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#Forward Together Programme

Saturday 11th September 2021

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 Welcome

10.00 hrs

Hosts Patricia McColgan, CanCare4Living, Mary-Claire Rennick, Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland, and Evelyn Griffith, CanTeen will provide a warm welcome and an introduction to the inaugural CAYAS conference on Children, Adolescent, Young Adult Cancer & Survivorship.

SESSION 1
What’s been happening?

10.10 am

10.50 am

10.35 am

NCCP Welcome from Prof O’Laoide, Director 

Irish Cancer Society Welcome from Averil Power, CEO

Presenter: Mr Donal Buggy, Irish Cancer Society

Q&A: Dr Scheryll Alken and Ms Niamh O’Sullivan

Children's Health Ireland (CHI) Welcome from Eilish Hardiman, CEO

Break

11.00 am

Take a moment for yourself

SESSION 2
Information Session

11.10 am

11.50 am

11.30 am

Fertility – What are my options?

Research – Playing our part

In conversation: Dr. Cormac Owens and Dr Scheryll Alken

Q&A: Ms Niamh O’Sullivan

SESSION 3
Meet the Experts

11.55 am

The Lived Experience

Interviews with Colin Holden, Jessica Heffernan, Emma & Freya Fitzpatrick and Sam O'Reilly

Followed by Q&A: Dr Scheryll Alken and Ms Niamh O’Sullivan

Lunch

12.50 pm

Networking sessions, entertainment, on demand videos and exhibition

Remembrance

1.20 pm

For all children and young people lost to childhood cancer

SESSION 4
Wellness – it’s all about you

1.25 pm

2.20 pm

 

 

3.20 pm

3.45 pm

Wellbeing – Let’s Get Moving

Presenter: Karl Corcoran, Rachael Keating, Dr. Cliona Godwin, Dr. Fiona Skelly, Jennifer Fitzpatrick   

Practical session: Dr. Fiona Skelly

Q&A: Dr Scheryll Alken, Ms Niamh O’Sullivan and Ashleigh Kiernan

Wellbeing – The importance of emotional wellbeing

Presenter: Dr. Aifric O’Kane, CHI at Crumlin, Evelyn Griffith, CanTeen Ireland, Laura Cullinan & Stacey Braddish

Q&A: Dr Scheryll Alken and Ms Niamh O’Sullivan

Brian Lobel - Enjoy !

#ForwardTogether  - Reflections

We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the reflections and humour of the wonderful Brian Lobel.  (have a look at the speakers page to read more about him !

MUSIC

Mount Sion Choir