Johns Hopkins is pleased to offer health education seminars and screenings featuring Johns Hopkins medical experts who present the latest information on a variety of health topics and answer your questions. These events are offered at locations throughout Maryland.
Skin Cancer 101 With An Emphasis on Melanoma
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Join the Johns Hopkins multispecialty skin cancer treatment team as they discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Dermatologist Timothy Wang, M.D. will give a general overview of skin cancer and what you need to know about prevention and diagnosis. Surgeon Julie Lange, M.D. and medical oncologist William Sharfman, M.D. will discuss treatment updates and advances in melanoma, the most fatal type of skin cancer.
Tuesday, May 21
Living Fully with Advanced Cancer
Join Johns Hopkins Director of Palliative Medicine Thomas Smith, M.D. for a webinar to discuss how patients (and families) can live well alongside a diagnosis of advanced cancer. Presentation topics will include expectations moving forward, tips for staying healthy, when and how to balance the risks and benefits of chemotherapy with alternatives, advanced medical directives, and exploring clinical trials. Learn more about the role of the medical team and how family and friends can be supportive during this time. Dr. Smith will also discuss when hospice care should be considered and how to leave a lasting legacy.
If you have any questions about this online seminar, please contact Elissa Bantug at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-502-3472.
Weight Loss Surgery Seminars
For induviduals 100 pounds or more overweight who are considering weigh-loss surgery. This seminar is required to receive a consult for bariatric surgery.
Tuesday, May 21
The Heart of a Woman - Taking Charge of Your Own Cardiovascular Health
Join Johns Hopkins cardiologist Lili Barouch, M.D., as she discusses the importance of heart health for women. Learn how to reduce your risk of heart disease and identify key warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be served.
Monday, June 3
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Howard County General Hosptial
Wellness Center, Medical Pavilion
10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100
Colombia, MD 21044
Register online or call 877-546-1009.
Varicose Vein Screenings
For induviduals with varicose veins who are considering treatment or surgery. For a complete list of screenings, click here or call 410-550-VEIN (8346).