Simone Cavanaugh

Diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at the age of six, Simone Cavanaugh was a wheelchair user for seven years. She became the Arthritis Society’s Childhood Arthritis Spokesperson for over a decade and Quebec Division camp coordinator for two years.  Simone recently graduated from McGill University’s Faculty of Law, is the recipient of many prestigious awards including this year Laurie Normand-Starr Humanitarian Award.

Simone Cavanaugh is the Co-Founder and Director of Pivot International, a non-profit organization for children with special needs in developing countries. She is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council and a motivational speaker who recently gave a talk at TEDxMontrealWomen on transforming life’s obstacles into opportunities.

 

Speaker's seminars

Session 1

9:15 - 10:15

Mon équipe interdisciplinaire, j’y tiens!

Alors que les soins de première ligne sont assurés pour tous, la couverture des soins de santé complémentaires varie considérablement. Le témoignage de deux jeunes femmes atteintes d’arthrite inflammatoire, apportera une vision de réalités différentes sur l’accès aux soins globaux. Quels sont les enjeux et les impacts sur leur qualité de vie pour chacune d’elle et pour tout ceux confrontés à cette situation? Quelles actions peut-on prendre pour améliorer la couverture des soins complémentaires?

(This conference is presented in French)

   Montréal     Chicoutimi, Lévis, Rimouski, Rouyn-Noranda, Sept-Îles, Sherbrooke, Îles de la Madeleine

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Session 2

11:00 - 12:00

Noon

12:30 - 1:30

Session 4

2:00 - 3:00

Session 5

3:30 - 4:30