The American Cancer Society has launched a COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO to share up-to-date information with non-paid caregivers about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the care of cancer patients. Experts from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American Cancer Society will answer your questions in a secure, online environment at no cost. Participants are not required to attend all three sessions.

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Wednesday, August 19 from 2:00—3:00 ET

Topics may include:

  • What providing cancer care entails and how it impacts the family
  • How caregiving affects mental and physical health
  • Coping with stress while providing care to a loved one with cancer

Wednesday, September 2 from 2:00—3:00 ET

Topics may include:

  • Distilling information about diagnosis and treatment
  • Communication within the patient-caregiver dyad
  • Advocating for patients within the health-care team
  • Finding strength as a caregiver during a pandemic

Wednesday, September 16 from 2:00—3:00 ET

Topics may include:

  • Advanced symptom management
  • Hard conversations about advanced disease

Featured Guests

Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Vice President, Prevention & Early Detection, American Cancer Society

Rachel Cannady, Strategic Director, Cancer Caregiver Support, American Cancer Society

Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, FPCN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Co-Director, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Services, UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care

Erin Kent, PhD, MS, Facilitator, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Matthew J. Loscalzo, L.C.S.W., APOS Fellow, Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs (NPI 1437690500), City of Hope

This article was originally released on August 5, 2020, by the American Cancer Society. It is republished with permission.