2023 Virtual Patient and Family Conference - November 3 & 4, 2023

Patients and their families living with cancer often try to make many decisions and navigate the cancer care system.

Up-to-date information can help with understanding cancer and treatment, as well as making decisions about cancer care.

The Hope and Healing Program of CancerCare Manitoba will be hosting its second conference for patients and families who are living with cancer.

Friday, November 3 - Conference Opening and Keynote Speaker (5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) 

“Tapping into Your Inner Strength” - Building Mind and Body Resiliency 

Dr. Rob Rutledge is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers, and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Dr. Rutledge has a strong interest in the mind-body connection and the incredible abilities of cancer survivors. 

Saturday, November 4 - Education Program (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) 
An all-day education program that offers an opportunity to learn, connect and share. 

  • Experts will present information on a range of topics such as what cancer is, navigating the system, personalized medicine, life after cancer treatment, exercise, nutrition, communication, spirituality and much more. 
  • A patient panel will share their experiences with cancer.
  • A Virtual Exhibit with helpful resources and support program information. 

Join for one or both days and attend a few or all the sessions. This conference will be virtual, and registration is free.

If you have any questions or need assistance registering online, please call CancerCare Manitoba at 204-787-2970 or toll-free at 1-866-561-1026.

We are grateful for the generous funding support of our CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

To view the agenda, click here.