Heartland Cancer Foundation (heartlandcancerfoundation.org, HCF) is hosting their Oncology Symposium on Wednesday, April 17 at the Southeast Community College’s Jack Huck Continuing Education Center. The symposium brings together physicians, nurses, social workers and advanced care practitioners for an evening of education, networking and support. Attendees will enjoy presentations, dinner, vendor booths, networking, prizes and have the opportunity to earn CEU credits.

This year’s event features two keynote speakers, Adam Mills, Ph.D. and Tracy Bender, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, CMF. 

Dr. Mills is a Clinical Health Psychologist at Nebraska Medicine. In 2017, he brought dedicated psychological support to the Buffett Cancer Center. Since then, he has been the primary psychologist in cancer care at Nebraska Medicine. His presentation, Psychological Distress Through the Cancer Process, will include these objectives: describe various types of cancer-related distress through the cancer process, describe specific stressors unique to individuals dealing with cancer, describe evidence-based treatment approaches to improve distress and how to adapt treatment for cancer care.

Dr. Bender is an occupational therapist and the Director of Rehabilitation and Durable Medical Equipment at Cancer Partners. She received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University. Her presentation, Cancer Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach, will include these objectives: define Cancer Rehabilitation in all stages, discuss the comprehensive nature and benefits of cancer rehabilitation, discuss relevance and importance of rehabilitation in relation to overall survivorship and discuss how referrals to rehab occur within the interdisciplinary team.

To register, visit heartlandcancerfoundation.org/oncologysymposium.

Learn more about how you can support the Heartland Cancer Foundation at heartlandcancerfoundation.org.