South Central Texas 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.


Voices of Transplant: Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation

Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation


Meet the Doctor: Updates in the Treatment of Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma

Speaker: Michelle T. Ashworth, MD; Texas Oncology

After this program participants will be able to:

  • List the current treatment options for common hematologic malignancies and their adverse effects as they affect survivorship
  • Explain the prognosis for common hematologic malignancies
  • Describe recent advances in treatment for myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma
  • Identify resources available in the community for leukemia and lymphoma patients
  • Discuss how patients can access services at comprehensive cancer centers

Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

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

Location: Maggiano's Little Italy, 10910 Domain Dr., Austin, TX 78758

Complimentary dinner will be served. Pre-registration for the free program is required.

1.5 CEUs will be awarded.


Supported by a Grant from:




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 workers will receive 1.0 CEU hour.


Complimentary dinner will be served.



Supported by Grants from:

Celgene Millennium

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 Monday, November 03, 2014