Education Programs

 

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

 

Spirituality

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dr. Christina Puchalski, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, will discuss how spirituality helps those affected by cancer and their loved ones.

 

 

 

Nutrition

Tuesday, January 10, 1-2:30pm

 Lara Lattman, MS, CNS, LND, will talk about what foods to eat to optimize health during and after cancer treatment. 

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, January 23, 10-12 p.m.

A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees 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.

 

 

Breast Cancer Symposium Update

Wednesday, January 25, 6:30-8pm.

Rebecca Kaltman, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine, will provide an overview of the latest findings in treatment and research from the 12/16 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

 

 

 

Chemo Brain

Wednesday, February 1, 6-8:30pm. 

Jan Coles, MS, CCC-SLP, Medstar will discuss how “Chemo Brain” is a real but manageable problem that can occur before, during and after cancer treatment. 

 

 

Interpreting Medical Articles

Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-8pm.  

William Hearl, Ph.D. will provide guidance on how to understand medical jargon in cancer - related articles and on websites. 

 

 

 

Store My Tumor

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30-8pm

Store My Tumor will discuss the collection, processing and storing of viable tumors for all types of cancers and how this technology allows you to take advantage of leading-edge diagnostics and treatments.

 

 

Oncology Massage

Monday,March 13, 6:30-8pm.

Lucille Eddy, Healwell Program Director, will discuss how Cancer and cancer treatment can have profound effects on the body that can put a person at risk for serious complications from “regular” massage. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment is best served by a massage therapist with training in oncology massage.

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, March 20, 10-12 p.m.

A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees 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.

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY*

 

Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday January 17,  1-3 p.m.

A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Johnson, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees 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. 

 

 

HPV Throat Cancers

Thursday, January 19, 6:30-8 p.m.

Dr. Adedoyin Kalejaiye, Howard University will discuss how the HPV virus causes cancer in the throat and other parts of the body, who is at risk, how these types of cancers are diagnosed and treated.

 

 

 

Homeopathic Medicine 

Thursday, February 16, 6:30-8 p.m.

Dr. Arminah Keats will discuss different breast cancer types, conventional breast cancer treatments and natural therapies to reduce side effects, support immune function and provide cancer-fighting effects. 

 

 

 

Healthy Eating

Tuesday, February 21, 6:30-8pm. 

Registered Nutritionist, Margaret McDowell will provide practical tips you can use at home to harness the power of foods during cancer treatment and recovery.

 

 

 

Medical Marijuana

Thursday, March 2, 6:30-8pm. 

Megan Shank, Ananda Medical, will explain the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for cancer patients and qualified patients can apply for Maryland's medical marijuana program.  

 

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday March 14,  1-3 p.m

A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Johnson, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees 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. 

 

 

 

Lymphedema

Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8pm.

Yvonne Francis, PT, MBA, CLT, CST, Medstar, will discuss lymphedema and how trained therapists treat it.

 

 

 

*Prince George's County Office: 8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Landover, MD                   Phone: 240-714-4744