Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

September 18, 2007 10:12 ET

Calgary to Host Brain Tumour Conference

Sharing Information Brings Hope and Support to Brain Tumour Patients

Attention: City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor CALGARY, ONTARIO, PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2007) - On September 29th, Calgary 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 Calgary 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 Alberta's top medical professionals from its most prominent institutions: Dr. Doug Strother, Pediatric Oncology, Alberta Children's Hospital; Dr. Jay Easaw, Neuro-Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre; Dr. Vivek Mehta, Neurosurgery, Walter McKenzie Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Edmonton; Sonja Mcalpin, RN, Neuro-Oncology, Alberta Cancer Board, Red Deer; Sally Lim, RN, Neuro-Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary; Crystal Tellett, Brain Tumour Nurse Clinician, RN, Neuro-Oncology, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary; Shirley McMillan, RN RYT, Tom Baker Cancer Centre; and, rehabilitation therapists from Calgary Health Region among many others.

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, September 29th, 2007, Dr. Rolando Del Maestro and these other top researchers and neuroscience specialists will join more than 150 people from Alberta affected by a brain tumour at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre to participate in Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's Information Day Conference. This important brain tumour conference, along with two others in London, Ontario 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 Calgary 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. Visit

Event: Calgary Brain Tumour Information Day Conference
Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2007
Location: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
120 Ninth Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3
Time: 8:45 am Welcome, Lectures and Workshops until 4:30 pm
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Contact Information

  • Paul Mitchell, Community Relations Officer, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
    Primary Phone: 519-642-7755 ext. 32
    Toll-Free: 800-265-5106