Emily Hourican to speak at cancer conference
THE Living with Cancer Conference organised by NECRET and Professor Bryan Hennessy is dedicated to people impacted by cancer will take place this year from 1.30pm on September 23rd in the City North Hotel. NECRET being the charity who support the Oncology and Haematology in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
As one of Ireland’s leading medical oncologists Professor Bryan Hennessy explains about the Living with Cancer Event is “one major benefit we realized that at times people feel more comfortable asking a range of questions that they might not necessarily ask in the clinical environment. “
Joining Professor Hennessy this year on the cancer specialist panel will be well known Doctor David Fennelly from St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin. Both will also be speaking and available to answer questions that people who are living with cancer may have or that their family or friends would like to ask. It is very much an open, relaxed and comfortable environment to get more information on the various types of cancer and the latest treatments or developments related to that.
Other guests this year will be people known in the public eye who currently or have previously experienced cancer or have had a close relative suffer with cancer. The speakers all who have been very candid about how their lives have been impacted include Tommie Gorman from RTE and Emily Hourican from the Sunday Independent.
Speaking previously on the Today with Sean O’Rourke he detailed how he has been suffering from metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumour - a relative of the rare form of carcinoid cancer that he was first diagnosed with in 1994 and revealed how he considers each year he has lived with it as “a blessing”.
Journalist and author Emily Hourican has described her own battle with the disease through her Cancer Diaries. Tommie and Emily will be joined by former Government Minister Mary O’Rourke.
Other areas covered on the day will that of the impact on cancer on finances by Dave Kavanagh while on a lighter note Louise Carolan from Steps to Wellness will explain the concept of laughter yoga followed by a demonstration.
Also at the conference will be a wellness exhibition that will run at the same time. Attendees are encouraged to avail of the free complementary therapy workshops at the event. For the ladies make-overs will be available from the Boots No 7 and Look Good Feel Better Ireland teams.
The conference opens from 1.30pm with speakers starting from 2pm. Tickets for the event cost €10 and include refreshments, free therapies and entry into a fabulous prize draw.