Lone Star Blood Cancer Conference
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The Leukema & Lymphoma Society

PLEASE JOIN US!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC INCLUDING,

PATIENTS/SURVIVORS

CAREGIVERS/CONCERNED OTHERS

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Come hear how The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is impacting the world of blood cancer.

Learn everything you need to know about disease management and survivorship issues!

The 8th annual Lone Star Blood Cancer Conference is quickly approaching!  

REGISTER to attend this FREE, educational event designed especially for blood cancer patients,

survivors, families and health care professionals. Leading hematology and oncology specialists

will present information on disease management, clinical trials, developments in

research and survivorship. There will be question-and-answer sessions with all speakers.

The conference will include breakout sessions with disease-specific information

as well as survivorship information. Participants may choose to attend the

session of their choice. This event is open to the general public including 

patients, survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

The goal of the Lone Star Blood Cancer Conference is to educate attendees on

disease management, survivorship issues and the progress LLS has made in the field of

blood cancer. At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to understand

and discuss strategies to make informed decisions about their treatment plan; be aware of

strategies to manage disease and treatment-specific side effects; understand transplant side

effects in blood cancer treatments; understand management strategies for ongoing cancer

survivorship issues, including nutrition, financial/insurance and employment challenges;

list how to access local and national resources and understand the impact of new research models.

UT Southwestern Medical Center

(McDermott Plaza)

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75390 

Complimentary Parking

Visitor Lot 7 or Garage I

Complimentary parking will be available in Visitor Lot 7, entered from the

Butler Street/Harry Hines Boulevard
intersection, or in Garage I, entrance located immediately

prior to the Visitor Lot entrance. After parking, proceed across the plaza and down the stairway

to the right of the Visitor Information Center. Follow the directional signs to the McDermott Building.

For persons who have difficulty walking, please contact us to make special arrangements for drop off.

The conference is FREE but seating is limited.

Register Today!



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Program Accessibility:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center accommodates people with disabilities.

Please call (214) 648-3138 for more information, or mark the space indicated on the registration form.

DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER TO REGISTER.

For more information, please visit

www.lls.org/ntx/lonestar  

2013 Program Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration, breakfast and vendors

9:00 a.m. Welcome

Kim Brown, North Texas Chapter Patient Services Manager

Patricia R. Thomson, Ph.D., North Texas Chapter Executive Director 

Greg Clarkson, North Texas Chapter Board President

9:15 a.m. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Helping Patients Live Longer, Better Lives

Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D. - Executive Vice President, Chief Mission Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, White Plains, New York

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Get Involved

Patricia R. Thomson, Ph.D., North Texas Chapter Executive Director

Tim Durst, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National Board Chair

10:00 a.m. And In Health: A Seriously Funny Look at Thriving as a Couple During Cancer

Dan Shapiro, Ph.D. - Chair, Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine 

11:00 a.m. Break - coffee and vendors

11:15 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions

A. Cancer Survivorship: What Comes With the New Normal?

Jeff Kendall, Psy.D. - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas

B. Multiple Myeloma - Disease and Side Effect Management

Houston Holmes, M.D. - Texas Oncology at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas

C. Symptom Management for Survivors: The Key to Achieving Optimal Quality of Life

Gail Kwarciany, MSN, RN-BC, OCN, AOCNS - The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

D. Health Insurance & Health Care Options (offered again in closing afternoon breakout)

Jamie Ledezma, Esq. - Central California Regional Director, Cancer Legal Resource Center - Disability Rights Legal Center

E. Living with Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)

Madhuri Vusirikala, M.D. - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas

F. Long Term Effects for Pediatric and Young Adult Survivors of Leukemia and Lymphoma

Dan Bowers, M.D. - Children's Medical Center, Dallas

12:15 p.m. Pick up lunches (find your appropriate panel room)

12:30 p.m. Lunch panels

(patients, caregivers, nurse and social worker for each panel)

A. Age 0-18

B. Age 19-39

C. Age 40-60

D. Age 61+

1:45 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

A. Lymphomas - Disease & Side Effect Management

Robert Collins, Jr. M.D. - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas

B. Caregivers Have Cancer, Too!

Laura Howe-Martin, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist, Moncrief Cancer Institute/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Fort Worth

C. When Treatment Fails - Understanding Palliative and Hospice Care

Irene Prather, M.D. - Vitas Innovative Hospice, Dallas

D. Employment & Taking Time Off

Jamie Ledezma, Esq. - Central California Regional Director, Cancer Legal Resource Center - Disability Rights Legal Center

E. Fighting Cancer with Nutrition

Jason Stevens, MA, RD, CSO, LD - Clinical Oncology Dietitian & Diabetes Program Coordinator - Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, OK

Breakout provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America

F. Recent Progress in the Treatment of Leukemias in Children and Adolescents

Kenneth M. Heym, M.D. - Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth

3:00 p.m. Break - snack

3:15 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

A. Fertility Preservation Options for Cancer Patients

Orhan Bukulmez, M.D. - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

B. Families Have Cancer, Too - Helping Your Children Cope with Cancer

Kim Keely, LMSW - Cancer Support Community, Dallas

C. What Do I Do If It Comes Back? New Treatment Developments for Hematologic Malignancy

Alan Miller, M.D. - Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

D. Health Insurance & Health Care Options (repeat of morning breakout session)

Jamie Ledezma, Esq. - Central California Regional Director, Cancer Legal Resource Center - Disability Rights Legal Center

E. Myelodysplastic Syndromes - Disease & Side Effect Management

Vikas Bhushan, M.D. - Texas Oncology at Medical City Medical Center, Dallas

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

A. Lymphomas - Disease & Side Effect Management

Robert Collins, Jr. M.D. - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas

B. Caregivers Have Cancer, Too!

Laura Howe-Martin, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist, Moncrief Cancer Institute/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Fort Worth

C. When Treatment Fails - Understanding Palliative and Hospice Care

Irene Prather, M.D. - Vitas Innovative Hospice, Dallas

D. Employment & Taking Time Off

Jamie Ledezma, Esq. - Central California Regional Director, Cancer Legal Resource Center - Disability Rights Legal Center

E. Fighting Cancer with Nutrition

Jason Stevens, MA, RD, CSO, LD - Clinical Oncology Dietitian & Diabetes Program Coordinator - Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, OK

Breakout provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America

F. Recent Progress in the Treatment of Leukemias in Children and Adolescents

Kenneth M. Heym, M.D. - Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth

3:00 p.m. Break - snack

3:15 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

A. Fertility Preservation Options for Cancer Patients

Orhan Bukulmez, M.D. - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

B. Families Have Cancer, Too - Helping Your Children Cope with Cancer

Kim Keely, LMSW - Cancer Support Community, Dallas

C. What Do I Do If It Comes Back? New Treatment Developments for Hematologic Malignancy

Alan Miller, M.D. - Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

D. Health Insurance & Health Care Options (repeat of morning breakout session)

Jamie Ledezma, Esq. - Central California Regional Director, Cancer Legal Resource Center - Disability Rights Legal Center

E. Myelodysplastic Syndromes - Disease & Side Effect Management

Vikas Bhushan, M.D. - Texas Oncology at Medical City Medical Center, Dallas

Speaker Biographies

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 5.5 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), provider number 1105, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). Approval Period: 12/2011-12/2014. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 5.5 CE clinical lock hour(s). Upon completion of this program and submission of the activity evaluation, a certificate of completion will be issued to you following the program. Partial credit WILL NOT be offered. License number MUST be entered on evaluation form the day of the conference to receive certificate onsite.

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