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2019 AOSW 35th Annual Conference
"Passion, Empowerment & Leadership: Creating an Oasis in Cancer Care"

June 5 - 7, 2019
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Tucson, Arizona
Conference Objectives:

  1. Clinical Practice and Research: Highlight the available avenues for social workers to lead and engage in clinical practice and research methodology at micro, mezzo, and macro levels to enhance the skills and visibility of oncology social workers as part of a multidisciplinary setting.
  2. Cultural Competency: Identify culturally aware, evidence-based strategies to decrease the barriers to psychosocial cancer care for underserved, high-risk, and diverse populations. 
  3. Ethics: Evaluate the impact of current ethical and legal challenges in accessing, receiving, and advocating for patient-centered care. 
  4. Leadership: Create opportunities to engage and evaluate current leadership practices, mentorship and professional development strategies within psychosocial oncology care.
  5. Innovation: Explore innovative interventions that empower and engage oncology professionals to create meaningful supportive care to patients and caregivers.
  6. Program Development: Enhance the knowledge base of effective program implementation, in alignment with process and quality improvement tools, across the models of psychosocial and value-based care.

Abstract Center will be open Monday, July 9, 2018 - Monday, September 10, 2018.