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NorthEast Myeloma Community Event: The Whole Picture of Healthy Living with Myeloma
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NorthEast Myeloma Community
event May 11, 2023 / 06:30PM - 07:30PM EDT

Event Description

Dealing with myeloma and its treatments can cause other areas of patients and caregivers' health to take the back seat. In this session, we will talk about ways to care for your whole self, prevent injury, and prioritize wellness.

Board certified oncology social worker, Christina Bach, and advanced practice nurse Carolyn Vachani, both local to the NorthEast region, will join us to discuss this important topic.

Schedule & Agenda

The panelist Audrey Burton-Bethke
6:30 PM
Audrey Burton-Bethke

Audrey introduces the agenda of the event and our featured speakers Christina Bach and Carolyn Vachani.

Member Spotlight
6:35 PM
6:45 PM
Christina Bach and Carolyn Vachani.

Christina and Carolyn discuss ways to care for your whole self, prevent injury, and prioritize wellness.

Questions and Answers
7:15 PM

Type your questions in the chat and we will answer them! 

Announcements and Post Meeting Mingle
7:45 PM

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 Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN
Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN

Carolyn Vachani is an oncology advanced practice nurse and the Innovation Director at OncoLink. She has worked in many areas of oncology including BMT, clinical research, radiation therapy, and staff development. She serves as the project leader in the development and maintenance of the OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan and has a strong interest in oncology survivorship care. She enjoys discussing just about any cancer topic, as well as gardening, cooking, and, of course, her sons.

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The panelist Christina Bach, MBE, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW
Christina Bach, MBE, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW

Christina Bach is a licensed clinical social worker and board certified oncology social worker. She is the psychosocial oncology content editor at, the web’s first cancer resource. She has over 20 years of experience working with people with cancer and their families and is also the social work facilitator of the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group. She is interested in financial toxicity, life after cancer, educating social work students, and animal assisted interventions. She volunteers regularly with her certified therapy dogs, Linus, Huckleberry and Eugene (in-training). In her spare time she enjoys knitting, cooking, binge watching great shows and traveling to Cape Cod to spend time with family.

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