Taking Care & Taking Charge – 2015

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Through the generosity of the Daniel E. Ponton Fund for the Neurosciences at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Brain Science Foundation is pleased to present an all new patient education event. We are delighted that thanks to Mr. Ponton, we are able to offer this event free of charge for all attendees.

Taking Care & Taking Charge aims to provide brain tumor patients with the tools and resources they need to take care of themselves both physically and emotionally. This unique opportunity will be held at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

We look forward to welcoming brain tumor patients, their family members, caregivers, doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals for a day of education and empowerment.

The program will follow a patient’s journey through the many phases they face, including:

  • Discovery: We will look at such topics as diagnosis, bioethics & genetics, and caregiving.
  • Treatment: Topic areas will include selecting your health care team, what to expect in the hospital, and a look at chemotherapy and radiation options.
  • Long term healing: Specific talks will address psychological aspects, physical and occupational therapy, integrative care, and nutrition.

The day will culminate in a series of breakout sessions where attendees can take a deeper look at such topics as Integrative Care (such as energy therapies and homeopathy), Nutrition, Clinical Trials, Caregiving, and Physical and Occupational Therapy.

View the final program here

For more information, contact Sarah Donnelly at 617-852-5230.