Calendar of Events

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Cancer+Careers: Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehab
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Occupational therapy and vocational rehabilitation services can support the transition of returning to work during/after cancer treatment and enhance the performance of daily job-related tasks. In this session we will cover OT strategies for improving physical and cognitive functioning and conserving energy, as well as vocational rehab services to help increase work tolerance and satisfaction.

Jun
8
Fri
2018
Women’s Health Virginia: She’s Got Guts! @ Holiday Inn University Area
Jun 8 all-day

Millions of organisms live in and on our bodies that comprise the human microbiome.
They affect our health in both healthy and unhealthy ways.
Recent research is increasing our understanding of what the organisms are
and their impacts on women’s physical and mental health.

This program will examine the increasing knowledge about the microbiome and
how the microbiome affects these important women’s health concerns:

  • Reproductive & vaginal health, pregnancy, childbirth, and the mother/child microbiome relationship
  • Obesity & related chronic diseases
  • Digestive disorders, such as irritated bowel disease
  • Mental health including depression, stress & anxiety
  • Aging

Hear from national and Virginia experts about cutting-edge research and the potential for new approaches to prevention and treatment for these conditions. Learn about the effects of diet and other factors on the microbiome and ways to have a healthier microbiome and improved wellness.

Jun
13
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer:
Jun 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Too often patients learn about palliative care only when their cancer is advanced, but evidence tells us that earlier integration of palliative care is best. We’ll explore strategies to move palliative care upstream to improve quality of life for both patients and their families.

Jul
7
Sat
2018
D.W. Cary Hauling, Inc. Family Fun Day! @ D.W. Cary Hauling
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

D.W. Cary Hauling in Ashland, VA will host a Family Fun Day on July 7th.  There will be games and activities for the whole family, including a dunk tank.  Proceeds from the raffle and dunk tank will be donated to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

Jul
12
Thu
2018
Triage Cancer: Hot Topics in the Law
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Get the latest updates on federal, state, and local laws that have an impact on the cancer community, including medical marijuana, death with dignity, and paid leave.

Aug
15
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Understanding and Managing Pain
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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While pain may be common during and after cancer treatment, it is not something you just have to “live with.” This webinar will review different types of pain as well as effective management. Dr. Yvette Colón will provide tips for tracking your pain levels, considering treatment options, talking about pain with your health care team,  and other practical suggestions for dealing with pain during and after treatment.

Sep
12
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Medicare–An In-Depth Look
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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There are almost 50 million Americans who rely on Medicare for their health care needs. Whether you have been on Medicare for years, or this is the first year you are eligible, you may still have questions about how to choose your coverage. This webinar will cover the basics of the Medicare system, including how to become eligible, the different “Parts,” financial assistance, supplemental coverage, and  what to think about during open enrollment.

Cancer+Careers: Disclosure, Privacy & Online Brand
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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
Oct
10
Wed
2018
Cancer+Careers: Working Through Treatment
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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
Oct
16
Tue
2018
Triage Cancer: 10 Tips for Choosing and Using Health Insurance
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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There are three main ways to get health insurance: through an employer, by buying a policy directly from an insurance company, or through a governmental plan (i.e., Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Regardless of how you get your health insurance, you may have choices. Open enrollment comes up once a year and allows you to make changes to your coverage or to pick a new plan. This webinar will cover the key things to look for when comparing plans and how to choose a plan that works for you. This  webinar will cover the things to look for when comparing plans and how to choose a plan for you.

Nov
7
Wed
2018
Cancer+Careers: Managing Long-Term Stress
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For most people, workplace stress is a given. Add cancer to the mix, and it can become debilitating. In this webinar we will help you think about your priorities and how you can balance your job, family and own well-being to avoid letting stress get the best of you. Discussion will include how to:

  • Preserve what is most important to you during and after your treatment
  • Identify tools to help you maintain your best performance at work
  • Stay in control of your work and your life
  • Set reasonable boundaries at work and express them professionally
Nov
15
Thu
2018
Triage Cancer: Stress–What it is and What to Do About it
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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You know you have stress in your life but are you too stressed out to do anything about it? This webinar will really explain what stress is, how it affects everyone differently, and most importantly, provide simple, common sense and practical techniques to get your stress under control.

Dec
12
Wed
2018
Cancer+Careers: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace
Dec 12 @ 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