Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

October 02, 2007 12:38 ET

London Hosts Conference for Top Brain Tumour Specialists

Canada’s top researchers and physicians discuss the future of leading-edge treatment with patients and other healthcare professionals

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Science Editor LONDON, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2007) - On October 20th, London will host a conference of Canada's top brain tumour researchers, specialists and physicians to discuss the future of research and leading-edge treatment with patients and other healthcare professionals. The opportunity for patients to learn about the newest developments in treatment and for researchers to share information on recent developments is unparalleled. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will announce information on the six new research grants awarded across the country this year as part of their commitment to the search for a cure for this devastating disease.

The London Brain Tumour Information Day Conference is honoured to feature one of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's co-founders as keynote speaker. Dr. Rolando Del Maestro, MD, PhD, FRSC(C), FACS, DABNS, William Feindel Chair in Neuro-Oncology, Killam Scholar, Director, Brain Tumour Research Centre, Professor, Division of Neurosurgery and Oncology Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital will be presenting as part of the organization's 25th annivesary. His lecture, "Expanding the Horizon: Individualized Treatment for Brain Tumours" is a great opportunity for patients and physicians alike to hear from one of Canada's top specialists.

The Brain Tumour Information Day Conference will also feature workshops by Ontario's top medical professionals from its most prominent institutions: Dr. Joseph Megyesi, Neurosurgery, London Health Sciences Centre; David Macdonald, Neuro-Oncology, London Regional Cancer Program; Dr. Jean-Michel Caudrelier, Radiation Oncology, Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre; Ann Klinck, Pediatric Cancer School Support Program, Children's Hospital of Western Ontario; Cathy-Lee Benbow, MS Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre; and Dr. Andrew Leung, Radiology, London Health Sciences Centre.

Brain tumour survivors will also be sharing their stories of hope and courage.

Susan Marshall, Executive Director of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, explains the importance of this conference: "Brain Tumour Information Day brings together leading-edge researchers and expert physicians developing new treatments with the people who need to learn about this information the most: the patients and the families who are affected by a brain tumour."

On Saturday, October 20th, 2007, Dr. Rolando Del Maestro and these other top researchers and neuroscience specialists will join more than 300 people from Ontario affected by a brain tumour at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel to participate in Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's Information Day Conference. This important brain tumour conference, along with two others in Calgary, Alberta and Halifax, Nova Scotia, support the estimated 55,000 Canadians currently living with a brain tumour. Each year, an additional 10,000 are newly diagnosed.

The London Brain Tumour Information Day Conference is a great opportunity to gain knowledge from leading-edge researchers and specialists from across Canada to bring hope to people affected by brain tumours. Every advance in the field of neuroscience is one step closer to imagining a cure. Register online at www.braintumour.ca or by calling 1-800-265-5106, ext. 31.

Event: London Brain Tumour Information Day Conference
Date: Saturday, October 20th, 2007
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel
1150 Wellington Road South, London, ON N6E 1M3
Time: 8:45 am Welcome, Lectures and Workshops until 4:30 pm /For further information: www.braintumour.ca/ IN: EDUCATION, HEALTH, MEDIA, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • A. Paul Mitchell, Community Relations Officer, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
    Primary Phone: 519-642-7755 ext. 32
    Toll-Free: 800-265-5106
    E-mail: pmitchell@braintumour.ca