Navigation Links
American Brain Tumor Association to Expand Service Reach with Launch of Nationwide Volunteer Network
Date:7/25/2014

Sue Gessner shared, “I lost my husband to a brain tumor and I don’t want other families to go through what I did trying to find as much information as I could to make informed decisions when it all happens so fast. We need to get this information into patients’ and caregivers’ hands immediately, so they can digest it and understand their options.”

The ABTA offers publications, webinars, personal support services, and a social media platform exclusively for brain tumor patients and caregivers. According to Wilson, one role for volunteers is to help get information about these resources to local healthcare providers so that they can in turn share them with their patients.

Healthcare professionals are eager to provide additional resources to their patients. “When a newly diagnosed brain tumor patient comes into my clinic, I give them the ABTA’s ‘About Brain Tumors’ booklet, turn to the section about their tumor and encourage them to go home and read about it,” says Kelly Nicholas, MD, PhD, director, Neuro-Oncology, University of Chicago Medicine. “The ABTA is an invaluable service to patients and families, and every patient I’ve ever given this information to has always said thank you.”

According to Wilson, the ABTA CommYOUnity™, being introduced at the organization’s annual patient and family conference being held in Chicago, July 25-26, reflects the contemporary realities of nonprofit volunteerism.

“Not every volunteer is a fundraiser. Not every volunteer has the ability or time to organize or host a meeting. We also recognize that volunteer interests and time commitments are often fluid,” Wilson said. “Our goal is to ensure that over time, the ABTA CommYOUnity™ offers activities that advance our shared mission while providing opportunities for meaningful constituent engagement.”

