Save Your Skin Foundation invites you to attend a free Patient Information Symposium on Saturday, June 25th.
The free event will provide critical information, resources, support tools, as well as the rare opportunity to speak with leading specialists.
The event begins at 10:00am and will run until 2:00pm.
To register, please fill out the registration form and submit. You will receive a confirmation email with further event details and the timing of key presentations.
Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street
The event will offer various information stations, each providing valuable information on melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers and current available treatments and support options. There will also be short presentations and Q&A opportunities with top skin cancer specialists.
Several leading experts will speak at the Symposium, including Dr. Michael Smylie (Medical Oncologist, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB), and Dr. Sasha Smiljanic (Medical Oncologist at the Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC).
For further information please contact Marion Perole at 604-734-4223 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Melanoma in Canada
Every year, thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with Melanoma, with the incidence of the disease increasing faster than that of any other cancer. One in 74 men and 1 in 90 women are expected to develop melanoma during their lifetime; 1 in 284 men and 1 in 486 women will die of it. It is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, causing 75% of deaths associated with skin cancer. Currently in Canada, there is no treatment proven to extend the lives of people diagnosed with metastatic (advanced) melanoma, despite the rising incidence of the disease.
The Save Your Skin Foundation was created by family, friends, and colleagues of Founder Kathy Barnard, who is currently battling melanoma. Save Your Skin is a Canadian based not-for-profit Foundation. Through events and other initiatives, the Foundation focuses on raising funds for education and awareness, providing emotional and financial support to those dealing with skin cancer, and on supporting the ongoing research and treatment of skin cancer.
Funds raised go towards providing critical and timely treatments, as well as ongoing education, research, and awareness initiatives.