17:00 - 21:00

Ottawa ON

In-person event

Ottawa Blood Cancer Connect & Learn

An in-person education event – Ottawa region

Canada Science and Technology Museum (1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa) 

You are invited to join hematologist and scientist Dr. Natasha Kekre, from the Ottawa Hospital, during this in-person event to discuss navigating lymphoma and leukemia in the wake of CAR-T cells and finding Canadian solutions.

Other topics that will be addressed:

  • Mental health during and after the treatments
  • How to manage your blood cancer
  • A blood cancer survivor’s experience


**Please note that the registrations are closed for this event.



5:00 pm - 5:30 pmRegistration and light dinner
5:30 pm - 5 :35 pmOpening remarks: Geoffrey Molle, community service lead  – West Ontario, LLSC
5:35 pm - 6:35 pmNavigating lymphoma and leukemia in the wake of CAR-T cells and finding Canadian solutions: Dr. Natasha Kekre
6:35 pm – 6:50 pmCancer survivor story
6:50 pm – 7:00 pmBreak
7:00 pm – 7:55 pmMental health during and after treatment
7:55 pm – 8:55 pmPanel on how to manage your blood cancer - Joy Rashid, pharmacist; Christine Sutherland, social worker; Phil Nguyen, nurse; Dr. Natasha Kekre; hematologist.  
8:55 pm – 9:00 pmClosing remarks: Geoffrey Molle
Dr. Natasha Kekre
Dr. Natasha Kekre
Dr. Natasha Kekre is a hematologist in the transplant and cellular therapy program at The Ottawa Hospital, and a scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Her work includes building a Canadian CAR-T cell platform, bringing this exciting new therapy to Canadian patients.

This event was made possible thanks to the support of:

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