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Professional Education Programs


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.

 

Upcoming program:

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


 REGISTER ONLINE

This conference is free.

Complementary breakfast and snacks provided

Pre-registration is required by Monday, February 23, 2015

3.0 CEUs for healthcare professionals are pending approval.

For information, contact Wendy Sontag at (800) 347-1074 or email wendy.sontag@lls.org

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.     Registration

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and introductions

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.   Opening Keynote - Update from the ASH annual meeting

                                 Pediatric Keynote by Heather Christianson, 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. Where Are the Resources? Finding financial asistance for patients. Amber Judge, Patient Advocate, Medical Oncology Hematology Associates

     3. When Can I Play? Physical wellness and exercise to maximize patient survivorship. Trina Radske-Suchan, MPT, CSCS, FMSC, Medical Program Executive, YMCA

     4. Why Can't I Remember? Strategies for patients to cope with chemobrain. Susan Fagg, MA, CCC/SLP, Mercy Rehabilitation

     5. How do I Return to Work? Helping patients continue working during and after treatment. Rachel Becker, LMSW, Senior Manager of Programs, Cancer and Careers

     6. 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 wendy.sontag@lls.org for lunch.   


 

From Omics to Clinics: Using New Technologies to Advance Diagnosis and Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies

This activity is designed for hematologists, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals.

From Omics to Clinics: Using New Technologies to Advance Diagnosis and Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies

This activity is designed for hematologists, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals.

In addition to our local programs, we sponsor a range of free live and archived online continuing education programs, conferences, meetings and events. For a complete list of our programs, see Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education Units.

last updated on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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