Family Education Conference
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
River Valley School
Please join us for the 1st annual Kids Cancer Cancer Care Family Education Conference!
FOR PARENTS & YOUNG ADULTS
Morning Keynote speakers:
Current research on future treatments.
Dr. Aru Narendran MD, PhD. FAAP.
Dr. Narendran will speak about some novel facts about cancer and how this new knowledge is advancing the discovery of some extraordinary future treatments including vaccines.
Dr. Narendran is the Kids Cancer Care Foundation Chair in Clinical and Translational Research at the Alberta Children's Hospital as well as Professor of Pediatrics, Oncology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary.
Building cognitive and emotional resilience.
Dr. Taryn Fay-McClymont Ph.D., R.Psych.
How do we teach children the skills to bounce back or recover from adversity? This talk will focus on the concept of resilience, how it can help children engage in a learning environment, and how to foster strength that will help them through any future challenge.
Dr. Fay-McClymont is Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Alberta Children's Hospital. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Co-Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Alberta Children's Hospital.
Have the time to sit, eat and connect to other parents over some delicious food.
Resource and Information Fair
This fair is intentionally designed to help you connect with people, information and services that are relevant to your family’s needs.
Let’s talk… Booths around the fair will invite you to talk with professionals knowledgeable about topics relevant to you and your family. Topics may include academics (math, literacy, online learning), working with schools, child and adolescent mental health, self-care.
Community agencies and service providers: connect to providers in your community, gain information, and learn about resources.
FOR KIDS AND TEENS
In age-appropriate groups, youth ages 4 to 17 will engage in fun, hands-on sessions. The goal is skill development and peer connection! They’ll learn and practice skills that promote physical activity, psychosocial resilience and creativity.
For babies and tots (0 - 3 years) we will have a playroom equipped with volunteers to provide childcare and fun activities.
For more information, please contact Kelly Kerr, Education Support Specialist, by telephone at 403 984 6211 or via email.