Hi there, Just wanted to let you all know about an exciting event we have coming up on October 23 & 24. Our first ever National 'Virtual' Symposium! At this symposium you will hear from Canada's top researchers, health care professionals and other experts about all aspects of ovarian cancer treatment, wellness and survivorship. PLUS, you will have the opportunity to connect with other women living with ovarian cancer from across the country - and we have a few surprises and fun activities planned too! Click here to register for FREEhttp://noca.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=100983&view=Detail&s_locale=en_CA&_ga=2.211176278.2142344061.1601311923-13863842.1518021171
One of our sessions will be an 'Ask the Expert' panel session with gyne oncologists from across the country. If you have any questions you would like to ask, you can email them to me at [email protected]
Hope to 'see' you there in October!!
1. An expert panel of gynecologic oncologists from Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan will be taking your questions at our National Symposium. If you'd like to ask them any questions please send them in advance to [email protected] to be featured in the session.
2. As soon as you have access to the portal (you'll get one email that gives you capability to log in and has your user ID and password at the bottom) go in and cruise around. I'm ok with technology but no genius and found it a wee bit overwhelming at first. Once I played around with it a bit I got more comfortable with the functionality.
3. The font used for the password is bit strange and my interpretation of what at least one letter or number was off and I couldn't get in. Solved that by doing a copy from the email and paste into the password request. Just sayin' in case you have the same issue.
I logged in to the Symposium last night. Lovely to hear Stephanie's opening comments but then I immediately got distracted at home. Ha ha, this old body just doesn't bend like it used to so missing the Yoga wasn't a big loss for me, but hope everyone else that engaged in that session enjoyed it. I am so disappointed to have missed the Virtual Networking though. Would love to hear how it went for others in our community...did you engage with old pals? Did you meet new ones? What did you learn that was new, or encouraging, or hopeful?
@Elsie13 hope you got the help you needed for your technology challenge and able to experience the Symposium.
I am definitely planning to join one of the virtual groups today along with being excited about many of today's topics. Right now, for me, it two hours to Saturday's kick-off and it can't go fast enough for me today!
And I didn't realize OCC had a Patient Partners in Research platform. It mirrors one at AstraZeneca that I participate in and if anyone is interested in a role like that I can tell you it's been extremely rewarding for me.
FYI, to anyone else who was there and didn't download the presentations. The portal is still active. I just went in and everything is still up and available. The presentations are posted for each session down at the bottom of the screen. And I understand, it's been recorded and will be posted in a few weeks once the editing is complete. That's always helpful. I know I often look at my notes and think...was that what they said?
Sorry to say I missed all of the virtual networking. The past couple of weeks have been very draining emotionally and so I used that time in between sessions to recharge a bit. Would love to know how those went if any of you networked at all.
Congratulations to all at OCC involved in the organizing and delivery. You met and mostly exceeded my expectations. Thank you all @CaileyOCC @StephOCC @TracyOCC, Alicia, Jesse and anyone I've missed.
Now to put into practice something that resonated with me from the Mental and Emotional Health session. Time for a break...clear my head, take some much needed rest, and recharge my body and my mind. So for the next few days I'm going to pretend I've never heard of cancer...and just make the next few days all about ME and the things that make me happy. I think a hear a mani-pedi calling...perhaps a home facial...lots of good books calling to me....and maybe I'll finally master making pie crust!
So this morning, just tying up a few loose ends on OVdialogue and I'll "see" you all at our live chat on Thursday.