Treatment for cancer diagnosed during childhood or adolescence is now so successful that most children and adolescents will live long and fruitful lives.

However, the treatments that produce a cure in most children can be harsh and may have serious health consequences for otherwise healthy organs.

CanCare4Living and the Boyne Research Institute are sponsoring a SURVIVORSHIP MEETING in the Harbour Hotel, Galway.  The purpose of this meeting is 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.

We are delighted to have Dr. Paul D’Alton as our keynote speaker.  Paul is a member of the CanCar4Living Advisory Group and he is the Head and Clinical Lead of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and is co-Director of the MSC in mindfulness based interventions in the schools of Psychology, UCD.

We are also proud to have Dr Julianne Byrne of the Boyne Research Institute who will share research information with us and will provide an update on the work of PanCare (Pan-European network for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer), and Ms. Aoife Moggan, a cancer survivor and advocate with special interest in art and psychotherapy.

DATE:  Tuesday 24 April 2018

VENUE:  Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway City +353 91894800 

TIME:  5.30 to 7.30 pm – Refreshments will be served.

Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends are welcome.   Also professionals in the area from haematology and oncology and related fields are welcome.

For more information, contact:

CC4L: Patricia McColgan at 086 2532819 or

BRI: Julianne Byrne at 041 9836041 or