Eward To Speak at Webinar on C3O

NCPMI Announcement

NCPMIThe North Carolina chapter of the Project Management Institute (NCPMI) and Duke Project Management CoP are hosting a Higher Education webinar featuring DCI orthopedic surgical oncologist and veterinary oncologist Will Eward, DVM, MD, who will speak on "A Dog in the Cancer Fight: The Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology," on Thursday, Sept. 24, from noon to 1 p.m.

Will Eward, DVM, PhD
Will Eward, DVM, MD

Eward will explain the field of comparative oncology — the study of cancer across different species — and speak about the unique work of the Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology (C3O). The consortium consists of physicians, veterinarians, and scientists from Duke Cancer Institute and the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Eward is an internationally recognized expert in the field of comparative oncology. He directs the Duke Comparative Oncology Group and is chair of the Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology (C3O). He is also a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s multinational One Health Committee.

As a large project (C3O) that merges traditionally separate "silos," the challenges, pitfalls, and successes of having multidisciplinary teams working together while dwelling in completely different worlds will be considered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Team Science
  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Trust
  • Strategizing


This is a Webinar-only event: After registering and upon approval by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. Please join the session shortly before 12:00 pm.


More About Dr. Eward

William Eward, DVM, MD, took a nontraditional route on his journey to becoming an orthopaedic oncologist. First, he obtained his DVM from Auburn University and became a small animal veterinarian. He was particularly captivated by his animals with cancer and decided to return to medical school, receiving an MD degree from the University of Vermont. After completing residency at Duke University, he travelled to the University of Toronto for a fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology. He currently is on faculty at Duke University with an adjunct appointment at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. As an orthopaedic oncology surgeon, he specializes in resecting tumors while preserving and reconstructing limbs that have been jeopardized by sarcoma either in soft tissue or in bone. As a clinician scientist, he also runs a basic science laboratory. His laboratory efforts at Duke are geared to identify common elements between types of cancer across different species. Will has received numerous honors and awards over the years and most recently was awarded an ABC (American-British-Canadian) travelling fellowship as one of five surgeons to represent the United States on a tour of the UK and South Africa. When Will is not in the hospital or lab, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and many dogs, swimming and running.