Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Introductory Workshop November 25-26, 2018

November 25th - November 26th


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

November 25 - 26, 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 introductory 2-day workshop is designed for healthcare providers working clinically in oncology or palliative care settings. Please note that registration priority will be given to those working clinically with a cancer population.

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

Workshop Location

Charbonnel Lounge, Elmsley Hall, St, Michael's College, University of Toronto
81 St. Mary Street, Toronto ON
M5S 1J4

Workshop Objectives

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 certifcate, 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 an online registration form by clicking on the 'Register Now' button. After submitting an online registration, you will recieve an email with a payment link. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received. We may contact you should we have additional questions regarding your registration.

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
Carmine Malfitano tel. 416-340-4800 ext. 6028


Venue:   Elmsley Hall, University of Toronto

Address:  81 St Mary St, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

Related Info

Gary Rodin

Director of GIPPEC at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto

Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM)

An individualized therapy designed to help patients manage the challenges of living with cancer, reduce distress and promote psychological well-being


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