Wellbeing and Spirituality

Note: The aim of this track is provide patients and those close to them with the information and support they need on their cancer journey.

Promoting Behavioural Change after Cancer

Date: Friday, September 20th

Time: 5pm


  • Mr Gerry Duffy, Speaker, Goals Coach, Writer, Endurance Sports Enthusiast
  • Mr Diarmuid Duggan, Senior Dietician, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
  • Mr Karl Henry, Fitness Expert and Personal Trainer
  • Mr Kevin O’Hagan, Health Promotion Manager, Irish Cancer Society (Chairperson)

Music Therapy

Date: Friday, September 20th

Time: 5pm

  • Mr Norbert Hermanns, Music Therapist and Chairman, 'Singing Hospitals', University Hospital of Cologne

This workshop explores singing as a resource for coping with cancer and a method for the expression of emotions in voice and body.


Date: Saturday, September 21st

Time: 11.45am


  • Keith Bellizzi, PhD, MPH, Survivor Perspective Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, The Sanctuary, Dublin
  • Mr Gerry Salley, Buddhist meditation teacher (Chairperson)

Journeying Beyond Cancer

Date:Saturday, September 21st



  • Mr Christy Kenneally, Author & Broadcaster
  • Dr Michelle Kohn, Director, Living Well Programme, London Oncology Clinic
  • Ms Olwyn Ryan, Patient Support Services Manager, Irish Cancer Society (Chairperson)

More information

The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship is free to attend and is suitable for cancer patients, survivors, family members and those working in this area on a professional or voluntary basis.

Visit the National Conference for Cancer Survivorship page for more details, registration and full downloadable programme