Calendar of Events


Breast Cancer Survivorship Day at Johns Hopkins @ BWI Airport Marriot
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

From Johns Hopkins: “This is fantastic day of breakout sessions, keynote talks, panel discussions and networking covering various topics along the continuum of care that is open to all patients, survivors, thrivers, providers, caregivers, families, and children (ages 5 – 12).  While adults are busy attending sessions, our Johns Hopkins medical and nursing students will supervise kids building Lego robotics, attending mad science presentations, decorating cupcakes, getting their faces painted, and hanging out with a live 30 ft python who will be stopping by with some of his friends for an ecoadventure. This is a FREE event open to all (regardless of where treatment was received).” Registration required.

Step Up to Fashion – 24th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show @ Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Triage Cancer Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar: Strategies for Eating Well on the Job
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Maintaining a balanced diet while juggling work and cancer is often key for keeping up energy levels, managing symptoms at work and feeling better overall. However, between treatment-related challenges (such as restricted diets, medication schedules, etc.) and workplace challenges (such as limited time, stress and unreliable storage options) often make that easier said than done. In this session we will explore the unique nutritional needs of working cancer survivors and practical solutions for healthy eating during the work day. We’ll discuss:

  • How proper nutrition and eating habits can help you manage treatment side-effects on the job
  • Best practices for planning and preparing meals for your workdays
  • Tips for getting around obstacles to eating healthy at the office
  • And more!

This is the fourth of eight sessions in our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar series. Click here to learn more about the other sessions and to register!

More Than a Pink Ribbon @ Pathways
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation and Pathways for “More Than a Pink Ribbon”, an educational event focusing on breast cancer, on Thursday, April 20th at Pathways from 6pm-8pm. The event will feature medical professionals sharing their expertise on breast cancer symptoms, risk factors, and local resources, and a local survivor who will share her story. There will be food, drink, and raffle prizes! More details, including registration information, to follow. For questions, please contact Erin Steigleder at

“Cancer Survivorship: Improving Outcomes and Promoting Patient-Centered Care” @ Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Apr 28 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

From Johns Hopkins: Driven by the aging of the U.S. population, earlier detection, and improved treatment modalities, the number of cancer survivors is expected to sharply rise. There are currently 15 million cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today. While many cancer patients will survive their disease well beyond the initial diagnosis and treatment, their medical and psychosocial needs post-treatment are often inadequately handled.

Care for cancer survivors requires multidisciplinary support. There are often many providers involved in the management of a cancer patient after acute treatment. Finding creative ways for these individuals to work together is of critical importance to ensure cancer survivors have access to necessary health and wellness opportunities and potentially improve outcomes. The Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship: Improving Outcomes and Promoting Patient- Centered Care symposium is designed to provide health care practitioners a comprehensive overview of the medical and psychosocial aspects of cancer survivorship care, including approaches to clinical management.

This activity is intended for oncologists, primary care providers, nurses, nurse practitioners, health administrators, patient advocates, navigators and allied health professionals.

Methods of Payment: We require full payment prior to the start of the activity. Onsite payments by credit card only. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch.

Physicians ———————————————————-$190
Residents*/Fellows*/Nurses/NPs/PAs/Allied Health Professionals —–$140
*with verification of status Patient Advocate ——————————————————–$99
Printed Syllabus ———————————————————$50

Casting for Recovery @ Graves Mountain Lodge
May 19 – May 21 all-day
NBCC Advocate Leadership Summit
May 20 – May 23 all-day

Join the National Breast Cancer Coalition at the 2017 Advocate Leadership Summit
The National Breast Cancer Coalition’s 2017 Advocate Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. will be held from May 20-23, 2017. The Summit is filled with the speakers, topics, skill building, message training and strategic planning to that energize breast cancer advocates for the important work in the year ahead. For more information and to register: 2017 NBCC Leadership Summit

Triage Cancer Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar: Career Change
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Has your cancer experience caused you to dream about a completely new career? Learn about the process for changing careers, including assessing yourself, identifying obstacles and opportunities, creating an action plan, and more.

This is the fourth of eight sessions in our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar series. Click here to learn more about the other sessions and register!

NBCC Project LEAD Institute
Jul 9 – Jul 14 all-day

Apply for the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s 2017 Project LEAD® Institute
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is now accepting applications for the July 2017 Project LEAD Institute. NBCC has been training breast cancer activists to influence research, advance public policy and drive the adoption of quality standards in health care for more than 20 years. If you have a serious interest in scientific study and in preparing yourself for participation in the policy-setting and decision-making roles of breast cancer research advocacy, don’t miss this opportunity. The course is challenging and focuses on the basic language and concepts of molecular biology, genetics, clinical trials, epidemiology, research methods and advocacy.

Acceptance to the Project LEAD® Institute is a competitive application process and space is limited. The Institute will be held July 9-14, 2017 in La Jolla, CA. The application deadline is April 18, 2017 at 5 PM EST. Tuition is free and includes all Institute materials and meals. Applicants must be a member of NBCC. Applicants can also apply for need-based scholarships to assist with lodging and travel expenses.For more information and to apply go to: Project LEAD Institute

Triage Cancer Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar: Disclosure, Privacy & Online Brand
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will provide information to help patients think through disclosing their diagnosis, protecting their privacy and managing their online brand. Topics discussed will include:

  • Deciding whether to work or take time off
  • Accessing rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Online brand management, including thinking through disclosure on social media
  • Managing privacy at work and in an online setting

This is the fifth of eight sessions in our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar series. Click here to learn more about the other sessions and register!

Triage Cancer Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar: Working Through Treatment
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Once you have decided to work through treatment, it’s important to create a plan and think through the various steps that you can take to make the process as smooth as possible. During this webinar we will discuss how to do this, covering topics that include:

  • What and whom to tell when disclosing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace
  • Workplace laws that protect patients at both the federal and state levels and how to use them
  • How to arrange reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the ADA
  • Practical strategies to manage treatment side effects and modify their schedule in the workplace

This is the sixth of eight sessions in our Balancing Work & Cancer webinar series. Click here to learn more about the other sessions and to register!

Triage Cancer Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Changes in the body are common during and after cancer treatments and, understandably, may impact body image and self-confidence. For survivors who are either working through treatment or returning to work, knowing how to recognize negative body image and manage the feelings that accompany it can help reduce on-the-job anxiety, improve performance, and increase the ability to succeed professionally after cancer. In this webinar we will discuss:

  • How body image may be impacted by cancer and the effect of body changes at work
  • Practical tips and resources for understanding the feelings that may accompany unexpected changes in your body
  • Techniques to maintain or increase self-confidence while working or when returning to work

This is the final session in our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar series. Click here to learn more about the other sessions and register!