Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society


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SAMPS Symposium

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South 135 Southland Drive Southeast Calgary, AB, T2J Canada (map)

The Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society is thrilled to announce an upcoming education symposium on Saturday, September 22, 2018 featuring guest speaker Aldo Del Col, Myeloma Canada Co-Founder.

About Aldo Del Col
Over and above his work with Myeloma Canada and the MCRN, Aldo contributes to several other organizations and committees. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the International Myeloma Foundation, Aldo is also a member of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) Hematology Executive Committee, the CCTG Molecular Tumour Board, the Global Myeloma Action Network, the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders and the MCRN National Multiple Myeloma Database Steering Committee. He was also recently named Member Emeritus of the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Most recently, Aldo was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada in recognition for his exceptional service to the community.

Aldo will speak about the medical treatments available to patients, working in partnership with pharmaceutical companies on clinical trials and his role at Myeloma Canada. 

Additional Topic: The Role of Cannabis in Pain Management
Also on the agenda is a discussion of the considerations, opportunities and challenges of using cannabis as part of a pain control regimen for those living with Multiple Myeloma. In light of the upcoming legalization of marijuana in Canada, this session promises to be informative and engaging for those who want to learn more, have questions about this treatment, or would like to consider additional options for pain management.

The event will take place at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South (135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary, AB) from 10:00am to 4:00pm. It will involve formal presentations, Q&A sessions, networking and a light lunch.

We ask that attendees RSVP by email to: no later than September 15, 2018. There is no cost to attend this session.

Earlier Event: July 28
Annual Walk & Run
Later Event: June 27
SAMPS & Friend's Luncheon