2015 Halifax

Dr. Glass  was awarded the 2015 Dr. Biljan Memorial Award for her abstract titled “Surgeon and Patient Oncofertility Knowledge Enhancement (SPOKE): a Baseline Qualitative Study of Canadian Breast Cancer Surgeons”

Award - Biljan

Dr. Glass giving her acceptance speach

The Ceremony

We were very honored to have Dr. Biljan’s wife, Diane Tkalec, presenting the award in a very touching and emotional ceremony during the President’s Dinner.

Award - Biljan 2

Thank you Ms. Tkalec for your continued support!

In a beautiful speech, Dr. Glass gave special recognition to the CReATe team and co-authors, and gave a special mention to all the cancer patients in Canada who she hopes will one day be able to receive help with fertility preservation

CReATe Team

CReATe Team celebrating

 

More on Dr. Glass

Born in Toronto, Dr. Glass attended the Ontario Science()unnamed Centre Science School. She then took her undergraduate training at University of Western Ontario, her medical training at University of Ottawa and her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Dr. Glass’ interest in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery brought her to Los Angeles and UCLA where she had a dual appointment in the divisions of REI and Urogynecology. She worked with David Meldrum’s team at Reproductive Partners Medical Group for the REI part of her training.

In 1999, she returned to Canada as Assistant Professor at McMaster University. In 2002, Dr. Glass moved to Toronto to concentrate her efforts on REI and specifically Fertility Preservation in female cancer patients. She joined the CReATe Fertility Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women’s College Hospital. She is Assistant Professor at University of Toronto.

She served on the executive of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of the ASRM for 5 years. She started as Vice-Chair and moved up the ranks until being Past Chair. She just rotated off in October 2014. She is currently on the FP Special Interest Group executive of CFAS. She recently received a prestigious grant as a co-investigator from CIHR and CBCF to study young women with breast cancer (RUBY Study). She sits on the Oncofertility Working Group in Ontario. This is part of the Ontario Regional Action Partnership for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. She sits on the Medical Advisory Panel of Fertile Future. In October 2015, Fertile Future is honouring Dr. Glass for her work with young people with cancer. Dr. Glass has spoken all over Canada on Oncofertility. She sees young cancer patients from all over Ontario who require consultation and help with regard to fertility preservation.

Past Winners

2013 • Angelos Vilos
2011 • Edward Hughes, MBChB, MSc
2009 • Jacques Kadoch, MD