Childhood Leukemia: A Family Affair


The cost for this online activity is $20. This presentation was recorded LIVE on May 2, 2019 and is approximately 60 minutes. 

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Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.


  • Identify ways in which families are impacted by a diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
  • Describe support available to children and families when a child has been diagnosed with cancer.

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Date of original release: May 3, 2019
Most recent review/update: May 3, 2019
Termination date: May 2, 2022

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­B
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON
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Heather Soyer, PsyD, is a pediatric psychologist with Blank Children's Psychological Services. She specializes in the treatment of psychological issues in children, adolescents, and families coping with cancer and other blood disorders.  She has been involved in clinical research evaluating the psychosocial functioning and health related quality of life of adolescents and young adults with cancer and other blood disorders.

Dr. Soyer earned her degree in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2009 after completing her internship at the UCLA Semel Institute of Neurosciences and Behavior specializing in pediatric psychology and child and adolescent mental health. She completed a fellowship in pediatric psycho-oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Children's Hospitals of Wisconsin where she provided inpatient and outpatient clinical services to pediatric oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients and their families. Full biography.

Janelle Kamba, MSW, LISW, provides social services for patients and families receiving care from the Blank Children's Pediatric Oncology Medical Team

Relevant to the content of this activity, the speakers have no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose.

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This enduring materials activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­B
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON


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