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OVdialogue – consider joining our team in the role of Community Champion. Over a few hours each week, you would be part of a team that helps connect people, support conversations and are thought leaders for OVdialogue. This is your opportunity to give back to those who have/continue to support you through the tough times, share your unique experiences, and help celebrate successes. For more details of what this entails, please reach out to @Mfallis (mfallis@ovariancanada.org).

Patient Connection & Research Day

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Hi everyone - sharing an upcoming event that is being hosted in Halifax - so if you're in the area, or want to travel to the area and need an excuse, check this event out. 

Join Ovarian Cancer Canada for the Patient Connection & Research Day on May 25, 2024 at the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research.  This in-person event includes sessions for survivors and their loved ones focusing on ovarian cancer research updates, resources, and support. There will also be time for networking with research trainees and others affected by ovarian cancer.

Saturday’s program highlights include:

  • Immunotherapy in ovarian cancer with Dr. Jeanette Boudreau,
  • Understanding the mechanics of research with Dr. Alicia Tone,
  • PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer with Dr. Yvette Drew,
  • The fat that’s on your side: Investigating how a synthetic fat kills ovarian cancer cells with Dr. Mark Nachtigal,
  • Equity issues in ovarian cancer care with Dr. Robin Urquhart,
  • Connection lunch with research trainees,
  • Networking reception,
  • And more!

All of this for only $35 registration fee! This fee assists in covering costs related to venue and equipment rentals, meals, and speaker engagement. Register by: Monday April 22, 2024. Seating is limited so be sure to register early.

The program begins on Saturday May 25 at 9:00am and finishes with a networking reception at 3:30pm. There are additional optional activities that you can add onto your experience as a participant at the Patient Connection & Research Day:

  • Friday evening: Welcome reception and poster session where you can learn about research happening across the country. Cost: $40 per attendee
  • Saturday evening: Conference networking dinner where you can dine and dance alongside Canadian ovarian cancer researchers. Cost: $95 per attendee


For agenda details and to register, click here

Any questions, please connect with me. 

All the best, 

Marianne