Conference objectives:

  • Recognize the clinical issues and complications specific to women facing surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and other treatments.
  • Understand the specific concerns facing a women diagnosed with cancer and identify nursing interventions that can assist cancer patients.
  • Identify members of the Hematology-Oncology team and how they approach care-planning for patients with gynecological and breast cancers.
  • Understanding metastatic breast cancer as a “chronic illness” and options for ongoing treatment and addressing psychosocial concerns.
  • Obtain a perspective on Jewish women facing a cancer diagnosis and identify resources and support staff who can assist in resolving these concerns.
  • Review survivorship considerations for patients and care planning models for long term adjustment
  • Identify cancer patients who would benefit from creative art and music therapy in the outpatient setting to decrease isolation and improve coping skills.


Saturday, November 23, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


David G. Jagelman Conference Center/Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, Florida, 33331


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Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation


  • Dr. Thomas Morrissey
    Department of Gynocology
  • Caroline Metzel Diaz, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
    Department of Hematology Oncology
  • Dr. Eva Suarez
    Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Briana Schwarz
  • Cara Kondaki, LCSW, CBPN-IC
    Department of Hematology Oncology
  • Michelle Rodewald,MSN, RN
    Department of Nursing
  • Nicole Eraso, RN,OCN
    Department of Nursing
  • Priya Maraj, APRN
    Department of Nursing
  • Sheri Albert, MA
  • Linda White
    Department of Hematology Oncology Support Services
  • Rachel Upton-Rice
    Department of Hematology Oncology Support Services
  • Alexandra Baumann
    Department of Hematology Oncology Support Services
  • Angie Ortega, MT-BC
    Department of Hematology Oncology Support Services


Conference Agenda
7:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
7:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Andrew Sine
8 a.m. Gyn Cancers-Updates and Treatments
Dr. Thomas Morrissey
9 a.m. Caring for the Cancer Survivor
Caroline Metzel Diaz, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
10 a.m. Break Exhibits
10:30 a.m. Advances in Radiation Oncology for Women’s Cancers
Dr. Eva Suarez
11:30 a.m. The Impacts of BRCA in the Jewish community
Briana Schwarz Sharsheret
12 p.m. Lunch & Exhibits
12:45 p.m. Working with the Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient
Cara Kondaki, LCSW, CBPN-IC
1:45 p.m. Panel - These Scrubs Are Made for Caring
Michelle Rodewald, MSN, RN
Nicole Eraso,RN, OCN
Priya Maraj, APRN
2:15 p.m. Break and Exhibits
2:30 p.m. Patient Caregiver Perspective
Sheri Albert
3 p.m. Supportive Services - Helping the Cancer patient
Linda White
Rachel Upton-Rice, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Alexandra Baumann
Angie Ortega, MT-BC
3:45 p.m. Evaluations Closing
Andrew Sine


Nurses: Cleveland Clinic Florida is accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing and by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care. Approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #50-392 for 7.0 contact hours

Social Workers: Approved by the Florida Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors CE provider BAP # 50-4531 expires 3/31/2021

Credit Guidelines
Attendees must stay for the entire program. Partial continuing education credit will not be given.

The following items must be completed to receive credit:


  • Complete Course Evaluation Online
  • Obtain Course Completion Certificate from Registration Website

All other Allied Health Professionals

  • Course Evaluation at the end of session
  • Obtain Course Completion Certificate


  • Registration due by November 23, 2019
  • There will be registration the day of the conference
  • Registration money can be refunded if postmarked before November 15, 2019
  • Cancellations postmarked after November 15, 2019, will have a $25.00 (USD) cancellation fee deducted from your refund. Written notification of your cancellation is required in order to process your refund. No refunds issued after November 18, 2019.
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
  • For any questions, please contact Sandra McDonald at mcdonas@ccf.org
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Conference Fees
Cleveland Clinic Employee $35
Full Time Students $25
Non-Cleveland Clinic Employee $75