Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre

September 07, 2005 13:42 ET

15th ANNUAL DIMENSIONS OF CANCER INFORMATION SERIES

Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Media Editor, News Editor TORONTO/ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 7, 2005) - Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre (TSRCC) the comprehensive cancer program at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre is pleased to present the 15th Annual Dimensions of Cancer Information Series, a three night event focusing on issues facing cancer patients, their families and healthcare providers sponsored by Florence Winberg.

Tuesday, September 13

Perspectives on cancer: a personal and professional examination from Dr. Marla Shapiro, Mary Sue Douglas Memorial Lecture
Dr. Marla Shapiro, health and medical contributor for Canada AM, medical consultant to CTV National News, host of Balance: Television for Living Well, is a family physician and a patient. She will discuss her experiences with cancer from the perspective of both a health care professional and a survivor.

Tuesday, September 20

Peaceful mind, open heart: strategies for living fully during difficult times
Dr. Ross Gray is a Consultant Psychologist and Co-director of the Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Unit at Sunnybrook & Women's. He will explain meditation techniques useful for promoting peace and finding release negative emotions.

I'm a person, not a patient: using music to return you to yourself in the face of chronic illness
Sara Borer, MTA, a staff music therapist at the North York Women's Shelter, works with abused women and their children. She will explore ways that music affects us physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually, transcending barriers and providing an experience of health and wholeness.

Tuesday, September 27

Feeding body and soul: a dietitian's personal journey of cancer survivorship
Registered dietitian, Diana Dyer, MS, RD, specializes in nutritional support for the critically ill patient. She is a three-time cancer survivor and author and talks about her cancer recovery experience.

Time: 7:30 pm, doors open at 7 pm

Location: Civic Garden Centre, Toronto Botanical Gardens
(Formerly Edwards Gardens)
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

Admission: Free admission and parking.
Everyone is welcome

For more information about the Dimensions of Cancer Information Series, please call 416-480-5000 ext. 7988.

About Sunnybrook & Women's
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre is transforming health care through the dedication of its more than 10,000 staff members who provide compassionate and innovative patient focused care. An internationally recognized leader in women's health, academic research and education and an affiliation with the University of Toronto distinguish Sunnybrook & Women's as one of Canada's premier health sciences centres. Sunnybrook & Women's specializes in caring for newborns, adults and the elderly, treating and preventing cancer, heart problems, neurological and psychiatric conditions, orthopedic and arthritic conditions and traumatic injuries. TSRCC is the comprehensive cancer program at Sunnybrook & Women's and a Cancer Care Ontario partner.

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Contact Information

  • Jennifer White, Communications Specialist
    Primary Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 2253
    Secondary Phone: 416-480-4040