2021 Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Annual Conference
The AOSW Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity for oncology social workers to gather information, share knowledge, support and guide each other. The presentations and educational sessions offered reflect important issues facing oncology social workers, and...
Raleigh, North Carolina
The AOSW Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity for oncology social workers to gather information, share knowledge, support and guide each other. The presentations and educational sessions offered reflect important issues facing oncology social workers, and reiterate the valuable lessons previously shared. We delve deep into the challenges confronting us and spotlight the exceptional and exciting opportunities that lie ahead. Objectives: Clinical Practice and Research Highlight the available avenues for social workers to lead and engage in clinical practice and research design/methodologies and enhance visibility of oncology social workers at micro, mezzo, and macro levels in interdisciplinary settings. ,Diversity Demonstrate challenges and opportunities in the delivery of cancer care across the cancer continuum for all patients and families, with an emphasis on evidence-informed practice related to: race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, immigration status, Veteran status, physical or intellectual/developmental abilities, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, and gender identity and/or expression. ,Ethics Highlight and evaluate the impact of current or emerging ethical and legal challenges in accessing, receiving, and advocating for patient-centered care. ,Leadership Explore and illustrate opportunities to engage and evaluate current leadership principles and practices, mentorship, and professional development strategies within cancer care and oncology settings. ,Innovation & Program Development Explore innovative interventions that empower and engage oncology professionals by illustrating effective program implementation and/or dissemination, in alignment with process and quality assurance and improvement tools in an ever-changing healthcare system, across models of psychosocial and value-based care. ,Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.