Over 200 to attend free Blood Cancer Conference in Mason | Events
MASON, OH (FOX19) - The Tri-State/Southern Ohio Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to present a free informational conference for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The conference, “New Paths to Treatment and Hope for Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma” will cover the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatments, as announced at the 2011 conference of the American Society of Hematology.
The event will be held 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Great Wolf Lodge at King’s Island Convention Center in Mason, OH. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and special room rates are available at the lodge for out-of-town guests.
Dr. Deborah Banker, the national Vice President of Research Communications for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Banker has earned degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado, and University of Rochester in New York. She did her post-doctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Dr. Banker’s roles at LLS include educating staff and volunteers, the public, the media and the scientific community about LLS research initiatives and advances, helping to develop new research initiatives and helping to advocate for policies that are supportive of critical biomedical research and optimal patient access to life-saving treatments.
Conference guests will have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions to correspond to a specific cancer diagnosis of their choice, as well as several issues affecting the quality of life for patients, their families and caregivers. Sessions covering the following diagnosis: Childhood Diagnoses, Adult AML & ALL, CLL & SLL, CML, Myeloma, Aggressive Lymphomas, Indolent Lymphomas and Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and the following quality of life issues: Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes, Coping with Chemo Brain, Cultivating our Spiritual Strengths, Current Trend in Cancer Nutrition, What YOU Can Do About Your Pain, Surviving and Thriving, Living from Day to Day, Cancer and the Law, Complementary Medicine, Paths to School Success for Children with Cancer, Providing Psychosocial Support to Patients and Families in a Pediatric Hospital Setting, and Exercise for Cancer Patients will be covered.
Anyone interested in attending this free event should visit www.lls.org/soh/ash or call Jackie Personett at 513-698-2424 or 1-866-671-2873, ext. 2424.