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2019 Patient and Caregiver Symposium

The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW 
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6

Patient and Caregiver Bursaries

 Live Webcast

Symposium Poster

Join us for the 2019 CBMTG Patient and Caregiver Symposium!

Cell Therapy Transplant Canada (CTTC), formerly CBMTG, will be hosting a patient and caregiver symposium in 2019. This symposium will be held at the Westin Calgary on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 4:30pm-7:00pm. This year's theme is 'Ask the Expert'. The symposium will provide a forum for transplant patients, their family members, caregivers and medical practitioners to interact, ask questions, network and receive information.

The 2019 Patient and Caregiver Symposium is a Free event hosted by the CTTC.

Patient and Caregiver Symposium Registration

To register for the symposium, please click on the 'Register Now' button below.

For those who are unable to attend in person, this event will be live webcast. Please click here to register and get notified when the live streaming event begins.

New for this year - The CBMTG will be hosting a BMT101 session on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 10:30am-4:00pm for all patients, caregivers, and family members. All transplant patients, their family members, and caregivers are invited to attend this educational session. Registration for this session is Free and is included in the Patient and Caregiver Symposium registration form, available by clicking on the button below.


Not a CBMTG Member? Click here to register for a Patient/Family Membership


Patient and Caregiver Bursaries

The CBMTG is pleased to provide travel bursaries of up to $500 per attendee or hotel accommodation for a maximum of two nights, to CBMTG patients, family members and caregivers members to assist with expenses to attend the 2019 Patient and Caregiver Symposium, part of the Annual Conference. Travel bursaries are available on a first come first serve basis.To submit an application to receive a travel bursary or hotel accommodation coverage please click here.

*Please note, travel bursaries are restricted to CBMTG Patient/Family members, only. To register for a Patient/Family Membership, please click here



Pre-Conference Day - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 


BMT101B: Patients, Families, Caregivers

Long-Term Complications of Transplant – Jeff Lipton, MD

How to Stage Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease – Kareem Jamani, MD 

Cannabis Use and the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant - Dean England, BSc. Pharm

Sexuality After Transplant - Sara Beattie, PhD, R. Psych & Lauren Walker, PhD, R. Psych

 4:00pm-4:30pm Health Break

Patient and Caregiver Symposium: Ask the Expert

Survivorship – Allan De Luca

Long-term follow-up – Kareem Jamani, MD

Caregivers: Stepping Through the Looking Glass Without Breaking – Randi Gurholt-Seary

Nutrition and Exercise – Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD

GVHD: Current Status and Novel Treatments - Andrew Daly, MD

 7:00pm onwards Patient, Caregiver and Family Members Networking Session


2019 Annual Conference

CBMTG Patient/Family members are invited to attend the 2019 Annual Conference. To register, click on the registration button below.

Please note, registration is for the Scientific Program, only.

Not a CBMTG Member? Click here to register for a Patient/Family Membership



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