Throughout the year, the Department of Oncology's Wellness Committee will host a number of events for students, residents, faculty, and staff. Be sure to check back often for a full listing of upcoming events.


 2019-2020 Events

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Run For Piece of Mind

This event is in support of Brain Health at London Health Sciences Centre. Come out to Run, Walk 5km, Run 5km, or 10km at Springbank Gardens in all its fall glory!



October 15, 2019

Narrative Medicine Workshop with Dr. Shannon Arntfield

"Narrative Medicine aims to enhance clinical communication through engagement with the stories of illness as they unfold in patient care in order to provide an effective interaction that is more meaningful to both the provider and patient" (Charon, 2016).Dr. Shannon Arntfield is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetics/Gynecology at Western University and received a Master's Degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Dr. Arntfield uses her background in Narrative Medicine in education and clinical practice to focus on how story can improve the experience of care for both patient and provider.



December 3, 2019

Building Personal Resilience Capacity

Wellness Grand Rounds with Janine McComb, Director, Recruitment & Organizational Development is hosting a special session; "Building Personal Resilience Capacity".  This event will be held from 12pm - 1pm in A3-924A/B. All are welcome.



December 18, 2019

LRCP Physicians' Christmas Luncheon

LRCP Physicians, please stop by LRCP A3-924A/B from 12pm - 1pm for a spectacular holiday lunch.



February 26, 2020

Wellness Physicians' 15 Minute Chair Massage (Free)

Unwind with our pop up massage session, provided by the Westervelt Massage Therapy students. 15 minute complementary massages will be taking place between 10am - 12pm in LRCP A3-924A/B. Please contact Kimberly Scott at x75414 if you would like to register for a massage appointment time.



March 10, 2020

"The Landscape of Physician Health: an important conversion."

Wellness Grand Rounds with OMA's Dr. Joy Albuquerque. This Grand Rounds will be taking place from 12pm - 1pm in A3-924A/B. 



March 10, 2020

"Peak Performance: Staying on Top of our Game!" - Workshop with Dr. Joy Albuquerque and Ted Bober.

Peak performance training is extensively used in elite athletes, performers, military and even in the world of business. More recently, peak performance skills have begun to make their way into medical training. One component of peak performance training that is particularly well suited to medicine is "mental readiness". This presentation will provide an overview of peak performance with a focus on mental readiness skills. There will be targeted group exercises and activities, with the intention of motivating participants to incorporate at least one peak-performance skill or activity into their daily routine. 

4:45pm to 6:30pm, A1-153/155.


July, 2020

Physician BBQ-More details to follow.

This barbecue is taking place from Noon to 1:30pm. Participants will have their lunch delivered courtesy of the Wellness Department.




















 Masseuse providing a massage










  Wellness in nature