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Rebecca Nellis on February 25, 2010
From the beignets and café au lait at Café Du Monde to the sweet potato fries at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, New Orleans was a welcoming host of this year's APOS conference.
Besides spending time with some of Cancer and Careers' favorite people (the Cancer Legal Resource Center's Joanna Morales and Livestrong's Melissa Sileo and Haley Justice), the conference offered a great opportunity to meet new people from all over the country and talk about what CAC is doing now and its plans for the next few years.
It also gave me the chance to learn about a couple interesting studies related to financial distress for patients and career development issues for survivors of childhood/adolescent cancers.
The crown jewel of the conference was the opening plenary session with Dr. Harold Freeman, the President of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention (http://www.ralphlaurencenter.org/about_president.asp?langid=1) and the founder of patient navigation (http://www.hpfreemanpni.org/). He has truly changed the face of patient care and championed the need to address disparities in treatment, it was inspiring to listen to him speak!