June 17, 2013
A joint hearing of New York City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Re-development, and the Civil Service and Labor Committee entitled, Are Cancer Rates Increasing in 9/11 Responders? will take place on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 12:00pm at 250 Broadway, in the 16th floor Committee Room.
According to the City Council, “The Hearing will focus on a recent study from the National Institute of Environmental Health Science: Cancer Incidence in World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers, 2001-2008.
The hearing will also focus on the overall progress made on research as it relates to the incidence of cancer for those exposed to WTC toxins and the impact of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. The hearing is in part a follow up to multiple annual hearings held by these Committees on the Mayor’s Annual 9/11 Health Report.”
June 14, 2013
Registration is now open for the third annual National Conference on Work and Cancer.
This free conference explores the challenges working people face—job search, health insurance, legal issues, working through treatment, job re-entry and more—as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment.
The conference takes place on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Graduate Center at CUNY.
To register, click here. Interested in applying for a travel scholarship to the conference? Further information and the application can be found here.
The Graduate Center at CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
May 16, 2013
Cancer and Careers’ free series of teleconferences continues at noon on Thursday, May 16, 2013 with Returning to Work: Practical & Legal Issues. Click the link to register.
Updated with new content for 2013, the teleconference will be presented by Joanna Morales, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney and CEO of Navigating Cancer Survivorship and Rebecca V. Nellis, VP Programs & Strategy for Cancer and Careers.
The second annual Todd Ouida Children’s Foundation Conference will be held at Montclair State University on May 16, 2013 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This year’s speakers are: Dr. Erika Bocknek, who will share her thoughts on family resiliency in early childhood; Dr. Claudia Gold, who will discuss keeping your child in mind when parenting or providing care; and Dr. Gerry Costa who will speak about the links of infant and early childhood mental health to global peace.
Ticket prices range from $10.00 for students to $40.00 for general profession admission. To purchase your tickets, please click here. Registration begins at 8:30am, and the program starts promptly at 9:00am. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and parking is included.
Directions to the conference can be found here.
Todd Ouida struggled with childhood anxiety, before overcoming it and enjoying great success. He was 25 and working for Cantor Fitzgerald when he was killed by terrorists on September 11, 2001. The Foundation in his name helps other children overcome as Todd did.
Todd Ouida Children’s Foundation
University Hall Conference Center
Montclair State University
Normal Avenue and Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07043
April 25, 2013
On Thursday, April 25, 2013, the Cancer Support Community will hold its 2013 Spring Celebration at The Lighthouse at Pier 61 in New York.
6:30 Cocktails; 7:30 Dinner, program and dancing
Ticket prices begin at $1,000.00. To purchase tickets, please click here. For more information and reservations, contact Christina Raia at 646-600-7560 or via email at Christina@cancersupportcommunity.org.
The Lighthouse, Pier 61
23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York, NY
Save the date for the 6th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults, which will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
This is the premiere oncology conference and social networking event for the young adult cancer movement.
Some of the topics that will be covered at the summit include:
Cancer as Chronic
Careers and Insurance
Complimentary Medicine and Healthy Living
Healthcare Legislation and Reform
Managing The Finances of Cancer Care
Navigation: Where to Start When Newly Diagnosed
Pain Management and Palliative Care
Parenting with Cancer
Progress: Genetic Breakthroughs & Personalized Medicine
Registration is $100.00.
For more information, please click here. To register, please click here.