2016 Meetings

The Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group encourages wives, partners, family and friends to attend our meetings.
We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month (except July and December) from 7 - 9 pm at the Seven Oaks Hospital Auditorium – Lelia Ave. & McPhillips Street.
Meetings are free and open to everyone. Dates and speakers are listed below.

 

January 21 ………. Dr. Anne Katz, Clinical Nurse Specialist
Topic: “Sexuality after prostate cancer: what works and why”.

February 18 ……… Dr. Jeff Saranchuk, Urologist, Medical Director – Prostate Centre
Topic: “Prostate cancer: discussing today’s issues”.

March 17 …………. Tom Roche, Social worker
Topic: “Mindfulness based stress reduction”.

April 21 …………… Jennifer McLaren, Fitness Consultant – Reh-Fit Centre
Topic: “Fitness and prostate cancer”.

May 19 …………… Dr. Arbind Dubey, Radiation Oncologist
Topic: “Modern radiation therapy for prostate cancer”.

June 16 ………….. Kristen Bilenky, Social Worker
Topic: “Cancer system navigation”.

July 21 …………… Members Forum
Topic: “Snacks/juice and shared members stories”.

August 18 ……….. Dr. Eric Saltel, Urologist
Topic: “Sub-urethral sling option for incontinence”.

September 15 ........ Prostate Cancer Awareness Evening
Location: Caboto Centre – 1055 Wilkes Ave. 7 – 9 pm

October 20 ……… Dr. Timothy Hiebert, Internist/Geriatrician
Topic: “The Wpg. Regional Health Authority (WRHA) palliative care program”.

November 17 …… Party Time – with musician Kirk Leavesley.
Cookies, coffee and conversation.

December 15 …… NO MEETING – the hard working Board members are out looking for Santa!!

 

About Our Meetings

The first hour of our meeting is open discussion where members share information about their particular stage of involvement with prostate cancer. There is an opportunity to ask questions and learn first hand about all the treatments available and how others deal with the side effects.
The second hour of our meeting includes doctors and other medical specialists who make presentations and take questions about various aspects prostate cancer.
The Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group does not recommend treatment modalities, medications or physicians. All information is, however, freely shared.
Average attendance per meeting is approximately 55 people.

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