Bi-weekly cancer wellness webcasts for adults
Tuesdays at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Information:   wicwc@wicwc.org

Laura Palma, MSc, CGC, CCGC, Certified Genetic Counsellor

WEBINAR: GENETIC TESTING
(Held on Tuesday, July 28th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Guest: Laura Palma, MSc, CGC, CCGC
Webinar Recording Available Soon!

Topics will include:
⇒ The genetic and non-genetic risk factors for cancer
⇒ Red flags for hereditary cancer
⇒ Who is eligible for genetic testing of hereditary cancer?
⇒ What are the possible outcomes of genetic testing?

You will not want to miss this fascinating discussion on genetic testing!

Laura Palma, MSc, CGC, CCGC, Certified Genetic Counsellor, is certified by both the American Board of Genetic Counselors and the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors. In her role as a senior cancer genetic counsellor, Laura counsels patients and families at risk for a variety of hereditary cancer syndromes, both in the adult and pediatric settings.

Catherine Fournier, Notary

WEBINAR: ESTATE PLANNING 101
(Held on Tuesday, July 14th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Guest: Catherine Fournier, Notary
A link to the webcast is available below

Did you know: You are not legally required to have a will, but without one, the provincial laws will decide how your estate is divided?

Catherine Fournier, Notary, has more than 10 years of experience with all aspects of the Notarial field, including drafting wills and protective mandates. Her relationship with clients is based on taking the time to understand their needs to give them the best legal advice required by their situation.

Colleen Jorgensen

DISCOVER TO RECOVER – PAIN CARE MANAGEMENT
Osteopathy and Yoga for Pain Care
(Held on Tuesday, June 30th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Guest:  Colleen Jorgensen
A link to the webcast is available below

 

Osteopathy, yoga and mindfulness are tools that can help to manage pain. Studies show that physical activity and exercise can help you to live well with cancer.

Colleen Jorgensen holds an Athletic Therapy degree from  Concordia University, Canada and an Osteopathy degree from Le Collège d’études ostéopathiques de Montréal. She is the owner of CORE BASICS Centre d’ostéopathie et de pilates. Colleen is also certified in several yoga specialties, rehab pilates, somatic approaches to movement and professional pain care education.

Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

EXERCISE: YOUR SECRET WEAPON!
(Held on Tuesday, June 16th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Guest:  Celena Scheede-Bergdahl
A link to the webcast is available below

Studies show that physical activity and exercise can help you to live well with cancer. Our guest, Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, will explain  the benefits of staying active  to help you improve your health and well-being.

Celena Scheede-Bergdahl has a BSc in Exercise Science (Concordia University, Canada), MSc in Kinesiology (Université de Montréal, Canada) and PhD in Medical Physiology (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).She is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University and has been working with the Perioperative Program and Dr. Franco Carli at the Montreal General Hospital  for the past 6 years, contributing to both the prehabilitation program and the development of guidelines for early mobilization as a part of Enhanced Recovery Canada for Colorectal Cancer.

WHAT ARE THE ATTRIBUTES OF A REMARKABLE CANCER SURVIVOR?
Tuesday, June 2nd, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Guest:  Dr. Rob Rutledge
A link to the webcast is available below

  • What are the attributes of a remarkable cancer survivor ?

  • How can cancer wellness activities help you become one?

  • What can you do to help yourself recover from cancer?

Dr. Rob Rutledge is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. In addition to his commitment specializing in breast, prostate, and pediatric cancers, he generously invests his personal time as a dynamic and passionate speaker, presenting scientific knowledge and providing insight gained from serving  people dealing with life-threatening diseases. He has touched the hearts and minds of thousands with his compassion and wisdom.