Be Well Talks: Men’s Speaker Series
This is a 5 part Be Well Talk series, in collaboration with Wellspring London.
Please note, this live series is open to men only. All are welcome to view the session recordings afterwards, and they will be made available on the Self-Paced Learnings section of the website.
Are you interested in connecting with other men who have been diagnosed with cancer OR men who are caring for loved one’s living with cancer? The Wellspring Men’s Speaker Series offers expert speakers covering topics for men in an effort to come together to hear how you can improve your own health while supporting each other in the cancer journey. Please register today for the following virtual sessions:
Talk #1: Common Types of Cancer in Men
Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
Presenter: Dr. Glenn Bauman, Radiation Oncologist, LHSC
Dr. Bauman will share information on common cancers that are often associated with men, including cancers that are typically seen with malignancies, and discuss traditional treatments that are used in these cases.
Talk #2: Being a Cancer Caregiver and the Importance of Self Care
Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Presenter: Todd Goold (BSW), Manager of Programs & Services, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Being a caregiver isn’t an easy role, but it is an extremely important one! Todd Goold, a Social Worker with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, offers some practical tips and suggestions to make sure that you feel equipped with supports from others to help you navigate this chapter in your life.
Talk #3: Financial Matters with a Cancer Diagnosis: Considerations for a Return to Work
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
Presenter: Ilene Shiller, Social Worker, Money Matters Program, Wellspring Canada
A cancer diagnosis can be extremely stressful on it’s own, but financial considerations add another level of complexity. Join our Social Worker, Ilene Shiller, to answer questions about financial options that may be available. Considering a return to work or deciding if this is in your (or your partner’s) best interest? Ilene can share more about the Money Matters Program at Wellspring where case managers can offer more in-depth advice.
Talk #4: Residual Effects of Cancer Treatment and Fear of Recurrence
Wednesday, Sept 7th, 2022
Presenter: Dr. Rob Rutledge, Radiation Oncologist, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Dr. Rutledge takes us through some of the residual effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, what to expect with physical and emotional changes, and understanding the fear that exists with the possibility of a recurrence and the question of, what if my cancer comes back?
Talk #5: Living with Cancer: The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition
Wednesday, Sept 28th, 2022
Presenter: JP (Jayaprakash) Raman, Physiotherapist, LifeMark Physiotherapy
Maintaining your mental and physical health is vitally important whether you are a caregiver, supporting someone with cancer, or a cancer survivor yourself. JP Raman (and partner) will take us through the importance of exercise and how it relates to cancer therapy, as well as the significance of nutrition and balanced diets to optimize health outcomes.
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Please register to attend this series. Registration for this series will be open from June to September, and you will only need to register once to attend any of the talks listed. If you have missed a session, you will be able to find it here under our Self-Paced Learnings. Attending all sessions is encouraged but not necessary. Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link and password needed to participate in this program. Each talk will have it’s own unique Zoom link to access the session.