Our workshops provide participants with learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to coping with cancer and improving quality of life. Unless otherwise noted, education programs are presented at the Hope Connections facility in Bethesda, MD. A reservation is required for all educational programs.
To register call 301-634-7500 or contact us.
Understanding Radiation Therapy
Monday, March 23, 6:30 — 8 p.m. What are the types of radiation therapy and what are the side effects? Learn the facts from Anu Gupta, MD, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director of the Cancer Center at Gaithersburg.
Monday, April 6, 6:30 — 8 p.m. Molly Shapiro, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), will discuss how TCM can benefit patients and their caregivers before, during and after cancer therapies like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Learn which symptoms respond well to acupuncture and leave with some knowledge that can be applied immediately.
Nutrition: Boosting the Immune System
Monday, April 27, 6:30 — 8 p.m. Oncology nutrition specialist Lynda McIntyre R.D, L.D will talk about foods that help boost immunity. She will provide strategies for including these foods into your diet, and address some of the confusing and conflicting information about diet and nutrition.
Look Good Feel Better
Tuesday, May 5, 1-3 p.m. LGFB is a hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Caprese Hayes. It includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats to help a woman cope with the side effects of cancer treatment. Patients must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council, and the National Cosmetology Association.
Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 — 8 p.m. Ancient rhythm techniques have been shown to accelerate physical healing, boost the immune system and produce feelings of well-being. Join multi-instrumentalist Stream Ohrstrom as he leads a program of healing rhythms.
Pain Management throughout Cancer
Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 — 8 p.m. Allison Burg, manager of health education at “ASCO University”, the premier site for continued medical education, will discuss types & causes of cancer pain, medicine, treatments, managing and reventing side effects, non-pharmacological pain treatments and common pain concerns, as well as palliative care and pain specialists.
Chinese Herbal Medicines and Cancer
Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 — 8 p.m. Matthew Brookman M.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl. Om., board certified acupuncturist, and Chinese
medical practitioner will discuss how Chinese herbal medicine can ease the dayto-day issues associated with a diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 — 8pm. Join us for a presentation and discussion on new treatments for Multiple Myeloma. This session is co-presented by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A light dinner will be provided.