) 

Microsoft Office document icon VSPO Speaker Suggestion Form  


Upcoming Speaker Tours      

Becoming a VSPO Sponsor     

This program has received an educational grant from:

AbbVie, Agence UNIK, Amgen, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer, BeiGene, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, EMD Serono, Forus Therapeutics, Gilead a Kite Company, GlaxoSmithKline-GSK, Ipsen Canada, Janssen, Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi, Seagen Canada, Servier, Taiho Pharma, Takeda, Viatris Canada

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