Tuesday, October 29, 2013

20th Annual Florida Rural Health Association Educational Summit

“Setting the Health Care Table: Politics, Economics, Health
November 21-22, 2013 in Gainesville, Fla.
For more information and to register visit: floridaruralhealth.org/summit
Registration Includes:
· Access to all summit panels and presentations November 21st and November 22nd
· Breakfast, lunch, snacks and a reception on Thursday
· 2014 FRHA membership
· Time with over 20 vendors working in rural communities
· Up to 9.5 hours of continuing education

Highlights Include:
· Rural Health Symposium with State Surgeon General  John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS
· Expert panel on the Affordable Care Act and impacts on rural Florida
· Rural EMS, Health IT and Collaborative Partners tracks
· Update on Florida outreach and enrollment into the Marketplace

Speakers include:
· Kevin McGinnis- Community Paramedicine Manager, National Association of State EMS Officials
· Maggie Eleheany, JD– VP of Government Affairs, National Rural Health Association
· Jason Altmire, Senior VP of Public Policy and Community Engagement, Florida Blue

Friday, October 18, 2013

Two free hereditary cancer and genetics webinars from FORCE

FORCE has two free webinars focused on hereditary cancer and genetics:

Exercise and Fitness for Survivors and Previvors
Join Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as she explains the role of physical activity in cancer prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
October 23, 2013, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

The "New" Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know
Join geneticist Rebecca Sutphen, MD, to learn about the latest advances in genetic testing including: What is multiplex testing and how is it different than "traditional" BRCA testing?
November 18, 2013, 12:00-1:00 EDT

To learn more or register, visit our Be Empowered Webinars page at: http://www.facingourrisk.org/events/webinars/index.php#upcoming

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cancer Stakeholder October-November Issue

Cancer Partners,

We are very excited about the newly redesigned October – November Cancer Stakeholder issue! There are two opportunities to view and share it with your partners:

Visit: http://issuu.com/floridahealth/docs/nov_2013_cancer_stake_9-13

This issue includes:

Program Spotlight: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and November 21st is the 38th Annual Great American Smokeout

State Update: Year 2 Partnership with the Regional Cancer Control Collaborative Coordinators

Tools and Resources: Upcoming webinars, workshops and opportunities for continuing education credits

Cancer in the News: The latest articles from great resources such as Science Daily, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Funding Opportunities: Ranging from obesity to cancer research grants

Events: Including local and national conferences of interest to our stakeholders

Please share with your partners!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lunch and Learn Event Announcement: Psychosocial Education for Breast Cancer Patients

WHAT: Lunch and Learn – Psychosocial Education for Breast Cancer Patients

WHEN: October 30th, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Hope Lodge – Gainesville

FEATURED SPEAKER: Dr. Michelle Bishop
This Lunch and Learn session will be led by Dr. Michelle Bishop, who specializes in Psycho-oncology, making her an expert in the psychosocial aspects of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. She has devoted over ten years as a Research Assistant Professor for the University of Florida Division of Hematology/Oncology, doing research to better understand the impact of cancer and cancer survivorship on the quality of life of survivors and family caregivers, and has developed and tested interventions for family caregivers to maximize their coping and resilience. Currently, Dr. Bishop devotes her time to the direct care of patients and family members as she continues work through her private practice and as a courtesy professor with the University of Florida.

COST: Free

OTHER INFO: Lunch and Continuing Education Credits will be provided
Continuing Education Credits provided by Suwannee River Area Health Education Center

SPONSORED BY: The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF), The North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC) and Cancer Connections

RSVP REQUIRED. Please RSVP to lpollock@wellflorida.org by Friday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.

Learning Objectives
Following the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the psychosocial aspects of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
  2. Describe scenarios of the impact of cancer and cancer survivorship on the quality of life of survivors and family caregivers.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Advances in Testing For Inherited Breast Cancer Predisposition and Considerations in the Delivery of Genetic Services in Diverse Populations

 Participants will learn:
How Family History and Genetics Testing Help Stratify Breast Cancer Risk
About Genetic Testing Options beyond BRCA
About Breast Cancer Health Disparities Present in Black Women
About National Best Practices Guidelines Pertaining to BRCA Genetic Counseling and Testing

Continuing Education for Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling approval provided without cost by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Children Medical Services (CMS), Bureau of Early Steps (CMS) Provider# 50-371 will be offered.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Featured Speakers:
Tuya Pal, MD, FACMG , H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Christi Radford, MS, CGC, Ambry Genetics

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