Conference: Living with Prostate Cancer!
Dates - October 4-5, 2019 - Ottawa, Ontario at the RA Centre
Prostate Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for Canadian men. It is estimated that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed during their lifetime, with over 21,000 men diagnosed in 2017 and over 4,000 dying. So, prostate continues to be a large problem.
PCCNO is pleased to host another conference in support of men who have either undergone treatment or soon will do so, and their families/friends. Together with a number of our partners we will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and authoritative views about living with prostate cancer.
A reception will take place on Friday October 4, 2019 followed by a full day of speakers on Saturday October 5, 2019.
Topics planned include:
- The latest in treatment options, presented by Dr.Chris Morash of The Ottawa Hospital Medical Staff;
- The current thoughts and research on Prostate Cancer Genetics by Justin Lorentz, Cancer Genetic Counsellor;
- Cancer Coaching services from the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation by Patricia Barrett-Robillard RN, BScN, MNRS.
- Cancer Navigation - Understanding Available Resources and Choices, from the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC);
- Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy presented by an Ottawa based Physiotherapist;
- Use of cannabis to control pain, by Apollo Cannabis Clinics;
- Erectile restoration;
- A Break-out session for women attendees to discuss coping with sexual issues experienced from Prostate Cancer led by Michelle-Marie Faber, PCCNO Board of Directors, assisted by Patricia Barrett-Robillard RN, BScN, MNRS, from the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Watch this page for details on speakers and the schedule.
Early bird registration commences immediately and is available until September 03, 2019. Delegates who register after that date will be charged the full conference rate. It will not be possible to sell tickets on the day of the beginning of the conference.
Currently, conference registration is set at a maximum of 125 participants. Early registration is strongly encouraged.
Delegate registration includes attendance to the opening reception on Friday, October 4 and participation in the conference program all day Saturday, October 5. Reception includes cash bar and light snacks. Registered delegates may bring a guest to the reception without cost. The Saturday conference program includes a catered breakfast and lunch. The program on Saturday is only accessible to paid registered delegates.
Eventbrite Online Event Registration is the primary and preferred method of registration for the conference. It is the tool by which organizers track delegate attendance and plan all conference expenses. Delegates can obtain printed tickets through the electronic registration process. Persons without internet access will be accommodated by contacting PCCNO at 613-828-0762. Ticket costs are not eligible for income tax purposes.
Transfer of registration to another individual or updating of registration information can be arranged by contacting PCCNO at telephone 613-828-0762. Refund of registration costs can only occur before 06 September.
The conference is considered a public event and may be video recorded for the future use of PCCNO.
Dr. Chris Morash is a surgical oncologist. He completed a Clinical Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in 1994 before starting on staff at The Ottawa Hospital in 1995. Dr. Morash is the Head of Urologic Oncology in the Surgical Oncology Program and is the Chair of the Genitourinary Cancer Multidisciplinary Group at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center. He is the Medical Director of the Ottawa Prostate Cancer Assessment Center. He is Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa. He is the Head of the Prostate Robotics Program at the Ottawa Hospital. He is Site Chief of Urology, The General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. His practice is devoted exclusively to Urologic Cancer. His current research focus is in clinical outcomes research, clinical guidelines and clinical trials in Urologic Oncology.
Justin Lorentz is a certified genetic counsellor through the American Board of Genetic counselling. He works out the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre in the Cancer Genetics and High Risk Program. He is also the lead of the Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) Program; a registry for men with hereditary cancer. Justin is affiliated with the University of Toronto as a lecturer. His current academic interests are in hereditary cancer with a focus on male breast cancer and prostate cancer.
ORCF When you or your loved ones are facing a cancer diagnosis, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is here to give you hope and help. We fund local clinical trials and research projects that provide hope for the future, and we offer Cancer Coaching to help families meet the stresses, challenges and changes that come with a cancer diagnosis. There is always something we can do, thanks to the support of our community. Learn more at www.ottawacancer.ca.
Patricia Barrett-Robillard RN, BScN, MNRS. Patricia has over 30 years of nursing experience in the Ottawa area, primarily working in the community health sector. She has worked with clients and their families through all stages of cancer and has been a Cancer Coach at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation since 2013. She is passionate about health promotion as well as working with client to achieve their goals and experience the best quality of life possible.
Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre. We provide naturopathic medicine, family therapy, physiotherapy, nutrition, acupuncture, massage therapy, lymphedema and lymphatic drainage, intravenous therapies, exercise therapy, yoga therapy and stress management. We work with you and your families to help decrease the side effects of cancer treatment; improve energy, well-being and overall quality of life; balance the body’s immune system; support the mind, body and spirit in the healing process; and provide strategies for cancer prevention and health maintenance. http://www.oicc.ca/en
Apollo Cannabis Clinics is a network of medical cannabis clinics whose Healthcare practitioners prescribe medical cannabis for patients suffering from a variety of conditions and symptoms that impact one’s quality of life. Patients are educated on how to use medical cannabis specific for their needs and are provided with a personalized treatment plan. Apollo’s services, consultations, and ongoing education are offered free of charge, for patients living anywhere in Canada either through in-clinic consultations in their 4 Toronto locations or via secure telemedicine from the comfort of their own home. https://apollocannabis.ca/
Convention Title Sponsor - Janssen Inc.
The Walnut, Summer 2019
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