Program Type: ONLINE Educational Workshop
Day & Time: Thursday, May 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Phone: (805) 379-4777
Managing Anxiety and Distress in Cancer with Scott Irwin, MD
Having anxiety is a common experience for many people impacted by cancer. There are, however, a multitude of ways to manage anxious thoughts and feelings. Please join us for a presentation and conversation with a prominent psycho-oncology expert at Cedars Sinai, Dr. Scott Irwin, and learn about some practical strategies to help manage anxiety and distress in cancer. Dr. Irwin will cover the topics such as:
- What is anxiety?
- How common is anxiety in the context of cancer?
- How can anxiety be addressed?
Dr. Scott Irwin is Director of Patient and Family Support Program at Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Supportive Care Medicine, and Palliative Care, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Irwin strives to improve outcomes for those with cancer or other progressive, potentially life-limiting illnesses, and their families, through leading-edge clinical services, ongoing research, and program development, improvement, and implementation. He has received research funding from the NCI, NIMH, the National Palliative Care Research Center, the Archstone Foundation, the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry at UC San Diego, and industry. He is the author/co-author of over 100 articles, chapters, and abstracts.