Education Programs

 

Our workshops provide participants with learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to coping with cancer and improving quality of life.  Education programs are offered at Hope Connections facilities in both Bethesda and Landover, MD, as listed below.   A reservation is required for all educational programs.

 

Bethesda  - Beaumont House at FASEB (9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814)

To REGISTER call 301-634-7500 or contact us

The following programs will be held at our Bethesda Facility:


Lung Cancer

Monday, September 25, 6:30 – 8pm.

Dr. Stephen Liu, a thoracic oncologist from Georgetown University, will review the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer including the latest advances and what to expect in the coming years.

 

 

 

Breast Reconstruction

Monday, October 2, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dr. Michele Manahan from John Hopkins, will present the pros and cons of breast reconstruction timing.

 

 

 

Ovarian Cancer

Monday, October 16, 6:30 – 8pm.

Dr. James Barter from Holy Cross Hospital will discuss current thoughts about the evolution of treatments in ovarian cancer, as well as future work in screening.

 

 

 

Lymphedema

Wednesday, November 1, 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 posture correction.

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, November 6, 10 – 12 p.m.

A handson workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees 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.

 

 

Healthy Behaviors for Survivors

Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Studies show that perhaps 30% of cancers are behavior related, therefore, we might be able to prevent 30% of cancers by changing habits. Maureen Ross from John Hopkins, will discuss health behaviors and how to implement them.

 

 

 

Count Your Blessings

Monday, December 11, 6:30 – 8pm.

Lola Crawford will conduct an interactive workshop that enables participants to reflect on their state of mind and become aware of and grateful for everyday blessings.

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY - LANDOVER (8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Landover, MD 20785)

To REGISTER call 240-714-4744 or contact us

The following programs will be held at our Landover Facility:


Homeopathic Medicine

Thursday, September 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dr. Arminah Keats will discuss different breast cancer types, conventional breast cancer treatments and natural therapies to reduce side effects, support immune function and provide cancer-fighting effects.

 

 

 

Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dr Roisin Connolly from John Hopkins will discuss new data regarding management of HER2-
positive breast cancer in both the early and advanced disease settings. This will include a discussion on how we can personalize treatment approaches for patients - escalating therapy for some who need it and de-escalating therapy for others.

 

 

Your Rights on the Job

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Employee Rights attorney Bill Day will talk about the rights of cancer patients under the Family
Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. With state and local laws often differing, this presentation offers an opportunity to learn what to expect when you seek benefits.

 

 


Lymphoma Treatments

Thursday, November 2, 6:30 – 8pm.

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

 

 


Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday, 11/14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

See description above. Conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Johnson.

 

 

 

 

Cancer Rehabilitation

Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 – 8pm.

Dr. Katherine Power from Medstar Rehabilitation will provide a general overview of the specific
aspects of rehab medicine that can be used to help patients who are undergoing cancer treatment and/or those patients who have completed treatment for cancer.

 

 

 

Genetic Mutations & Hereditary Cancers

Tuesday, December 12, 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 and Melanie Nix from FORCE will present on the latest in hereditary cancers, genetic testing and what the options are available if a mutation is found.