MDS Special Lectures

​​​​​​MDS 2015 is proud to present two special lectures to be held during the Symposium:

​​​​Thursday, April 30th 12:00 - 12:30pm

“Aging and Illness: Coping with The Double Whammy”​

Dr. Jimmie Holland​​

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Dr. Jimmie Holland – founder of the subspecialty psycho-oncology.  Thanks to the work of Dr. Holland, and other proponents of psycho-oncology, cancer diagnosis and therapy are now better understood and more sensitively treated.  Dr. Holland has devoted her career to helping patients, their families, and medical staff as they cope with the psychological burden of cancer and its treatment.

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Friday, May 1st 12:00 - 12:30pm

​"Sisters Strong"

Ms. Sally-Ann Roberts

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Sally-Ann Roberts is an anchorwoman for WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She has been a member of the news team since 1977 and co-anchors the Eyewitness Morning News with Eric Paulsen.  She is the sister and bone marrow donor of Robin Roberts, a co-anchor of ABC-TV’s ‘Good Morning America.’ Ms. Sally-Ann Roberts has reported thousands of stories over the years but most enjoys reporting good news.  Each week she profiles a volunteer in the community who is helping others under her ‘Quiet Hero’ report every Tuesday during the 5 p.m. newscast.  She is also the author of three books, Going Live…An Anchorwoman Reports Good News, the novel Angelvision, and the very inspirational Your Power is On.

​To download Ms. Sally-Ann Roberts's full bio click here

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