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Ovarian Cancer Research and You: A Day for Women Living with Ovarian Cancer

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

Fee: $30

Ovarian Cancer Canada, in partnership withttps://occpacificsupport.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/images-5.jpg?w=155&h=110&crop=1h the 8th Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research is proud to present “Ovarian Cancer Research and You: A Day For Women Living with Ovarian Cancer”. Ovarian cancer researchers will be converging on Niagara Falls to foster collaborations and improved understanding of this complex disease. Ovarian Cancer Canada is taking this opportunity to create a day of programming for survivors and their loved ones, to hear updates on research and share with others affected by ovarian cancer.

A detailed program will be available shortly at: http://www.ccocr.org/index.php/programme/survivorship-workshop; current highlights include:


  • Researchers attending the Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research, will provide updates on what’s new and emerging in the world of ovarian cancer treatments; including updates on clinical trials and immunotherapy.



  • Helen Butlin from the London Regional Cancer Centre will present her current doctoral research regarding the ways women living with ovarian cancer find their own unique embodied wisdom, the wisdom that helps one live daily life with inner strength, hope and meaning.


  • Survivors will participate in a fun and relational “Soul Medicine” workshop, designed and facilitated by Helen Butlin, that explores the impact of fear and uncertainty and provides ‘medicine’ for the heart and mind while living with the impact of cancer.



  • A reception and a presentation of I Got Sick and then I Got Better by Jenny Allen will follow this day of programming. I Got Sick Then I Got Better is a comic riff on one woman’s adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer in 2005, writer and performer Jenny Allen (The New Yorker, The New York Times) tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining biting humor with searing emotion in a witty, bittersweet monologue that limns the personal and family collateral damage a life-threatening illness brings. To view the trailer and for more information, click here: http://www.jennyallenwrites.com/promoters/To register, please visit: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1777096 and click “Survivorship Workshop Only.”

For further information contact Cailey Crawford at: ccrawford@ovariancanada.org / 1-877-413-7970, ext. 232

Please note that the Granulosa Cell Tumour Research Foundation is holding their 3rd International GCT Survivors Weekend on May 12-14, 2016 at the Hilton Niagara Falls Fairview. This event will offer a range of presentations from top researchers, updates on research projects that GCTRF is currently funding and advice and tips from specialists on living with cancer. For more information, please contact admin@gctf.org.nz


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