The Professional Achievement Award was presented to Ivo Olivotto, BSc, MD, FRCPC, Clinical Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology, University of British Columbia, Medical Leader, Screening Mammography Program of BCDr. Ivo Olivotto
is most well known for the book " Breast Cancer: All you need to know to take an active role in your treatment" which he
co-authored with Dr. Karen Gelmon and Dr. Urve Kuusk.This book affectionately referred to as "my bible" is included in the Information Kits provided at the time of diagnosis by the surgeons. Dr. Olivotto is a nationally recognized radiation oncologist, researcher, medical leader and a strong advocate for breast cancer awareness.His
vision and passionate interest have driven important initiatives nationally and provincially in the areas of treatment guidelines, patient information and education, support services and breast cancer screening. Past Chair of the Breast Tumour Group of the BC Agency, he is the Medical Leader of the Screening Mammogram Program of BC and has just been appointed the Professional Practice Leader of Radiation Oncology at the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre.
A Clinical Professor at University of BC
research interests are diverse including numerous studies in the areas of clinical research, health services research, supportive care and the prognosis of breast cancer.Congratulations Ivo and Thank You!