Cancer and COVID-19 Wellness Webinars

As part of our mission to ‘make cancer less frightening by enlightening’ and our response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Marie Keating Foundation with the support of Roche, are delighted to bring a six-part webinar series for cancer patients, survivors and their families looking at all aspects of health and well-being while at home during COVID-19.

We recognise that for cancer patients and survivors COVID-19 has brought with it a heightened sense of anxiety and vulnerability. Despite restrictions with social distancing and cocooning, it is imperative that we remain together as a community while we are apart and offer support and advice to anyone who needs it during this challenging time.

In developing this six-part webinar series we have tried to ensure that we cover topics across a range of subjects focusing on FAQ’s, COVID and cancer and how to stay healthy and well, both physically and mentally, while at home. We are so grateful to our sponsor Roche for their ongoing support of our work and this series and to the experts who are contributing to it for giving so generously of their time and expertise.

The six-part series is designed to be enjoyed as a series and is free to register for but if preferred individual sessions can be subscribed to. Once registered for a webinar, the link will be shared with those signed up two days before the session and an on-demand version of each session will be shared after.

Please sign up to each session by clicking on the relevant titles below.

Cancer & COVID-19 Webinars

Date Event Time Day
7 May 2020 Keeping a Healthy Weight and Diet
Ms Aveen Bannon, Dietitian
 11-12pm  Thursday
13 May 2020 Keeping Physically Active at Home
Dr Lauri McDermott, Exwell Medical
 11-12pm Wednesday
20 May 2020 How to make sure you are getting enough sleep - Good Sleep Hygiene
Ms Breege Leddy, Sleep Physiologist 
  3 - 4 pm Wednesday
26 May 2020 A practical approach with engagement- looking after your mental health
Dr Eddie Murphy, Clinical Psychologist 
  7 - 8 pm Tuesday
2 June 2020 Managing stress and anxiety re: hospital visits and scans - FAQ to your treatment physician during COVID-19
Professor Michaela Higgins
   2 - 3 pm Tuesday
10 June 2020 Managing side effects after treatment eg. fatigue during COVID-19
Ms Mary Moriarty
   7-8 pm Wednesday


Please sign up for any of the relevant events by clicking the titles of interest above.

To view some of your FAQ's from each of our webinars, answered by our guest speakers, click here.

Week One - Keeping a Healthy Weight and Diet with Aveen Bannon, RD

Week Two - Keeping Physically Active at Home with Dr Lauri McDermott from Exwell Medical


Week Three: How to make sure you are getting enough sleep with Sleep Physiologist Breege Leddy

Week Four: A practical guide to minding your mental health during COVID-19 with clinical psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy


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