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Learn More About Personalized Resources to Support You and Your Family Living with Multiple Myeloma
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Relapsed/Refractory Myeloma
event Oct 13, 2021 / 01:00PM - 02:15PM EDT

Event Description

Myeloma Crowd community members can learn more about resources to empower you in Shared Decision Making and the new Janssen CompassTM patient program where Care Navigators can provide treatment education & reimbursement support.

Schedule & Agenda

Audrey Burton-Bethke & Brian Drennan
Audrey reviews the agenda and introduces featured speakers from Janssen (Kurt, Heather & Brian).  Brian will provide an overview of patient resources provided by Janssen to support patients living with Multiple Myeloma.
Shared Decision-Making Strategies
Kurt Kausch, MS PhD, APN, AOCNS, ACRN
With the goal of helping patients to have confidence in treatment decisions as well as satisfaction with treatment and trust in providers, the Shared Decision-Making discussion will help people living with Multiple Myeloma take an empowered approach to their treatment journey.
Janssen Compass
Heather Hanneman, BSN, OCN & Brian Drennan
Janssen Compass is a new, complimentary support program offering a single point, human contact to help patients navigate their treatment journey including Cost & Affordability, Janssen Medication education and resources, Health and Wellness, and Self Coping Skills.
Brian Drennan
Janssen remains committed to providing patients with the medications, resources and programs to fight Multiple Myeloma. Brian will provide next steps on where to learn more and take action.

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey Burton-Bethke

Audrey joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Myeloma Community Program Director in 2020. While not knowing much about myeloma at the start, she has since worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys a nice mug of hot chocolate no matter the weather.

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The panelist Kurt  Kausch, MS, PhD, APN, AOCNS, ACRN
Kurt Kausch, MS, PhD, APN, AOCNS, ACRN

Kurt is excited to share how to have the most informed discussion with your care team. Kurt works as a Sr. Oncology Clinical Educator for Janssen in the Rocky Mountain territory. He is a Master’s prepared oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) who also holds a PhD in molecular biology/genetic engineering. He has nearly 15 years of oncology nursing experience within the inpatient & outpatient settings as well as the pharmaceutical sector as a nurse educator & Medical Science Liaison (MSL). Kurt holds ACRN, AOCNS®, & OCN® nursing certifications.

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The panelist Heather Hanneman, BSN, OCN
Heather Hanneman, BSN, OCN

Heather can’t wait to share the type of support available through Janssen Compass™, for which she currently works as a Care Navigator in the Illinois/Michigan territory. Heather is a lifetime “Michigander” completing my BA at Michigan State University in 1998 and her BSN at Wayne State University in 2007. Heather worked at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI for 13 years. Nine of those years were on an inpatient Oncology unit and four years in an oncology urgent care clinic. Heather became an Oncology Certified Nurse in 2019.

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The panelist Brian Drennan
Brian Drennan

Brian has been with Janssen for 18 years across numerous roles in sales, leadership, training, and marketing across Oncology. He is leading the launch of Janssen Compass, a new program designed to personalize the patient experience with a nurse providing education and resources during a patient’s treatment journey on Janssen therapy.

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