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


Breast Cancer Symposium Update

Wednesday, January 27, 6:30—8 p.m.

Rebecca Kaltman, MD, Medical Oncologist, will provide an overview of the latest findings in treatment and research from the December 2015 Breast Cancer Symposium.



Cancer Rehabilitation

Monday, February 1, 6:30—8 p.m.

Dr. Wisotsky will discuss the need and benefits of rehabilitation for cancer patients and survivors. Learn how rehabilitation can help cancer survivors maintain and restore physical function.

Genetic Mutations & Hereditary Cancer

Monday, February 22, 6:30—8 p.m.

Up to 25% of ovarian cancers are due to inherited genetic mutations. Other cancers may be hereditary as well. Lisa Schlader of FORCE will present on the latest in hereditary cancers, genetic testing and what options are available if a mutation is found.



Look Good Feel Better

Monday, March 7, 1—3 p.m. 

LGFB isa hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso. 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.


Lung Cancer

Wednesday, March 9, 6:30—8 p.m.

Dr. Stephen Liu will discuss the impact of immunotherapy on the treatment of advanced lung cancer, risks, management of toxicity and what the future holds for this exciting and important treatment strategy.



Monday, March 14, 6:30—8 p.m.

Janet Sobel, PT will discuss myths and facts about lymphedema, and how to go about returning to or embarking on an exercise for wellness lifestyle, including lymphedema protection, osteoporosis considerations and nposture correction.