Meeting Schedule

The Women’s Lung Cancer Forum meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Fish Center for Women’s Health located on the 4th floor of 850 Boylston Street in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Upcoming Meetings: 

September 11th, 2017: Karen Pischke, BSN, RN – Reiki  for Helping to Manage Lung Cancer

October 9th, 2017 (We will be holding the Forum despite the Columbus Day holiday) Casey Harvell, Director of Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast – How to Take Action against Lung Cancer 

***November 10th, 2017Multidisciplinary Symposium on Women’s Lung Health. Listen to a variety of medical experts discuss important issues in women’s lung health; special keynote speaker: President of Wellesley College, Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH. For more information and to register, visit

November 13th, 2017: Kelley Bradshaw, MS, RD, LDN – Nutrition & Lung Cancer

December 11th, 2017: Kathleen Weiss, MD – Lung Cancer Basics: Staging, Diagnosis, Pathology

January 8th, 2018: TBA

February 12th, 2018: Maxine Van Doren, MS, CCC-SLP & Chandler Thompson, DMA, MS, CCC-SLP – The Role of the Speech Pathologist in Treating Upper Airway Disorders

Past Meetings & Educational Materials

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July 10th, 2017: Maria Barbara “Bambi” Mathay, LMT and Theresa Ochenkoski, LMT Reduce Stress with Self Care Massage Techniques

Oncology Massage and Other Touch Therapies Lung Forum 2017 

May 8th, 2017: Fremonta Meyer, MD Chemobrain and Fatigue

April 2017 – David Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD – Lung Cancer Genetics: Common Mutations and How to Treat them

January 2017 – Gerald Weinhouse, MD – Sleep Strategies for Effective Recovery

December 2016Laura Greco – Lung Cancer Survivorship and Advocacy

July 2016- Carolyn Come, MD – Pulmonary Rehabilitation

June 2012 – Paul Ricard, PT, DPT, CCS
“Waiting to Inhale: Exercising to Decrease Shortness of Breath”

April 2012 – Pam Calarese, RN, MS, CS
“Maintaining Quality of Life”

January 2012 – Aileen Chen, MD
“Advances in Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer”

December 2011 – Allison DiBiaso, LICSW
“Dealing With Stress and Anxiety While Waiting for Test Results”

November 2011 – Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
“Diet and Lifestyle Influence in Cancer Survivorship: What Matters Most”

Dates & Directions

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