Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Save Your Skin Patient Information Symposium Vancouver BC

This Saturday my BBF Laurie and I are going to attend the Save Your Skin Patient Information Symposium in Vancouver. All throughout the forums I've been cruising lately (that seems to be a new passion of mine) I've heard about a wonderful Melanoma Specialist from Edmonton Alberta - Dr. Smylie. He just happens to be one of the speakers at Saturday's Symposium. Wow! What luck. An angel on one of my forums told me about this event. So, of course, I signed up right away. It's free. I can't wait to hear the experts and to actually get to meet others who are working their way through their Melanoma trials and tribulations. I'm posting the link and any further information in case it's useful for someone. Cheers.

http://saveyourskinpatientsymposium.eventbrite.com/

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.


Event Details:
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 mperole@karranfinlaymarketing.com

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.
http://www.saveyourskin.ca/

6 comments:

  1. What a great opportunity to meet with some experts. I look forward to hearing how it goes!

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    1. This is a great post. I was looking for something like this and you gave me what i was looking for.

      Skin Cancer Treatment

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  2. Keeping mind this was last years post in 2011. As far as I know this years symposium was in Quebec. Check out their website to see what's up.

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  3. Keeping mind this was last years post in 2011. As far as I know this years symposium was in Quebec. Check out their website to see what's up.

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  4. Keeping mind this was last years post in 2011. As far as I know this years symposium was in Quebec. Check out their website to see what's up.

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  5. Keeping mind this was last years post in 2011. As far as I know this years symposium was in Quebec. Check out their website to see what's up.

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