If you deliver medical or psychosocial care to young people, ages 15 to 39, who have been diagnosed with cancer, you need to be here.

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Bringing oncology professionals the latest advancements and best practices in medical and psychosocial AYA cancer care and support

Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk-Downtown

February 21-22, 2020

San Antonio, Texas

The Texas AYA Oncology Conference brings together adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology professionals from around the country to educate, empower and collaborate on the latest AYA oncology research and trends.  

The meeting began in San Antonio in 2010 to raise awareness about the many medical and psychosocial issues facing young people who are diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39. Since then, it has become a regional conference that now includes Fort Worth (Fort Worth AYA Oncology Coalition) and Houston (MD Anderson AYA Program) destinations in its annual rotation. 

This year will mark the conference’s 10th anniversary. 

Who attends this meeting?

This conference is for healthcare professionals who deliver care and advocate for AYAs with cancer, aged 15 to 39, including physicians, social workers, nurses, clinical navigators, psychologists and art therapists.

Continuing Medical Education

(MD/DO)

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 UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and AYA Foundation San Antonio. The UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

(NURSES)

University Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Featured Speakers

Karen Albritton, MD
Medical Director, AYA Program, Hematology and Oncology Center, Cook Children's Hospital

Dr. Albritton graduated from Yale University, received her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, and completed her Medicine/Pediatrics residency and oncology fellowships at the University of North Carolina. She is board certified in both pediatric and medical oncology and has particular expertise in sarcoma. Her research focuses on access to care and outcomes for AYAs with cancer. She has been active with the Children's Oncology Group, National Cancer Institute and advocacy organizations to improve policy and standards of care for this underserved group. Dr. Albritton is also the founder and Medical Director of the Fort Worth Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Coalition, a non-profit partnership of oncology providers who have built a community-based AYA program.

Kristin Bingen, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Kristin Bingen is a Pediatric Psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has been providing psychosocial care for pediatric, adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in the MACC Fund Center for over 18 years. Dr. Bingen has provided psychosocial consultation to survivors of childhood and AYA cancer in the Next Steps Survivorship Clinic since its inception. She also conducts research in the areas of health-related quality of life and psychosocial aspects of pediatric and AYA cancer survivorship. Dr. Bingen is the Co-Director of the AYA Cancer Program, a partnership between Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. She also serves on the Children’s Oncology Group AYA Committee as the Behavioral Science liaison.

Simon Davies
Executive Director, Teen Cancer America

Now in its seventh year, Simon leads Teens Cancer America, the only national charity in the USA working directly with hospitals to advise, support and fund them in the development of specialized facilities and programs for adolescents and young adults with cancer. The charity is built on the successful model of Teenage Cancer Trust, UK where Simon was Chief Executive Officer for 13 years before launching Teen Cancer America in 2012. His early career was in the management of substantial social and health care services in the fields of Learning Disability and Mental Health. He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate in Education by University of Coventry for his service development work and the advancement of professional education in the field of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer. Simon has developed an international reputation for success in bringing about change within traditionally structured health systems.

Gary Francis, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Gary L. Francis, MD, PhD is Professor of Pediatrics at UTHSCSA and has devoted his career to the study of thyroid cancer in children. Author of more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts on childhood thyroid cancer, he has served as member of the American Thyroid Association Guideline Task Force on Medullary Thyroid Cancer, and Chair of the American Thyroid Association Guideline Task Force on Childhood Thyroid Cancer.

