Bethesda, MD 20814
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.
Monday, March 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Julia Rowland, PhD, Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at NCI. With growing numbers of individuals living long-term after cancer treatment, mounting attention is being given to understanding and addressing what comes next. In this look at ‘life after cancer,’ we will discuss the emerging interest in survivorship care plans; why these have become so popular, for whom they are designed, what should be in them, and how they can best be used by cancer survivors as they negotiate the transition from active treatment to recovery---and beyond.
Wednesday, March 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in this country. However, the past few years have seen remarkable advances in personalized treatment based on the identification of specific mutations. Other treatments, including immuno-therapy, promise to make a dramatic impact in the years to come. Thoracic Medical Oncologist Dr. Stephen Liu from Georgetown University will review these advances and answer questions about lung cancer treatment and screening.
Wednesday, April 16, 6:30—8 p.m. Research has demonstrated that stress is higher among children of parents with cancer than among children treated for cancer themselves. Children who are informed of a parent’s diagnosis and provided with coping tools have better outcomes than those who are not. Cheryl Hughes, oncology social worker at the Lombardi Cancer Center will provide information and guidance for cancer patients to find the best way to meet the needs of their children.
Thursday, April 22, 2—3:30 p.m. Rosalind Kipping, President, Compassion & Choices NCA, will present and lead a discussion that examines personal value systems. What are the legal documents needed to ensure that personal decisions made now will be implemented even if you are unable to make decisions in the future. Sample documents will be distributed.
Tuesday, May 6, 1—3 p.m. LGFB is a hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologists. 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. This program is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council, and the National Cosmetology Association.
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30—8 p.m. Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the US. Since 1980, the incidence of melanoma among people under 30 has increased by 50%. Learn how to identify factors that may have placed you at risk, the importance of early detection of this aggressive disease and the latest research on treatment.
Tuesday, May 20, 2—3:30 p.m. We’ve all heard about antioxidants and free radicals, but do you really understand their impact on your health? Knowing how we’re supporting or weakening our bodies motivates us to make healthy choices. Nutritionist Lynda McIntyre will provide information and helpful tips that will have you reaching for the good stuff!
Wednesday, June 5, 6:30—8 p.m. Dr. Laurie Herscher, Radiation Oncologist at Suburban Hospital, recently completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Join us to learn how it has it affected the way she practices medicine?
Tuesday, June 24, 2—4 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.