Be the Boss Over Cancer

This past Friday, June 18th, was the Chicago Cancer Rights Conference.  Hosted by the Cancer Legal Resource Center, it included many sessions such as Employment and Taking Time Off Work, Getting and Keeping Health Insurance, Navigating Managed Care, Estate Planning, and Disability and Life Insurance Options.

Cancer and Careers was proud to host the Employment and Taking Time Off Work session.  Our speakers included (left to right):

  • Rebecca Nellis, Director of Programs, Cancer and Careers, who provided practical advice and concrete solutions for employees affected by cancer.
  • Chadi Nabhan, M.D., F.A.C.P., Director, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, who discussed the value of working through treatment.
  • Dianne Prado, Esq., Cancer Legal Resource Center, who addressed patient rights in the workplace.

Kudos to our panelists and moderator Joanna Morales, Esq. of the CLRC -- the session was really well received, and there was so many questions that our session ran over! 

If you were at the session (or even if you missed it!) feel free to leave your questions/comments below and we will be sure to get back to you.  And for more pictures check out our Facebook album: http://www.facebook.com/CancerandCareers#!/album.php?aid=180834&id=18305564790&ref=mf.

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