Leukemia and Lymphoma Society announces 2013 Blood Cancer Conference Sept. 19 at UDRegistration deadline Sept. 13
To celebrate September as Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the Delaware Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will present its 2013 Blood Cancer Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at the University of Delaware in Newark. The conference will provide the very latest information about the three most common forms of blood cancer, as well as the most recent research advances and treatment options for these cancers.
The conference will also focus on survivorship issues as well as what it means to be a caregiver to a blood cancer patient, and how to cope with and manage the day-to-day challenges.
“This is our second conference,” said Michelle Sobczyk, patient service manager for the LLS Delaware Chapter. “Because both patients and caregivers have so many questions about treatment options, side effects, new therapies and survivorship issues, we have geared the 2013 conference to address these needs.”
An outstanding conference faculty includes Dr. David Porter, director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation and professor of medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center; Dr. Michael Lankiewicz and Dr. Eric Martin, both Delaware hematologists; and Dr. Srihari Peri, medical director, Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe Medical Center. A special guest speaker is Hollywood film designer Chris Ayers, who will talk about his life as an acute myeloid leukemia survivor and about his best-selling series of illustrated books, “The Daily Zoo: Keeping the Doctor at Bay with a Drawing a Day.”
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees. Healthcare professionals and social workers attending will receive continuing education credit. Registration is free but attendees must register prior to Sept. 13.
To register or to learn more about the 2013 Blood Cancer Conference, contact Michelle Sobczyk at 302-661-7300, Ext. 2367, or register online at www.lls.org/de/bloodcancerconference.org.