Calgary Melanoma Support Group
From 6:15pm to 7:15pm.
We are meeting at the Holy Cross Center, 2202, 2nd St SW. ( the small two story building north of the main hospital )
Session will start promptly at 6:15. Parking is free after 6:00 pm.
Facilitators: Barry Bultz Ph.D | Diana Keyte RN
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Special Guest Speaker: Linda E. Carlson, Professor, Dept of Oncology, University of Calgary
presenting: “ Mindfulness Meditatiion: What is it and how can it help people with cancer?”
Barry D. Bultz, PhD
Barry D. Bultz, PhD, holds the Daniel Family Leadership Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and is Professor and Head, Division of Psychosocial Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He is the Founding Director (1981-2017), Department of Psychosocial Oncology; Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Dr. Bultz is a co-founder and Past President of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO). He served as an Invited Director of the Board of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Bultz served as President of the International Psycho-Oncology Society.
He advocates for the recognition of the impact of cancer-related distress (6th Vital Sign) on patient experience and has published and presents frequently on the importance of screening and management of distress. His work with cancer patients has seen him receive many awards, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award, the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2016, and the Arthur Sutherland Award from the International Psycho-Oncology Society in 2016. In February 2017 he was elected Fellow of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society-the first for a non-American.
Diana Keyte is a Registered Nurse presently working at Calgary’s Tom Baker Cancer Center. She has gained specialized skills and knowledge from some of the world’s leading specialists in Melanoma while working in the Melanoma Clinic as the Primary Nurse and Triage Coordinator since 2008.
In her 38 years of nursing, Diana has worked in a variety of specialty fields but has found her niche working with, and advocating for, patients diagnosed with Melanoma.
In her free time, Diana likes to read, fly fish and spend time in the outdoors with her husband and Yellow Lab.