Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Introductory Workshop - March 25-26

March 25th - March 26th


Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM): 
Introductory Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

March 25-26, 2019 

Day 1: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

CALM is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help people with advanced and metastatic cancer, and their close loved ones, manage the practical and profound problems associated with advanced disease. Reduction of psychological distress and prevention of future distress are the primary goals of CALM. 

This day introductory workshop is designed for healthcare providers working in oncology or palliative care settings. Please note that registration priority will be given to those working clinically with a cancer population.

Click here to watch a brief video on CALM therapy and the CALM Training Program.

Workshop Location

Carr Hall, University of Toronto
100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto ON M5S 2C4

Workshop Objectives

Workshop Rates 

Regular Rate - 300CAD

Student Rate & UHN Employee Rate - 50CAD

The following is included as part of your workshop fees: coffee breaks and lunch (day 1 only), workshop certifcate, and workshop handouts.

Registration Information

Please complete an online registration form by clicking on the 'Register Now' button. After submitting an online registration, you will recieve an email with a payment link. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received. We may contact you should we have additional questions regarding your registration. 

For international workshop attendees, please email us for more information about Hotel Reservations near the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

About CALM Therapy

Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) is a brief, manualized, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic intervention designed to alleviate distress and to promote psychological well-being in individuals with advanced or metastatic cancer and their loved ones.

Developed by Gary Rodin MD, Sarah Hales MD PhD and Chris Lo PhD, CALM focuses on four content domains that address the practical and profound issues commonly faced by individuals with metastatic cancer:

  1. Symptom management and communication with health care providers
  2. Changes in self and relationships with close others
  3. Spirituality, sense of meaning and purpose
  4. Sustaining hope and facing mortality

Research on CALM Intervention

Publication list [PUBMED]


Gary Rodin, MD
Head, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Director, Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC)

Sarah Hales, MD, PhD
Department of Supportive Care
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:
Ekaterina An 
Carmine Malfitano


Venue:   Carr Hall, University of Toronto

Address:  100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2C4

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Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM)

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