Southwest Region - New Mexico Chapter

Patient Education

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) sponsors free community-based education programs for patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Local doctors and other healthcare professionals lead these programs, described below. You will get information about treatment options and learn how to strengthen your decision-making and coping skills, manage treatment side effects and find resources, including financial assistance. For curent education events please see the main calendar in the home page of the  New Mexico/El Paso Chapter at



Spirituality in Cancer Care

Speaker: Chaplain Eduardo Henningham

Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:00pm

University Medical Center of El Paso

Infusion Center (1st Floor)

4815 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79905


Space is limited for this FREE program. Registration is required. Free lunch will be provided.

To register contact: Ana Portillo, Patient Access Manager:

1-888-286-7846 or


27th Cancer Survivorship Conference & Celebration

This is a FREE, 1-day program for adult and childhood cancer survivors and the people who love them.  Including breakfast, lunch, celebration cake, and a special kids' program with arts, crafts, games and swimming!


Keynote: "The Healing Relationship: Talking with your Doctor."  Discover how a doctor-patient relationship can be formed from the beginning of diagnosis and the crisis of treatment, continuing on through survivorship. 

Dr. Mitchell Binder, Medical Director, Presbyterian Cancer Center

Dr. Annette Fontaine, New Mexico Cancer Center

Dr. James McKinnell, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of New Mexico


Saturday, June 28, 2014, 8:30am - 3:00pm

Jewish Community Center

5520 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque, NM

To register:


Can't make it to one of our local programs? We also sponsor many free live and archived teleconferences, podcasts, webcasts and more that you can view at your convenience. For a complete list of our programs, see our National Patient Education Programs web page.



Need more information?

To learn more about our patient education programs, call (505) 872-0141 or (888) 286-7846.

last updated on Friday, May 30, 2014