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Cancer Collaborative Cape Cod & Islands

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Resort and Conference Center Hyannis

35 Scudder Avenue

Hyannis, MA 02601

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This event is for healthcare professionals and organizations that support patients and families who have had a cancer diagnosis. Nurses and social workers will receive 3 Free continuing education credits.
Topics include:

  • Palliative Care: Benefits of early incorpration, before a terminal diagnosis is made
  • Innovations in Cancer Treatments
  • Living With Cancer as a Chronic Illness
  • Self Care for Healthcare Professionals
  • Identifying and Addressing the Largest Needs in your Community


Speakers Include:

Tina Soares, BSN, RN, CHPN, Quality of Life Management, VNA of Cape Cod/ Cape Cod Healthcare

Jon S. DuBois, MD, Hematologist, Oncologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Katie Dobbin Binda, MSW, LICSW Social worker in private practice; creator of numerous wellness programs and services for patients, families.

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Tina Soares will speak on the benefits of incorporating early palliative care for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals before someone is given a terminal diagnosis; how to discuss what quality of life means to patients and how support teams can work to reach those goals.

Jon S. DuBois, MD Dr. DuBois will discuss the changing landscape of cancer care: What is on the horizon in terms of treatment, and living with cancer as a chronic illness.

Katie Dobbin Binda, MSW, LICSW

Katie is widely recognized for her counseling and coaching expertise as well as her leadership in innovative program development, patient advocacy and workshop facilitation. Kaite will guide attendees in two breakout sessions where healthcare professionals will learn tangible tools for practicing self care, and identifying their particular community's greatest needs so they can be addressed.

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Cancer Collaborative Seminars provide professional development and networking opportunities, along with resources and tools to maintain partnerships. The conference series is designed for patient navigators, nurses, psychologists, social workers, community health workers, and organizations that support patients with cancer and their families. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will provide 3 Continuing Education Credits for nurses and social workers on the day of the seminar. There will be three speakers and two breakout sessions. Breakfast is included. There is no fee for this event.

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Upon completion of the semiar / workshop attendees will be able to:

1) Understand the wide scope of Palliative Care services, and the importance of embracing services before someone is given a terminal diagnosis; discuss what quality of life means to your patients and how support-teams can reach those goals.

2) Learn about the Changing Landscape of Cancer Care, specifically what is on the horizon in terms of treatment, and Living with Cancer as a Chronic Illness.

3) Learn how we as healthcare professionals, caring for patients and families, can also care for ourselves.

4) Identify 3-5 services that are needed within your specific community (a product of the breakout sessions) and begin discussions on how to address them.

5) Maintain relationships with attendees across the Cape & Islands for future collaborations.



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