Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, in collaboration with the American Head & Neck Society, hosted a free webinar, Caregiver Needs, on May 4, 2021, at 5 PM ET. Moderated and presented by Dorothy Gold, MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C, the webinar featured medical presenter, Marie Tobin, MD FACLP, and caregivers, Kristi Mason and Allison Breininger.

Presented  by:

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
American Head and Neck Society
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Moderator and Medical Presenter: Dorothy Gold MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C

Dorothy Gold MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C is Oncology Social Work Clinical Specialist at the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center at GBMC in Baltimore, MD and part of a multidisciplinary team that works with head and neck cancer patients and their families/loved ones. She also facilitates support groups for survivors and caregivers. Dorothy is a board-certified oncology social worker (OSW-C) with many years of experience in the oncology field and focusing on head and neck cancer for over 17 years. She received her MSW from University of Maryland School of Social Work and has been a clinical field instructor with the school for graduate social work students. She is a member of AOSW (Association of Oncology Social Workers) and in 2010 was recognized as Oncology Social Worker of the Year. Dorothy serves on the Board of Directors of SPOHNC (Support for People with Head and Neck Cancer) and authored a chapter in their book, Managing the Challenges of Head and Neck Cancer. Dorothy has published and lectured widely on topics related to psychosocial adjustment and quality of life for head and neck cancer patients and loved ones.

Medical Presenter: Marie Tobin, MD FACLP
Caregiver Presenter: Allison Breininger
Caregiver Presenter: Kristi Mason

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