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Improving the Quality of Life for Patients with GVHD Through Occupational Therapy, Good Nutrition and Psychosocial Strategies

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Improving Quality of Life for Patients with GVHD Through Occupational Therapy, Good Nutrition and Psychosocial Strategies

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Leora Ellen Comis, a senior staff occupational therapist in the Occupational Therapy section of the NIH Clinical Center will lead this webinar with an important focus on OT interventions that can improve the quality of life for GVHD patients. Sarah Henke, Clinical Research Dietitian of the NIH Clinical Center will review key nutrition factors that are important in GVHD and transplant patients. Jennifer Gillette, LMSW, of the nbmtLINK, will host our program and present on the emotional toll of GVHD, advice to better handle it and best tips from patients dealing with GVHD as a part of her presentation. 

Facilitator

Jennifer Gillette, LMSW, nbmtLINK

Sponsors
  • • Incyte Corporation
  • • Pharmacyclics & Janssen
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Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease Webinar: Let’s Learn from the Experts

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Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease Webinar: Let’s Learn from the Experts

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Connie A. Sizemore, Pharm.D., Lead Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Transplant, Leukemia and Cellular Therapy Program at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute will lead the discussion covering the increase of allogeneic transplants, the grading of cGVHD, growing risk factors, how the skin, eyes and lungs are affected and treatment options.
 
Latasha McCoy is the Graft Versus Host Disease Nurse for the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute: Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant, Leukemia and Immunotherapy Program, Atlanta Georgia. In 2013, she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Human Services from Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. In 2015, she begin working as a Bone Marrow Transplant/Leukemia Resource Coordinator for Northside Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing (2019) at Chamberlin University College of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia.  She completed the BMT nursing residency at the Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant, Leukemia and Immunotherapy at Northside Hospital inpatient unit prior to transferring into the GVHD nurse role. Latasha is primarily responsible the assessment, documentation, staging and grading  of GVHD per the guidelines established by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and the NIH Consensus Group. Latasha is an advocate for patients that are experiencing GVHD and works with the multidisciplinary team to ensure that patients receive timely assessments and treatments tailored to manage their GVHD symptoms to optimize their quality of life.
 
Dawn Speckhart, PhD of Northside will provide guidance in coming to terms with emotions regarding a cGVHD diagnosis and how to build a support network and thrive. Latasha McCoy, BSN,RN of Northside will focus on the signs and symptoms of cGVHD and the benefits of a patient diary. Lisa Loutzenhiser, a survivor will share her story and how she combats her cGVHD skin issues as they surface. This webinar will be facilitated by Jennifer Gillette, our licensed staff social worker. There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation.
Presenters
Connie A. Sizemore, Pharm.D., Lead Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Transplant, Leukemia and Cellular Therapy Program at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
 
Latasha McCoy is the Graft Versus Host Disease Nurse for the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute: Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant, Leukemia and Immunotherapy Program, Atlanta Georgia
 
Dawn Speckhart, PhD of Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Facilitator

Jennifer Gillette, LMSW, nbmtLINK

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Webinar Clinical Trial

Webinar – Clinical Trials Explained and Examined: Why It’s Important to Consider Them

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Webinar Clinical Trial

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
12:00 Noon until 1:30 pm EST

Be sure to note the time zones

12 pm (Noon) to 1:30 pm: Eastern Time
11 am to 12:30 pm: Central Time
10 am to 11:30 am: Mountain Time
9 am to 10:30 am: Pacific Time

WEBINAR

Bone Marrow/Stem Cell/Car T-cell Therapy Transplant Related

Clinical Trials Explained and Examined: Why It’s Important to Consider Them

We invite you to participate in a FREE webinar that will help you and your loved ones better understand the complexities and reasons to consider a transplant clinical trial, and what they are all about. Two survivors will share their life-saving stories, sure to inspire.

(Caregivers and the medical community are also invited to join this webinar.)

Dr. Asif Alavi, Assistant Professor, Clinical, Hematology-Oncology, of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center will share his professional expertise on clinical trials and why they are so important. Abbey Fueger, BA, BSN, RN is a Clinical Trial Nurse Navigator with the Clinical Trial Support Center of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and will help us better navigate clinical trials. This webinar will be facilitated by Jennifer Gillette, our licensed staff social worker. Additionally, Mike Ansley and Ray Gillespie, both survivors, will share their incredible personal life-saving experiences with multiple clinical trials, including trials focused on cGVHD. There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation.

 

Questions? Contact Peggy Burkhard at 248-770-5172 or peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org

Special thanks to our event sponsor

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

and our Esteemed Link Partners