Margaret Forbes

RN(EC), MN, CON(C), Advanced Practice Nurse Educator

Margaret is a nurse practitioner with 34 years of oncology experience. She recently practiced as a nurse practitioner in complex malignant hematology including stem cell transplant and cellular therapies at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Margaret also has a wide variety of clinical experiences in the treatment and management of patients with solid tumours with a focus on breast cancer. She was the clinical lead in the development of the cancer survivorship program at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Margaret has participated in research as both a co-principal investigator and co-investigator in multiple studies. Margaret has held various nursing leadership roles most recently as a nurse practitioner lead in complex malignant hematology. In 2016, Margaret was the recipient of the prestigious Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO-ACIO) Pfizer Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. In 2018 Margaret led the conceptualization and development of the Ron and Nancy Clark Nurse Practitioner Fellowship in Hematology at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Margaret is an assistant clinical professor at McMaster University School of Nursing. She has recently joined the de Souza Institute as an advanced practice nurse educator. Margaret believes that a strong foundation in oncology knowledge will inspire nurses and other health care providers to become confident, competent and enthusiastic about providing excellence in patient care for people and families experiencing cancer.