On April 2010, the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) launched a Series of Pan-Canadian dialogues on Patient-Centred Care in a Personalized Treatment World to provide Canadians from coast to coast with the opportunity to discuss regional issues related to cancer care and research.
Ontario Dialogue (Toronto)
TOPIC: Cancer: Let's Get Personal - How Will Personalized Medicine Change the Health Care System?
The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) in partnership with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and the University Health Network will host a public dialogue on Monday, October 18th, 2010 at the MaRS Centre Auditorium in downtown Toronto. The title of the dialogue is "Personalized Medicine" and the theme for the Ontario discussion is "How will Personalized Medicine Change the Health Care System?"
The dialogue is the third in a series of Pan-Canadian dialogues the TFRI is holding this year to raise public awareness of and engagement in current regional issues in cancer care and research. The first dialogue was held on April 12th in St John's, Newfoundland with participation from researchers, clinicians, survivors and stakeholders from the Atlantic provinces. The second dialogue was held on May 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia with participation from researchers, clinicians, and stakeholders from British Columbia.
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West Coast Dialogue (Vancouver)
TOPIC: Cancer: Let's Get Personal - Are We Prepared for Personalized Medicine?
The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) hosted a public dialogue on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in Vancouver as part of its 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting. The title of the dialogue was "Cancer: Let's Get Personal"
and the theme for the West Coast discussion was "Are We Prepared for Personalized Medicine?"
The event was held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at SFU's Vancouver campus.
This dialogue was the second in a series of Pan-Canadian dialogues the TFRI is holding to raise public awareness of and engagement in current regional issues in cancer care and research.
The focus of the West Coast discussions was on new technologies, whether and how we can afford them, and our choices and obligations. We invited key health care professionals and cancer researchers from within our community to lead discussion topics. We also engaged cancer patients and survivors, the general public and regional stakeholders in the evening's conversation what is expected to be a very successful event.
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Atlantic Region Dialogue (St. John's)
TOPIC: Cancer: Let's Get Personal - "Patient-Centred Care in a Personalized Treatment World"
The first dialogue was held in St. John's, Newfoundland on Monday, April 12, 2010. The event coincided with the launch to the TFRI Atlantic Node and the 30th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope.
We are entering an era in cancer care and research where significant and transformational advances in science and technology will, over the next few years, provide us with new treatments, tests and methods to detect, diagnose and treat cancer earlier and individually. But are patients, physicians and health care policy makers ready for this transformation? And are they speaking the same language when they talk about patient-centred care and personalized treatment?
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