The Schaufeld Forum for Better Cancer Pain Management
Thanks to the ongoing support of the Schaufeld Family Foundation, Capital Caring Health is now sponsoring free monthly information sessions on learning how to manage pain that is associated with cancer with Dr. Michael Byas-Smith. This forum is for patients and their families, nurse navigators, social workers, and other interested parties.
These sessions will highlight topics related to pain and symptoms that commonly occur during cancer treatments, strategies behind the use of analgesic therapies, and a Q&A portion to address general concerns related to patient and family experiences.
- Noon to 1:00pm
- 2nd Wednesday monthly starting on April 13 at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Building A, Conference Room 2 on the first floor
- The June 8, 2022 session will be held in Conference Room 3 on the first floor.
- 4th Wednesday monthly starting on April 27 via ZOOM – click here to join https://capitalcaring.zoom.us/j/82985855658
- Special sessions will also be held in-person at the Inova Loudoun Hospital Campus on May 4 (conference room), and May 18, June 29, and July 27 in the main auditorium.
Dr. Michael Byas-Smith is the Medical Director of the Schaufeld Family Advanced Pain Clinic and will facilitate the program. Invited leading experts in the field of cancer pain management will participate in many of the forums to bring forth the latest information about advancements and evolving perspectives.
Progression of solid tumor diseases (pancreatic, breast, gastric, colon, ovarian, uterine, and other cancers) will be in the forefront of these sessions. Dr. Byas-Smith states “Not all symptoms are preventable, but fortunately, medication regimens and interventions are available, support a higher quality of life, and need to be more widely known.” He adds, “My team and I believe a proactive approach to symptom management is key to successful outcomes. This Forum was created to empower and equip patients, families, and their advocates with methods and tools to thwart and prevent the development of severe, debilitating symptoms whenever possible.”
Partnering with Sibley Kimmel Cancer Center for these information sessions.
- Understanding how symptoms develop
- Understanding how analgesics work and optimally used
- Understanding of interventional therapies and when to apply
- Providing individual patient assessments and tailored recommendations
- Discussing research programs that target symptom control
These Forums will occur the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays monthly.
The 2nd Wednesday Forum will be held at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Building A, Conference Room 2 on the first floor. Note – the June 8, 2022 session will be held in Conference Room 3 on the first floor.
The 4th Wednesday Forum will be held virtually via Zoom. Click here to join: https://capitalcaring.zoom.us/j/82985855658
Each forum will run from noon to 1:00pm.
In addition to patients and their families, Nurse Navigators, Social Workers, and other interested parties are welcome to attend.
In addition, participants can arrange for private one-on-one dialog with Dr. Michael Byas-Smith to address issues related to their unique situation.