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Summit Speaker Series: Stephanie Fajuri, JD

07 July, 2016

The 2016 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout the region to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. In the months leading up to this year’s Summit, scheduled for September 15 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, join us to learn more about our roster of speakers.

A cancer diagnosis and treatment is hard enough to deal with, but add on insurance appeals, access to health care and benefits, employment issues and leave time, and estate planning and your patients have a lot on their plates. At this year’s Summit Stephanie Fajuri, Supervising Attorney of the Disability Rights Legal Center’s Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) in Los Angeles, California, joins us to discuss legal and disability rights for cancer patients.

As CLRC Supervising Attorney, Ms. Fajuri provides legal services to people with cancer-related legal issues, and has presented nearly 100 educational trainings on behalf of the CLRC, primarily focusing on topics such as health care reform, employment rights, access to health care and government benefits, and advance planning.  Furthermore, she has overseen the counseling of thousands of cancer patients, caregivers, and health care professionals on the CLRC’s national telephone assistance line.

Prior to this position, Ms. Fajuri was a Staff Attorney with the CLRC, Development Coordinator with Disability Rights Legal Center, and spent summers in law school working at the Illinois Human Rights Commission and at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.  Ms. Fajuri is a member of the American Bar Association’s Breast Cancer Advocacy Task Force, the American Cancer Society’s Los Angeles Regional Leadership Council, the Orange County Cancer Coalition, and was selected as a 2015-2016 health team fellow in the Women’s Policy Institute, a leadership and public policy training program sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of California.

Ms. Fajuri earned her J.D. at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and her B.A. in History at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. She is a member of the State Bars of California and New York.

Join us for this presentation and more at the 2016 Nevada Cancer Control Summit. Registration is $95 at the early bird rate through Aug. 12 and includes CE, handouts, lunch, and networking opportunities. Review the entire agenda and register online here.