New Mexico Chapter

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.

Please call the New Mexico/El Paso Chapter for upcoming Professional Education Programs at (505) 872-0141 or (888) 286-7846.


Coming Together to Support Blood Cancer Patients

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society would like to invite you to an upcoming luncheon.  The goal is to create greater awareness of blood cancers in the Rio Grande Valley and to enhance education, support and access to care for patients and their families.  By coming together we can reach more patients and engage underserved communities.


Date: Thursday, December 11th

Time: 11:15am, Networking; 11:30am Luncheon

Location: SALT - New American Table, 210 N. Main Street, McAllen NM 78501





How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials


This program will educate oncology nurses and social workers about steps patients can take to help make decisions about standard treatment or treatment in clinical trials, and how to communicate this to patients and caregivers.

Speaker: Carlos R. Bachier, MD

Organization: Texas Transplant Institute at Methodist Hospital

Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Time: 6:30pm registration and dinner; 7:00pm - 8:00pm program

Location: Tony Roma's, 2121 South 10th Street, McAllen, TX 78503


Upon completion of this program, nurses and social works will receive 1.0 CEU hour.


Complimentary dinner will be served.



Supported by Grants from:

Celgene   Millennium

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Treatment Options, including BMT, Care and Support

Sponsored jointly by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the National Marrow Donor Program®/Be The Match®.

Emerging Immunotherapies for Hematologic Malignancies: Improving Patient Outcomes by Harnessing the Immune System

This activity is for hematologists, oncologists, nurses, social workers 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.


last updated on Thursday, December 04, 2014