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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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM  PRE-INSTITUTE 1  (3.5 CEs)
An Introduction to Pediatric Hematology Oncology Social Work
(Lunch Provided)
 * Anne Kosem, LCSW, OSW-C

 * Alistair Robertson, MSW

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM  PRE-INSTITUTE 2  (1.5 CEs)
Finding Your Rhythm: Creating Pathways to Social Work Wellness
 * Anita Graham, MSW, LCSW
 * Maggie Warner, MSN, RN

Kayaking at Lady Bird Lake (Max# of attendees 30. $20/person)

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM   DINNER ON YOUR OWN

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM   EARLY REGISTRATION and MEET & GREET
Hosted by the APOSW Board of Directors and the Austin Site Committee, the Meet and Greet is an opportunity for conference attendees to meet and network. If you are coming solo to the conference, you may appreciate the opportunity to find others with whom you can connect, not only during the conference but also in the months to follow. Retrieve your schedule, name badge, and conference goodies and join us at the Meet and Greet!

 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM  OPENING REMARKS
 * Anita Graham, MSW, LCSW, 2016-2018 APOSW President, WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM  KEYNOTE  (1.5 CEs)
Behind the Beat
 * Nancy Barbach, LCSW, Cohen Children's Medical Center
 

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM  BREAK

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM  SEMINARS (2 CEs)
SEMINAR 1 
Undocumented Immigrants in Pediatric Oncology: An Exploration of Legal Issues, Challenges to Providing Care and the Patient/Family Experience - Handout 1 - Handout 2
 * Jorge Fernandez, MSW, LICSW
 * Elizabeth Hardesty, MSW
 * Jennifer Taussig, MSW, LCSW

SEMINAR 2
Innovative Interventions Using Expressive Arts in Social Work Practice: Childhood Cancer as a Paradigm
 * Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW
 * Nancy Cincotta, MSW, LCSW, MPhil, ACSW

SEMINAR 3
Becoming a Leader in Pediatric Oncology Social Work: Possibilities and Opportunities - Handout
 * Stacy Stickney Ferguson, MSW, LICSW
 * Elyse Levin-Russman, LICSW, OSW-C
 * Wendy Shama, MSW, RSW
 * Wade Iwata, LMSW, OSW-C (Moderator)
 

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM  LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM  BREAKOUT SESSION 1 (1.25 CEs)
1A:  Perspectives on the Well-Sibling/Ill-Sibling Relationship in Life and Death - Handout 1 - Handout 2
 * Mary Jane Gandour, PhD
 * Molly Gandour, MFA Candidate

1B:  An Advance Care Planning Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant - Handout
 * Janet Ziegler, MSW, LICSW
 * Gabe Gebremicael, MSW, LICSW
 * Marie Rodier, MSW, LICSW

1C:  Support Group? Wait, No One Said It Would Look Like This
 * Stacia Wagner, MSW, MEd

 * Beth Jones, BA
 * Elaine Pottenger, MS, RN, CPNP, PMHS
 * Alexandra Williams

1D:  Use of Mind-Body Interventions to Address Patient and Caregiver Distress in Pediatric Oncology Settings - Handout
 * Sue Stephens, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
 

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM  BREAK

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM  EXHIBITOR’S FAIR and SILENT AUCTION
Meet with exhibitors from regional, national and international organizations to learn about programs and resources for pediatric oncology patients and families, network with conference attendees and raise money for the Houston Tyler Rothschild Scholarship Fund via the silent auction.

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3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  POSTER PRESENTATIONS 
Poster presenters will be available to answer questions and discuss their posters.

P-1:  Creating New Possibilities: Social Work's Unique Ability to Fill the Void
 * Beth Gomez, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

P-2:  Social Network Analysis: How to Get Young Adults to Participate in Programs
 * Michelle Fritsch, LMSW-ACP
 * Danielle Coleman, MS, CCLS

 * Heidi Russell, MD

P-3:  Creating a Shared Vision: Transforming the Pediatric Oncology Psychosocial Experience
 * Jennifer St. Clair, MSW, LCSW
 * Francesca Ferretti, MSW, RCSWI

P-4:  Experiencing Life through a Different Lens: A Photography Project with Caregivers of Children Undergoing a Bone Marrow Transplant
 * Krista Ann Mann, LSW, MSSW
 * Caroline Morrison, PhD, RN
 * Lisa M. Vaughn, PhD

 * Carrie Breitwieser, MSW, LISW-S

P-5:   Dissonance during Futile Care: The Impact of Moral Distress on the Individual, Team and Family
 * Michelle Sanford, LCSW-R

 * Juliana Yiu, LCSW-R

P-6:  Breaking the Ice: Establishing Effective AYA Psychosocial Support in a Unique Care Environment
 * Heather K. Oakley, LCSW, OSW-C
 * Kimberly E. Todd, CCLS

P-7:  Building and Rebuilding: Strategies and Challenges of Promoting Staff Resiliency amongst a Multidisciplinary Oncology Psychosocial Team
 * Jessica King, LSW
 * Rich Jentzen, LCSW
 * Anna P. Nannicelli, MPH, LSW
 * Katy Howe, LCSW

P-8:  Mindful Self-Compassion – A Therapeutic Tool for Pediatric Oncology Social Workers
 * Lisl M. Schweers, LCSW, OSW-C

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  WELCOME RECEPTION - HORS D'OEUVRES, RAFFLE and DOOR PRIZES
There will be tasty appetizers starting at 4:30 PM and conference announcements. Beverages will be available for purchase. Must be present to win.


6:30 PM  DINNER ON YOUR OWN

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6:30 PM  EVENING SOCO DISTRICT TOUR AND LIVE MUSIC
What better way to feel the authentic Austin experience than an evening of live music under the oaks at Guero's Taco Bar. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30pm and stroll 4 blocks to ride the city bus ($1.50 each way) along South Congress Avenue over the Bat Bridge and into the heart of South Congress district, one of Austin's hip and funky neighborhoods. We will end at Guero's Taco Bar for some live music. The music is free and they typically have nachos and tacos for a small donation. They also have lovely margaritas and other adult beverages for a fee. For more information, contact Jen Currin-McCulloch at jcurrin-mcculloch@utexas.edu.


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