Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter

www.lls.org/msla

Gulf South Blood Cancer Conference


 

2014 Registration is now closed.
On-site registration will be welcomed, but limited to 8:30 - 8:50 am on Saturday, September 27. 
See you there!
 

LLS 2014 Gulf South Blood Cancer Conference September 27, 2014 Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA

A FREE full-day conference for patients and caregivers.

2014 Conference Agenda

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2014 Conference Faculty Photos & Bios

Keynote Address

 GSBCC photo Rosen The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2014: Progress, Promise and Prospects for Blood Cancer Cures
Presented by: Brian Rosen, JD, Chief Policy, Advocacy, and Patient Access Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Washington, DC

 

GSBCC photo Jillella

Someday is Today: A Snapshot of Innovation in Blood Cancer Care
"A Simplified Patient Care Strategy to Decrease Early Deaths in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia"
Presented by: Dr. Anand P. Jillella, MD, FACP, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Click here to see a list of the 2014 Exhibitors! 

 

This is a green conference.
Wifi will not be availalbe in the Hilton Conference Center during the event. Please plan to download to your mobile device (ipad, laptop computer, phone) or print in advance the conference session slide handouts.

Session Slides / Handouts

Keynote Luncheon 

LLS 2014: Progress, Promise and Prospects

Presented by: Mr. Brian Rosen, JD, Chief Advocacy, Policy and Access Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Washington, DC

Someday is Today: A Snapshot of Innovation in Blood Cancer Care

Presented by: Dr. Anand P. Jillella, MD, FACP, Professor of Hematology and Oncology, Associate Director for Community Affairs adn Outreach, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Special Guest: Takeisha Thompson, Clinical Trial Participant, Atlanta, GA

 

 

General Session

Session 1 - 9:00 am

"What are we going to do FUN today?" Treating Cancer in the Whole Family

Presented by: Joel Marcus, Psy D, Director, Psychosocial Oncology, Ochsner Cancer Institute, New Orleans, LA

Patient & Caregiver Panelists: 
Aurlisa Isom, Myeloma Survivor
Rhonda Ruffino, CML Spouse Caregiver
Felice Serrett, Pediatric ALL Sibling Caregiver
Bill Settoon, Lymphoma Parent Caregiver

 

Session 2 - 10:30 am

Life with Blood Cancer: Clinician-led Roundtable Discussions by Disease

 

Session 3 - 2:00 pm

Integrative Therapies for Treatment of Depression & Anxiety in Cancer Survivors

Presented by Janell Kalifey, LCSW, Mantle Cell lymphoma caregiver, New Orleans, LA

 

Session 4 - 3:15 pm

Sexual Health and Intimacy After a Cancer Diagnosis

Presented by: Tiffany Anton, LCSW, New Orleans Sex Therapy and Counseling, Covington, LA

 

Professional Track (Approved for 5.5 CEUs, Including Keynote)

Session 1 - 9:00 am

Understanding Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Presented by: Eric Padron, MD, Assistant Member, Malignant Hematology Department and Section Head, Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Malignant Hematology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

 

Session 2 - 10:30 am

Integrative Therapies for Treatment of Depression & Anxiety in Cancer Survivors

Presented by: Janell kalifey, LCSW, New Orleans, LA

 

Session 3 - 2:00 pm

How to Talk with Patients about Sexuality, Intimacy, and Fertility

Presented by: Les Gallo-Silver, LCSW, Associate Professor of health Sciences and Program Director, Human Services, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, and Past-President, Association of Oncology Social Workers, New York, NY

Interdisciplinary Expert Panel:

Tiffany Anton, LCSW, New Orleans Sex Therapy and Counseling, Covington, LA

Joel Marcus, Psy D, Director, Psychosocial Oncology, Ochsner Cancer Institute, New Orleans, LA

Sissy Sartor, MD, The Fertility Institute, New Orleans, LA

Debbie Vhenekamp, Parent, young adult leukemia survivor

Amy Young, MD, Abe Mikal Professor & Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

 

 Session 4 - 3:15 pm

Cancer Survivorship Planning for Blood Cancer Patients: Pediatric Survivorship and Adult Survivor Care Planning

Presented by Pinki K. Prasad, MD, MPH, Director, Late Effects Center, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA

and

Ghenet Ghebretatios, NP-AONCP, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA

 

 

 

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Conference Detail


Goal:
To educate blood cancer patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the community about blood cancer diagnoses, treatment, survivorship, and support.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify strategies to make informed decisions about a treatment plan, managing the disease and treatment specific side effects, and survivorship care planning; and understand the importance of obtaining a treatment summary and follow up plan to coordinate ongoing care
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  • Formulate management strategies for ongoing cancer survivorship issues, including fatigue, "chemo brain," financial and employment challenges and psychosocial needs of individuals and families
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  • Explore the educational and supportive care resources available and how to access services, especially at comprehensive cancer centers and LLS
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  • Identify services and programs available for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, especially at LLS, that educate, support, and advocate blood cancer cures
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Professional Conference Track (Approved for 5.5 CE)


 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 5.5 continuing education contact hour(s) through the California Board of Registered Nursing. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), provider number 1105, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www. aswb.org Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). Approval Period: 12/2011-12/2014. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 5.5 CE clinical clock hour(s). Upon completion of this program and submission of the activity evaluation, a certificate of completion will be issued to you following the program. Partial credit will not be offered.

last updated on Monday, September 22, 2014
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