Local Presentations, Classes, and Workshops

Upcoming Educactional Opportunities

    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
    • online

    The Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU will host the first (in a series) of Facebook Live events on the topic of ovarian cancer on Monday, December 18th at Noon. In this first event, Dr. Amanda Bruegl and survivor Becki McCall will talk about ovarian cancer, and answer questions from those who are participating in the event through the Live feed on Facebook.

    The FB Live event will focus on the basics of ovarian cancer. Participants are asked to keep their questions general, and not patient-specific. The Live event will be taped and available for review later, as well.

    To join the event, live, visit the OHSU/Knight Facebook page at Noon on the 18th: https://www.facebook.com/OHSUKnight/

    This event is hosted in cooperation with the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington. 


    • 20 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • online

    Join Sharsheret on December 20th at 5 pm Pacific Time for a free national webinar, “BRCA Genetics In The News: What Do I Do Next?" Hear from Sharsheret’s Genetics Program Coordinator, Peggy Cottrell, MS, CGC (also a Certified Genetic Counselor at our partner Holy Name Medical Center), as she explores the latest critical genetics research, decodes BRCA and other genetic mutations in the media, and helps us understand what steps we need to take next. This webinar is made possible with generous support from Myriad Genetics and Pfizer, and is presented in collaboration with Force: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. For more information, please contact Shira Kravitz at skravitz@sharsheret.org. 

    Register here 

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland 97211
    Register

    Join ovarian cancer survivors for another no-host lunch. We will reserve tables (based on rsvp's) at the main restaurant at the McMenamin's Kennedy School. Come by 11:30 to grab a seat!

    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:10 PM
    • Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison, Portland

    Beyond the Sound of Gravel

    Her mother’s 4th child and her father’s 39th, Ruth Wariner spent her childhood in a polygamist Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico. Compassionate, compelling, intimate, and profound, Ruth’s coming-of- age survival story is set in a belief system so fanatical that life beyond its clutches seems impossible. Her book, New York Times bestseller The Sound of Gravel, proves who we are as human beings is stronger than our circumstances and past.


    Get your tickets now.

    The VOICES series is featuring the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington's new "Trust Your Gut" awareness campaign.


    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:10 PM
    • Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison, Portland

    No Whispering Allowed:
    The Only Taboo is Silence

    Alexandra Fuller has written five books including Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, a vivid account of growing up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), with white parents, in revolutionary times in an Africa that was wild, seething, and dangerous. In her powerful and humorous style, Fuller shares the importance of a speaking out as women, as minorities, as peace activists, redefining what voice is to all of us.


    Get your tickets now.

    The VOICES series is featuring the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington's new "Trust Your Gut" awareness campaign.


    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Kennedy School, 5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
    Register

    Our annual Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon, is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018. The luncheon celebrates the lives of ovarian cancer survivors and those who volunteer for our organization.

    Ovarian cancer survivors and volunteers are invited to attend free of charge. Guests are welcome to attend, but we ask that they pay a small fee for their lunch ($20 per person).


Past Educational Events

12 Sep 2017 Legacy Health Awareness Events
06 Sep 2017 N.E.D. Documentary Movie Screening on World Cancer Day 2015
21 Jun 2017 Ovarian Cancer Medical Update
07 May 2017 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon
05 Apr 2017 Jeanette Walls: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
11 Mar 2017 Portland Women's Expo -- Super Heroes In Session!
21 Feb 2017 Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment 2017, hosted by Compass Oncology
08 Feb 2017 Marin Alsop: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
06 Feb 2017 Webinar: Update on ACA and public policy with OCRFA Chad Ramsey
04 Dec 2016 2016 Year-End Letter: Read It Now!
28 Nov 2016 Webinar: Managing Recurrence -- What You Need to Know
16 Nov 2016 Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
07 Nov 2016 Always More to Learn -- Advances in Breast and Ovarian Cancer
05 Nov 2016 Complementary Medicine Workshop
26 Oct 2016 Webinar: Info Session on Becoming a Scientific Research Advocate
06 Oct 2016 SHARE webinar: Fear of Recurrence for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors
28 Sep 2016 Mariel Hemingway: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
28 Sep 2016 Cancer Down There
22 Sep 2016 Webinar: Stand Up to Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team Update
20 Sep 2016 CancerCare webinar: Update on ADVANCED Ovarian Cancer
15 Sep 2016 SHARE webinar: Strategies for Long-term Management of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
12 Sep 2016 11th Biennial Marsha Rivkin Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium
07 Sep 2016 CancerCare webinar: Update on Ovarian Cancer
20 Jun 2016 Ovarian Cancer Medical Update
23 Apr 2016 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon with Speaker Dr. Amanda Bruegl
02 Apr 2016 Women's Expo -- OvCa Advocacy
12 Mar 2016 "Woman to Woman" Mentor Training at OHSU
08 Mar 2016 Gyn Cancer Support Group Meeting in Corvallis
05 Mar 2016 Breast Cancer Issues Conference, hosted by Komen Oregon and SW WA
24 Feb 2016 Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment 2016, hosted by Compass Oncology
20 Feb 2016 Survivor Luncheon in Eugene
11 Jan 2016 Women's Cancer Support Group, hosted by Compass Oncology
10 Oct 2015 "Woman to Woman" program Mentor Training at OHSU
10 Oct 2015 Survivor Luncheon in Centralia
09 Sep 2015 Portland Proclamation Day -- Declaring September "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month"
24 Jul 2015 2015 Ovarian Cancer National Conference, hosted by OCNA
16 Jun 2015 Medical Update Seminar in partnership with Compass Oncology
06 Jun 2015 Peer Mentor Training: refresh your skills or become a NEW Peer Mentor and help women with ovarian cancer.
18 May 2015 Info Session: Everything You Want to Know About BRCA Genes, But Were Afraid to Ask
09 May 2015 Tracy Maxwell: Guest Speaker at the Survivor and Volunteer Lunch
09 May 2015 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon, with Speaker and OvCa Survivor Tracy Maxwell. Sponsored by Compass Oncology.
08 May 2015 AM Northwest Hosts Tracy Maxwell as a Guest
28 Apr 2015 CancerCare Web/Pod Cast on Ovarian Cancer
01 Apr 2015 Legacy Fitness Class
21 Mar 2015 Breast Cancer Issues Conference, hosted by Komen Oregon and SW WA
24 Feb 2015 Advancements in Breast Cancer, hosted by Compass Oncology
04 Feb 2015 N.E.D. Documentary Movie Screening on World Cancer Day 2015
10 Jun 2014 OCAOSW’s Medical Update
20 Feb 2014 Unlocking the Secrets of Cancer Growth

Ongoing Educational Opportunities

There are a number of local organizations that offer various classes, presentations, and workshops throughout the year.  Check their calendars to get the most up-to-date information about their offerings.

Compass Oncology Educational Series:

http://www.compassoncology.com/Classes_Events.php

These are classes that are open to the public for the benefit of patients and family members living with cancer. Space is limited and registration is required. 

Look Good, Feel Better:

http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/

These nationwide group programs are offered in various health and community settings. Trained, volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and high quality skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Women also learn how to wear wigs, scarves, and other accessories.

OHSU Fit Together Exercise Class

FIT [Functional Improvement after Treatment] Together offers evidence-based, professionally led, group exercise classes to men and women recovering from treatment for cancer. Class schedule and registration information, here.

Legacy Health Classes and Workshops

http://www.legacyhealth.org/health-services-and-information/health-services/for-adults-a-z/cancer/all-cancer-services/cancer-healing-center.aspx

These are classes on various topics.


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