Cancer Experts, Patients, and Families Meet for Local Blood Cancer Conference

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New York Oncology Hematology, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) invite health care professionals, caregivers, patients, and survivors to Spring to Life Conference on May 19th, 2018.

https://www.ceme.org/spring-2-life-conference

5th Annual CE-accredited, 1-day Educational Conference

Spring to Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies™: Conference on Indolent Lymphoid Malignancies is an accredited, educational program developed by New York Oncology Hematology (NYOH), in collaboration with the Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME), the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and a panel of expert faculty from the academic, research, and community practice settings.

Local cancer organizations have come together to help healthcare providers, patients, and families dealing with indolent lymphoid malignancies. The fifth annual Spring to Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies, sponsored by New York Oncology Hematology, will be held at the Albany Marriott Hotel, Albany, NY on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 7:30 am – 3:45 pm.

This one-day CME-certified conference will bring together healthcare professionals and members of the community—including patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers—to gain an up-to-date understanding of blood cancers, including the state-of-the-art science behind treatment, clinical management, ongoing translational research, and emerging therapies.

“Our Spring to Life conference each year highlights a different focus in the broad spectrum of hematologic malignancies or blood cancers and brings regional expertise to our community,” explains Ira Zackon, MD, New York Oncology Hematology and Conference Chair and Moderator. “Continued education at the local community level is critical to maintaining the highest quality and leading edge of health care. Each year we select a different group of blood cancers on which to focus, so that we are continually updating our knowledge and care. Our afternoon session focuses on an aspect of living with cancer and this year we are engaging around managing transitions in our lives through the course of disease.”

The 2018 conference will focus on indolent lymphoid malignancies with experts from New York Oncology Hematology, PC (NYOH) Albany Medical College, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and University of Rochester Medical Center.

“At Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families," said Sadie Szrama, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Manager, Patient Access Volunteer Development. “The Spring To Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies provides a wonderful opportunity for patients and caregivers to come together, share their experiences, and work together to improve care.”

The event is divided into two, half-day sessions:

  • Professional program (7:30 AM ‒ 1:15 PM): The morning program will detail standards of care and current evidence-based and emerging therapeutics, including efficacy, safety, and tolerability, in order to inform a clinical audience on the more common indolent lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. These sessions are designed to meet the educational needs of primary care practitioners, hematologists, oncologists, pediatricians, allied health professionals (including nurses, pharmacists, and social workers), and basic scientists.
  • Patient-centered program: (1:30 PM ‒ 3:45 PM): The theme of the afternoon program is Finding Hope in Times of Transition. This session is designed to benefit patients, as well as their families, companions, and caregivers. Patients and their loved ones will join health care experts, community oncologist/hematologists, and social workers to share stories and improve understanding in a supportive environment.

The symposium is hosted by New York Oncology Hematology, the region’s largest provider of community cancer care. It is accredited by Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 3.75 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Conference attendees will enjoy complimentary breakfast, light lunch, and snacks, as well as opportunities to view exhibitor displays.
There is no fee for this educational activity.

For more information or to register, visit: https://www.ceme.org/spring-2-life-conference for the morning healthcare professional program, or http://spring2liferegistration.org/ for the afternoon patient-centered program.

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About New York Oncology Hematology
New York Oncology Hematology (NYOH) is the region’s leading provider of community-based cancer care and services. With seven convenient locations, a team of 36 physicians, and more than 300 oncology professionals, NYOH has been delivering world-class cancer care to the Capital Region and surrounding communities for more than 30 years. Through its affiliation with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest cancer treatment and research networks, NYOH offers the latest breakthroughs, treatments, and technologies – right here at home.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Upstate NY/VT Chapter is located in Albany, NY.

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
ACCME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and MedEd Consulting.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation
Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 3.75 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

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