Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Introductory & Advanced Workshop- POSTPONED

April 18th - April 19th


Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM)

Introductory & Advanced Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

(postponed until further notice)


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 workshop is designed for healthcare providers working in oncology or palliative care settings. The workshop will begin by introducing CALM concepts and move into more advanced material with an emphasis on skill development. 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

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - 2nd Floor Auditorium

550 University Avenue, Toronto ON M5G 2A2

Workshop Objectives

Registration Information

To register please click here.

Early Bird Rate: $475.00 CAD  *ending December 31, 2019

Reduced Rate: $200.00 CAD

Regular Rate: $575.00 CAD

The following is included as part of your workshop fees: coffee breaks, lunch, and workshop handouts.

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

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Venue:   Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Address:  550 University Avenue


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