Lindsay Frazier, MD
Physician Pediatric Oncology and Hematology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Frazier is also an Associate professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. As an international expert in germ cell tumors (GCT), Dr. Frazier’s contributions span the research spectrum from delineating the underlying biology of GCTs, serving as chair of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) germ cell tumor committee, designing and leading international clinical trials and conducting investigations of the epidemiology and outcomes of GCT patients. To facilitate this work, Dr. Frazier created The Malignant Germ Cell International Consortium (MaGIC). With the help of Dr. Ann LaCasce, Dr. Frazier launched the center for Adolescents and Young Adult Oncology at the DFCI in 2016. Dr. Frazier leads the Childhood Cancer Registry project for the Global Health initiative of the Dana-Farber Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. She has also established the first population-based cancer registries in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

Becky Johnson, MD
Founder AYA Oncology Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dr. Rebecca Johnson is a physician in the division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Johnson founded the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) oncology program at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is now building an AYA program at Mary Bridge Hospital/MultiCare Health System. Her clinical and research interests include patient engagement, cancer epidemiology, and unmet needs and barriers to care among AYAs. She co-chairs the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) and the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) AYA committees and serves on the advisory board of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) AYA Committee.

James Klosky, PhD, ABPP
Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. James Klosky is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and the Director of Psychology in the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). Previously, Dr. Klosky was an Associate Member at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he was the Founder and Co-Director of the Fertility Preservation Clinic and Director of Psychological Services in Cancer Survivorship. Historically, Dr. Klosky’s professional activities have broadly centered on behavior-based cancer prevention and control among survivors of childhood cancer, but over the last several years, he has primarily been working in the areas of fertility preservation and risky sexual behavior. Since 2010, Dr. Klosky’s work as a Principal Investigator has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and this research has included large multi-site trials examining the prevalence and predictors of sperm banking among adolescent and young adult males newly diagnosed with cancer (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among cancer survivors (National Cancer Institute). As a board certified clinical health psychologist and APA fellow, Dr. Klosky has authored over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves as a grant reviewer for a number of governmental agencies and private foundations. In his role as the psychologist on CHOA’s fertility preservation service, Dr. Klosky provides clinical care to pediatric, adolescent, and young adult hem/onc patients, while actively serving on committees to develop national and international guidelines for fertility preservation in chronically ill youth.

Lauren Lux, LCSW
Adolescent and Young Adult Program Director at University of North Carolina’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lauren Lux, LCSW, is the Adolescent and Young Adult Program Director at University of North Carolina’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry. Lauren’s work as AYA program director focuses on patient care, psychosocial research, program development, provider education, and advocacy. She is passionate about improving the lives of AYAs living with cancer.

Katie Narvarte, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG
Survivorship Navigator & Psychosocial Coordinator

Katie Narvarte, LMSW is a licensed master social worker, oncology navigator, and young adult caregiver. Following her husband’s cancer treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Katie became an advocate for caregivers; speaking, writing, and volunteering her time to increase awareness of caregiver challenges. Most recently, Katie became an oncology survivorship navigator in the Dallas/Fort Worth. In this role, she provides support to patients and their families, leads research on survivor/caregiver needs, and develops and implements psychosocial programming.

Catherine Fiona Macpherson, RN, BScN, MSN, PhD

Dr. Macpherson was formerly the AYA nurse navigator for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles site of the AYA@USC program. She has been active in AYA oncology for almost a decade in clinical practice, research, and program development. She has particular interests in symptom assessment and management and end of life care.

Susan Parsons, MD, MRP

Dr. Susan Parsons’ career has combined formal graduate training in health economics and planning with extensive clinical training and experience in hematology/oncology, and cancer survivorship. Her research has focused on strategies to improve the patient’s experience with healthcare, reduce regimen-related toxicity, and optimize functioning. Nationally, she serves as the scientific lead of cancer care delivery research (CCDR) within the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Scientific Steering Committee for CCDR. CCDR focuses on the cost, quality, and access of cancer care—particularly among minority and underserved communities. She is also a member of the COG Steering Committee for Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL). In the ongoing high risk pediatric study AHOD 1331, she has led three embedded studies: assessment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy; evaluation of longitudinal health-related quality of life (HRQL); and cost effectiveness study of novel agents. In the recently activated joint adult-pediatric Phase III trial, S1826, she is the chair of the patient-reported outcomes studies, evaluating HRQL and symptom burden of novel agents. She is co-founder of the newly established “HoLISTIC Consortium (Hodgkin Lymphoma International Study for Individual Care), involving more than 55 clinicians and researchers from North America and Europe. Through this international collaboration, she has assembled individual patient data on more than 18,000 patients with HL, which her team has leveraged to develop and test a simulated decision model for patients and providers at the time of initial HL diagnosis. Dr. Parsons is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, Director of the Center for Health Solutions within the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, and founding Medical Director of the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Program at Tufts Medical Center, providing survivorship care to AYA-aged survivors diagnosed in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood.

