2018 APOSW’s 42nd Annual Conference

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Tuesday, April 10th * Wednesday, April 11th * Thursday, April 12th * Friday, April 13th * Posters

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

6:15 AM – 7:15 AM  MORNING MEDITATION
Led by Leah Forster Gauvin and Kelsey Hamstead

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM  REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM GATHERING OF SOLO PRACTITIONERS
This gathering is a networking opportunity for those who are the sole pediatric oncology social worker in their work setting. Discussion topics may include this unique care delivery model, challenges and program models that can be implemented by solo practitioners.
Elyse Levin-Russman, LICSW, OSW-C and Carolyn Wills-Barberi, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, solo practitioners will facilitate.

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM  ETHICS INTENSIVE  (2 Ethics CEs)
The Dimensions of Human Suffering
 * Craig Hurwitz, MD

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM  BREAK

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM  BREAKOUT SESSION 2  (1.25 CEs)
2A - Through Our Eyes - A Photovoice Group for Teens on Cancer Treatment. Issues, Experiences, and Influencing Change - Handout
 * Sonia Lucchetta, MSW, RSW
 * Wendy Shama, MSW, RSW

2B - How Cultural Awareness Positively Impacts Family-Centered Care for International Caregivers of Children with Pediatric Malignancies- Handout
 * Dawn Corneau-Dia, LCSW
 * Marc Friedman, MA, CMI, CHI

 * Jacqueline Matthews, MSW Candidate, May 2018

2C - Enhancing the Rhythm of Your Team: Key Steps for the Clinical Social Worker - Handout
 * Marion Enzerra Kalbacker, MSSW, LCSW (Retired)
 * Lindsay Gallo, MSW, LCSW

2D - A Bereavement Camp for Caregivers and Siblings: Creating Models for Programming and Implementation
 * Jackson Huynh, LMSW, MDIV, OSW-C

2E - Precise Delivery of Education to Newly Diagnosed Pediatric Oncology Patients & Families: A Quality Improvement Initiative - Handout
 * Michelle Fritsch, LMSW-ACP
 * Heidi Russell, MD, PhD
 * Quinn Franklin, MS, CCLS
 * Ernest Fruge, PhD

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM  BREAK

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  NETWORKING LUNCHEON & BUSINESS MEETING
Meet conference attendees and exchange contact information. The APOSW Business Meeting will follow lunch and is open to all APOSW members. We will reveal the location of the 2019 APOSW Annual Conference.

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM  BREAK

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM  BREAKOUT SESSION 3  (1.25 CEs)
3A - Siblings as Clients, Family Members, Teachers, Mentors and Advocates
 * Nancy Cincotta, MSW, LCSW, MPhil, ACSW
 * Rhonda Ryan, LMSW

3B - PedsScreen: Tablet-Based Technology for Identification of Biopsychosocial Concerns
 * Renee Ortiz, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
 * Matthew Loscalzo, MSW, LCSW, APOS Fellow
 * Karen Clark, MS
 * Alejandra Muro, MSW
 * Christina Cabanillas, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW

3C - Factors of Successful School Re-entry for Children Diagnosed with Cancer: Using Ecological System Framework - Handout
 * Jesmin Akter, MSc
 * Jaehee Yi, PhD, MSW

3D - Clinical Challenges and Ethical Considerations in Allocating Financial Resources to Pediatric Oncology Families - Handout
 * Elyse Levin-Russman, LICSW, OSW-C
 * Laura Dickman, LICSW

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM  BREAK

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM  SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide an opportunity for social workers to meet in smaller groups to discuss specific topics of interest.

     * Adolescent/Young Adult
     * Blood and Marrow Transplant
     * Brain Tumors
     * End of Life/Palliative Care
     * Survivorship

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM  BREAK

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM  SOCIAL HOUR AT THE WESTIN
Network and mingle with conference attendees. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase at Stella San Jac located on the 1st floor of the Hotel.

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM  PAST BOARD MEMBERS’ RECEPTION
The current APOSW Board of Directors cordially invites past APOSW board members to a reception honoring their contributions to our organization. It is an occasion for these visionary leaders in pediatric oncology social work to re-connect.

6:30 PM APOSW CELEBRATION AT THE SOUTH CONGRESS HOTEL
Join us for a fantastic evening of entertainment, networking and celebration. Awards will be presented. There will be a cash bar and a seated dinner.

South Congress Hotel
1603 S. Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78704
512-920-6405
www.southcongresshotel.com


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Posters

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