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:

 

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.

 

 

 

Acupuncture for Stress Release

Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Alison Babil, LMT. This experiential, 90-minute program will introduce a deeply calming acupressure sequence that you can use on yourself anytime, anywhere. Come learn a series of simple acupressure points to reduce stress, enhance your immune system and balance your body and emotions.

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, January 22 , 10am – 12pm.

 

A hands-on 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.

 

 

 


Breast Cancer Symposium Update

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 – 8pm.

Dr. Rebecca Kaltman. Medical Oncologist, will provide an overview of the latest findings in treatment and research from the December 2017 Breast Cancer Symposium.

 

 

 

Nutrition

Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Nutritionist Victoria Wood will discuss which foods turn on tumor suppressor ngenes. Which foods turn off tumor activation genes. Learn what to eat for optimal gene expression!

 

 

 

 

Gynecologic Cancers

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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.

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, March 12, 10am – 12pm.

 

A hands-on 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.
 

 

 

 

Neuropathy

Monday, March 19, 6:30 – 8pm.

 

Dr. Laverne Andre of Loving Hands treats patients noninvasively so that they can be pain free without the added side effects that come from treating patients chemically (with drugs). Neuropathy is a  problem that affects over 21 million Americans. There is hope and help for this condition.

 

 

 

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:

 


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.

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday, January 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Jophnson, 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.

 

 

 


Understanding Health Insurance

Thursday, January 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

 

Adrian Redd will be talking about the consumer health insurance appeals rights, the appeals process and how HEAU can assist consumers who have billing disputes with their health care provider or coverage disputes with an HMO or private health insurance company.

 

 

 


Neuropathy

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

 

Dr. Laverne Andre of Loving Hands treats patients noninvasively so that they can be pain free
without the added side effects that come from treating patients chemically (with drugs). Neuropathy is a problem that affects over 21 million Americans. There is hope and help for this condition.

 

 

 


Proton Oncology

Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Elizabeth Nichols, MD, Clinical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine will discuss how we use Proton Therapy- a powerful new tool for treating breast cancer - and its potential to lead to fewer short and

 

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday, March 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

 

A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Jophnson, 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.

 

 

 

 

For a PDF of our program calendar, click here For an interactive calendar of events, click here.