Constanza Roeder
Founder and President of Hearts Need Art: Creative Support for Adults with Cancer

Constanza Roeder aims to encourage the community of cancer travelers through stories and music. The arts and the power of community helped facilitate her own healing after a diagnosis of leukemia at age 13. After two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy 13 years ago, she learned she was cancer free. She studied music in college and now works as a singer, songwriter, voice teacher, and musician-in-residence.

Mike Roth, MD
Director of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program and Co-Director of the AYA Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Roth is a pediatric oncologist and his clinical research focuses on improving long-term survival and health-related quality of life outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.  He is the Director of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program and the co-Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He is  the Chair of the AYA Oncology Discipline Committee within the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and also leads the AYA Responsible Investigator Network, which includes >140 investigators from COG sites around the world, all focused on enhancing AYA clinical trial enrollment.

Peter Shaw, MD
Deputy Director of the Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Dr. Peter Shaw is the Deputy Director of the Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Prior to that, he was Clinical Director of Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where he founded one of the country’s first Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology programs to improve medical and quality of life outcomes in this often-overlooked population.

Stuart Siegel, MD

Stuart Siegel, MD was Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology for 35 years and the founding director of the the Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Professor and Head of the Division of Hematology-Oncology Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. He remains a leader in supportive care and research in pediatric oncology. From developing the first pediatric protective environment in 1971 for children undergoing intensive chemotherapy, to pioneering current efforts to develop academic and clinical care programs nationally and locally for adolescents and young adults with cancer, Dr. Siegel’s contributions have revolutionized the field of pediatric and AYA oncology. 

Pam Simon, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON
Program Manager/Nurse Practitioner, SAYAC (Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program)

Pam Simon, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON has worked with pediatric/adolescent oncology patients for 30 years. As a Nurse Practitioner, she found her passion with the AYA cancer population and in 2015 launched the Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program. She completed an online Mater’s Certificate in Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Care through Coventry University in London. She continues to work to improve the care for this underserved population at a local, regional and national level.

Judy Watters
Author

Judy Sheer Watters, a retired English teacher and secondary principal, is an author and teacher of writing. She is part owner of Writing Mentors and Franklin Scribes Publishing Consultants and loves helping new authors to bring their books to life.

Brett Wilson
Founder/CEO of Walking Miracles Family Foundation

Brett Wilson is the Founder and CEO of Walking Miracles Family Foundation. The foundation was named in commemoration of Wilson's personal battle with two cancer diagnoses, leukemia in 1974 and Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1981. He endured 8 years of chemo and radiation treatment for both diagnoses. Wilson is a Master level Counselor and certified Patient Navigator and has been running Walking Miracles Family Foundation since October 2012.  Wilson has advocated for newly diagnosed families and survivors impacted by childhood adolescent and young adult cancer in rural West Virginia for more than 20 years.  He has created a way for families to use our LNX tablet, patient navigation and Anytime Telehealth, a pediatric and AYA platform to help patients better coordinate care and connect them to resources, referral networks, immersive content and help defray the cost of travel in rural West Virginia.

Julie Anna Wolfson, MD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Dr. Julie Anna Wolfson is an Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and Associate Scientist, Cancer Control and Population Sciences the programs, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. “My ultimate goal is to inform academia and clinical medicine as well as a health policy for children with cancer and blood diseases with a focus on vulnerable populations. My focus has been on disparities in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer and sickle cell disease, including particular attention to the treatment sites and access to healthcare. I am currently undertaking a global approach to disparities in AYA oncology.”

Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH
Associate Professor in the University of Michigan School of Social Work

Brad J. Zebrack is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Dr. Zebrack has clinical social work experience in both pediatric and adult oncology and has been involved in the development of peer support/advocacy programs for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. His research focuses on psychosocial and quality of life outcomes among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, with a particular interest in posttraumatic effects and resilience. Current research includes a longitudinal, multi-institutional study of adolescent and young adult cancer patients, examining the relationship between supportive care service use and quality of life outcomes. Dr. Zebrack currently serves as a member of the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s LiveStrongTM Young Adult Alliance and was the recent co-chair for the Standards of Care Task Force, a sub-committee charged with developing clinical and supportive care guidelines for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Agenda

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10th Anniversary Welcome Dinner
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10th Anniversary Welcome Dinner

Join us at 6pm on Thursday, February 20 for a pre-conference dinner to honor national and local pioneers who have influenced the field of AYA oncology over the past decade.

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio
Introduction
  • 6:05pm - 6:10pm
  • Allison Grimes, MD & Manny Esquilin, MD

Introduction

San Antonio Welcome
  • 6:10pm - 6:15pm
  • Mayor Ron Nirenberg

San Antonio Welcome

AYA Poetry
  • 6:15pm - 6:20pm
  • Alex Flores

AYA Poetry

Break for Buffet
  • 6:20pm - 6:50pm
  • Alex Flores

Break for Buffet

TAYA Recognition of First Conference Planners
  • 6:50pm - 7:00pm
  • Allison Grimes, MD & Simon Davies

TAYA Recognition of First Conference Planners

10 Year Service Award
  • 7:00pm - 7:10pm
  • Allison Grimes, MD & Manny Esquilin, MD

10 Year Service Award

AYA Testimony
  • 7:10pm - 7:20pm
  • Constanza Roeder

AYA Testimony

AYA Voices Film
  • 7:20pm - 7:30pm
  • Becky Johnson, MD

AYA Voices Film

Recognition of AYA Pioneers
  • 7:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Heidi Adams

Recognition of AYA Pioneers

Closing Song
  • 8:00pm - 8:05pm
  • Constanza Roeder

Closing Song

Final Remarks
  • 8:05pm - 8:10pm
  • Manny Esquilin, MD

Final Remarks

Coffee & Danishes
  • 8 - 8:30am
  • Registration

Coffee & Danishes

Join us for cofee and danishes

Welcome & Introduction
  • 8:30 - 8:40am
  • Allison Grimes, MD

Welcome & Introduction

AYA Oncology in the 21st Century: Psychosocial Context
  • 8:40 - 9:20am
  • Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH

AYA Oncology in the 21st Century: Psychosocial Context

Piloting A Patient-Driven Online Survey To Better Study Cancer In AYA In The United States
  • 8:40 - 9:20am
  • Peter Shaw, MD

Piloting A Patient-Driven Online Survey To Better Study Cancer In AYA In The United States

Coffee Break
  • 10 - 10:20am

Coffee Break

Breakout
[Breakout 1] AYA Germ Cell Tumors
  • 10:10 - 10:50am
  • Lindsey Frazier, MD

[Breakout 1] AYA Germ Cell Tumors

Breakout
[Breakout 2] AYA Nurse Navigation
  • 10:10am - 10:50am
  • Becky Johnson, MD / Stu Siegel, MD / Catherine Fiona Macpherson, PhD, RN, CPON

[Breakout 2] AYA Nurse Navigation

Financial Challenges for AYAs
  • 10:50 - 11:30am
  • Susan Parsons, MD, MRP

Financial Challenges for AYAs

State of the AYA Nation
  • 11:30am - 12:45pm
  • Simon Davies and Karen Albritton, MD

State of the AYA Nation

Gain insights into the outcomes from a national meeting of multi-professional influencers within the AYA field. They are dedicated to establishing a new national structure to drive forward the American AYA cancer movement. This presentation will outline their proposals and seek your feedback and opinion.

AYA Clinical Trial Enrollment
  • 12:30 - 1:15pm
  • Mike Roth, MD

AYA Clinical Trial Enrollment

Spiritual & Religious Coping Among AYAs with Cancer
  • 1:20 - 2:00pm
  • Becky Johnson, MD

Spiritual & Religious Coping Among AYAs with Cancer

Breakout
[Breakout 3] Communicating Cancer
  • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
  • Katie Narvarte, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG

[Breakout 3] Communicating Cancer

Breakout
[Breakout 4] Fertility in Cancer Survivorship: Assessment, Decision-Making and Outcomes
  • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
  • James Klosky, PhD, ABPP

[Breakout 4] Fertility in Cancer Survivorship: Assessment, Decision-Making and Outcomes

Coffee Break
  • 2:40pm - 2:55pm

Coffee Break

Workshop
[Workshop A] "My Heart Hurts:" Why your AYA Program Needs The Arts
  • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
  • Constanza Roeder

[Workshop A] "My Heart Hurts:" Why your AYA Program Needs The Arts

Helping support the personhood and agency of AYAs is critical to holistic cancer care. The arts can help. After this session, participants will be able to articulate the positive health effects of arts engagement, advocate for the arts in AYA cancer care, and navigate a basic road map start a new arts program.

Workshop
[Workshop B] Program Manager Meet-Up
  • 3:00pm - 5:15pm
  • Teen Cancer America

[Workshop B] Program Manager Meet-Up

Workshop
[Workshop C] Journaling Patient Experiences
  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Judy Watters

[Workshop C] Journaling Patient Experiences

Cocktail Reception & Poster Viewing
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Cocktail Reception & Poster Viewing

Coffee & Danishes
  • 7:30am - 8am

Coffee & Danishes

Welcome & Introductions
  • 8:00am - 8:10am
  • Manny Esquilin, MD

Welcome & Introductions

AYA Disparities: Treatment Site and Access to Care
  • 8:10am - 8:50am
  • Julie Wolfson, MD

AYA Disparities: Treatment Site and Access to Care

A Model for AYA Oncology Fellowship
  • 8:50am - 9:30am
  • Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD

A Model for AYA Oncology Fellowship

Thyroid Cancer in AYAs
  • 8:50am - 9:30am
  • Gary Francis, MD, PhD

Thyroid Cancer in AYAs

Learn how thyroid cancer differs between children and adults, how treatment of thyroid cancer has evolved, and the increasing need for oncologists in thyroid cancer treatment teams.

Breakout
[Breakout 5] AYA Breast Cancer
  • 9:30am - 10:10am
  • Kate Lathrop, MD

[Breakout 5] AYA Breast Cancer

Breakout
[Breakout 6] Financial Challenges For AYAs
  • 9:30am - 10:10am
  • Susan Parsons, MD, MRP

[Breakout 6] Financial Challenges For AYAs

Break
  • 10:10am - 10:25am

Break

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[Workshop D] AYA Program Models
  • 10:25am - 11:25am
  • Teen Cancer America

[Workshop D] AYA Program Models

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[Workshop E]  "My Heart Hurts:" Why your AYA Program Needs the Arts
  • 10:25am - 11:25am
  • Constanza Roeder

[Workshop E] "My Heart Hurts:" Why your AYA Program Needs the Arts

Helping support the personhood and agency of AYAs is critical to holistic cancer care. The arts can help. After this session, participants will be able to articulate the positive health effects of arts engagement, advocate for the arts in AYA cancer care, and navigate a basic road map start a new arts program.

AYA ALL
  • 11:25am - 12:05pm
  • Stuart Siegel, MD

AYA ALL

Workshop
[Lunch & Workshop] AYA Breast Cancer Survivor Special Feature Presentation
  • 12:05pm - 1:30pm
  • Annie Bond

[Lunch & Workshop] AYA Breast Cancer Survivor Special Feature Presentation

AYA Transition to Survivorship
  • 1:30pm - 2:10pm
  • Fiona Macpherson, PhD, RN, CPON / Becky Johnson, MD / Stu Siegel, MD

AYA Transition to Survivorship

Breakout
[Breakout 7] AYA Nurse Navigation
  • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
  • Becky Johnson, MD / Stuart Siegel, MD / Catherine Fiona Macpherson, PhD, RN, CPON

[Breakout 7] AYA Nurse Navigation

Breakout
[Breakout 8] Communicating Cancer
  • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
  • Katie Narvarte, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG

[Breakout 8] Communicating Cancer

Workshop
[Workshop F] Journaling Patient Experiences
  • 2:50pm - 3:50pm
  • Judy Watters

[Workshop F] Journaling Patient Experiences

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[Workshop G] Telemedicine for AYA
  • 2:50pm - 3:50pm
  • Brett Wilson

[Workshop G] Telemedicine for AYA

Walking Miracles Family Foundation will share how the organization will use Telehealth to help AYA cancer patients living in rural West Virginia. The session goal is to demonstrate the "win-win" value of telehealth, from enhancing the patient treatment experience to creating additional revenue for medical teams.

Workshop
Closing Remarks
  • 4:30pm - 4:45pm
  • Allison Grimes & Manny Esquilin, MD

Closing Remarks

10th Annual Texas Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology Conference

Call For Abstracts

Abstracts due January 31, 2020

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Submit your abstract via email to: jose.esquilin@hcahealthcare.com

We invite abstract submissions on a range of topics in adolescent and young adult cancer care ranging from prevention to early detection and treatment to survivorship and supportive care. All abstract submissions related to care, research, and quality improvement of AYA cancer will be considered for a poster presentation. Notification of accepted abstracts will occur by January 31, 2020.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be expected to present in person at the 10th annual TAYA Conference during the poster session on February 21, 2020.

  • An author may submit more than one abstract

  • If your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author must register for the conference by the registration deadline 

  • Abstracts submitted and accepted for the 2020 TAYA conference may be presented at another meeting 

  • Work in progress may be submitted. 

  • Abstracts must be submitted are by 11:59 PM January 31, 2020

  • Include a descriptive abstract title.

  • Include all authors that contributed to the abstract.

  • Underline the name of the presenter(s).

  • Indicate with an asterisk (*) the name of the corresponding author.

  • Include all authors’ affiliations. Author affiliations should include institution name, city, state, and country.

  • The abstract should be no longer than 250 words

  • Abstracts must use 12-point Times New Roman font. 

  • It is recommended that the content of the abstract be divided into appropriate section (i.e., background, methods, results, conclusion, etc.)

  • Abbreviations are allowed if they are described in full at the first mention.

  • Do not insert charts or images into the abstract.

  • Do not include references.

  • Provide the name and email address for the presenter(s) and the corresponding author.

  • Posters must be 24 X 63 to fit on vertical x-banners. Vertical x-banners will be provided. Please use the attached PowerPoint poster template to prepare your poster. This template is the exact size that your poster needs to be. You may change the layout of sections, fonts, colors, and add your institution’s logo, but your poster must conform to this size. 

  • Posters must have grommets that are 1⁄2 an inch in from edges on all four corners of the poster. 

  • The top of the poster should feature the title of the project/program and all authors

  • The content of the poster should be divided into appropriate sections (i.e., background/introduction, methods, results, conclusions, significance/impact, etc.). 

  • Include illustrations if possible – figures, tables, color photographs, charts etc. 

  • The material should be well labeled and legible from a distance of 2 yards. 

  • All posters must note which grant and core usage the research was supported by if applicable

  • All presenters are responsible for printing and bringing their posters to the conference and putting it up in their assigned location. 

10th Annual Texas Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology Conference

Venue

** Special Conference Room Rate: $199/night **

Book your room via telephone: (210) 226-9000 and specify the “UTHSC Texas Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology Conference”

Early reservations are encouraged; the special room rates will be available until January 30, 2020, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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