Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter


Inaugural Blood Cancer Conference

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Inaugural Blood Cancer Conference


Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hilton Riverside Hotel
New Orleans, LA


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Professional Education Track
Available for 4.0 CEUs to Nurses and Social Workers
2013 Conference Objectives


8:00 Registration l Visit Exhibitors


8:30 ALL in Children:- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Dr. Raj Warrier, MD, Ochsner Children?s Health Center, New Orleans, LA


9:30 Clinical Research and Blood Cancer Breakthroughs
Rev. Stephen A. Hebert RN, RNFA, BS HCA
Administrator, Louisiana Healthcare Solutions, Baton Rouge, LA and Clinical Associate, Cancer Research, LSUHSC, New Orleans, LA


10:30 Break - Visit Exhibitors


10:45 Exploring Underdiagnosed Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
Vince Cataldo, MD
Medical Oncology & Hematology,
Lake Physicians Group and Assistant Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, Baton Rouge, LA


11:45 Break - Visit Community Exhibitors


12:00 Buffet-Style Lunch Served

12:15 Welcome and Lunch Keynote Address
Cancer and Your Health: Exploring Complimentary Therapies During Cancer Treatment and Beyond
Lesley Meng, MD, East Jefferson Hematology-Oncology, Metairie, LA


1:30 Conference Ends


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Continuing Education:

Objectives: At the conclusion of the continuing education component of this program, participants should be better able to:

1. Understand pediatric cancer, specifically leukemia, including past, present and emerging therapies, and access to resources of information and patient support.

2. Identify under-diagnosed lymphomas and navigate resources of information and patient support.

3. Understand clinical research in oncology, especially as it relates to blood cancer, recent therapeutic breakthroughs, and where to go for more information on clinical trials for patients.

4. Discuss mind and body wellness with colleagues and patients, relative to a cancer diagnosis.


Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 4.0 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing, and by the Southern Florida Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number 50-12996 Expires: 10/31/2014 to award 4.0 continuing education contact hour(s) through the Florida Board of 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: December 2011-December 2014. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 4.0 CE clock hours.

Upon completion of this program and submission of the activity evaluation, a certificate of completion will be issued to you following the program via email within 30 days.

last updated on Thursday, September 26, 2013