Public invited to meet world-renowned cancer expert

May 26, 2017

Dr. Simon Sutcliffe to deliver lecture at Wellspring Event

EDMONTON — The public is invited to hear and meet cancer expert Dr. Simon Sutcliffe at the 2nd Annual Wellspring Edmonton Allard Lecture Series on Thursday, June 1.

The event, hosted by Wellspring Edmonton and made possible by the Allard Foundation, runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave. N.W.

Dr. Sutcliffe is President of the Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration Foundation; the former CEO of the B.C. Cancer Agency and Princess Margaret Hospital; and Past Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (see bio below). His presentation is titled The Science and Art of Healing: New Horizons Versus New Eyes and will explore preparedness and readiness to act upon evidence that could lead to improved health outcomes in cancer.

Cancer experts, physicians, patients, families and supporters will be in attendance, as well as Wellspring Edmonton and Allard Foundation representatives.

Come and enjoy the meet and greet, hear the lecture and participate in a Q&A session. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students with an ID card, and are available at

About Dr. Sutcliffe A graduate of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England, in 1970, Dr. Sutcliffe's training encompassed internal medicine, scientific research, medical and radiation oncology in the U.K., South Africa, the U.S. and Canada. Staff appointments have been held at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital/Ontario Cancer Institute and the B.C. Cancer Agency. He has been President and CEO of the Princess Margaret Hospital/Ontario Cancer Institute (1994-1996) and the B.C. Cancer Agency (2000- 2009).

About Wellspring Edmonton Wellspring Edmonton is a community-driven, not-for-profit centre to support people who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer, along with their families, friends and caregivers. Wellspring aims to provide a comprehensive range of cancer supports, resources and programs for patients and their families so they can develop skills and strategies to improve their quality of life during and beyond cancer. This self-supporting, community-based centre offers high-quality programs and resources delivered by both professionals and trained volunteers.

About the Allard Foundation The Allard Foundation started with a $500,000 endowment and has grown generously ever since through investment income and family donations. It exists in perpetuity. Dr. Allard incorporated the Allard Foundation as a private entity on Nov. 16, 1978. The Allard Foundation exists for the sole purpose of making Edmonton and Alberta a better place with funding advances in health, education, family and arts programs.

About Alberta Health Services Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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