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



Monday, November 9,  6:30 — 8 p.m. 

Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Bonita Shelby will share the supportive qualities of certain essential oils proven as helpful for the physical body, mind and spirit. She will also discuss historical and current use of essential oils for cancer care.



Nutrition: Foods that Build

Tuesday, November 10,  1 — 2:30 p.m. 

Nutritionist Lara Hennessey MS, CNS will talk about what foods optimize health after cancer treatment. In this workshop you will learn what foods help heal the body and increase energy. She will provide you with recipes that are easy and delicious.



Genomic Based Personalized Therapy

  Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 — 8 p.m.

  Dr. John Deeken, Inova Comprehensive Cancer and Research Center, will talk about his work bringing      genomic personalized therapy into the clinic for cancer patients.



Financial Considerations

        Monday, December 9, 6:30 — 8 p.m. 


Financial Advisor Ilene Brostrom, Ameriprise Financial, will answer questions on how you can mitigate the impact cancer may have on your financial health.


Lymphoma Treatments

  Monday, December 14, 6:30 — 8 p.m.


Chaitra Ujjani, MD, George Washington University Hospital, will discuss new therapies, especially targeted agents, for
the treatment of lymphomas.