Compassionate Allowances Outreach Hearing on Cancers - April 7, 2008

The Compassionate Allowance Outreach Hearing on Cancers was held April 7, 2008 at the Broad Institute Auditorium of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.

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Morning Session
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Afternoon Session
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9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Opening Statements
  • Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner, Social Security Administration
  • Robert G. Urban, Ph.D., Executive Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
  • Julia H. Rowland, Ph.D., Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute  
  • David A. Rust, Deputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security
  • Manuel J. Vaz, Regional Commissioner, Boston Region, Social Security
  • Carol A. Sax, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Boston Region, Social Security
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

 Diagnosis and Treatment  

  • Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D., President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society  
  • Bruce A. Chabner, M.D., Clinical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center   
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Morning Break 
10:45– 12:00 p.m.

Navigating the Disability Process

  • Nancy Davenport-Ennis, Chief Executive Officer and President, Patient Advocate Foundation
  • Deborah Morosini, M.D., Spokesperson, Lung Cancer Alliance
  • Megan Gordon Don, Director, Government Affairs, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • Frances Sabella, Cancer Survivor, American Cancer Society
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Transfer of Medical Information
  • Thomas Yates, J.D., General Counsel, Health and Disability Advocates
  • John Halamka, M.D., CIO, Harvard Medical School, and Chair, U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel
  • Kenneth Mitchell, Ph.D., Vice President, Health and Productivity Development, Unum
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Living with Mental Illness

  • Denise Williams, LCSW, Social Work Department, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Diana Beardsley, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Cancer Family, to be announced
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
Closing Remarks

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