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Making a Difference in a Young Woman's Quality of Life
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You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural lecture of the SHMS Alumni Lecture Series

Making a Difference in a Young Woman's Quality of Life: A Rehab and Palliative Care Perspective with expert Regine L Souverain, DPT
followed by a Interdisciplinary Panel including experts in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Physician's Assistant Programs

  • Monday, September 15, 2008
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Main Lounge, University Center
  • Light Refreshments will be served

RSVP by Thursday, September 12 to Deborah Verderosa, 973-275-2062 or

This case is about a 23 year old woman admitted to the ICU of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan with a diagnosis of osteosarcoma and a secondary diagnosis of acute myelolytic leukemia. Her respiratory distress was the reason for her admission and subsequent placement in the ICU. The patient improved and was weaned from a Bipap machine to help with oxygenation to a simple nasal canula. As she stabilized, she received hour long sessions of PT and OT. The young woman and her family felt that for six weeks, she had improved quality of life despite the progression of her cancer that led to her passing. This moving story will give guests an interesting perspective of how we make differences in the lives of others.

For more information please contact:
Deborah Verderosa
(973) 275-2062


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