Upcoming Education Courses
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) hosts patient-focused education courses throughout the country and educational webinars on a variety of topics. These courses and webinars are open to all gynecologic cancer patients, survivors, partners, family members, friends and anyone else interested in hearing from leading U.S. experts in gynecologic cancer treatment and research.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
7:00 p.m. CT
This one-hour webinar will focus on the use of a shared decision-making approach between patients and clinicians when seeking treatment for ovarian cancer. With a variety of treatment options available, learn how to become your own advocate to obtain the most effective method possible in the treatment of your disease. Speakers include Shirley Dau, ovarian cancer patient and advocate, and Nita Lee, MD, gynecologic oncologist at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Past education course recordings
In May 2018, the FWC hosted a gynecologic cancer education course in collaboration with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The eight presentations were recorded thanks to the efforts of Mayo Clinic.
Past webinar recordings
This webinar, presented by Ruth Anne and Friends in conjunction with FWC, was created by and for gynecologic cancer patients. Gynecologic cancer survivors, Kim Hurley and Dionne Shepperson, addressed common questions surrounding treatment, side effects and lasting effects of gynecologic cancers, from a patient’s perspective. Stuart Ferriss, MD, gynecologic oncologist and program director at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, also joined to field questions from attendees for a fully interactive presentation.
This 75-minute webinar covered how these chemotherapy drugs work; what to expect on the first day of treatment and your progress; tips and strategies to help prepare for chemotherapy treatment; and the onset and duration of side effects, and when to call your doctor. Speakers included Judith A. Smith, PharmD, BCOP, CPHQ, FCCP, FISOPP; Rebecca A. Brooks, MD, and Kim Hurley—an ovarian cancer survivor whose paclitaxel/carboplatin chemotherapy treatment lasted for seven months.
This 75-minute webinar will discuss the prevalence of sexual changes after gynecologic cancer care. Learning objectives were to describe common sexual changes associated with menopause, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and endocrine therapy; review the importance of partner communication for intimacy; outline strategies to assist with vaginal health after cancer care; and provide suggestions for reconnecting with your partner and finding sexual pleasure. Speakers included Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO, and Joanne K. Rash, MPAS, PA-C.
Each course offers the opportunity for organizations to provide information to women attending the courses by providing a tabletop exhibit. These tabletop exhibits are provided as a courtesy to patient advocacy organizations, and are also made available to others for a fee.
If you are a patient advocacy organization interested in requesting an exhibit space or need more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.