Open Forum Educational Sesssions
Getting Kids Involved
The Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Department would like all parents to know that we value your input and feedback. We encourage parents and our patients over 18 to consider attending our "Open Forum" Educational Sessions.
These sessions are an opportunity for you to meet other parents, advise hospital staff on issues of importance in the care of your children and be a part of essential feedback and discussion. All sessions will be held at the American Family Children’s Hospital and include a light dinner, presentation and a question/answer session.
Some parents come to all sessions; some come to only a few. Regardless of how many sessions you can come to, we encourage you to sign up to stay in contact and be a part of the sessions - as little or as much as you can.
There are no requirements other than to send an e-mail or call us stating that you wish to attend a session.
For questions, or to RSVP for a session, contact:
- Tuesday, May 15: "Using the Immune System to Treat Childhood Cancer" with Dr. Paul Sondel
- Tuesday, August 15: "Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Treatment and School Re-Entry" with Sharon Frierdich, NP, Emily Schweigert, PhD, Meagan Wing, CCLS, Lisa Schleicher, CCLS
A light dinner (normally pizza and soda) will be served. We ask that interested individuals sign up at least 2 days in advance, so we can plan accordingly. However, if you forget to sign up, please know that the meeting is open, and we encourage you to come and participate, even if you haven't signed up.
At "Open Forum" sessions, we often invite speakers to discuss topics relevant to our parent community.
Topics from recent meetings include:
Video: How Can I Discipline My Child Who is Already Suffering? | Powerpoint Slides from Dr. Farrell's Presentation