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NYU Silver’s Zelda Foster Studies Program at AOSW 2022

Zelda Foster Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care at the AOSW 2022 36th Annual Conference, June 15-17, 2022
Amy Corveleyn standing in front of a black curtain and a tall banner with the Zelda Foster logo
Oncology Social Worker of the Year Award Recipient Amy E. Corveleyn, MSW, LICSW

Fellows and mentors of our Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care presented at the 2022 Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Annual Conference which took place from June 15-17, 2022 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Of particular note, Zelda Foster Leadership Fellow Amy E. Corveleyn, MSW, LICSW received the AOSW Oncology Social Worker of the Year award. 

Please see our full list of presentations below. The names of Zelda Foster Studies Program fellows and mentors are bolded.

Zelda Foster Presenters at AOSW 2022

June 14 (Pre Conference Workshop)

Let's Talk About Sex: Understanding Our Own Biases and Becoming More Comfortable with the Conversation
Jennifer Bires, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C and Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, CST

June 15

Expanding Models of Oncology Peer Support
Miriam Pomerantz Kadosh, LCSW and Lisa Capparella

Be the Calm In the Storm: Challenging Conversations: Social Workers Lead the Way
Jennifer Bires, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C and Cheryl Hughes, MSW, LCSW

June 16

Incorporating Intersectionality in Professional Development: Advocating for Social Justice through Mentorship
Lisa Capparella, Shirley Otis-Green, LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C and Kristine Naputo, LMSW

Developing Anti Racist Social Work Practice in Oncology Care
Linda Mathew, LCSW-R, Meredith Cammarata, LCSW-R and Melissa Stewart, LCSW-R

Oncofertility 101: The Role of the Oncology Social Worker in Fertility Preservation 
Julia Leavitt, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C and Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

Multilevel Interventions for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Financial Toxicity 
Meredith Doherty and Denalee O’Malley, PhD

Distinguishing Oncology Social Work: Competencies, Opportunities, Roles, and Expertise (CORE)
Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH, FAOSW, Tara J. Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, OSW-C, FAOSW and Shirley Otis-Green, LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C 

Educating Social Workers in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (ESPEC): Innovative Training Integrating Palliative Care into Oncology Social Work Practice
Myra Glajchen, Shirley Otis-Green, LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C, Tara J. Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, OSW-C, FAOSW and Christine Wilkins

Mastering Resilience in Oncology Social Work Professional Practice: Staying Engaged and Thriving in the Face of a Global Pandemic
Lori Schwartz, LCSW-R, OSW-C, Alison Snow, and Stephanie Lehrman, LCSW, APHSW-C

“I Wish I Knew About These Programs Before - I Would've Jumped On That!": Barriers To Cancer Center Financial Assistance
Meredith Doherty

June 17

Tectonic Plates: Intersectionality and a New Way Forward in the Age of COVID-19
Eucharia Borden, Lailea J. Noel, PhD, MSW, Lisa Petgrave-Nelson and Carolyn Messner, DSW, SNAP, FAPOS, FAOSW

Oncology Well Being Debriefings: Learning How to Facilitate Debriefings for Oncology Clinicians
Vicki Leff, APHSWC

Pain Interventions to Mitigate Inequities and their Impact Across the Continuum of Illness
Yvette Colón, PhD, MSW and Terry Altilio, APHSW-C, ACSW

Closing Panel: Making the Case: Advocating for Oncology Social Work Services

  • Krista R. Nelson, MSW LCSW OSW-C FAOSW
  • Jennifer Bires, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C
  • Courtney Bitz, LCSW
  • Shirley Otis-Green, LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C
  • Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH, FAOSW
  • Barbara Jones PhD, MSW
  • Vicki Kennedy, MSW

Poster Presentations

Implementing a Primary Palliative Care Intervention in an Outpatient Cancer Center
Stephanie Lehrman, LCSW, APHSW-C

Leadership in Social Work: Goal Concordant Care
Margaret Meyer, LCSW-S