Third Cancer Symposium in Moncton

Moncton, March 19, 2011 – The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre will host the third cancer symposium in New Brunswick on Friday April 24.

Participants gathered at Moncton’s Delta Hotel will address important issues pertaining to colorectal cancer. “This symposium is geared towards specialists and general practitioners, nurses, radiation therapists, pharmacists, and other health professionals directly involved in the care and treatment of colorectal cancer patients,” said Dr. Linda LeBlanc, Radiation Oncologist at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre and co-organizer of the symposium.

“This symposium serves as a meeting place and an opportunity for these health professionals to update their knowledge of multidisciplinary approaches now being used in the fight against colorectal cancer,” said Dr. LeBlanc.

The symposium will be presented in French and in English via simultaneous translation.

Several renowned speakers will lead the symposium, among which Dr. Carole Richard, head of Digestive Surgery Services at the Montreal University Hospital Centre, Dr. Geoff Porter, professor within the Surgery, Community Health and Epidemiology Departments at Halifax’s Dalhousie University and Dr. Benoit Samson, Hematologist, Medical Oncologist and Medical Director of the Montérégie Cancer Network at the Charles-LeMoyne Hospital.

“The symposium allows us to continue building links between professionals in order to insure continued improvements in Oncology health care”, continued Dr. Leblanc.