National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2017

The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2017 – Living Well with Cancer is the Irish Cancer Society’s annual national conference for cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professionals, staff and volunteers from community based cancer support services. This year’s conference will take place this Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The aim of the conference is to provide information and support to enable people to live well after a cancer diagnosis.

The conference is an essential part of the Irish Cancer Society’s work. It is where they hear from cancer patients and seek to understand and address the needs of the whole person not just the cancer. It is where they share, learn and support.

Attendees will hear from a range of speakers who will share their experiences, stories and expert knowledge, including:

  • Dr Miriam O’ Connor, Medical Oncologist – Cancer Treatments Update 2017
  • Ms Ruth Kilcawley, Senior Oncology & Haematology Dietician – Nutrition & Cancer, Sports Nutrition & Practical demonstrations
  • National Cancer Control Programme – The Patient Voice in Cancer Services
  • Mr John Lonergan, Author and Public Speaker – Being Happy & Content

There are practical sessions with art, writing, music, sleep, exercise, nutrition and much, much more. We think there is definitely something for everyone and attendance is free!

Niamh Gaffney, a Consultant/Coach and Breast Cancer Survivor, will be giving a workshop on Saturday about Life After Cancer – Regaining Choice and Control. We are delighted that next week she will be sharing the key points from her talk here on Happy Magazine, so please do look out for that.

Click here to view the full conference programme. 

If you’d like to attend, there is still time to register online here.

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