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OsteoBites Welcomes Lori Wiener, PhD and Amanda Thompson, PhD
"Coping Through Cancer: Tips for Parents & Caregivers" with:
*Dr. Wiener (Co-Director NIH Behavioral Health Care, Director Psychosocial Support and Research Program, Peds Onc Branch, NCI, NIH &CCR)
*Dr. Thompson (Chief, Peds Psychiatry, Inova Char Cancer Inst), After a short presentation we will take questions from attendees. Share your questions in advance with us at Ann@MIBAgents.org or with panelists Amanda Levine.

Aug 6, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lori Wiener, PhD
Co Director, Behavioral Health Care & Director Psych Supportive Care & Research Program @Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Lori Wiener is co-director of the Behavioral Science Core and Head of the Psychosocial Support and Research Program at the pediatric oncology branch of the National Cancer Institute. As both a clinician and behavioral scientist, Dr. Wiener has dedicated her career to the fields of oncology and pediatric HIV/AIDS. At NCI Pediatric Oncology Branch, she developed a robust clinical and research program that has focused on critical clinical issues such as parental coping, lone parenting, transnational parenting, emotional consequences of medically required isolation, sibling and sibling donor experiences, graph versus host disease, and end-of-life planning. Dr. Wiener has also dedicated a substantial part of her career to applying knowledge from her clinical experience and psychosocial studies to create innovative resources such as books, workbooks, therapeutic games and an advance care planning guide for children, adolescents and young adults.
Amanda Thompson, PhD
Chief, Pediatric Psychology @Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Amanda Thompson, PhD recently joined Life with Cancer at Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Fairfax, VA, where she serves as the Chief of Pediatric Psychology, directs the Child and Adolescent Program, and offers evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer or with a family member with cancer. Dr. Thompson has particular clinical and research interests in bereavement, program development, and the standards of psychosocial care for children with cancer and their families. She publishes frequently in peer-reviewed journals, has written numerous book chapters, and has presented at national and international scientific conferences. Dr. Thompson has been a member of the Children’s Oncology Group since 2009 and is the Chair and founder of the Palliative Care and End-of-Life Special Interest Group of Division 54 (Pediatric Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.