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Ex/Cancer Symposium

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October 18, 2017 
October 18, 2017 
October 18, 2017 

Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

How can individuals reduce their risk of developing cancer? How can Canadians improve prognosis after a cancer diagnosis? Join us for a free public symposium, where leading experts from U of T's Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education will discuss the benefits of physical activity – offering evidence-based strategies to start and stick with manageable exercise programs.

Open to patients, caregivers, family members, friends, colleagues, researchers and health-care institutions.


  • Linking exercise and health outcomes
  • Exercise guidelines and programming
  • Innovations in exercise and cancer


Gareth Wheeler – Canadian sports broadcaster (TSN, Toronto FC) – Cancer Survivor and Advocate
Master of Ceremonies

Claudia Hernandez (P.T., M.R.Sc.)
Me? Move? Why? The meaning of physical activity when facing cancer: a first-hand account

Prof. Roanne Segal (M.D., Medical Oncologist) – Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
The effects of cancer on the body and how exercise can help

Prof. Daniel Santa Mina (Ph.D., Registered Kinesiologist) – Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, U of T
The benefits of exercise for cancer survivors and how to access them

Prof. Catherine Sabiston (Ph.D., Canada Research Chair) – Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, U of T
Physical activity for health: how do we get people started? How do we get people to stick with it?


Thursday, April 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

Admission is FREE. Please register to secure a seat at