To register, contact Ranee Williams-Toycen at Williams@humonc.wisc.edu or (608) 265-8584.
Contact Lori Hayes, MS, RN, at (608) 265-1192 or Jennifer Winchell, DNP, RN, APNP, at (608) 265-6358.
The UW Health Brain Tumor Program will host a free public seminar to inform patients, families and other interested people about different aspects of living with a brain tumor. This year, the workshop will be Saturday, May 2, from 8:30am-noon at the Health Science Learning Center connected to the UW Hospital and Clinics building.
In the past, each session has selected different focus areas: this year's special emphasis topics are Caring for the Caregiver and Advances in Brain Tumor Care. Physicians, social workers, nursing staff and others will be on hand to present the latest information and answer questions.
"Our focus has always been to help those families looking for ways to live their best lives while dealing with a new reality after brain tumor surgery," said Lori Hayes, MS, RN, the workshop organizer.
The information at this event is valuable for those with malignant, benign or metastatic brain tumors with a special invitation to their families and their caregivers.
According to presenter and health psychologist Lori DuBenske, PhD, "We have found that caregivers' needs often go unnoticed and we need to direct more attention on these individuals so that their physical and psychological needs are met. They have a difficult job and there are ways we can share to help them be healthy and successful."
On-site registration starts at 8am. A continental breakfast will be served.