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The Feist Symposium is Friday, October 31

 Feist Scientific Symposium to Focus on Quality & Value in Cancer Care

The 20th Annual Carroll W. Feist Scientific Symposium will take place Friday, October 31 from 8 am to 12:15 pm in the medical school auditorium, 1-400. This year's topic is "Quality and Value in Cancer Care" and will give attendees an overview on how to implement new evaluation tools to effectively treat and manage cancer patients. Arif Kamal, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, John Hennessy, CMPE, Vice President-Operations at Sarah Cannon Cancer Services and Doris Quinn, PhD, Director of Process Improvement & Quality Education at MD Anderson Cancer Center are the featured speakers.

LSU Health and University Health employees may attend at no cost; however, employees must register to receive CME credit.

CME credits are available. To register or for more information, visit the CME website and see the event brochure.

Cancer Center Volunteer Receives Art Award

clientuploads/_photos/Kelli/Julie Miller2.pngJulie Miller, a volunteer in Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's Arts in Medicine program, has been named a national winner in the Lilly Oncology on Canvas competition for the second year. She has designated the $1,000 prize to support the art program for patients undergoing chemotherapy. 

About her artwork, Julie wrote:

I volunteer at a children’s cancer center on Mondays. When I come in, I often see these two boys sitting together as they receive their chemotherapy. It looks like they have been friends forever. However, chances are that their paths would have never crossed had it not been for cancer. What brought these two together is not what keeps them together. They play games, watch TV and hang out like they could do anywhere while all their medical issues fade into the background. It’s as if they have accepted where they are and have chosen to continue to go about the business of being kids. They draw strength from each other. I witness that every Monday.



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