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Listed below are the speakers & sessions that were offered as part of our 2014 National Conference on Work & Cancer, which was held on Friday, June 13.  

Time

Topic

8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 AM

Welcome 

Kate Sweeney, Executive Director, Cancer and Careers

9:15 AM

The Doctor's Perspective

Dr. Alan Astrow, Maimonides Medical Center; Dr. Ruth Oratz, NYU School of Medicine

10:00 AM

Work & Cancer: Practical and Legal Issues

Joanna Morales, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; CEO, Triage Cancer; Rebecca V. Nellis, MPP, VP, Programs & Strategy, Cancer and Careers

12:15 PM

Lunch

  Breakout Sessions         (Choose one)
1:15 PM

Navigating Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

Monica Bryant, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; COO, Triage Cancer

Job Search

Julie Jansen, Executive and Career Coach and Author

Building Self- Confidence

Bud Bilanich, Career Coach

2:15 PM Coffee Break
  Breakout Sessions         (Choose one)
2:30PM

Career Change

Julie Jansen, Executive and Career Coach and Author

Managing Your Finances

Monica Bryant, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; COO, Triage Cancer

Taking Time Off

Joanna Morales, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; CEO, Triage Cancer

3:30 PMCoffee Break
 Breakout Sessions         (Choose one)
3:45 PM

Stress: How to Manage It During and Post Treatment 

Claire Steichen, Certified Co-Active Coach and Founder of Clear Strategy Coaching; Julie Larson, LCSW, Psychotherapist; Rebecca V. Nellis, MPP, VP, Programs & Strategy, Cancer and Careers

Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehab: Improving Your Work Ability

Gabrielle Miskovitz, OTR/L, CHT, Clinical Specialist, Outpatient Occupational Therapy, MSKCC; Dorra Blacker, CRC, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor, Vocational Rehabilitation, NYU; Kate Sweeney, Executive Director, Cancer and Careers

5:00 PM Conference concludes