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Cancer Rights: An Overview of Relevant Legal Issues


Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: October 15, 2018
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Agenda


  • Reasonable Accommodations after a Cancer Diagnosis
  • FMLA - Family and Medica Leave Act
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance Options
  • COBRA Coverage
  • Medicare
  • Triage Cancer
  • Attorneys as Advocates
  • Cancer Rights Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: October 15, 2018

Description

The authors of the ABA Health Law section publication Cancer Rights Law will speak on legal issues facing cancer patients and will cover a variety of legal topics impacting cancer patients and survivors, including labor and employment issues such as FMLA and ADA, as well as employee benefits law and insurance coverage matters.

This program was recorded on October 15th, 2018

Provided By

American Bar Association

Panelists

Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer
Triage Cancer

Joanna is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national, nonprofit organization connecting people to cancer survivorship education through educational events, a speakers bureau, and online materials and resources.

Joanna has spent more than twenty-four years working on behalf of individuals with cancer, including five as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, teaching a seminar in Cancer Rights Law, and eight at the John Wayne Cancer Institute’s Psychosocial Care Program and Positive Appearance Center.

Joanna has presented hundreds of educational seminars on employment, insurance, health care, and advocacy issues throughout the country for patients, survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, advocates, lawyers, employers, and the general public.

In addition, Joanna has served on numerous cancer community committees and boards, including as Chair of the Board of Directors for the California Division of the American Cancer Society, the National Advisory Board of CancerForward, the Stupid Cancer Survivorship Advisory Council, ZERO Prostate Cancer’s Medical Advisory Board, and the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association’s Breast Cancer Task Force.

She has been published in a variety of publications, such as Psycho-Oncology, Coping with Cancer, Women, and Ability Magazine. In 2009, she also contributed to a book entitled, “Work and Cancer Survivors.” In 2017, she wrote a book chapter, “Preventing or Minimizing Financial Toxicity Across the Continuum of Cancer Care,” for the Oncology Nursing Society’s book, “Cancer Survivorship: Transdisciplinary, Patient-Centered Approaches to the Season of Survival.” She has also co-authored a book on Cancer Rights Law for the American Bar Association (to be released in 2018).

Joanna has received numerous awards and recognition for her service to the cancer community and her work in the area of legislative advocacy, such as the 2009 Susan G. Komen for the Cure? Public Policy Advocate of the Year and the 2015 Legacy Advocate Award from Stupid Cancer. In 2010, she was also recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top 20 Attorneys in California Under the Age of 40.

Joanna received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations from the University of California Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School Los Angeles.

Monica Bryant, Esq.

Chief Operating Officer
Triage Cancer

Monica is a cancer rights attorney, speaker, and author, dedicated to improving access to, and availability of, quality information on healthcare-related issues.

Monica is the Chief Operating Officer for Triage Cancer, a national, non-profit organization that provides education and resources on cancer survivorship issues. Previously, Monica was Midwest Regional Director for a national cancer rights organization she forged relationships with cancer organizations, hospitals, law firms, other community partners, and members of underserved communities.

Prior to relocating to Chicago, Ms. Bryant served as Legislative Counsel for U.S. Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez and Law Clerk for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. During her time in Congress, Ms. Bryant focused on health, justice, civil rights, and women’s issues. She was also heavily involved in the nomination hearings for United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Throughout her career, Monica has provided hundreds of educational seminars, written articles and blogs, and appeared on community television and radio shows discussing healthcare-related legal issues.

Additionally, Monica is an Adjunct Law Professor at John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, teaching a class on Cancer Rights. Monica currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association’s Breast Cancer Task Force.

Monica received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Law & Society, with an emphasis in criminal justice, and Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. She is a member of both the California and Illinois State Bars.


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