Initially, ABTA CommYOUnity™ activities will be organized under four general areas of need designed to provide a formal structure while allowing f
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. American Brain Tumor Association Board of Directors Member Shares Story of Brain Tumor Survivorship
2. MEDICC Congratulates 20 New MDs for the USA Graduating from Cuba’s Latin American Medical School
3. American Society of Anesthesiologists® organizations receive ASAEs Power of A Award
4. American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
5. FCCI Insurance Group Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite
6. Life expectancy gains threatened as more older Americans suffer from multiple conditions
7. The 6th Latin American Conference on Lung Cancer (LALCA 2014)
8. Fun in the Florida Sun: Kendalltown Homeowners Association Inc. Expands Outdoor Recreation with American Parks Company™
9. Thought Technology to Present Software for Stress Control at the 2014 American Psychological Association Convention in DC
10. Overcoming barriers to physical activity for African-American women
11. Spectrum Surgical Attends the American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Talcum powder attorneys representing clients in national ... Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center website. Just as the previous version did, the new website ... timely lawsuit updates and ovarian cancer warning information. The site is routinely updated with ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... " Selfie on a Stick ” was featured ... coolest technology products available to consumers. Amanda Forstrom, a technology expert and special reporter ... great for documenting memories. , Almost every smartphone has an incredibly powerful camera built ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... The Celebrity Dresses is currently running ... to those of celebrities will have the opportunity to get 10% discount on orders ... that people do not have to use coupon codes or remember redemption codes. ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. is ... is now the 19th sweetFrog store located in the Lone Star State. The premium ... growing companies in 2014. , The store, which opened July 1 at Duke’s Travel ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... retrofit project at the University of Minnesota, they knew it would save the ... also be an award-winning choice: the total energy savings after installation was an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Cancer Attorneys Launch Updated Mobile Site 2Health News:Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Cancer Attorneys Launch Updated Mobile Site 3Health News:Learn How to Take Selfies like Kendall Jenner 2Health News:Celebrity Fashion Summer Party Dresses on sale at TheCelebrityDresses.com 2Health News:sweetFrog Expands Texas Footprint with Location in Canton 2Health News:Kenall’s TekDek™ Helps University Achieve Award-Winning Energy Savings in Parking Structure Lighting Retrofit 2
... , , HARRISBURG, Pa., July ... received free dental care, valued at nearly $160,000, in the ... United Concordia Dental. , , ... provide free preventive services to those who cannot afford dental ...
... , LOS ANGELES, July 23 This week ... and Policy is launching its most comprehensive community outreach campaign ever to ... who have HIV does not know it. , , ... Titled "Virus," the multi-faceted campaign is designed to raise doubt and make ...
... , MIAMI, July 23 Following a successful ... a leader in sports nutrition for over 40 years, continues to ... Twinlab,s 2009 Mobile Beach Bash Celebration, ... Florida. For those eager to show-off their six-pack abs for a ...
... , DULUTH, Ga., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ... screenings to NHRA -- National Hot Rod Association -- fans at selected ... exhibiting at several recent NHRA race events, provides free blood ... damage derma-scans to the race attendees. While Get Screened America focuses ...
... , SUNRISE, Fla., July 23 Bioheart, Inc. ... devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart ... for presentation at the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) ... , Chris O,Connor, MD, Head of Heart ...
... stem-like cells have been implicated in the genesis of ... Medical Center,s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have isolated stem-like ... cells to generate new tumors in laboratory mice. Targeting ... strategy in the fight against malignant and benign tumors. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:More than 1,000 Underinsured and Uninsured Individuals Receive Free Dental Care 2Health News:Los Angeles County Launches Its Most Comprehensive Campaign Ever to Encourage HIV Testing 2Health News:Los Angeles County Launches Its Most Comprehensive Campaign Ever to Encourage HIV Testing 3Health News:Twinlab's(R) Mobile Beach Bash Heats Up After a Successful Kick-Off of the 2009 RateYourAbs.com Contest 2Health News:Get Screened America Goes After The 'Silent Killers' 2Health News:Bioheart Announces Acceptance of Marvel-1 Data for Presentation at the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Meeting 2Health News:Bioheart Announces Acceptance of Marvel-1 Data for Presentation at the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Meeting 3Health News:Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors 2Health News:Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors 3
(Date:7/2/2015)... ATLANTA , July 2, 2015 Legal-Bay ... U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the ... (VA) consolidated 26 transvaginal mesh cases against Ethicon for ... nd . The cases for the 26 women include ... by a device made my Johnson & Johnson,s Ethicon ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... SCHAUMBURG, Ill. , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... a nationwide group of state and regional professional ... national survey of rheumatologists that explored perceptions of ... drugs on patients. Biosimilars are ... to biologic medicines. They are notably different from ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Cochlear Limited (ASX: ... announced today the US Food and Drug Administration ... with Slim Straight Electrode (CI522). Built on over ... collaboration with the world,s leading surgeons, the Profile ... to provide the most discreet appearance for both ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Judge Sets Single Trial for 26 Ethicon Mesh Cases, says Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding 2Judge Sets Single Trial for 26 Ethicon Mesh Cases, says Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding 3Survey Of Rheumatologists Nationwide Regarding Biosimilars Highlights Need For More Robust FDA Standards 2Cochlear Combines the World's Thinnest Cochlear Implant Platform with the Industry's Thinnest Full Length Electrode 2Cochlear Combines the World's Thinnest Cochlear Implant Platform with the Industry's Thinnest Full Length Electrode 3
... Jan. 18, 2011 Zyga Technology, Inc. announced ... (FDA) has granted the company 510(K) clearance to ... SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System is intended for ... disruptions. The SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System consists ...
... Jan. 18, 2011 Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: ... results for the fourth quarter and full year 2010 ... the results is scheduled for release after the close ... Management will hold a conference call to discuss ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Zyga Technology, Inc. Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for the SImmetry™ Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Earnings Release Scheduled for February 7, 2011 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Earnings Release Scheduled for February 7, 2011 3
Biotest ELPHA (=Enzyme Linked Probe Hybridization Assay) for class I and class II HLA typing shows convincing advantages for your lab routine....
This ELISA test is used for the detection and semi-quantitation of lgG antibobies to proteinase 3(pr3) in human sera, as an aid to the diagnosis of wegener s granulomatosis....
... for the semi-quantitative determination of specific ... serum. The results of the anti-GBM.assay ... in the diagnosis of diseases associated ... including Goodpastures Syndrome. Levels of these ...
The assay is an immunometric ('sandwich') EIA for the quantitative measurement of LH in human serum or plasma. LH in the sample is bound by 2 monoclonal anti-LH antibodies directed at different epito...
Medicine Products: