Colorectal Day

Colorectal Cancer Education Day: Learning about Colorectal Cancer Treatment, Research and Resources

You are invited to join us for a free day of learning about the latest treatments and advances in the field of colorectal cancer from local experts. You will also hear first-hand from people who have undergone colorectal cancer and family members about their personal experiences with colorectal cancer. Patients, family members, friends and health care providers welcome. 

Admission is free and a light breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration required. 

When: Saturday, February 22, 8am - 3 p.m
Where: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W, Kingston, ON

Full agenda below. 

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8 a.m.                    Doors open, registration, light refreshments

9 a.m.                    Land acknowledgement
                                Opening remarks
                                Keynote address: Colorectal Cancer Canada

9:30 a.m.              Presentation 1: New Therapies in Colorectal Cancer: Clinical trials, immunotherapies
Have you wondered about the types of clinical trials offered for colorectal cancer? Curious if clinical trials offer therapeutic benefits? Learn all about clinical trials, questions to consider before enrolling in clinical trials and the role of immunotherapy in colorectal cancer. Presented by Dr. Bishal Gyawali

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Patient Panel – Coping with Colorectal Cancer
Hear from patients and family members about their experiences  being diagnosed and treated  with colon or rectal cancer as well as a social worker about managing emotional health during diagnosis, treatment, and after treatment.  

11:30 a.m.           Presentation 2: Surgical Innovation in Colorectal Cancer
Learn about how innovation in minimally invasive, robotic and endoscopic surgery can help treat colorectal cancer, reduce length of recovery and improve quality of life. Presented by Dr. Sunil Patel

12:15 p.m.           Lunch

1:00 p.m.             Presentation 3: Symptom Management and Self-Care
Learn about the helpful role of involving palliative care early in the course of disease, including improved quality of life, reduced distress, and improved overall survival.
Dr. Danielle Kain

1:45 p.m.             Break

2:00 p.m.             Presentation 4: Colorectal Cancer and Genetics
Learn about the field of genetic testing and how it can be useful for detecting mutations in genes, review suggestive features of hereditary cancer syndromes and hear about management and screening recommendations for affected individuals and their family members. Presented by Rachelle Dinchong, Genetic Counsellor

2:45 p.m.             Closing remarks