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2018 Annual Meeting & Palliative Care Symposium


Our 7th Annual Palliative Care Symposium kicks off with a keynote from Dr. Debbie Parker-Oliver, Realigning Cancer Care to Address Interactional Suffering. Friday afternoon, Dr. Kavita Patel of the Brookings Institution presents Health Care Reform: Back to Basics, followed by our annual poster session with a record 54 posters in addition to the three podium presenters! We are honored to welcome back AMA President, Dr. Barbara McAneny to present the Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Keynote during the Friday evening dinner. Saturday, we close out an incredible day of content with Dr. Darshan Mehta of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine addressing the crucial topic of Career Burn Out and Self Preservation Strategies.

Take a look at the amazing agenda - you won't want to miss this year's Annual Meeting and Palliative Care Symposium. We've got an incredible line-up of presenters and panelists with more choices for timely, practical, interactive sessions to meet your educational and networking needs in a beautiful setting. New topics include prognostication in the age of immunotherapy, understanding requests for medical aid in dying, issues in disparate populations, transgender patients and cancer care, ethical considerations and more!

 Don't delay, register today at www.nnnecos.org/2018-annual.

Vote by September 25thNNECOS BOARD ELECTION ENDS 9/25

All Active Physician and Active Associate members in good standing are reminded to vote in the 2018 NNECOS Board of Directors election! Voting ends Tuesday, September 25th! Check your inbox for your official ballot from noreply@electionrunner.com or email info@nnecos.org for more information!


Student Led Grant Awarded to UNE DPT StudentsStudent-Led Grants Awarded & Available!

NNECOS is pleased to announce the awarding of a Student-Led Grant to a team of University of New England DPT students for their project, A Guided Web-Based Yoga Series for Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Additional grant funding is still available to student-led projects of value to the entire Northern New England community of cancer care providers and cancer survivors. Project grants will be awarded to worthy proposals, up to a total of $2,500. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.Learn more or apply at www.nnecos.org/student-research

NNECOS Educational Program Grants

Educational Program Grants

NNECOS will award a limited number of educational grants (typical range between $2,000 and $4,000) in sponsorship of local educational activities. NNECOS will accept requests for applications (RFAs) from NNECOS members to support an educational endeavor (clinician‐focus or patient‐focused) at their practice or institution. These meetings will not be CME‐sponsored. NNECOS will review applications on a rolling basis until available funding has been awarded. Recently approved projects include an OCN Review Course October 27th at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and a Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Education Program in Vermont. Please see our list of available presenters/topics. Learn more or apply at www.nnecos.org/educational-grants.

Research Grant Deadline is December 15thCollaborative Research Grant Deadline December 15th!

The deadline for the NNECOS Collaborative Research Grant is Saturday, December 15th! Up to $20,000 available per grant cycle! Eligible candidates will be a current NNECOS member in good standing. Projects should be in alignment with the society’s mission to assure access to high quality oncology care in our region. Preference will be given to projects promoting collaboration among NNECOS institutions (academic and community). Fellows and others are strongly encouraged to apply.  Learn more at www.nnecos.org/research.


Lunchtime Webinars Return - Register Today!

Cancer Health Disparities Webinar September 27th

Ludmila Svoboda will present an informative lunchtime webinar on Cancer Health Dispartiies on Thursday, September 27th at 12:10pm. Pre-registration required

Living with Cancer App Demo Tuesday, October 2ndJoin us Tuesday, October 2nd at 12:10pm for The Living with Cancer App Demo! Sign up today at www.nnecos.org/lunchtime.

NNECOS and ASCO Submit Comments on Proposed Maine Medicaid Waiver

Last week, NNECOS and ASCO submitted a letter on the proposed MaineCare section 1115 Medicaid waiver. The comments detail NNECOS and ASCO’s concern that work requirement eligibility may hinder patients’ access to essential cancer care and reduce the already limited time physicians are able to spend with their patients. Our societies urge the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to exempt cancer patients from this requirement.

Medicaid Work Requirements Could Negatively Impact Cancer Care Access, Increase Cost Burden on Patients

In the latest ASCO in Action Podcast, Manali Patel, MD, MPH, joins ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis to discuss ASCO’s statement on Medicaid work requirements which, if approved, would make Medicaid eligibility dependent on a beneficiary’s work status.

Dr. Patel shares her concerns with the proposed Medicaid waivers and stresses that many patients with cancer have no choice but to stop working entirely during their treatment.

Listen to the full discussion, or subscribe through iTunes and Google Play.

Hurricane Relief for Cancer PatientsCall for Volunteers: Hurricane Florence Support

In support of those impacted by Hurricane Florence on the East Coast,ASCO has created a list of physicians who are able to accept displaced patients. This list is posted on ASCO.org’s Resources for Disaster Assistance page and is updated regularly. . Physicians interested in providing this essential support should send their name, city/state and phone number to Lisa-Marie.Pratt@asco.org #hurricaneflorence

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