Last weekend was a very proud time for us – our manuscript describing the creations, aims, and the work of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research is now published in a peer-reviewed, open access, and international journal 🙂
Yesterday I participated in the SoapBox Science NL event in St. John’s 🙂
(To learn about SoapBox Science program and SoapBox Science NL event held in Newfoundland and Labrador, please see this previous post.)
It was so much fun! This was my second time participating in this program.
The organizers have done an excellent job promoting and organizing this event. We have had dedicated volunteers from MUN who have helped. So many young people have made a difference in public – scientist interactions.
This requires a lot of appreciation 🙂
All speakers – and I think we had 8 speakers – from MUN. Many of them graduate students – way to go folks!
I enjoyed talking to kids, parents, and adults about why we were doing this and increasing awareness about cancer. It was great. It is worth everything.
Did you know that in most of the cases, there is limited funding for this kind of public outreach activities and it mostly falls on the organizers and volunteers’ shoulders?
It breaks my heart to see that financial weight placed on young individuals, like those who have organized this event.
I wish there were more support. One more good cause to advocate for. I would like to think the leaders / funders would like to know this.
Thank you Sarah Sauve and Yellow Martin, two trainees from Memorial University, organizing this successful event and all the volunteers, speakers, and public participants exchanging knowledge during the event.
This is a joint congress held between IPOS and CAPO between August 29-September 1.
I truly enjoyed listening to talks from all corners of the world and disseminating information about the Public Interest Group, how we created it, why we created it, and what we have been achieving since its inception.
I thank all past and current members of this group for their contributions!
You can check the #IPOS2022 to see tweets about the congress and talks.
I will be talking about the importance and work of this interest group during the Public Conference on Cancer, October 15. Please join us to hear more.
I also plan to record a talk and make it widely accessible for anyone in our province. Stay tuned.
Until next time, Sevtap Savas, PhD. Sept 1, 2022 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
We are excited that Beth Snow – the director of the Provincial Cancer Care Program serving the cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador – is joining us as a speaker in the Public Conference on Cancer!
Beth is a dedicated cancer care administrator in our province.
We are excited to have Lynette Hillier as one of our speakers! She is the Executive Director of the Cancer Care Foundation, the provincial charitable organization that raises funds in support of Cancer Care in Newfoundland and Labrador.
We are looking forward to Lynette’s talk and learning the support offered by the Foundation to cancer patients and families in NL.