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Event title: WAR WAGED IN THE BODY: A Practical Overview of Primary Immunodeficiencies 


Date: Thurs., Oct. 15, 2015 

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Location: New Medical Education Center 

(at the north side of HSC) 

Rm. 1M101 

St.John’s, NL 


Lot 9, Medical School Parking lot 


Description: This event will present Primary Immunodeficiencies in a generalized light that encourages 

comprehension of this large group of conditions, and enables individuals to ask health professionals 

and researchers about health topics that are missed, misunderstood or overlooked in the clinic. 


You are welcome to show up or register at 

PCDS Memorial University: PCDS Memorial University: 


Adoptive T cell Therapy for Cancer- How your Immune System Can Cure Cancer
Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Kevin J. Curran, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY NY
Dr. Paul Moorehead, Faculty of Medicine at MUN
Holly King and Charlie Cheeseman, patient and family advocates

Date: Thurs., May 30, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: GEO Centre, St. John's
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Description: This is an exciting and promising leukemia/cancer therapy news event. Topics include leukemia, childhood leukemia and a promising new immunotherapy that is exciting the medical community the U.S., Canada and elsewhere. We will hear from Dr. Kevin Curran, a pediatric oncologist who is a member of a large research team, and working at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Clinic, New York. Dr. Curran is the principal investigator for a study using this treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) . This treatment has so far been used successfully with patients with ALL and CLL. Clinical trials are opening for other types of cancer and other conditions currently managed by stem cell or bone marrow transplantation. The hope is that this treatment will be more effective and less toxic than stem cell or bone marrow transplantation.

   6.30 Refreshments
   7.00 Introduction Dr. MF Scully and Dr. M. Larijani, Faculty of Medicine at MUN
   7.10  A patient and family perspective
           Holly King and Charlie Cheeseman, NLTBI Volunteers
   7.30  Acute Leukemia in Children, Dr. Paul Moorehead, Faculty of Medicine at MUN
   7.50 Question and Answer period
   8.00 Adoptive T cell therapy for cancer -How Your Immune System Can Cure Cancer
          Kevin J. Curran MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY NY
   8.40 Questions and Answer period
   8.50 Panel Discussion
   9.00 Refreshments

Get Swabbed (pdf)...November 28 10am - 5pm
Currently more than 900 patients are looking for a match in Canada.
You could be that match.

"Primary Immunodeficiency: How we all learn from very rare genetic disorders"

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Reza Alizadehfar, Montreal Children’s Hospital
Dr. Mani Larijani, Memorial University
Ms. Meagan Harris, CIPO/ Atlantic Chapter

This event will be of particular interest to individuals living with primary immunodeficiency, hereditary disorders of the immune system, their family and friends, health professionals especially laboratory technologists, nurses, physicians, pharmacists and all those interested to learn more about the immune system. This event will also be of interest for the many patients who develop an acquired immune system defect either due to viral infection, cancer or cancer therapies.

This event is open to the public.

Nov. 20
Johnson GEO Centre, St. John's
6:30-9:30 pm

Presentation and panel discussion 6:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served

"The Platelet: Friend or Foe" - Nov. 1, 6:30 - 9 pm at the GEO Centre

The NL Thrombosis, Blood and Immune Disorders Education and Research Project will be holding a meeting at the Johnson GEO Centre at 6:30 pm on Nov. 1. See details below.

"The Platelet: Friend or Foe"

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sara J. Israels, Professor of Paediatric Hematology/ Oncology, University of Manitoba
Dr. Margaret L. Rand, Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology and Paediatrics,University of Toronto
Presentation and panel discussion 6.30 -9 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The event will be of interest to anyone living with a platelet disorder, cancer or taking anti platelet agents such as Aspirin or Plavix, their family and friends. The event will also be of interest to physicians, nurses, lab technologists, students and anyone interested in medical science.
Platelets are small particle which are activated in the blood-stream at the time of injury and help to limit bleeding. They play a key-role in atherosclerosis and metastatic cancer. Understanding how they are produced, how they function, how to measure their activity and how to inhibit their function is key to progress in fighting many different illnesses.
This event is open to the public.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada presents "APPROACHING ADULTHOOD AS A CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVIOR":  
A Discussion of the Issues

5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.  Newfoundland

Myeloma Support Network meeting - Thursday, June 7 at the
Health Sciences Centre. It will be held in Rm. 2860, from
6:30-8:30 pm.


Patients, Family Members and Friends are invited to attend a
Myeloma InfoSession

Saturday May 12, 2012; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lecture Theatre A, School of Medicine
The General Hospital
300 Prince Phillip Drive, St. John’s, NL

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