Calendar of Events

Jan
23
Wed
2019
Triage Cancer: Employment Rights After Cancer Diagnosis
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A cancer diagnosis often brings up questions on how to navigate work and cancer. Regardless of if you are working through treatment or returning to work after taking some time off for treatment, you may have access to federal, state, and employer protections. This webinar will address the relevant laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state laws, and disclosure and privacy protections. 

Register here: https://triagecancer.org/webinarreg-employment

VCU Massey: Mindfulness @ North Hospital - Linen-Powell Resource Library, MCV Campus
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about basic meditation, mindfulness in daily life, visualization and more. Classes are free and open to patients, caregivers and staff.

CancerLINC: Estate Planning 101 @ Fairfield Library
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From CancerLINC: “Estate planning can make life easier for you and your loved ones, and it isn’t just for the rich and famous. If you own a home or other assets, you should have the final say in who inherits the items you cherish.

Likewise, in the event you become incapacitated, you should have the final say over the medical care you receive. Estate planning is a simple way to make your wishes known.

Join us for this FREE workshop with attorney Thomas N. Jamerson of Beale, Davidson, Etherington and Morris, P.C. to learn how to take control of your wishes.

THIS EVENT IS FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.”

Jan
24
Thu
2019
VCU Massey: Nutrition Tips at North Hospital
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

VCU Health dietitian Allie Farley will be available outside of the Patient Resource Library in North Hospital lobby to talk about nutrition.

Jan
25
Fri
2019
VCU Massey: Mindfulness (Stony Point) @ Stony Point 9000 - Lois E. Trani Library on the 2nd Floor
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Learn how to practice mindfulness for stress reduction and improvement of overall well-being with VCU Health social workers.

Every Friday at noon. Open to patients, staff and the general public.

Jan
30
Wed
2019
VCU Massey: Mindfulness @ North Hospital - Linen-Powell Resource Library, MCV Campus
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about basic meditation, mindfulness in daily life, visualization and more. Classes are free and open to patients, caregivers and staff.

Feb
5
Tue
2019
VCU Massey: Cancer Treatment and Heart Disease– Making the Connection @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Kelly Education Center
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

From VCU Massey Cancer Center: “Cardiovascular (CV) disease is an increasing concern for men and women treated for cancer.  Today, CV events are the primary cause of death for women with breast cancer, recently overtaking death caused directly by the initial cancer.  In fact, one third of women treated for breast cancer develop profound fatigue that does not resolve, and for many, making it impossible to return to work. Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that helps patients protect their heart functions during and after cancer treatment. Join Dr. Gregory Hundley, VCU Health Pauley Heart Center director, to learn more about cardio-oncology and advances being made.”

Feb
6
Wed
2019
VCU Massey: Mindfulness @ North Hospital - Linen-Powell Resource Library, MCV Campus
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about basic meditation, mindfulness in daily life, visualization and more. Classes are free and open to patients, caregivers and staff.

Feb
13
Wed
2019
VCU Massey: Mindfulness @ North Hospital - Linen-Powell Resource Library, MCV Campus
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about basic meditation, mindfulness in daily life, visualization and more. Classes are free and open to patients, caregivers and staff.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Living Beyond Breast Cancer: 2019 Metastatic Breast Cancer Symposium @ National Press Club
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This event is online or in-person, and free for either!

From Living Beyond Breast Cancer: As someone living with metastatic breast cancer, you have unique needs related to your care, comfort and community. Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Susan G. Komen ® for a free, one-day event dedicated to information and support just for you.

The day will include professional presentations and panel discussions – on topics ranging from the latest medical updates and emerging treatment options – to emotional support and living well with a metastatic diagnosis. There will be time to meet other attendees and grow your support community, along with yoga stretching and a group meditation to reflect on the day.

Event LogisticsYou can participate in this free event in person or by livestream. Sessions will also be available in Spanish. For those attending in person, light refreshments and lunch will be provided. You are welcomed and encouraged to bring a guest or tune in with friends and family.

Getting ThereInformation and directions to the National Press Club can be found on their website. Please note that the National Press Club has a partnership with SpotHero, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed reserved parking passes around the National Press Club with rates up to 50% off.

For questions about this event or to register by phone call (855) 807-6386.

Speakers
Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C 
Panelist: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer Panel Discussion (English Session)
Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C, is executive director at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, D.C. Read more.

 

Claudia Campos Galván 
Facilitator: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer Group Discussion (Spanish Session)
Claudia Campos Galván is the chief programs officer and mental health director at Nueva Vida in Washington, D.C. Read more. 
Claudine Isaacs, MD  
Presenting: Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer (English Session)
Claudine Isaacs, MD, is professor of medicine and oncology and co-director of the breast cancer program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. She is also medical director of the Jess and Mildred Fisher Center for Hereditary Cancer and Clinical Genomics Research. Read more.