Stand Up for Bill - An Education Event for Nevada's Blood Cancer Veterans, Families & Providers


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Stand Up for Bill - An Education Event for Nevada's Blood Cancer Veterans, Families & Providers


September 22, 2021

Virtual/Online program through Zoom

 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm (Pacific)


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Program Description

Please join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for a free virtual education program for patients, family members, and healthcare professionals in partnership with the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. Participants will learn about veteran benefits, support resources, and tips for communicating more effectively with your healthcare team. 


Participants will gain a better understanding of compensatory diseases and disabilities as recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs and will learn how to access benefits in accordance with Nevada State Regulations (NRS). Attendees will also learn about NRS 417.123-128, previously known as Nevada Assembly Bill 300, and what it means for patients, family members, and healthcare providers.


In addition, participants will learn about survivorship issues and the support resources available in their community, as well as those provided by LLS, to help manage life before and after cancer. We encourage you to invite your caregiver, family members, and healthcare providers.



Program Speakers

Rajeshwari Ayyar, MD

Rajeshwari (Raji) Ayyar, M.D.  is a board certified Hematologist/Oncologist with over 40 years of experience. She has worked with oncology patients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Texas, and most recently at the Veterans Administration in Reno.  She has worked at Kaiser Permanente, MD Anderson, and at Bergstrom Air Base Hospital in Austin, TX where she achieved the rank of here to read more of Dr. Ayyar's bio.


Barbara Rodgick Meehan

Barbara Rodgick-Meehan became interested in blood cancers when her husband Bill Meehan was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in March 2015. During his cancer treatment she “accidentally” found out that Multiple Myeloma was “presumed connected” to Agent Orange by the US Department of Veterans Affair, or the here to read more of Barbara's bio


Lisa Maciel

Lisa Maciel is a Veteran Service Officer and the Supervisor for the Northern Nevada Veterans Advocacy and Support Team (VAST) in Reno, Nevada.  Lisa previously worked for Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health as the Immunizations Disparities Project here to read more of Lisa's bio.


Myra Davis-Alston, MSN/ED, RN

Myra Davis-Alston is a Clinical Nurse Professor in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also serves as a volunteer leader for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s State Advocacy committee. She has hosted a patient and family cancer support group for over two here to read more of Myra's bio.




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