Patient Support Groups: Helping Patients and their caregivers cope with the diagnosis of Cancer A diagnosis of cancer can bring out strong fears and anxieties in the affected family or social unit. While timely access to treatment and family support can go a long way
Report by Sandhya Godey The Patient Support Group Meeting for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for 2021 took place virtually via a Zoom meeting on 30th January 2021. Over 175 participants – patients, care givers, doctors and the Max Foundation team took part in this meeting.
I am Anona Walter from Karnataka, currently based in Mumbai. I joined the Max Foundation family in 2020 as an Administrative Executive & Assistant Program Coordinator. It has been a great shift from being a Western Music Teacher for over 8 years to now working
The Virtual Support Group Meeting for Delhi NCR & UP regions was organized by Friends of Max on 28th November 2020. It was attended by a hundred patients and caregivers. What was originally intended to be a two hour long meeting ended up extending to
The Max Foundation along with Friends of Max held their Tamil Nadu patient support group meeting virtually on October 31, 2020. Eminent Doctors, Dr D Biswajit, Dr Ganapathy Ramanan, Dr Jose M. Easow, Dr Krishnakumar Rathnam, Dr P Guhan, Dr Prasanth Ganesan, Dr Rejiv Rajendranathand Dr Revathi Raj participated in the meeting. The
I had a wonderful opportunity to attend the first ever virtual New Horizon GIST meet heldfor three days in the month of September 2020. Patient advocates and patient groupleaders from around the world came together virtually. There were 60 participants from 20countries with 10 speakers.
Our Patient Advocates for the Month of September 2020 are Professor Subratanath Koner, FOM Trustee and his wife, Stuti Koner, FOM City Chapter Leaders from Kolkata. Prof. Koner is an alumnus of Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan and Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata. He grew
Every 22nd September, the CML Advocates Network leads the World CML Day global awareness campaign. On this day, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients across the globe come together to raise awareness about our needs to the general public, policy makers, and medical professionals across the
Together we share and learn The Bengaluru CML and GIST Virtual Support Group meeting was held on 29th August 2020. The event was organised via Zoom app to assist CML patients in this COVID situation, around 100+ guests joined, where all the guests got the
Our Patient Advocate for the month of August 2020 is FOM Treasurer / Trustee and City Chapter Leader from Mumbai – Sunder Krishnan. Sunder is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) – under Information Systems Audit Control Association – ISACA USA and a
As everybody knows due to the pandemic this year, we could not have our patient support group meeting. Thus, we had a virtual meeting on the 26th of July, 2020 at 4.00 p.m. Firstly, I would like to thank Amma, the Max team, Dr. Reena