The Ottawa-Gatineau Multiple Myeloma Community Network invites Myeloma patients, family, caregivers and friends to our monthly information and sharing meetings.
PLACE: Maplesoft Centre, 1500 Alta Vista Drive.
TIME: 6:45-8:45 PM
The meetings begin with a guest speaker and discussion followed by a session where patients and caregivers share their experience with the disease. The mission of the Community Network is to provide hope and to empower Myeloma patients, family, caregivers and friends through education, advocacy, patient care and support and sharing experiences.
Wednesday, March 4th
Tina Crosbie BSc. (Pharm), ACPR, RPh, Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology, Ottawa Hospital, Vice-President, Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology. Tina’s topic will be Living Well with Myeloma: A Pharmacist’s Perspective.
Wednesday, April 1st
Janelle Desjardins, RN, M.Sc.N., Manager, Psychosocial Oncology Program & Informatics (PSOP) Lead, Patient Education , Lead, Symptom Management. Jannelle will talk about the services offered to cancer patients and their families by the PSOP at the Ottawa general hospital.
Wednesday, May 6th
Dr. Renata Francovitch, MD, FCFP, Dip. Sport Med., will talk about the vital importance of exercise to maintain myeloma patient’s bone and muscle strength.
Wednesday, June 3rd
Dr. Arleigh McCurdy , will review the new patient MyChart reports and talk about familial connections in Myeloma, and the potential pros and cons of MGUS testing.