Post-Conference Research Institute
This year, AOSW is offering its first Post-Conference Research Institute specifically for researchers and MSW level oncology social workers interested in research on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, directly following the AOSW Annual Conference. Participants will meet others with similar interests, attend workshops and mini-lectures to advance their skills, and receive mentoring as they present and discuss current research topics, ideas and challenges in oncology social work with other established leaders in the field.
Julianne Oktay, PhD, MSW, AOSW Research Director, and Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH, Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan, will serve as the Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, for the Post-Conference Research Institute.
Friday, May 6
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 pm
Reception and Introductions
Julie Oktay, PhD, MSW, and Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH
Research Institute Co-Chairs
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Research Committee Meeting
Julie Oktay, PhD, MSW
Research Committee Director
Dinner - networking on your own
Saturday, May 7
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration (A light breakfast will be served)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Welcome to the Research Institute
Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, CSW, OSW-C
Director, Cancer Support Services, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center, Rancho Mirage, California
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS
Director of Education and Training CancerCare
"Notes from the Data-Mines: Research, Practice and Life Lessons Learned from Personal Encounters with Cancer.” Irwin Epstein, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, City University of New York
Sarah Gehlert, PhD
E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at the Brown School and in the Department of Surgery of the School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Susan Scarvalone, LCSW-C, OSW
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.
"The Funding Quest: Opportunities, Challenges, and Successes"
Moderator: Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Cancer Support Services
Victoria Kennedy, LCSW
Cancer Support Community
Marcus Farbstein, RPh, MBA
Jen Mills, PhD, MSW, MPH
Mary Ann Burg, PhD, MSW, LCSW
University of Central Florida
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Round 1: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Round 2: 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
"Publishing Oncology Social Work Research – New Directions at the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology"
Karen Kayser, PhD
Professor/LaRocca Chair of Oncology Social Work, University of Louisville and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology (JPO)
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Research Institute Conclusion
Julianne S. Oktay, PhD, MSW, and Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH