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I’m thrilled to announce we’re kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with the return of Pregunte a los Expertos (Ask the Experts), an open, interactive online forum designed to provide our Spanish-speaking community with knowledge and insights to their work-related concerns.
We’ll be hosting four Q&A style sessions every Tuesday at 1:00 PM ET / 10AM PT during Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th to October 15th. Each session will focus on a work and cancer related topic, guided by an expert in that field. This year’s lineup includes:
- Victoria Blinder, MD – Oncologist –September 19
- Edwin Gonzalez, SHRM-CP – HR Specialist – September 26
- Isabella Ferrari, MCN, CSO, RDN, LDN – Dietitian – October 3
- Nieves Cuervo, MD – Psychiatrist – October 10
For our first session, we are honored to have Dr. Victoria Blinder who is a board-certified medical oncologist, dedicated to the treatment of patients with breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She conducts research focusing on employment disparities during and after treatment for breast cancer, as well as the financial and quality-of-life sequelae of these disparities. Dr. Blinder serves the larger oncology community through committee work with the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. In addition, she has partnered with other nonprofit and business groups to develop a free, publicly available, employer-targeted intervention to help supervisors in corporations accommodate employees who are cancer survivors.
Dr. Blinder will join us to answer your questions related to balancing health and work demands. During last year’s session, she shared some insights on communicating with your medical care team. Dr. Blinder said that oftentimes understanding “who is in charge of what” can be complex for patients. She explains that each medical discipline has a very specific role and encourages patients to ask doctors directly what their specialty is (and what that means), and what part of the treatment they are responsible for. She also thinks it’s important to not only take notes during each medical visit, but also write down questions before the consultation, so you don’t forget. We’re eager to hear more tips and strategies like this one in this year’s session.
Mark your calendars and don’t miss the opportunity to get your questions answered! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.cancerandcareers.org/es/recursos/programas-virtuales
If you are not a Spanish speaker, check out our English language webinars in our Balancing Work & Cancer series.