The Atlantic Region is excited to host the first ever online acute leukemia conference! This event is aimed at those affected by an acute leukemia and their families. Join us for 3 exciting education events that will provide insight into the last developments into AML research and treatments, hear from acute leukemia survivors, and take part in a cooking class aimed at keeping the body healthy during and after cancer treatment.
Advancements in AML in Atlantic Canada
Dr. Mahmoud Elsawy
May 29, 11am AT/11:30am NT
Dr. Elsawy will be highlighting advancements in AML research and treatment in Atlantic Canada.
Dr. Elsawy is an Assistant Professor of Hematology and Attending Hematologist and Transplant Physician, Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority, and affiliated to the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Centre, Seattle. His research focus was around the impact of comorbidities on outcomes of transplant recipients, treatment of AML in the elderly population, and survivorship following BMT. Additionally, he has special interests in management of myeloid malignancies in older adults and in providing Immune Effector Cell Therapy e.g. CAR T-cell therapy. Dr. Elsawy is the Lead for management of AML and the Medical Director of for establishing a regional IEC Therapy Program in Nova Scotia.
Acute Leukemia survivor panel
May 29, 1:00pm AT/1:30pm NT
Join the LLSC as we (virtually) sit down with a group of ALL and AML survivors as they share their experiences with acute leukemia and the ways they not only survived but thrived.
Virtual Cooking Class with Gail and Robyn
Gail Vaughan and Robyn Brockerville
May 29, 3:00pm AT/3:30pm NT
Sign up today for this exciting workshop where you will be able to cook nutritious foods that nourish the body. Follow along with Robyn and Gail from Simply for Life who will be sharing some of their healthy and delicious recipes. All the recipes will be geared towards those living with, or recovering from a blood cancer, including foods that help boost energy and ensure you are getting all the right nutrients. They will also be sharing tips and tricks to ensure proper food safety and demonstrate how to prepare them in real time! Those who sign up will receive a copy of all the ingredients so you can enjoy making your very own meals and snacks along with Robyn and Gail!
Gail and Robyn will be joining us from Simply for Life in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. They both share a passion for nutrition and healthy living and strive to help their clients meet achieve their health goals including the focus of eating nutritious foods and staying active.
Sponsored by Astellas