The following message was posted on the NCI Cancer Patient Educators’ Listserv. Please pass this information on to those affected by cancer!
“CancerCare, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute: Office of Cancer Survivorship and Office of Communications and Education, LIVESTRONG, American Cancer Society, Intercultural Cancer Council, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, is pleased to invite you to participate in a free, four-part workshop series. The series will take place on Tuesdays, from 1:30-2:30 pm Eastern Time – April 12, May 10, June 14 and July 12. You can listen to these workshops on the telephone or via live streaming through the internet.
This free series is made possible by support from the National Cancer Institute and LIVESTRONG and offers cancer survivors, their families, friends and health care professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns that arise after treatment ends.
Part I, Chemobrain: The Impact of Cancer Treatments on Memory, Thinking and Attention, will be presented on April 12th.
The faculty for this program includes:
- Lillian M. Nail, PhD, RN, FAAN, Survivor Perspective, Rawlinson Distinguished Professor of Nursing, Senior Scientist, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University
- Tim A. Ahles, PhD, Member, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Neurocognitive Research Laboratory, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Patricia A. Ganz, MD, Professor, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Subsequent workshops in the series are:
- Part II, Weight Changes After Cancer Treatments: Why Is It Happening and What Can I Do About It?— May 10
- Part III, Stress Management for Caregivers: Taking Care of Yourself Physically and Emotionally — June 14
- Part IV, Fear of Recurrence and Late Effects: Living With Uncertainty — July 12
These workshops are free – no phone charges apply. However, pre-registration is required. To register, and for more information, simply go to the CancerCare website, www.cancercare.org/connect.
We are very excited to offer this telephone workshop series to you. We hope that you will join us and that you will share this information with your patients and colleagues.”
- Helping you navigate cancer survivorship journey (mayoclinic.com)