Be the Boss Over Cancer

Session 1 wrapped!

Thursday March 3rd marked the first session of our accredited Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, “Practical Advice and Tools to Balance Cancer and Employment.” And, what a success it was! During the hour long teleconference and webinar, Laura Mosiello LCSW-R, Oncology Social Worker and Consultant, along with Kate Sweeney, Executive Director of Cancer and Careers, spoke to 206  medical professionals nation-wide (a record breaking number for this program!) on topics including: sharing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace, creating a workable schedule during treatment, modifying a work environment to make it more comfortable, and facing a “new” normal with cancer, to name a few. They fielded questions from the social workers, nurses, patient navigators and doctors who are often a cancer survivor’s first line of defense. Through this dialogue our panel of experts offered answers, opinions and resources for the medical community and in turn to their patients. In one incredibly inspiring moment, a number of healthcare professionals dialed in to offer alternative stories and suggestions to their colleagues hundreds of miles away. The out-pour of responses highlighted the large portion of people managing cancer in the workplace, and their need for answers.  This is the purpose of the Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals: to arm the medical community with the appropriate practical and legal insights, so that when their patient has a question, a need, a concern, they are equipped with the information to help. Healthcare professionals are uniquely positioned to help their patients navigate between cancer and work.

Happen to miss the first Session?  Don't fret, Cancer and Careers has posted the whole session on its website for replay anytime.  Visit http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/healthcare-professionals/presentation-archive/2011-session-1-practical-advice to hear all the information for yourself.

In addition, Cancer and Careers will be hosting two more sessions in this Series, both of which are accredited by the National Association of Social Workers and the Oncology Nursing Society. For more information, click here. And to register, simply click on the date of the session you are interested in below.

Register now!
April 7th, 2011Legal and Insurance Issues To Consider
Speaker: Joanna L. Morales, Esq., Director, Cancer Legal Resource Center
May 12th, 2011 Re-entering the Workforce After Short and Long Absences
Speakers: Julie Jansen, Executive and Career Coach and Author
Laura Mosiello LCSW-R, Oncology Social Worker and Consultant

Note: All of the above events are free teleconferences/webinars and start at Noon EST

Accreditation:
Each individual requesting credit MUST register and dial in individually, group registrations or dial ins cannot be used for credit.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the ONS, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886534115) for continuing education contact hours.

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