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What is the role of your healthcare team in your ability to work? How do you manage treatment side effects while working? What are some work-friendly treatment options? We will answer all of these questions and more in this session.
Employment Rights & Health Insurance
Do you know about the laws that protect cancer survivors in the workplace and how to use them? Learn more about the ADA, FMLA, state fair employment laws, and more in this comprehensive overview. This session will also help you learn about options for people with pre-existing medical conditions leading up to health care reforms in 2014, and more.
Working During and After Treatment
There are many things to consider when returning to work after or working during treatment - from deciding whether you are ready to return, to sharing the news about your diagnosis and dealing with changes in appearance, to creating a workable schedule. This session will arm you with practical tips to set boundaries and help ease the transition in the workplace, whether you are working, returning to your previous employer, or starting a new job.
Get inside the head of Human Resources as we look at how specific employers manage cancer in their companies, hear advice from high profile executives on being a survivor in the workplace and learn about flexible work situations that could be advantageous to cancer survivors.
Taking Time Off
Taking time away from work during or after treatment can come with many unexpected – and often confusing – decisions to make. This session will arm you with important information on the Family and Medical Leave Act, short and long-term disability insurance options, and how patients and healthcare professionals can work together to correctly complete medical certification forms.
Has your cancer experience caused you to dream about a completely new career? Learn about the process for changing careers including assessing yourself, identifying obstacles and opportunities, creating an action plan, and more.
Looking for a new position during or after cancer treatment can seem daunting, but it's more than possible. Get tips on creating an effective resume, interviewing effectively (and dealing with those resume gap questions), and more.
Career in the Age of the App
The era of “climbing the ladder” as a method of managing your career is out. We are now in the age of the app. Everything you need is at your fingertips, fully customizable to your unique career aspirations. Careers are not a linear process any more – no longer do we adhere to a ladder model of getting into a job, staying at the same company, and moving our way up through the vertical org chart. In today’s world, people are exploring, experimenting, building a foundation, moving horizontally within companies, job-hopping, and building their own businesses on the side. Rather than following a linear path, you will learn how to explore, experiment and build a strong foundation that suits your dynamic talents and goals.
Career Coach Panel
Our professional coaches will offer advice and insight on a variety of issues surrounding work and cancer, such as career change, interviewing, job search, resume writing and more. Get answers to your job search questions from this panel of experts.
There have been many important changes to our health care system over the past year. This session will arm you with what you need to know in order to understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how this law will affect you.