CanCare4Living Roadshow kicks off in Cork – Thursday 15 February 2018
CanCare4Living and the Boyne Research Institute were honored to host a SURVIVORSHIP MEETING in the Clayton Hotel Cork City on Thursday 15 February 2018 – International Childhood Cancer day.
The purpose of this meeting was to raise awareness of late effects including both health effects and psychosocial consequences for survivors, to discuss long-term follow-up, and to involve survivors in efforts to safeguard their own health.
This first ‘roadshow’ meeting covered general health and fertility concerns. Patricia McColgan Chair of CanCare4Living opened the meeting and speakers included Dr Julianne Byrne of the Boyne Research Institute, Dr John Waterstone of the Waterstone Clinic, Cork and Ms. Aoife Moggan, childhood cancer survivor and advocate.
Dr. Peter Barrett of the National Cancer Control Programme also contributed giving an update of the work he’s currently undertaking on behalf of the NCCP.
It was a very special evening – survivors and their supporters outlined some of the challenges faced by survivors and there followed an open discussion on how to highlight these issues and, most importantly, how to collaborate to find solutions.
Participants at the meeting included survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends, Cork Arc Centre representatives and health care professionals.
Next stop on the roadshow will be Galway on Tuesday 24th April 5.30/7.30 at the Harbour Hotel – details to follow shortly.
For more information, contact:
CC4L: Patricia McColgan at 086 2532819 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.cancare4living.ie
BRI: Julianne Byrne at 041 9836041 or email@example.com www.boyneresearch.ie
Here’s are some photos from the meeting: