For those who wish an interactive environment for learning about medical issues from the convenience of their homes or offices, non-profit organizations like CancerCare and the ALS Association have set up webinars and teleconferences. The following has been scheduled:
February 11 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST: A free Connect Workshop from Cancercare will discuss Advances in the Treatment of Breast Cancer. Speakers include Ruth Oratz, MD; Generosa Grana, MD, Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD; and Patricia Spicer, MSW. Phone 1-800-813-4673 for more details.
February 11 at 4 p.m. CST: A free audio teleconference call will be conducted by Robert G. Miller, MD, neurologist and lead author of the American Academy of Neurology's amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Presenters on important areas of care making life easier and longer for people with ALS also will include co-authors Carlayne E. Jackson, M; Edward J. Kasarskis, MD, PhD and Dallas A. Forshew, RN. Dial toll free 1-877-669-3239. Use passcode 667 8867 783 (then press #, #).
February 24 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST: A free Connect Workshop from Cancercare for people living with multiple myeloma, including an overview of the disease, current standard of care, new treatment approaches and reducing complications. Speakers include Kenneth C. Anderson, MD; William Bensinger, MD and Richard Dickens, MSW. Phone 1-800-813-4673 for details.
March 3 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST: A free Connect Workshop from Cancercare for people living with colorectal cancer that includes an overview, new treatment approaches, the role of clinical trials, controlling symptoms and pain and nutritional tips. Speakers include Heinz-josef Lenz, MD; Lowell Anthony, MD, Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP; Maria Q.B. Petzek, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC and Keith Lyons, MSW. Phone 1-800-813-4673.
March 10 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST: A free Connect Workshop from Cancercare for women living with ovarian cancer including an overview of the disease, new treatment approaches, controlling symptoms and pain and quality-of-life concerns. Speakers include Deborah K. Armstrong, MD; Ilana Cass, MD; Jennifer Crum, MS, RD and Laura Mosiello, MSW. Phone 1-800-813-4673.
March 25, 2010 at 12:30-1:30 CST: A free Connect Workshop from Cancercare for men living with prostate cancer including an overview of treatment, managing bone health, pain and side effect management, and clinical trials. Speakers include Susan Slovin, MD, PhD; Michael J. Zelefsky, MD and Wade Iwata, MSW.
Participants may listen to a Connect Workshop on the telephone or via live streaming through the Internet. All workshops after they are presented are posted here.