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This week in OHPE 337.1 we have a letter to the editor responding to last week's feature on seniors' quality of life in Canada, some Comings and Goings and a look at our complete submission guidelines--there are many different ways for you to contribute to the OHPE!

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Breast Cancer Scientific Update: New Treatment Options Beyond Tamoxifen


8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

CBCN is sponsoring this free public teleconference and Web cast. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Shailendra Verma, Medical Oncologist at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre.

The event will highlight the latest developments in breast cancer treatment, including those of special interest to post-menopausal women, insights from both a leading oncologist and a breast cancer survivor and a San Antonio breast cancer conference update.

National Research Program on Homelessness Fall 2003 Expression of Interest


Deadline: November 24 at 4:00 p.m. (Ottawa time)

The National Secretariat on Homelessness is requesting Expressions of Interest for a joint research partnership targeting issues on Homelessness and Immigration and Homelessness and Justice in Canada.

For more information, visit http://

CBC Recruiting Volunteers for New Committees


CBCN is asking individuals with breast cancer and those concerned about breast cancer to volunteer on one or more of the four new CBCN committees: Young Women with Breast Cancer Committee, Women and Men with Breast Cancer Living in Rural, Remote and Northern Areas Committee, Metastatic Committee and Genetic Testing Committee. Members of these committees will advise CBCN during the construction of new Web sites for young women and rural, remote and Northern women with breast cancer and Web site sections about issues relating to genetic testing and for women who have had recurrences or who have metastatic breast disease. These committees will also play an advisory role in the implementation of CBCN's National Strategy and Action Plan for Rural, Remote and Northern Women with Breast Cancer and the National Strategy and Action Plan for Young Women with Breast Cancer. Meetings of all committees will be held by teleconference.

If you are interested and would like more information on the role of these committees, please contact CBCN Executive Director Jackie Manthorne at or call 1-800-685-8820 x222.

New Reports--Determinants of Health


The Nova Scotia Provincial Health Council has recently completed work on indicators for two more determinants of health: Social Environments and Personal Health Practices and Coping Skills. This brings our total number of reports on the Determinants to ten and our total number of indicators related to the Determinants to 127. The final two reports, "Health Services Available" and "Biology and Genetic Endowment" will be submitted to council in January and will

appear on our website shortly thereafter. You will find the reports at

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