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.
Wednesday, October 1, 6-8 p.m. Laura Otten, RN, Medical Oncology Branch, NCI, will provide information to help you make treatment decisions. Learn which questions to ask about the benefits and risks of treatment, how treatments are developed and how to locate clinical trials that may be right for you. Co-sponsored by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A light dinner will be provided.
Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27, 6-8 p.m. The completion of cancer treatment is often accompanied by new concerns. Questions about safe exercise, dietary issues and unforeseen physical and emotional issues present at a time when one’s medical support team has begun to disband. This four-week course is designed to provide support and guidance for those up to 24 months post treatment. Must commit to attend all classes. Space is limited.
Wednesday, October 15, 6:30-8 p.m. Cancer results not only from genetic alterations, but also when genes are inappropriately expressed. While DNA mutations are permanent, epigenetic changes can be reversed. Dr. Nilo Azad, GI oncologist from Johns Hopkins Medicine will discuss why focus on epigenomes is so important and why epigenetic therapy holds such promise.
Tuesday, November 4, 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,November 5, 6:30-8. Jason Burke, licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine, will discuss the various approaches that make up the diverse practice of acupuncture. Learn about Japanese acupuncture, known for its gentleness, Balance Method and Tung style and Zhu’s scalp acupuncture. A discussion of Chinese herbal medicine will be included.
Saturday, November 8, 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Caregivers - give yourself a few hours to decompress and rejuvenate. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet others who understand and share your concerns. Oncology Social Worker Lois Sumser will provide lessons learned and information on how to safeguard your physical, mental and emotional health while caring for a loved one. Light breakfast provided.
Tuesday, November 18 , 2-3:30 p.m. Join Warman Home Care and Personal Chef Nikki Haddad for a cooking demo and sampling of tasty, nutrient-rich recipes you’ll be happy to share on your holiday table.
Wednesday, December 10, 6:30-8. Dr. Stephanie Wethington, Director for Gynecologic Oncology at Washington Hospital Center, will talk about the importance of individualized care and the multiple approaches available including open abdominal, laparoscopic and robotic surgery; fertility-sparing; chemo; and targeted therapies.
Monday, December 15, 6:30-8. Emily Perlman, MS, BCB, PC, SMC-C, therapist at the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington. Learn how biofeedback is used to make changes in physiology, behavior and lifestyle through self-regulation.