April 2 2014 Conference: Working Together to Respond to Mesothelioma

April 22, 2014:  HOT OFF THE PRESS - THE CMF CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS!  Thank you to all attendees, speakers, volunteers and sponsors of our hugely successful conference, "Working Together to Respond to Mesothelioma", held this past April 2, 2014 in Toronto Ontario.  It was a wonderful day that brought our mesothelioma community together, including top physicians and researchers from the mesothelioma research program in Toronto, legal representation, health and safety officials, government, advocacy groups and of course, patients and their families.  The day focused on issues of particular concern, including patient/family compensation, promising developments in mesothelioma detection and treatment, and the development of a mesothelioma health care network across Canada.  An afternoon strategy session was also held on ways to advance these objectives and to prevent asbestos exposure.  Please see the attached files below for presentations given by:

  • Dr. Eudice Goldberg, CMF – A Canadian Mesothelioma Health Network

  • Alissa Boardley, CMF – Support for Patients and Families

  • Adam Freedman, CMF and Alec Farquhar, Office of the Worker Adviser, Ministry of Labour - Compensation:  Workers’ Compensation and Trust Funds

  • Linda Reinstein, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, USA – International Update: The importance of collaboration and a ban on asbestos (http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/LReinstein/reinstein-global-action-when-knowledge-and-power-unite/1)

  • Brenda O’Sullivan, University Health Network – University Health Network Screening Program

  • Dr. John Cho, University Health Network – The SMART Trial

March 26, 2014:  HOT OFF THE PRESS - THE CONFERENCE AGENDA!!  The CMF is very proud to announce, "Working Together to Respond to Mesothelioma," an important conference on mesothelioma and preventing exposure to asbestos in Canada. The conference will provide opportunity for patients, families and others affected by mesothelioma to meet and strengthen their mutual support. It will also focus on issues of particular concern, including patient/family compensation, promising developments in mesothelioma detection and treatment, and the development of a mesothelioma health care network across Canada.  An afternoon strategy session will also be held on ways to advance these objectives and to prevent asbestos exposure.  See attachment for the final conference agenda.  We hope to see you there!

When:  The event will take place on Wednesday April 2nd, 2014, 8:30 am-3:00 pm

Where:  The Oakham House, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario (63 Gould Street at Church).  

Registration:  The event is free of charge, however space is limited and registration is required. Click here for the registration form.

Meals:  Lunch will be provided.  Dietary restrictions may be specified on the registration form.

How to get there:  Oakham House (The Ryerson Student Centre) is conveniently accessible close to the Dundas subway station and the Church Street stop on the Dundas streetcar.  On-site parking is not available, however there is ample parking surrounding the facility. Ryerson University offers parking to visitors and members of the Ryerson Community at the Bookstore Garage located on the West side of Victoria St. between Dundas and Gould Sts. And at the Pitman Hall Student Residence located on the West side of Mutual St. between Gerrard and Gould Sts. There is also city parking available on the West side of Church St. between Gould and Dundas Sts. These are all paid parking lots. The rates are posted at the kiosks, and they are the average prices for the city.   

For further info:  Please contact the CMF at info@cmfonline.org

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