Events and Meetings
The meetings are generally held the first Wednesday of the following months:
September, October, November, December, March, April, May and June
Upcoming Meeting Agenda
The Ottawa-Gatineau Multiple Myeloma Community Network (our new name!) invites Myeloma patients, family, caregivers and friends to our monthly information and sharing meetings.
The meetings begin with a guest speaker and discussion followed by a session where patients and caregivers share their experience with the disease. The mission of the Community Network is to provide hope and to empower Myeloma patients, family, caregivers and friends through education, advocacy, patient care and support and sharing experiences.
Wednesday, Sept 11th
Robin Sully, will introduce the group to the Myeloma Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) and update the group on advocacy initiatives of the Ontario Advocacy Committee. The PSP is a chance for myeloma patients to have a voice in setting research priorities and help ensure that future clinical research is relevant, focused and cohesive.
Wednesday, Oct 2nd
Dr. Rajiv Samant, will talk about radiation oncology and its role in the treatment of myeloma patients.
Wednesday, Nov 6th
Ilene Shiller, MSW, RSW, Manager Financial and Workplace Programs, Wellspring Cancer Support Network will present and facilitate a discussion on financial matters via video conferencing.
Wednesday, Dec 4th
Erin Mutterbach, Myeloma Nurse Practitioner, and Christine Veal, Registered Nurse, Ottawa General Hospital (OGH), will update us on their role working with myeloma patients and clinicians at the OGH and how with her support patients can effectively navigate the system to facilitate their treatment.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information on the Ottawa –Gatineau Community Network please contact: Robin Sully at 613 622‑5461; maplecrest2553@ explornet.ca or Jean Shepherd at 613 277‑4886; firstname.lastname@example.org
PLACE: Maplesoft Centre, 1500 Alta Vista Drive.
TIME: 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Coming from the Queensway East
Exit 117 onto Vanier Parkway towards Riverside Drive. Keep left towards Riverside Drive. Turn left onto Vanier Parkway towards Riverside Drive. After the Queensway overpass, get into lane marked “Alta Vista Drive only”. Turn left onto Industrial Ave. Immediately turn right onto Alta Vista Drive. The destination is on the right.
Coming from Queensway West
Exit 117 onto Riverside Drive. Get into lane marked “Alta Vista Drive only”. Turn left onto Industrial Ave. Immediately turn right onto Alta Vista Drive. The destination is on the right.