Dr. Carolyn Messner of CancerCare is Presented the 2019 Association of Oncology Social Work’s Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award
CancerCare’s Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW, Director of Education and Training, received the Association of Oncology Social Work’s (AOSW) Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award, a prestigious honor sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
For the last four decades, Dr. Messner has presented and published on cancer’s emotional and practical impact for those diagnosed as well as their caregivers. She is a former president of AOSW, coeditor of the Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer and is a longtime instructor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City. Dr. Messner is also a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations and in 2012 was named “Oncology Social Worker of the Year” by AOSW.
Dr. Messner oversees all Connect Education Workshops, the free one-hour telephone and online workshops that feature world leading cancer experts. Past workshops can be listened to over the phone or online at any time, and cover a wide-range of cancer- related topics.
AOSW and the American Cancer Society established this reputable award to highlight oncology social work’s commitment to improving the lives of people with cancer and their caregivers. The award is designed to honor individuals whose contributions benefit others; through education, service, publications and presentations.
The award was presented on June 7 at the 2019 AOSW 35th Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ.