In this issue: An invitation to our Ottawa Open House, new January webinars and much more!
The CCSN webinar series is of interest to patients, survivors, family, friends, caregivers, and any member of the community interested in the best possible care and follow-up for cancer patients and survivors.
About the Webinar: The slides for this webinar can be viewed at our Slideshare account. Bill Dempster & guests Louise Binder & Martine Elias discussed the updates to the federal pharmaceutical price reform proposal, how patient leaders are responding and what steps they are taking to ensure that patients are being heard by decision makers. About theRead More
This week (January 15-21 2018) is National Non-Smoking Week in Canada. Weedless Wednesday (recognized on the Wednesday of National Non-Smoking Week) is a day when smokers are urged to butt out with the intention of kick-starting the process of quitting smoking. Focusing media and public attention on the benefits of cessation and the communityRead More
CCSN’s Free Webinar Series is back for 2018! We’re pleased to offer two free webinars for the month of January. Please see below for details and registration links. Federal pharmaceutical pricing reform: What do patients think? Register here! Join Bill Dempster & guests Louise Binder & Martine Elias as they discuss the updates to the federalRead More
- Join us on Friday, February 2nd for our annual World Cancer Day Open House!
- Death Associated with an IV Compounding Error and Management of Care in a Naturopathic Centre
- Drug Pricing Policy Summit 2017 – Full Report & Presentations Now Available
- Watch free webinar on Canadian private insurance
- Jan23CCSN Free Webinar: The importance of clinician engagement in the HTA process
The importance of clinician engagement in the HTA process Register here! Join Alexandra Chambers & oncologist Dr. Craig Earle with CADTH’s pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) as they discuss the opportunities for clinicians to participate in the process and be part of the system, and how clinician input can help to inform cancer drug funding recommendationsView Event
- Jan31A Consultation on Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) & Biologic Medicines
A Consultation on Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) & Biologic MedicinesView Event
- Feb16WEBINAR: Immunotherapy: is using the immune system to tackle cancer a reality?
Join us for an educational webinar on Immunotherapy and Cancers. Immunotherapy: is using the immune system to tackle cancer a reality? Speaker: Dr. Denis Claude Roy, Professor of Medicine, Université de Montréal Date: Feb. 9th (French) – Feb. 16th (English) Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET, The newest form of cancer treatment is based on the concept that immune cellsView Event
- Sleep Well Study with The Ottawa Hospital
A study on the effectiveness of an online treatment for insomnia. The Ottawa Hospital is looking for participants with insomnia who have completed cancer treatments.Participate Now
- Consultation on a “renewed” Special Access Programme
Health Canada would like to engage patients, practitioners and pharmacists who use the Special Access Program (SAP) to provide feedback on their current experience with SAP, their views on the proposed enhancements to SAP, and their perspectives on the needs of terminally ill patients. The feedback will help inform policy development regarding a “renewed” Special Access Programme.Participate Now
- The MATCH Study: Now Recruiting!
A ground-breaking new study measuring the effects of Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi/Qigong on quality of life for cancer survivors. Participate Now
- PROSTAID Calgary’s 2018 Symposium
Cancer is one of the world’s most pressing health care challenges. PROSTAID Calgary’s Cancer Advocacy Symposium will create an interactive and collaborative forum between Alberta politicians and policymakers, and Alberta’s cancer community. This call for volunteers is an opportunity to come together in a collaborative setting to discuss the most pressing issues facing Alberta’s healthcare system.Participate Now
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