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Monday, May 8 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Learning Styles and the Cancer Experience

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Although the majority of the population are visual learners, most details about a medical diagnosis or treatment are delivered verbally. To exacerbate the problem, the majority of the information being delivered consists of concepts and terminology. They are difficult for doctors to explain and even more difficult for patients to understand. Learn from a real-life cancer experience of how information was presented and what could have been done to make it easier to understand and remember. Find out what we can do as technical communicators to address different learning styles and an audience that is not clearly defined.

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Debbie Kerr

Business Analyst
Debbie Kerr has been a technical communicator for over 30 years and a cancer survivor for over five. In her role as a technical writer, and now as a business analyst, she sees herself as a user advocate. This is the reason she is so passionate about improving patient’s health literacy... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
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