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This past year, the Oncofertility Consortium partnered up with the Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) for their Cancer Rights Conference series, which just wrapped up the second installment in the three-part series in Washington D.C. Now, believe it or not, the final installment of the conference series is fast approaching so if you haven’t participated yet, it’s time to get involved! Join us on October 21st, in Ann Arbor, MI, for this informative and free, one-day event. Our goal is to empower attendees to better advocate for themselves and share their knowledge with those who most need access to information and resources on cancer-related legal issues.

As always, CLRC will provide patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, navigators, health care professionals, and attorneys with valuable information about cancer-related legal issues, including: employment & taking time off work, health, disability and life insurance options, access to health care, insurance navigation and appeals, understanding health care reform, cancer community resources, genetics and the law, legislative advocacy, fertility preservation and education rights of children and young adults with cancer. Members of CLRC’s professional network are comprised of attorneys, insurance agents, and accountants able to answer a variety of legal concerns.

FREE CLEs will be offered to eligible attorneys in attendance and CEUs will be offered to social workers and nurses. Please visit www.CancerRightsConference.org to register and/or for more information. The 2012 locations will be Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Boston.  Dates and exact agendas have not been determined thus far, but you can visit CLRC’s website to register or find more information.

If for some reason you are unable to attend this conference, but need to speak with a legal professional regarding a cancer-related legal issue, CLRC provides a toll-free telephone assistance line (866-THE-CLRC). Callers can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources for their particular situation.

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Lourdes Vayson

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.

Santa Monica at...

I am glad there are people who try to uphold the rights and advocate for those cancer stricken citizens. Dissemination of information is much needed nowadays wherein a lot of those with illness are not aware of their rights.

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