Cancer Support Services 6th Annual Conference 2017

CSS Conference 2017

Cancer Support Services has once again hosted its 6th Annual Conference at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa.

The conference took place on Saturday June 24, 2017 under the theme “It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon” which was conceptualized as a result of the many painstaking steps we have to take with our clients as they undergo treatments and therapies and the drastic effects that they have to endure as a result. Last year we tried to take the face off the disease.  This year we attempted to show the courageous fight of those striving to overcome the disease.

Each presentation was outstanding, thought provoking and much appreciated by the 130+ persons who attended this year’s conference of which approx. 15% of the attendees were physicians, with nurses accounting for some 37%, and the remaining 48% being caregivers, patients and interested persons.
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Cancer Support Services 5th Annual Conference 2016

Fifth Annual ConferenceOnce again, Cancer Support Services (CSS) has hosted another successful conference.  This, our fifth annual conference was convened on Saturday, July 02, 2016 at the Accra Beach Hotel, Christ Church.

Based on the theme: “Surviving Cancer,” the conference got off to a strong start with a solo, “Here I Am”, rendered by Miss Samantha Leacock.  The participants were later addressed by CSS President, Ms. Kathy-Ann Kelly-Springer, and Chief Public Health Nurse, Mrs. Anne Murrell who deputised for Health Minister, Mr. John Boyce. The pre-break session included Patient Advocate, Shorma James’ blunt account of her interaction with medical and paramedical staff as she continues her journey since her diagnosis; and  Anthony “CJ” Marshall’s riveting story as he reflected on his personal walk as he shares in his wife’s journey. These personal reflections resonated with the audience, and set the tone for the remainder of the conference.

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2015 Conference

Conference 2015

THEME: “Malignancies in the Paediatric Age Group and Young Adults”
Saturday 27th June 2015 8.30am – 4.30pm, The Accra Beach Hotel & Spa Rockley Christ Church.

The President’s Address from the Annual Conference 2015 – Excerpts from the Annual Conference 2015 opening address by Cancer Support Services President Ms. Kathy-Ann Kelly-Springer. Read more

See a video excerpt of the Presidents address here

See a video excerpt of The Hon. John Boyce, M.P. Minister of Health for Barbados speaking at the conference here

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See a video of the presentations here

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President’s Address from the Annual Conference 2015

Excerpts from the Annual Conference 2015 opening address by Cancer Support Services President Ms. Kathy-Ann Kelly-Springer.

Today’s conference “Malignancies in the Paediatric Age Group and Young Adults” is new territory for our organization as we seek to address the effects of cancer in the most vulnerable demographic we serve – that being Children and Youth.

See a short video excerpt here

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