Educational Lectures provide access to valuable information including medical, legal, financial, and other cancer specific topics. These lectures are open to the public and do not require membership to Gilda’s Club NYC. Check our program calendar for our upcoming lectures.
Date: September 21, 2018
Title: Power in the Information Age: Inside Flatiron’s mission to learn from the experience of every cancer patient
Speaker: Kathleen Maignan, AGPCNP-BC, MSN, OCN, Clinical Director, Flatiron Health
Gilda’s Club NYC joined the efforts of Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden in hosting a Biden Cancer Community Summit, featuring a special presentation and Q&A with Flatiron Health.
Date: September 20, 2018
Title: Shining the Light on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs)
Speakers: Sandy Allen-Bard, NPc, MSN, ANCC, AOCNP, Leukemia Nurse Practitioner, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital and Lauren L. Rigney, MS, LMHC, NCC, Private Practice
Sandy Allen-Bard, will provide information about physical activity, nutrition and other lifestyle strategies to assist in managing side effects while living with an MPN.
Lauren Rigney, will explain chronic anxiety and its effects; the interactions of mind, body, and emotion and the way mindfulness helps to regain control. Attendees will learn specific techniques to help in managing anxiety.
Date: July 17, 2918
Title: Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Bone Health
Speaker: Brian Golden, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center
Many cancer treatments can increase the risk of bone related health issues such as pain, bone fractures, and osteoporosis. Bone health is important to your overall health and well-being, and avoiding further injury can also prevent additional physical and emotional stress. This lecture will discuss how to best manage your bone health while undergoing treatment for cancer.
Dr. Bobby Green discusses how clinical trials are structured, and how to foster an open dialogue with the health care team about the eligibility and the viability of clinical trials as a treatment option. In addition, learn about the importance of shared decision making and resources to help facilitate these conversations.