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Community Meetings Breast Cancer Survivorship: A Roadmap

When:   Thursday, October 10, 2013
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where:   Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Avenue
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

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During this free community meeting, speakers Christina Bach, MBE, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C and Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN helped you

  • discover information, tips and resources on transitioning from treatment to survivorship and on making the most of life after a diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • learn how to manage long-term side effects,navigate practical matters and control difficult emotions.
  • gain insights into advocating for your healthcare through the use of tools like a survivorship care plan and by communicating your health history to new providers.

About Our Speakers 

Christina Bach is a licensed clinical social worker, certified in oncology social work, at the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient oncology settings for nearly 15 years, and serves as the psychosocial content editor for Oncolink. Christina is interested in addressing the psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their caregivers and in patient education and empowerment, the financial impact of cancer care,medical ethics and end-of-life care and animal-assisted interventions. She works regularly with her two registered therapy dogs, Gus and Finn, in a variety of settings. Interested in technology and social networking, Christina serves as the social networking coordinator for the Association of Oncology Social Work.  

Carolyn Vachani is an oncology advanced practice nurse at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center. She has worked in the areas of medical hematology and oncology, bone marrow transplant, clinical research, radiation therapy and staff development.In her current role, she serves as the nurse educator for OncoLink, giving her the opportunity to educate patients, families and healthcare professionals all over the world. She serves as the project leader in the development and maintenance of the LIVESTRONG Care Plan and has a strong interest in oncology survivorship care.