April 2022 PMMNG Meeting: "It's More Than A Will" Presented by Colleen Erb and Christina Bach

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Our Saturday April 9th Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group (PMMNG) monthly meeting will feature Colleen Erb and Christina Bach presenting "It's More than a Will."

Their presentation can help you plan for the unexpected and the future. They will discuss having your own personal emergency kit and what that should include so you can have peace of mind that if something happens to you or a loved one there are plans in place to make sure you have everything ready.  They will cover practical planning (where are important documents located in your house, who do you call to watch the dog if someone's in the hospital?) and will cover "future" planning about finances, emergency preparations, and estate planning...all from a practical standpoint and keeping in mind that it will decrease your stress and the stress of those around you when you have a plan!


Colleen is a board certified, clinical oncology nurse practitioner who is currently working as guideline analyst and Chemotherapy Template creator at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  She has 20 years of nursing/nurse practitioner experience in hematology/oncology and just recently left clinical practice at Penn Medicine with the myeloma team.  She has been involved with PMMNG for the last year as a member of the steering committee. Colleen also works with the Oncology Nursing Society as a content developer for clinical conferences and writer for supportive care information at various levels. She has presented supportive care topics nationally for patients and providers. 

Christina is a board certified, clinical oncology social worker who is currently the Psychosocial Content Editor for OncoLink.org as well as a Financial Navigation Specialist with the Cancer Support Community Helpline. Christina has rich experience in providing psychosocial care, support and education to cancer patients and their families. She also teaches at the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania as well as guest lectures at the Penn School of Medicine and Nursing. She works regularly with her two certified therapy dogs, Linus and Huck and is also a therapy dog evaluator for Comfort Caring Canines. Christina has been working with PMMNG for many years as our social work facilitator.

All members will receive the Zoom link in an email message.  For new members, contact either Maddie Hunter at [email protected] or Marilyn Alexander at [email protected] to arrange for the Zoom link.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

NOTE: Slides for the presentation are attached below. Also, a Personal Emergency Resource Guide developed by one of Christina's students is also attached.