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2019 Patient and Caregiver Symposium

The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW 
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6

Join us for the 2019 CBMTG Patient and Caregiver Symposium!

Based on the successful model of the 2016 and 2017 patient and caregiver meetings in Vancouver, Calgary, and St. John's, the CBMTG Conference Planning committee, together with the CBMTG Patient & Family Special Interest Group, will be hosting a patient and caregiver symposium in 2019. This symposium will be held at the Westin Calgary on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 4:30pm-7:00pm. This year's theme is 'Ask the Expert'. The symposium will provide a forum for transplant patients, their family members, caregivers and medical practitioners to interact, ask questions, network and receive information.

Patient and Caregiver Symposium Registration

The 2019 Patient and Caregiver Symposium is a Free event hosted by the CBMTG.

For those who are unable to attend in person, this event will be live webcast. More information will be available soon.

New for this year - The CBMTG will be hosting a BMT101 session on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 10:30am-4:00pm for all patients, caregivers, and family members. All transplant patients, their family members, and caregivers are invited to attend this educational session. Registration for this session is Free and is included in the Patient and Caregiver Symposium registration form, below.


Not a CBMTG Member? Click here to register for a Patient/Family Membership


Preliminary Program

Pre-Conference Day - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 


BMT101B: Patients, Families, Caregivers

Long-Term Complications of Transplant – Jeff Lipton, MD

How to Stage Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease – Kareem Jamani, MD 

Cannabis Use and the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant - Speaker TBD

Sexuality After Transplant -Sara Beattie (Tentative)

 4:00pm-4:30pm Health Break

Patient and Caregiver Symposium: Ask the Expert

Survivorship – Allan De Luca

Long-term follow-up – Kareem Jamani, MD

The Role of the Caregiver – Randi Gurholt-Seary

 7:00pm onwards Patient, Caregiver and Family Members Networking Session

Patient and Caregiver Bursaries

The CBMTG is pleased to provide travel bursaries of up to $500 per attendee or hotel accommodation for a maximum of two nights, on a first come first serve basis to transplant patients, their family members and caregivers to assist with expenses to attend the 2019 Patient and Caregiver Symposium, part of the Annual Conference. To submit an application to receive a travel bursary or hotel accommodation coverage please click here.


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