Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, August 4, 2023 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Hollywood Beach Marriott 
2501 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019

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Seth Berkowitz, LCSW, CCLS President 
Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers 

Embracing the Passion of Oncology Social Work: Looking for Treasure in the Sand 

Please join us for our 40th Annual Conference at the Hollywood Beach Marriott in Hollywood, FL Embracing the Passion of Oncology Social Work: Looking for treasure in the Sand. August 2-4, 2023

Florida Society Oncology Social Workers

40th Annual Conference

 August 2-4, 2023

Hollywood Beach Marriott 

2501 N Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL 33019

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Pre-Conference - Navigating Metastatic Cancer: Maintaining Hope 

 5:30 PM - 7: 30 PM - Welcome Reception and Past President’s Recognition


Thursday, August 3, 2023

 8:00 AM - Registration Opens

 8:45 AM - Welcome

 9:00 AM - Opening Keynote (1 CE)

Beth Page, LCSW

Christina Austin-Valere, Ph.D., LCSW

 10:00 AM - Break with Exhibitors

 10:30 AM -  Lifestyle Medicine Working Collaboratively to Improve Patients Quality of Life

  • Moderator – Belinda Paulicin, DSW, LCSW, Vice President, Programs and Services,  Gilda’s Club South Florida

Karen Beal – Yoga, Gilda’s Club South Florida

Lesley Klein, RDN – UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

  Rachel Upton, Rice- Cleveland Clinic - Art Therapist

 12:00 PM - Lunch, Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

 1:30 PM - Break with Exhibitors

 2:00 PM - ACS Session - The role of advocacy in oncology social work

 2:30 PM -When Top of License is Embracing Others’ Lowest Moments – Enjoying a Sustained Career in Oncology Social Work

Amy Burke, LCSW, OSW-C, Moffitt Cancer Center l

 3:30 PM - Break with Exhibitors

 4:00 PM - Overcoming Employment and Insurance Issues During and After Cancer Treatment

  • Moderator: Darci McNally, LCSW, OSW-C - Lynn Cancer Institute

Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq., CEO, Triage Cancer

Janet Patton RN, BSN, MS, Director, Patient Experience and Quality, Patient Advocate Foundation

Friday, August 4, 2023

 8:00 AM - Registration Opens

 9:00 AM - Suicide Risk in Cancer Patients 

Yanitza Morales, LCSW - Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 10:30 AM - Break with Exhibitors

 11:00 AM - Legal and Ethical Issues in Oncology Care: Building your tool box

  Laura L. Sterling, LCSW, ESQ   - Teruya & Sterling Attorneys at Law

 12:30 - Lunch

 1:00 PM - Trans 101: working with trans clients in the healthcare setting 

  Misty 'Eyez' Alicea,  Sunserv

 2:00 PM - Break

 2:30 PM - Transformative Care: Cultivating a Trauma-Focused Oncology Social Work Practice

  Jennifer Williams, Ph.D, LCSW, Assistant Professor - Barry University

 4:00 PM - Conference Closing

Agenda, schedule and speakers are subject to change based on a variety of factors.