The Global CALM Program is an international initiative to train clinicians in CALM (Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully) therapy, gather evidence about the implementation of CALM in diverse settings, and to make CALM a standard of care for people facing metastatic and advanced cancer.
The Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC), a joint institution between the University of Toronto (UofT) and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM), is the delivery agent for the Global CALM Program. Based in Toronto, Canada it promotes and coordinates the expansion of CALM delivery, education, and research through a network of international cancer centres and academic institutions.
The mission of the Global CALM Program is to make CALM a standard of care.
Our vision is to reduce distress and promote the well-being of people facing metastatic or advanced cancer throughout the world.
The Global CALM Program aims to:
Build capacity for CALM: through a network of CALM sites, the program supports the advancement of CALM research and implementation.
Educate health care providers in CALM: the program provides international and local CALM workshops. Sites are supported to develop a cohort of certified CALM therapist through online supervision with a certified CALM supervisor.
Advance global knowledge: through research collaboration and international exchange, the program builds evidence for CALM on an international scale.
GIPPEC and the Global CALM Program are proud to have a large network of Collaborators:
Clinical and Research Collaborators
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Beijing Cancer Hospital, Beijing, China
King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan
Koo Foundation Sun Yat-sen Cancer Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea
Alianza Mexicana por el Cancer – MILC, Mexico City, Mexico
National Cancer Centre Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
National Institute for Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel
University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
University Medical Centre Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
University Medical Centre, Hamburg, Germany
University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Centre, Richmond, USA
BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada
Instituto Nacional dal Cancer, Santiago, Chile
National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University College London, London, United Kingdom
Kings College London, London, England
Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Canada
Champalimaud Clinical Centre, Lisbon, Portugal
Fundacion Oncologica Cancer Chile, Santiago, Chile
If you are interested in learning more about the Global CALM Program, please contact us.