Supportive Services — School Intervention and Re-Entry Program
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17th Annual Educating the Educators Conference

 17th Annual 
Educating the Educators Conference

Different Strokes for Different Folks:
Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders

Thursday, October 18, 2018 • 4:30 pm

Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794

2018 Educate the 
Educators Conference


To increase awareness of pediatric strokes in patients with cancer and blood disorders and the need for support in the school setting.

The participant will acquire important information:

  • Overview of school intervention services in children with common pediatric cancers, blood disorders and stroke
  • Medical, psychosocial and educational issues related to pediatric cancers, blood disorders and stroke
  • The need for educational and psychosocial interventions for students with cancer, blood disorders and stroke
  • Consequences experienced by a child who has survived cancer, a blood disorder or a stroke
  • Innovative strategies to help children with cancer, blood disorders or a stroke successfully accomplish their goals
  • Community and educational resources


*** 3.25 contact hours will be awarded. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. It has been assigned code 126-3-E-17-SON-08.


4:30 pm Registration Begins
Community Resource Education and Networking
5:30 pm Welcome  Dinner Served 
6:30 pm Propelling Students to Academic Success… It Takes More Than a Stroke of Luck

Debra Giugliano, RN, MS, CPNP, CPON
Director, School Intervention and Re-Entry Program
Stony Brook Children's Hospital


6:45 pm Different Strokes for Different Folks

Rina Meyer, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
Stony Brook Children's Hospital


Devina Prakash, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
Stony Brook Children's Hospital


7:45 pm


8 pm I'm Not Limping. That's Swagger!

Kelsey Tainsh, BA
Inspirational Speaker/Stroke Survivor

9 pm Distribution of Attendance Certificates / Adjourn