We have had a vibrant and interactive day of a public event on Saturday the 15th!
Thank you everyone who has joined us, all speakers, organizing team, tech support by OPED staff, and funders-supporting units (Office of Public Engagement, Discipline of Oncology at MUN, and NLSUPPORT) – without your interest and support we could not make these connections and have these important discussions.
Public Conference on Cancer was a patient-oriented Public Conference, meaning our focus was to bring the patient and family side to the table and support their experiences with what research says, and what clinical services and philanthropy offer in the province.
We also aimed for interactions and sharing knowledge among the participants.
I am happy to say that we have achieved these on Saturday.
You can find the live-tweets here by the Conference coordinator, Alicia Follett: https://twitter.com/savaslab/status/1581238231453966337
Alicia has done a fantastic job introducing our event and speakers, and disseminating the key messages distilled out of speaker talks.
We have had around 175 – 185 participants/registrants for the event and we continued to get emails for registration request during the day – thank you for your interest.
We were able to deliver all scheduled talks.
I felt the room feeling energized and excited after the Conference. I knew deep down that we have changed, initiated, or promoted something great that day.
Interactions and knowledge exchange between cancer patients and families; members of the general public; healthcare authorities and providers; researchers and policy makers should be an ongoing commitment, should we wanna join our forces together in controlling cancer’s effects on our population.
Stay tuned for further updates, uploaded conference information/videos, and sample feedback we receive for the Conference!
Until next time, please take care of yourself, your family, and your community.
Sevtap Savas, PhD. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador