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June 2009                                                                    

Cancer Patient Navigator
                          July 26, 2009    Hyatt Regency Hotel, Atlanta

 sponsored by   
Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology & Georgia Cancer Coalition
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Thanks to the more than 100 cancer patient navigators who participated in the survey. Results will be discussed at the seminar and sent to participants.

Cancer Patient Navigators are invited to attend this seminar at   NO CHARGE.

Attendance is limited.
Please register TODAY.  
Karen Beard 
GASCO Director  (770) 951-1018 
 Judy Stanton   
GCC Public Relations (404) 584-0527
Patient Navigation in cancer care refers to individualized assistance offered to patients, families and caregivers to help overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care, from pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience.
*According to C-Change - key cancer leaders from the government, business and nonprofit sectors.





Thanks to Pfizer for their support in sponsoring 
Dr. Freeman's

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    Cancer patient navigators throughout Georgia are invited to attend a one-day conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, on Sunday,  July 26. The program is planned as part of GASCO's annual meeting; however, you do not have to be a member of GASCO to attend.
      The program's faculty is well known for their groundbreaking work in all areas of cancer patient navigation. Speakers will address issues including: the economics of navigation; models serving a variety of communities (urban, rural, suburban, low income) and a variety of cancers; navigator training options; roles for navigators from varied backgrounds (survivors, nurses, financial counselors, social workers, lay people);  and research confirming the value of navigatrion. They will share lessons learned from their extensive experience.
       The conference will end with a work session on creating a Cancer Patient Navigator Organization in Georgia sponsored by GASCO.
        Thanks to a grant from ASCO, there is no charge for attendance, but space is limited and advance registration is required. 
Harold Freeman MD
Dr. Harold Freeman
Founder of Patient Navigation Movement
President, Founder, Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer
 Care & Prevention, New York
Senior Advisor to National Cancer Institute Director
Caroline Huffman
Caroline Huffman, LCSW, MEd
Director, Patient Navigation Services
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Dr. Sheryl Gabram-Mendola
Dr. Sheryl Gabram-Mendola
Professor of Surgery, Emory/Winship Cancer Institute
Director, AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar
8 - 9 am                 Buffet Breakfast, Registration
9 - 9:15 am            Welcome, Survey Results
                              Dr. Matt Mumber
9:15 - 10:45 am     Keynote Presentation and Q & A
                              Dr. Harold Freeman
10:45 - 11 am        Break
11 - 12 Noon         Evolving Roles in Navigation
                              Caroline Huffman, LCSW, M.Ed.
12 Noon- 1 pm      Lunch & Learn
                              Dr. Sheryl Gabram-Mendola
1 pm - 2 pm           Moderated Work Sessions
Matt Mumber  WELCOME
Dr. Matt Mumber, President, GASCO
"Thanks to a grant from the Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), GASCO and the GCC together were able to assess the needs and interests of Georgia's cancer patient navigators. The survey showed a strong interest in pursuing an educational conference and forming a statewide organization for cancer patient navigators. We believe that an organization under GASCO's auspices would support cancer patient navigators by providing opportunities for networking, sharing resources, participating in continuing education, securing board representation and obtaining access to a lobbyist," says Dr. Mumber. "We invite you to be a part of this process."
Please FORWARD this message to your colleagues involved in Cancer Patient Navigation  in Georgia.
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