Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) International Advanced Workshop

June 2nd - June 3rd


Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Advanced Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

Dates: June 2 - 3, 2018

Both days will begin at 9:00 A.M., and end by 5:00 P.M.

CALM is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help people with metastatic cancer and their caregivers manage the practical and profound problems associated with advanced disease. The primary goals of CALM are reducing and preventing psychological distress. 

This advanced, specialized training opportunity will emphasize skill development and refinement in CALM therapeutic techniques and processes, through clinical case presentations, didactic and experiential learning activities and group discussion. Please note that registration priority will be given to clinicians working with a cancer population. 

Click here to watch a brief video on CALM therapy and the CALM Training Program.

About the CALM Training Program

The CALM Training Program was designed to teach and supervise healthcare professionals in the delivery of CALM therapy. The program aims to provide core training for therapists new to CALM, to enhance the skills of current CALM therapists, and to support the adaptation of CALM therapy to different treatment sites nationally and internationally.  

This workshop will focus on:

Workshop Rates 

Regular Rate - 300CAD

Student Rate & UHN Employee Rate - 50CAD

The following is included as part of your workshop fees: breakfast and lunch (both days), workshop certificate, and workshop handouts.

*Thanks to funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to healthcare professionals in Ontario. Email us for more information. 

Registration Information

Please complete online registration form by clicking on the 'Register Now' button. After submitting an online registration, you will receive an email with a payment link. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received.

For international workshop attendees, please email us for more information about Hotel Reservations near the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

About CALM Therapy

Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) is a brief, manualized, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic intervention designed to alleviate distress and to promote psychological well-being in individuals with advanced or metastatic cancer and their loved ones.

Developed by Gary Rodin MD, Sarah Hales MD PhD and Chris Lo PhD, CALM focuses on four content domains that address the practical and profound issues commonly faced by individuals with metastatic cancer:

  1. Symptom management and communication with health care providers
  2. Changes in self and relationships with close others
  3. Spirituality, sense of meaning and purpose
  4. Sustaining hope and facing mortality

Research on CALM Intervention

Publication list [PUBMED]


Gary Rodin, MD
Head, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Director, Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC)

Sarah Hales, MD, PhD
Department of Supportive Care
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:
Joanna Shnall tel.416-340-4800 ext. 5459 or
Ekaterina An tel. 416-340-4800 ext. 3404



Venue:   Multi-Faith Centre

Address:  569 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7

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