Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Introductory Workshop

November 26th - November 27th

Description

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

November 26 - 27, 2017

**Please note that we have reached capacity for this workshop - to be added to our waitlist, or for information, please email us at: calmworkshop@uhnresearch.ca**

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 Locations

November 26: Toronto General Hospital (585 University Avenue) 

November 27: The Fairmont Royal York Hotel (100 Front Street West)


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]

Presenters

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
Psychiatrist
Department of Supportive Care
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:
Joanna Shnall jshnall@uhnresearch.ca tel.416-340-4800 ext. 5459 or
Carmine Malfitano cmalfita@uhnresearch.ca tel. 416-340-4800 ext. 6028

Location

Venue:   Princess Margaret Cancer Center

Address:  610 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9

Related Info

Gary Rodin

Director, GIPPEC

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto

Carmine Malfitano

Research Associate

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Joanna Shnall

Research Associate

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully

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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