Annual nursing lecture at UFV

Dr. Lynda Balneaves will give a lecture on cancer treatment and complimentary medicine

The annual nursing lecture will be held at the Abbotsford campus of the University of the Fraser Valley on Tuesday, March 26 at 5 p.m.

Dr. Lynda Balneaves, a B.C. nurse researcher and faculty member at the University of British Columbia, will give the presentation in the lecture theatre, room B101 in Building B.

Balneaves research has focused primarily on the health care decisions made by people living with, or at risk of, cancer.

She has a special interest in how individuals and families touched by cancer can be best supported in making safe and informed treatment decisions about complementary and alternative medicines (CAM).

Dr. Balneaves has been instrumental in the development of the Complementary Medicine and Education Outcome (CAMEO) program. The CAMEO program is a unique, nurse led, research-intensive collaboration between the University of British Columbia and the BC Cancer Agency.

She will be bringing her insights on how to make informed decisions about cancer treatment and complementary medicine to the University of the Fraser Valley in the annual UFV nursing lecture. She will be presenting on “bringing the bench to the bedside: lessons learned from the CAMEO research program” over the past five years.

The annual nursing lecture at UFV is presented by the Faculty of Health Sciences with support from the UFV Research Office as a way of providing continuing education opportunities to those working in the health-care system, current UFV students and faculty, and UFV alumni.

For more information on UFV nursing programs, visit

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