Oncology Patient & Family Town Hall: Education During the Pandemic

Jan 19, 2021 from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (ET)

Patients and families of the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia face many challenges communicating and collaborating with school. The COVID-19 pandemic has made managing educational needs even more stressful. In this Cancer Center Town Hall, Krys Belc, MEd, MFA, our outpatient education coordinator, will present wide-ranging guidance to make learning during the pandemic more fruitful for patients. Geared for all school-age patients and those in college, this presentation will involve a discussion of patients’ rights during online and hybrid learning, strategies for learning at home, and tips for effective communication with school support staff.

This Town Hall is part of a monthly educational series, please stay tuned for more information on lectures to come in 2021.

CHOP experts speaking at the Town Hall

  • Susan Coffin MD, MPH, attending physician for the Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Krys Belc, MEd, MFA, Outpatient Education Coordinator at University City Campus
  • Anne Reilly, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Cancer Center
  • Lamia Barakat, PhD, Director of Psychosocial Services and Behavioral Oncology Research

Three learning objectives for families

  • Develop strategies for communicating effectively with school staff during online and hybrid schooling.
  • Gain clarity about schools’ responsibilities/patients’ rights regarding accommodations and special education supports during periods of hybrid and online education.
  • Come away with concrete tips for making learning from home more fruitful for learners and less stressful for caregivers.

Register today

When you register, you will receive a confirmation email that includes the link to join the event.