Using Telemedicine to Assess Psychosocial Health

Includes a Live Event on 10/28/2021 at 1:30 PM (EDT)

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Telehealth has forever changed the way cancer care team members interact with patients. This panel of supportive care specialists will share practical tips on the use of psychosocial screening tools and how to effectively integrate them into your practice, including the order, timing, and adaptation of various tools. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a case study will highlight the journey of a patient with metastatic breast cancer. Panelists will discuss ways to efficiently capture what matters most to patients when communicating in a virtual care environment. 


  • Teresa L. Deshields, PhD, ABPP, FAPOS, Director of Supportive Oncology, Rush University Cancer Center 
  • Lillian D. Shockney, RN, MAS, ONN-CG, Co-Founder and Program Director, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer; Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
  • Justin Yopp, PhD, Program Director for Psycho-oncology Psychologist, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Director of Membership, American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)  

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This webinar is part of the Multidisciplinary Metastatic Breast Cancer Care education program.
Sponsored by Pfizer Oncology.

Teresa Deshields, PhD

Director of Supportive Oncology

Rush University Cancer Center

Teresa Deshields, PhD, recently joined the faculty at Rush University Medical Center. She previously led the psycho-oncology program at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Deshields has long been involved in preparing psychologists for careers in psycho-oncology and health psychology.

Deshields is currently the immediate Past President of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.

Deshields’ research interests center on quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer, as well as symptom burden and challenges related to symptom reporting.

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, MAS, ONN-CG

Co-Founder and Program Director, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer; Professor of Surgery

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Lillie D. Shockney has been the Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, Baltimore, Maryland, since 1997. A 2-time breast cancer survivor, Lillie has worked tirelessly to improve the care of patients with breast cancer around the world. She is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in health administration from Saint Joseph’s College, New York, and a master of administrative science from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. She has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1983 and has been Director of the Breast Center since 1997.

Lillie is a published author and nationally recognized speaker on breast cancer, having written 15 books and more than 300 articles on the subject. She serves on the medical advisory board of 34 national breast cancer organizations, and is the co-founder and vice president of national nonprofit organization called Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer.

Lillie serves as “Ask an Expert” for the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. She also is an active clinical researcher, with a focus on quality-of-life issues for survivors, as well as a strong advocate for patients with stage IV breast cancer.

In 2008, the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees appointed Lillie to a physician chair as a University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer. It was the first time in the history of the institution that a hospital nurse has been appointed to a distinguished service designation. Since then she has climbed the physician academic ladder to the top and became a full professor of surgery and oncology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2016. She has received 46 national and 6 state awards, including being chosen by Johnson& Johnson as the Most Amazing Nurse in America.

Justin Yopp, PhD

Program Director for Psycho-oncology Psychologist, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Yopp is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC. He is a member of the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital where he provides inpatient as well as outpatient assessment and therapeutic services for children and adolescents with cancer. He also works with children whose parents have serious medical illnesses such as cancer. His research is in the area of children’s adaptation to cancer. Dr. Yopp came to UNC from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, where he served as a clinical psychologist and coordinator of the inpatient consultation-liaison service. Prior to working at St. Jude, Dr. Yopp completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University and completed a pediatric psychology externship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.


ACCC Webinar
10/28/2021 at 1:30 PM (EDT)   |  30 minutes
10/28/2021 at 1:30 PM (EDT)   |  30 minutes