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Old Fri Aug 24, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Patient Education Day: September 29, 2012 in Toronto

The Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada (AAMAC) has announced a free Patient Education Day to be held in Toronto on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Aplastic anemia, MDS, and PNH patients, their family members, and interested healthcare professionals are invited to attend, to hear presentations by experienced medical professionals. See Program Outline and Program Schedule.

Breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch will be provided. Child care will be available for children aged 4 to 12. Children must be pre-registered.

Speakers are expected to include:
  • Dr. Yigal Dror, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Dr. Jeffrey Lipton, Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Diane McArthur, Ontario Public Drug Programs
  • Dr. Mitchell Sabloff, Ottawa Hospital
  • Dr. Richard Wells, Odette Cancer Centre
  • Dr. Karen Yee, Princess Margaret Hospital
When:
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Where:
Hotel Novotel Toronto North York
3 Park Home Avenue, North York, Toronto (Google map)
Major intersection: Sheppard Avenue & 401, close to the North York Centre Subway
Phone 416-733-2929
Fax 416-733-3403
Conference cost:
Free
Conference registration:
Use the Registration Form. You can also visit AAMAC online, phone AAMAC at 905-780-0698 or toll-free at 888-840-0039, or contact AAMAC by email.

Please register by Friday, September 14, 2012.
Those wanting to stay overnight:
You can book rooms at $134.00 per night by phoning the hotel before Monday, September 10, 2012.
A limited number of travel sponsorships are available. Contact AAMAC if you plan to attend, are coming from outside the Toronto area, and require financial assistance with travel costs.
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Old Fri Aug 24, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Inspirational MDS Photography Exhibit: September 28, 2012

In conjunction with the Patient Education Day on September 29, 2012, AAMAC and the Life Beyond Limits Coalition invite you to attend a photo exhibit and reception the preceding night.

Facing MDS: When Every Moment Counts
Celebrate the Canadian launch of this inspirational photography exhibit. The photo essay depicts the active lives and enduring spirit of people living with MDS from Canada and around the world.

Renowned photojournalist Ed Kashi, who captured the inspiration photographs, will speak about how he brought these hopeful and motivational stories to life through the lens. A Canadian patient featured in the exhibit will talk about her journey with MDS and what it means to be part of this unique experience.
When:
Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where:
Stage Door Meeting Room
Hotel Novotel Toronto North York
(see hotel information above)
Reservations:
Visit AAMAC online, phone AAMAC at 905-780-0698 or toll-free at 888-840-0039, or contact AAMAC by email.

Please register by Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
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