with Julia Rowland, PhD, Ted Billings, MSW, & Carrie Tilley, NP
- Tuesday, January 28, 6:30-8:30pm
You’ve survived. Your cancer treatments are over, but your experience of cancer may not be. Whether you are weeks, months, or even years post-treatment, you may be experiencing lasting physical and emotional effects.
Join us as our panel provides an overview of survivorship issues, discusses those most commonly faced by cancer survivors, and provides hope by presenting interventions that are known to address a range of challenging outcomes. Issues that will be covered include pain, fatigue, sexual impairment, lymphedema, depression, anxiety, fear, and uncertainty about the future.
About Julia Rowland
Julia Rowland, PhD, is a long-time clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of the psychosocial aspects of cancer. Dr. Rowland helped develop and was the first Director of the Post-Treatment Resource Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, an initiative that provides a full range of non-medical services to patients and their families after the end of treatment. Since moving to Washington, DC, Dr. Rowland has served as the founding Director of the Psycho-Oncology Program at Georgetown University and the Lombardi Cancer Center and as the first full-time Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute.
About Ted Billings
Ted Billings, MSW, has been practicing psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and groups for twenty years in the Washington, DC area. He has worked with children, adolescents, adults and older adults on a wide range of issues, especially those relating to cancer and other major medical illnesses. Ted has worked with cancer programs at Suburban and George Washington Hospitals and the Washington Hospital Center. Previously, he worked for the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. Ted now has a private psychotherapy practice in Washington, DC.
About Carrie Tilley
Carrie Tilley, NP, has been caring for people with cancer for more than ten years. She has been an oncology and infusion nurse, and is now a nurse practitioner in both private practice and at GW Medical Faculty Associates. Carrie developed a holistic wellness program for her patients receiving chemotherapy. Currently she sees patients to prepare them for chemotherapy and then continues to see them throughout their treatment and beyond. She established a multi-disciplinary Adult Cancer Survivorship Clinic at the GW Medical Faculty Associates, which focuses on the late and long-term side effects of cancer treatment. She is currently working to become certified in a cancer rehabilitation program aimed at improving individuals' well being during and after cancer treatment.
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