March 7, 2019

When Cancer Comes to Work Seattle

When Cancer Comes to Work Seattle Conference on November 9 2019 Best Practices for Effective Employee-Employer Navigation of Cancer in the Workplace

Featured Speakers:

when cancer comes to work conference speakers

Conference Objectives:

  • Equip professionals with tools and skills to effectively navigate cancer in the workplace when an employee or manager becomes a cancer patient or caregiver.
  • Provide general understanding of how cancer diagnoses, prognoses, treatment, and outcomes vastly vary.
  • Learn key communication strategies surrounding cancer topics.
  • Improve understanding of employment law and implications of new FMLA policy to be implemented in 2020.
  • Discover realities of survivorship in the workplace.
  • Define reasonable accommodations pertinent to cancer in the workplace.

Featured Sessions:

  • Keynote: Survivorship in the Workplace
    • Clinical expert focuses on the psychology and symptom management for cancer survivors during and after treatment.
    • Presenter: Jean Yi, PhD | Senior Staff Scientist, Fred Hutch
  • Employment Law & Case Review
    • Presented jointly by both plaintiff and defense attorneys, this session educates on local, state, and federal regulations related to serious medical conditions and provides updates on recent case law.
    • Presenter: Krista Hardwick, JD | Shareholder, Lane Powell PC
    • Presenter: Elizabeth Hanley, JD | Member, Reed Longyear Malnati and Ahrens PLLC
  • Advocacy Roundtable
    • Analysis of current policies, issues not addressed in current policy, upcoming policy agenda items, and more to ensure smoother navigation of cancer in the workplace.
    • Speakers: 
      • Moderator: Anne Bryant | Senior Director of Government Relations, Physicians Insurance a Mutual Company
      • Amy Anderson, MHPA, JD | Government Affairs Director, Association of Washington Business
  • Cancer Mythbusters & Communicating with Those Affected by Cancer
    • Education on many myths about cancer, treatment, and recovery. What you don't know about cancer may surprise you!
    • Presenter: Teri Pollastro | Cancer Research & Patient Advocate
  • Employer Perspective: Navigating Cancer
    • Employers are significantly impacted by cancer during treatment and after. Learn how employers have navigated cancer in the workplace.
    • Panelists: G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE | Division Chief, UW Medicine Heart Institute & University of Washington & more
  • Stories from the Workplace
    • Cancer survivors share their personal experiences with managing cancer at work. Learn best practices from employees who have faced cancer in the workplace.
    • Panelists: Ashley Walker | University of Washington & others
  • Spotlight: Caregiving While Working
    • Caregivers share their personal experiences about working and caring for spouses and children during their cancer journeys.
    • Panelists: 
      • Chris Thompson, MHA | UW School of Medicine
      • Karen Bienz | Microsoft
      • Kelly Mudaliar | The Electricians

Target Audience:

  • Employers
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Human resources specialists
  • Healthcare professionals


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