Speaking Engagements:

Emily is available to speak on a number of public health topics to different audiences - including but not limited to: patients, caregivers, students and healthcare professionals. She has delivered keynote addresses, workshops, webinars, guest lectures and participated on panel discussions. 

Coming Up:

1. Title TBD. Pediatric Grand Rounds, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (January 15, 2020).

Select Invited Community Presentations:

1. [Webinar]. The psychosocial needs of young adults. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (June 12, 2019).

2. It’s All About Social Media. CancerCon. Stupid Cancer, Denver, Colorado, USA (April, 2018).

3. Living with chronic/metastatic/advanced cancer? CancerCon, Stupid Cancer, Denver, Colorado, USA (April, 2018).

4. Emily Drake. Knowledge Translation Trainee Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (October 16, 2017).

5. Hope & Cope. SHOUT 2015, Strategic Planning and Community Involvement (SPCI), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (May 28, 2015).

6. Living with chronic/metastatic/advanced cancer? CancerCon, Stupid Cancer, Denver, Colorado, USA (April 25, 2015).

7. Un site internet d’information pour les adolescents et les jeunes adultes atteints de cancer, accessible partout et à tous. Direction Québécoise de cancérologie, Gouvernement du Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (November 22, 2013).

Select Invited Academic Presentations:

1. What Qualitative Research can Contribute to the Field of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. The Skills Acquisition Program of the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute’s Cancer Research Training Program, Tupper Medical Building, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (September 26, 2019).

2. [Panel discussion]. How social media is shaping conversations about cancer treatment, prevention, and research. 2019 Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (May 27, 2019).

3. Building a career in adolescent and young adult oncology. Third Year Health Promotion Class, School of Health and Human Performance, Dahousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (October 25, 2017).

4. [Workshop]. Building patient communities. 14th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference: Expanding the horizons of health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (March 11, 2016).

5. Innovative responses to meeting the psychosocial needs of young adults living with metastatic and/or advanced cancer. Inaugural International Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Congress, Youth Cancer Service, Sydney, Australia (December 4, 2015).

6. [Opening Plenary Talk]. Addressing the psychosocial needs of adolescents and young adults (AYA) living with cancer. The BHCRI/ TFRI Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (November 3rd, 2014).  

7. Update from the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance annual conference. The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology’s Academic Rounds, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (February 24, 2012).

8. Integrated learning session; Young adult survivors of childhood cancer: Transferring from pediatric to adult care. CRTP Integrated Learning Session, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (January 26, 2012).

9. Transition from pediatric oncology: The IWK long term follow up clinic. Multidisciplinary Oncology Grand Rounds Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Capital Health, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (January 19, 2012).

10. The experience of Canadian childhood cancer survivors transferring to the adult healthcare system. Atlantic Provinces’ Pediatric Hematology Oncology Network’s Conference and Annual General Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (November 5, 2011).

11. The experience of Canadian childhood cancer survivors transferring to the adult healthcare system. Psychosocial Oncology Report for Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (April 13, 2011).

12. Update from the 8th annual conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society: Quality cancer care across the lifespan: Psychosocial research and practice across disciplines. The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology’s Academic Rounds, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (March 18, 2011).

13. Exploring the psychosocial experience of sexuality in young adult cancer survivors and the role that healthcare professionals can play. Fourth Year Oncology Nursing Class, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (September 24, 2010).

14. Exploring the psychosocial experience of sexuality of young adult cancer survivors and implications for sexual health. Graduate Seminar for the School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (April 9, 2010)