See also our related blog for the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Jen presents Autopsy Barrier study results at APOSW

This year’s Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers topic was Exploring Sustainability: Promoting Pediatric Oncology Social Work in the Changing Healthcare Environment
12 posters were selected for the conference – during the two hours poster presentation many people stopped by and were impressed with our work and the idea of a Legacy Gift, saying that they have many patients whose family could benefit from leaving such a gift. Attendees had a lot of great questions and many asked for further information or planned to check our website for more information on guidelines/how to’s and our handouts. Melissa Hill of the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation joined in the poster presentation of our joint work. 

Other topics of discussion/workshops were: 
Sustaining Ourselves: Healing Ourselves While Healing Others
The CARES Program:  Utilizing the Community to Increase Sustainability of Patients and Families
Social Skill Training For Adolescent and Young Adult Brain Tumor Survivors
Establishing Skill Sets:  Staying the Course When Faced With Pediatric End of Life Challenges
our thanks as always to Nancy Goodman, the inspiration for study and efforts!