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.
Thursday, December 5, 6 - 7:30 p.m. How vital is diet and nutrition in dealing with colon cancer? Dr. Paul M. Thambi, Associates in Oncology & Hematology, will present on how nutrition may or may not affect the development or treatment of colorectal cancer.
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Learn how exercise can improve quality of life during cancer treatment and beyond. Exercise specialist Kym Sevilla, E-RYT, AHFS, CET, will discuss guidelines for safe exercise, understanding levels of exertion and ways to incorporate exercise into your daily life.
Tuesday, January 7, 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.
Tuesday, January 21, 1-3 p.m. Michele McCarthy,MS, Ed. NCC. Soul Collage is a dynamic process to illuminate aspects of self, life situations and important relationships. Using images from magazines, calendars and photos, participants create their own collage cards with the intention of bringing insight and healing to stress-producing events and situations. Bring magazines, clippings, photos and images that resonate.
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 -8 p.m. John Deeken, MD Associate Director for Clinical Research and Medical Oncology at Inova Comprehensive Cancer and Research Center, will talk about his work bringing genomic personalized therapy into the clinic for cancer patients.
Monday, January 27, 6-8 p.m. Rebecca Kaltman, MD, Medical Oncologist with George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, will provide an overview of the latest findings in treatment and research from the 2014 Breast Symposium.
Tuesday, February 4, 2-3:30 p.m. Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right is the 2014 National Nutrition theme. Dr. Lisa Goodson from George Washington University will discuss how to incorporate healthy eating into your diet as you create meals that satisfy the taste buds while strengthening your body.
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Estate planning, charitable gift annuities and ways to make a legacy gift through a variety of assets (cash, stock, 401k, pension, insurance) are important ways to protect your assets today and ensure your legacy. Mindy Felinton, Esq., Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney will provide information to help you in your decision-making process.
Look Good Feel Better
Tuesday, March 4, 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.
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.