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For some, art is an expressive outlet for experiences related to health and illness. People may find hope, strength, and closer relationships over the course of their illness, while others will face despair, isolation, and a sense of grieving for lost possibilities. Sometimes what arises is a need to express, make sense of, and derive personal meaning from what has occured.
Greetings! Please see below for a selection of AMI-Quebec’s programs in November. There is something for everyone and they are all free!
Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 2015 7 p.m. Mount Royal Cemetary 1297 chemin de la forêt Outremont How do you get through the holiday season when you are coping with the loss of someone you love? Join us for a special evening of sharing ideas for coping, music, candles and the lighting of our Memory Tree. We welcome children to theis family event. Admission is free. Please call for more information: 514−279−7358
Saturday, December 5th — 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p. m. Selwyn House School 101 Cote St. Antoine (corner Stanton) Westmount *lunch will be provided Mount Royal Commemorative Services are pleased to offer our Good Grief Workshop for Children and Adolescents who have experienced the death of someone close to them. This free workshop is for children and adolescents 4 — 15 years old.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a brain tumour, you’re invited to share your experiences and journey in a confidential, supportive environment. First Thursday of each month 6:30pm — 8:00pm Hope & Wellness Centre, Lou’s House 4635 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road For more information: www.braintumour.ca | 1−800−265−5106
CALS-NIC: Observational, longitudinal MRI study for ALS (recruiting both ALS patients & age/sex matched healthy controls)
This new study has recently started recruiting participants. For more information, please contact kristiana [dot] salmon [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.
In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on from mothers to daughters.