The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) sponsors a number of free community-based professional education programs for healthcare professionals, particularly for oncology nurses and social workers. Patients, their families and caregivers are also invited to attend.
These programs are led by local doctors and other healthcare professionals and offer continuing education credits for nurses and social workers.
Annual Blood Cancer Conference
"New Paths to Treatment and Hope"
February 28, 2015
8:30 am - noon
Mercy Medical Center Downtown Campus Conference and Education Center
For maps and parking go to: http://www.mercydesmoines.org/about_mercy/maps_central.cfm
This conference is free.
Complementary breakfast and snacks provided
Pre-registration is required by Monday, February 23, 2015
For information, contact Wendy Sontag at (800) 347-1074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and introductions
9:10 - 10:00 a.m. Update from ASH Annual meeting - Dr. Philip Bierman, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Impact of Childhood Cancer on Children and Families - Heather Christiansen, PsyD, Pediatric Psychologist, Blank Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic
10:00-10:10 a.m. Break
10:10-11:00 a.m. Session I - Break Outs
1. What is Your Skin/Sweat Trying to Tell You? Using biofeedback to reduce stress and anxiety. Jeffrey K. Ellens, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
2. When Can I Play? Physical wellness and exercise to maximize patient survivorship. Trina Radske-Suchan, MPT, CSCS, FMSC, Medical Program Executive, YMCA
3. Why Can't I Remember? Strategies for patients to cope with chemobrain. Susan Fagg, MA, CCC/SLP, Mercy Rehabilitation
4. How do I Return to Work? Helping patients continue working during and after treatment. Rachel Becker, LMSW, Senior Manager of Programs, Cancer and Careers
5. How do Students Return to the Classroom? Facilitating the educational experience after treatment for childhood cancer. Mary Ann Strawhacker, MPH, RN, Heartland AEA
11:00 - noon Joint Keynote for Professionals and Patients - Dr. Brian Freeman, Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates
noon Closing and Evaluations
Attendees are welcome to stay for ongoing patient-focused sessions during the afternoon. Please RSVP to email@example.com for lunch.
CEU Information: Nurses will be awarded 3 contact hours from the Iowa Board of Nursing provider #17. Full Attendance is required: no partical credit will be given. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, provider #1105, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (www.aswb.org) Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). Approval Period: 12/2014 - 12/2017. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 3 CE clock hours.
Sponsored jointly by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the National Marrow Donor Program®/Be The Match®.
This activity is for researchers, hematologists, oncologists and other healthcare professionals.
This activity is designed for hematologists, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals.