Alberta Health Services is offering a brand-new event for those living with advanced cancer. Taking place on the morning of June 8 and hosted at a number of cancer clinics around the province (including Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer), the Living Your Best Life with Advanced, Metastatic, Chronic or Non-curable Cancer symposium will focus on providing patients with advanced metastatic or chronic cancer — and their families — with support and education.
Guest speakers will offer ideas and resources on how to maximize well-being when living with cancer, with presentations being broadcast to all sites hosting the event. There will also be a resource fair and light snacks at each location.
AHS patient education specialist Krista Marsden says people living with non-curable cancer do not always get enough information and educational support. She hopes the symposium can help change that while also creating a space for cancer patients to connect.
“We are aiming to offer participants a supportive, accessible and interactive forum in which to access up-to-date information that will help them live their best with cancer and create an opportunity to connect with others in similar situations,” says Marsden.
Those interested can find out more about the event and register online at app.bookking.ca/ahs_cancerpatienteducationpub/index.asp