Johns Hopkins Hosts Webinar Series About Gynecologic Cancers and Survivorship

09/09/2020

Sessions will explore important topics related to sex and intimacy, clinical trials, the impact on mental health, and prevention and early detection

WHAT: In honor of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service is hosting a series of 60-minute webinars during which top experts will address important issues related to gynecologic cancers and survivorship.

The programs will provide vital information on the mental health impact of a cancer diagnosis, sexuality and intimacy, medical advances and clinical trials, and advocacy for awareness, prevention and early detection. The experts will share information that they wish all patients knew about gynecologic cancers, and they will answer questions about survivorship and related topics.

WHY: The webinars are recommended for anyone with a gynecologic cancer and their caregivers, family members and friends who want to learn about innovative treatments, management of cancer and treatment-related symptoms, and approaches to managing the stress of a cancer diagnosis. Attendees can hear from Johns Hopkins faculty physicians about discoveries and innovations in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers, and the latest clinical trials available.

WHEN: Wednesdays in September from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sept. 9 — Critical Intimacy: The Impact of Cancer on Sexuality and Intimacy

o Panelists:

Stephanie Wethington, M.D., M.Sc., Director, Susan L. Burgert, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program

• Mary Austin, D.P.T., Board Certified Pelvic Health Specialist

• Tammy Senn, M.S.N., C.N.M., W.H.N.P.-B.C., C.S.C.

Sept. 16 — Needle in the Haystack: Uncovering the Clinical Trials That Are Right for You

o Panelists:

Stephanie Wethington, M.D., M.Sc., Director, Susan L. Burgert, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program

Deborah Armstrong, M.D., Professor of Oncology; Director, Breast and Ovarian Surveillance Service

Stephanie Gaillard, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Oncology; Director, Gynecologic Cancer Clinical Trials

• Amy Deery, R.N., B.S.N., OCN., Oncology Certified Nurse, Clinical Trials Nurse

Sept. 23 — Mind Matters: The Mental Health Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

o Panelists:

Stephanie Wethington, M.D., M.Sc., Director, Susan L. Burgert, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program

Tracy D. Vannorsdall, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

• Sherri Cohen, L.C.P.C., N.C.C., Counselor

• Rhonda Cooper, M.Div., Chaplain

Sept. 30 — From Whispers to Shouts: Advocating for Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection

o Panelists:

Stephanie Wethington, M.D., M.Sc., Director, Susan L. Burgert, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program

Anna Beavis, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Kimberly Levinson, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

WHERE: These are virtual events via Zoom.

REGISTRATION: Free registration here

To schedule an interview with any of the panelists, please contact Marisol Martinez at mmart150@jhmi.edu.

More information about the webinars can be found here.