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Polin Hung, St. John Ambulance – “First Aid Training and Volunteering in Your Community”

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 – 7:00pm Polin Hung, is the Unit Chief, Outreach & Education, St. John Ambulance Peel Branch. Polin has been a volunteer with St. John Ambulance since 2008 as a Medical First Responder, providing advanced medical first aid at community events, notably the Pan Am / Para Pan Am Games and Ontario Summer Games. She also serves …

Prostate Cancer Canada’s PSA Position Update – January 21, 2019

Prostate Cancer Canada is endorsing the Canadian Urological Association (CUA)‘s recommendations on PSA testing, as summarized in the infographic above. The PSA test will continue to be a key step in early diagnosis of prostate cancer. It is important for every man to discuss the test and his personal risk factors with his doctor to make an …

Stop / Start / Continue Meeting

Tuesday, 8 January 2019 – 7:00pm Paul Henshall will once again lead us through the Stop / Start / Continue exercise to discuss what we do now that we should stop, what we should start doing and what we should continue doing. YOUR ideas and suggestions and complaints will be most welcome. Remember that our group’s two objectives …

Annual Christmas Dinner & Social Evening

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 – 7:00pm This is our annual Christmas Social Evening, with no scheduled speaker. It will be a relaxed evening of visiting with members new and old and catching up. Anne Breakey Hart of Prostate Cancer Canada, will formally accept our annual donation.  You can also purchase Rock the Road Raffle tickets from Anne this year.  Price is $25 …

Dr. Stuart Edmonds, Prostate Cancer Canada, “Progress in Prostate Cancer”

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 – 7:00pm Dr. Stuart Edmonds is the Vice President, Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship at Prostate Cancer Canada. We are honoured to have him coming to Brampton to update us on PCC’s research funding program. Dr. Edmonds will highlight some of the recent breakthroughs in prostate cancer research and discuss some of the questions …

Peter Bombaci, Founder and Chief Connection Officer, The GenWell Project

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 – 7:00pm Many of you will remember Peter Bombaci as the man who brought Movember to Canada. Under his leadership, the Movember Foundation teamed up with Prostate Cancer Canada to fund important research into prostate cancer. That relationship continues to this day. From Peter’s LinkedIn Profile: Pete is a passionate, grassroots brand builder who both …

Dr. Andrew Loblaw, “The Promise of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for Primary and Metastatic Prostate Cancer.”

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 – 7:00pm Dr. Loblaw’s presentation will review evidence supporting use of MRI-guided SABR for primary and metastatic prostate cancer discuss optimal patient selection factors for SABR discuss dosimetric predictors of SABR outcomes review current and future clinical trials of SABR We tend to take for granted that everybody knows Dr. Loblaw …

Dr. Rupi Mitha, “A Natural Approach to Men’s Health”

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 – 7:00pm Dr. Rupi Mitha is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor in the City of Brampton.  During this talk, she will speak of the role of Naturopathic Medicine in all aspects of Men’s Health.  She enjoys educating and answering questions and she hopes that the night will leave our members with a better …

Alex Smith, “Wellspring Cancer Support Centres Background and Programs Offered at Wellspring Chinguacousy”

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 – 7:00pm Our guest speaker is Alex Smith, who has been the Centre Manager at Wellspring Chinguacousy Cancer Support Centre for the past four years. We consider Wellspring Chinguacousy to be one of the most valuable community resources available to both cancer patients and their caregivers.  Our long-time member Bob Vandrish has been a Peer Counselor there almost …

February Monthly Meeting – Sharing Meeting

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 – 7:00pm This will be our annual Sharing Meeting. All in attendance will have the chance to share their own current status and to find out how other members are doing. These meetings are always very informative and give us the opportunity to support our fellow members and to be supported …