Surviving & Thriving with Blood Cancer

Welcome to

Surviving & Thriving with Blood Cancer

March 14, 2020

Jewish Community Center
8485 Ridge Avenue
Cincinnati , OH 45236

Program: 8:00 am 1:30 pm


Leukemia Emerging Therapies
Emily Curran, MD - UC Health
Lymphoma & CLL Emerging Therapies
James Essell, MD - OHC
Myeloma Emerging Therapies
Saulius Girnius, MD - TriHealth Cancer Institute
#Sexual Health Matters 
The Patty Brisben Foundation Physicians
Resiliency: Your Personal Reservoir of Inner Strength!
R. Douglas Mitchell, DMin, BCCI, Director of Pastoral Services - Christ Hospital
Dr. Lynn Sontag, PsyD, ABPP - Jewish Hospital/Mercy Health
Misty Bostic, MSW, LSW - Christ Hospital
Joan Schmitz - Survivor & Author
Low Energy? - Let's Deal with It!
John Brockman - Survivor
Rowena (Moe) Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP, Professor - UC School of Pharmacy
Karen Sims, MS, ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer) - TriHealth Pavilion
Nicola Rebello-Johnson, Med, RDN, LD (Dietitian) - TriHealth Cancer Institute
How Can You Laugh at That?!
Terry Foster RN, ER Nurse, Humorist - St Elizabeth’s Hospital


Please join us as our local physicians and other healthcare professionals discuss the treatment options and emerging therapies for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma as well as several important survivorship topics.

In addition to gaining a better understanding of these main types of blood cancers, participants will hear about their available treatments and the newest breakthroughs in research. They will also learn vital information about the management of various survivorship issues as well as the local and national support resources available through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with ample time to ask questions related to personal experiences. 

We encourage you to invite your caregiver and family members.

Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 am
Welcome from LLS: 8:30 am
Disease Breakouts: 8:45 am
Survivorship Breakout #1: 10:00 am
Survivorship Breakout #2: 11:15 am
Lunch: 12:15 pm
Keynote Speaker: 12:45 pm
Program Ends: 1:30pm
Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. 
To register, please click on the REGISTER tab above. 

National support for this program provided by: