The Next Frontier: Non-Traditional Roles for Social Workers
As personalized medicine in oncology expands, so too do the opportunities for social workers to contribute in new ways. The fundamental tenets of social work have applicability in business, policy, collaborations and efforts focused on systematic change within the oncology ecosystem. Have you ever:
• Considered new roles outside of clinical social work?
• Wondered what you could bring to a company focused on patient engagement and patient centricity?
• Contemplated a new role at a nonprofit to make state or national change on behalf of patients?
• Or, just contemplated what else you might do?
If yes, this session has been designed for you! Join five dynamic female oncology leaders as they share their vision for how oncology social workers can contribute a unique dimension beyond clinical care. The session will spark new ways to think about the applicability of social work training in biotechnology, nonprofits, healthcare, and policy roles. Panelists will also cover very practical steps you can take to evaluate your strengths and areas of opportunity for whatever role you might be dreaming of in oncology or healthcare more broadly.