Below are descriptions of the sessions being offered at the 2020 National Conference on Work & Cancer, on Friday, June 19.
Staying Healthy at Home & Work: The Doctor’s Perspective (9:00 AM ET)
What is the role of your physician and extended healthcare team in your ability to work? How do you manage treatment side effects while working? What are some work-friendly treatment options? These and many other questions will be answered in this informative session exploring the perspectives of medical oncologists on issues related to work and cancer.
Balancing Work & Cancer (9:45 AM ET)
There are many things to consider when working during — or after — treatment, from decisions around disclosure and maintaining privacy to dealing with treatment side effects. This session will arm you with an understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including how you might use its reasonable accommodations option as a tool to help you on the job. We will also discuss practical tips and communication strategies, including a technique called “The Swivel.”
Staying Healthy at Home & Work: Self-Care (11:30 AM ET)
In a moderated panel discussion, licensed oncology social workers will explore various approaches for maintaining self-care at home and at work. Learn short-term and long-term strategies to improve well-being by identifying stressors, setting boundaries, improving your body image and more.
Job Search During & After COVID-19 (1:15 PM ET)
Looking for a new position during or after cancer treatment can seem daunting, especially during a global pandemic, but it can be done! Get tips on creating a compelling resume, networking, interviewing effectively (including how to deal with those resume-gap questions), that will help you with your job search during and after COVID-19.
Staying Healthy at Home & Work: Nutrition (2:30 PM ET)
Maintaining a balanced diet is vitally important during and after cancer. In this session, our panel of dieticians and nutritionists will answer your questions on planning healthy and affordable meals, boosting immunity, managing weight, minimizing side effects, and developing strategies for eating well at work and beyond.
Work Transitions: Strategies for Looking Ahead (3:45 PM ET)
2020 has been a year of unexpected transitions in the work and personal lives of many. For cancer patients and survivors, this shifting landscape has been particularly complex. This session will help you think about how to positively navigate work and personal transitions.