Educational Workshops

Top oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, and other medical specialists give presentations designed specifically for people with cancer and their loved ones

Colorectal Cancer Screening with Dr. Yasmin Zerhouni

Tuesday, March 28 | 6:00 - 7:00pm
Virtual on Zoom

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States, but the rate of people diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer has dropped since the 1980s due to screening and lifestyle related changes. This virtual workshop will provide information about colon and rectal cancer, symptoms, and prevention.
Facilitated by colon and rectal surgeon, Dr. Yasmin A. Zerhouni, MD, from City of Hope.

Spring Flower Arranging

Thursday, March 30 | 12:30 -1:30 pm

Join us for a Spring flower arranging workshop. We will work with seasonal blooms and learn how to create beautiful arrangements that will welcome in the Spring.

Lunch and Learn: Cancer and Hearing

Wednesday, April 5 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Michael Trythall for a lunch-and-learn workshop focusing on the hearing-related impacts of cancer treatment. Learn about the mechanics of hearing, treatment related side effects, and potential preventative measures that you can take to preserve hearing.

Self-Hypnosis for Calming and Relaxing Mind & Body

Tuesday, April 11
6:00 – 7:00 pm
In-Person & Virtual

Join Certified Clinical Consulting Hypnotist, Carmela Tunzi, for a guided progressive relaxation, customized for individual needs. Before beginning, make sure you’re in a safe comfortable place with no distractions. Carmela Tunzi is the owner of Mind Flow Hypnosis here in Atwater Village.

How to Dry Brush to Maintain a Healthy Lymphatic System

Thursday, April 20 | 10:00 - 11:00 am

Did you know that by dry brushing and taking a warm shower afterwards can move your lymphatic system. What are the benefits ? Reduce the edema in the body, promotion detoxification, increase your immune system, and can also increase your energy and much more.

Skin Health

Monday, May 1 | 6:00 - 7:00pm
Virtual on Zoom

Join Tiffany Loh M.D., dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at City of Hope, for this interactive workshop on Melanoma and Skin Cancer. Dr. Loh will discuss screening practices, treatment options, and health monitoring for the disease. There will be an opportunity for Q&A throughout the workshop.

Awaken the Photographer in You: Beginning Digital Photography Series

Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 & June 1 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

An introductory course on photography basics on a smart phone or a DSLR. Start your photographic journey by learning how to make the most of your camera’s functions through the understanding of apertures, shutter speeds, depth of field, exposure modes, etc. We’ll learn from the masters and from sharing our creations with one another.

Registration is required in advance of attendance and will be closed after the second class.

Facilitated by Cyndi Bemel

Summer Flower Arranging

Thursday, May 11 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Join us for a summer flower arranging workshop. We will work with seasonal blooms and learn how to create beautiful arrangements that will welcome in the summer.

Meals That Heal: Vegetables Re-Imagined

Monday, May 15 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Let Chef Denà show you how to put a new spin on your vegetable vocabulary. There is nothing quite like learning to bring fresh vegetables together to form a sumptuous recipe that, with the proper techniques, result in a variety of dishes that awaken the senses and please the taste buds.

Facilitated by Dená Brummer, cook, food stylist, teacher and writer, epitomizes the modern chef. What ties these roles together, besides an immersion in the world of food, is her unyielding desire to educate and empower her community through health-focused cuisine. After a 15-year career in communications/marketing, she decided to take a detour into the world of food and enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Education to study Health Supportive Culinary Arts. Since 2018, she has been on a journey to combine her two passions – food and storytelling – with the intent of creating work that inspires, creates community, and raises cultural, social and environmental awareness. Today, she runs a teaching garden at City of Hope and works as a private chef.

Clinical Trials

Tuesday, May 23 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

Clinical trials have led to major advances in the field of oncology today by validating the benefits of new and improved cancer treatments – this workshop will highlight the importance of research and how clinical trials work. Not every person will be on a clinical trial or needs to be on one, but should be aware that a clinical trial may be a treatment option.
Presented by Dr. Tanya Dorff

5 Practical Ways to Eat an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Tuesday, June 13 | 6:00 - 7:00pm
Virtual on Zoom

You may have heard of an anti-inflammatory diet but as you learned more about it, got lost in the details and felt overwhelmed. In this workshop we’ll break down what an anti-inflammatory diet is and discuss simple ways to make your meals pack an antioxidant punch!

Presented by registered dietician, Alexis Brooks, MS RD

Department of Labor & Covered CA

Thursday, June 22 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

Representatives from the Department of Labor and Covered California will provide information and education focusing on federal health benefit laws including ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA. Learn about health insurance options for the uninsured.

Understanding Your Thyroid

Monday, June 26 | 6:00-7:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

This talk will cover what you need to know about thyroid disease: diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. It will also review how some cancer treatments may cause thyroid issues and learn about how to manage them.

Presented by Dr. Azadeh A. Carr, breast and endocrine surgeon from Keck Medicine of USC.