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:


Look Good Feel Better

Monday, May 8, 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.



Cancer on the Job - Employee Rights

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 – 8pm.

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, the presentation offers an opportunity to learn what to expect when you seek benefits.




Biofeedback for Symptom Reduction

Monday, June 5, 6:30 – 8pm.

Emily Perlman, MS, BCB, PC, SMC-C, therapist at the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington will discuss how biofeedback can reduce the stress reaction, lessen anxiety and improve mood and mental clarity.


Nutritious Summer Salads and Snacks

Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 – 8pm.

Registered Dietitian Margaret McDowell, PhD, MPH, RD will speak about creative ways to incorporate nutritious foods when preparing tasty salads and snacks. She will also highlight important food safety considerations for your summer picnics and cookouts.





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:


Hereditary Ovarian & Breast Cancer

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 – 8pm.

BRCA1/2 and BEYOND...Since 2013, there have been major changes in cancer genetics that reflect a better understanding of the genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. Rebecca Kaltman, GW Medical Associates, will provide updated information.



Chemo Brain

Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 - 8 pm. 

Brooke Hatfield, MS, CCC-SLP, Medstar will discuss how “Chemo Brain” is a real but manageable problem that can occur before, during and after cancer treatment. 





Tuesday,  May 16, 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.





Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 – 8pm.

Lara Lattman, MS, CNS, LND, will talk about what foods to eat to optimize health during and after cancer treatment.





Look Good Feel Better

Monday, June 13, 1 - 3 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.