Save Your Skin Foundation

Save Your Skin Foundation

April 05, 2012 16:38 ET

Save Your Skin Foundation to Host Melanoma Patient Information Symposiums in Ottawa and Montreal

The Symposiums Will Provide Critical Information and Support to Those Affected by Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 5, 2012) - The Save Your Skin Foundation will host Melanoma Patient Information Symposiums in Ottawa and Montreal this May, 2012. The Symposiums will provide critical information and resources, as well as the rare opportunity to speak to and hear from leading experts in oncology and dermatology.

Although the incidence of melanoma is rising faster than that of any other cancer, the information and resources available are still lacking. The Save Your Skin Foundation is working hard to change this. In 2011, they launched their first highly successful Symposium in Vancouver and in 2012 will be hosting Symposiums across the country. "We want to reach as many Canadians as possible," explains David Barnard, Executive Director of Save Your Skin. "One of the Foundations main objectives is to provide emotional and financial support to all Canadians dealing with melanoma."

Leading expert Dr. Vince Young, Medical Oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital, will be a key speaker at Ottawa's Symposium, and Dr. Joel Claveau, Dermatologist at the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesions Clinic, Hospital Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, will be speaking at the Montreal Symposium. Other experts will also be in attendance, as well as educational and support groups.

Dr. Claveau, who was involved in last year's Vancouver Symposium, recently expressed, "The Save Your Skin Foundation and events such as these [symposiums] are critical to patients, and patient caregivers, who need quick access to information. The Foundation's educational, emotional and financial assistance is a significant support to families."

The details of the 2012 Symposiums are below.

SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SYMPOSIUM OTTAWA

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Venue: University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Details: Melanoma Patient Information Symposium offering critical information and resources, plus the rare opportunity to speak with leading experts. Registration is by donation.

SAVE YOUR SKIN™ PATIENT INFORMATION SYMPOSIUM MONTREAL

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Venue: Mount Royal Centre
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Details: Melanoma Patient Information Symposium offering critical information and resources, plus the rare opportunity to speak with leading experts. Registration is by donation.

Save Your Skin Foundation will also be hosting Melanoma Patient Information Symposiums in Halifax, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Dates and details to follow. Please check back at www.saveyourskin.ca for updates.

To register for a Symposium, visit http://www.2mevents.com/index.php/event/save-your-skin-foundation-patient-symposium or call Kelly Scott at 604-734-4223.

About Melanoma in Canada

Every year, thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with melanoma, with the incidence of the disease increasing faster than that of any other cancer. One in 74 men and 1 in 90 women are expected to develop melanoma during their lifetime; 1 in 284 men and 1 in 486 women will die of it. It is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, causing 75 percent of deaths associated with skin cancer.

About the Save Your Skin Foundation

The Save Your Skin Foundation is a Canadian based not-for-profit Foundation. Through events and other initiatives, the Foundation focuses on: raising funds for education and awareness, providing emotional and financial support to those dealing with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, and supporting the ongoing research and treatment of skin cancer - especially melanoma.

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