UCSF events for October 2004

## Events

* Thursday, October 7
NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY: Free confidential depression and anxiety screening, informational talk and referrals provided. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. UCSF Parnassus Campus, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, 401 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. (415) 476-7500.

* Tuesday, October 12
BOYS WILL BE MEN: RAISING OUR SONS FOR COURAGE, CARING AND COMMUNITY: This interactive presentation will focus on how we can be effective allies to boys and help them get out of the “act like a man” box and become active, non-sexist members of the community. Pre-registration required. Breakfast included. $10. 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Presented by the UCSF Center for Gender Equity. Lange Room, 530 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-5222.

* Sunday, October 24
TASTE FOR THE CURE: Cancer fundraiser. UCSF faculty and staff will serve as panelists and will answer questions. There will be a cooking demonstration by top vegetarian chef Annie Somerville. Bay Area comedienne Rene Hicks will be the mistress of ceremonies. Donation fee. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. The Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco. (415) 353-2668. sarah.paris@ucsfmedctr.org.

## Lectures and Learning

* Tuesday, October 12
MEN’S WORK: BECOMING EFFECTIVE ALLIES IN BUILDING COMMUNITY: Discussion on men’s roles, responsibilities, and opportunities to be allies in the struggle to end violence against women and build a just society. Free. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Presented by UCSF Center for Gender Equity. Room N225, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-5222.

* Thursday, October 14
LECTURE ON BREEMA BODYWORK: Learn about the body movement methods designed to relax body and mind. Part of an educational series offered by The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF. Free. 12:00 p.m. 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7718. www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

* Thursday, October 21
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUM: The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center’s annual symposium focuses on melanoma and features a dozen internationally recognized experts in laboratory and clinical research.  Open to the public, the scientific community and to patients, caregivers, and supporters. Free. Registration required. 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, 3333 California St., Conference Center Auditorium, Sub-Level 1, San Francisco. (415) 885-3837. symposium@cc.ucsf.edu. http://cc.ucsf.edu/symposium

* Wednesday, October 27
WHAT THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS MEAN TO WOMEN’S HEALTH: A provocative examination of the many women’s health issues that will be affected by the upcoming elections, from abortion and social security to health care financing. Free. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Presented by the UCSF Center for Gender Equity. Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-5222. Also available on the web in streaming video: http://www.uctv.tv/watch/

## Classes and Courses

* Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16, 23
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION: Eight-week program introduces mindfulness practice in the form of sitting meditation, body awareness and mindful movement . $300 + $35 materials fee. Scholarships available based on financial need. 7:00 p.m. The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7718. www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

* Mondays, October 4, 18
HEALTH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS COUNSELING: One-on-one appointments for anyone with questions about how a cancer diagnosis will affect income and health insurance. These sessions will help you sort out available choices and provide information on how to maintain income, access public and private disability income programs, and maintain or obtain health coverage. Free. Appointment required. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center,1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. crc@ucsfmedctr.org.

* Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY CLASS: This class will lead cancer patients and their caregivers through relaxation and mindfulness practices and provide take-home meditation techniques.  Alternating instructors Teresa Corrigan, RN, and Brook Stone, LCSW. Free. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. crc@ucsfmedctr.org.

* Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
ASK THE PHARMACIST!: Weekly drop-in with Zoe Ngo, PharmD.  Anyone with questions can stop by to discuss current drug therapies, drug interactions, side-effects management, herbal medications, and online resources. Co-sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center and the UCSF Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy.  Additional appointments can be arranged. Free. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Cancer Resource Center,1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. crc@ucsfmedctr.org.

* Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
HEALING THROUGH DANCE: Anne Krantz, PhD, ADTR, leads this class that uses movement, expression, imagery, and creativity to facilitate healing. Participants learn techniques to deal with tension, enhance relaxation, and cope with medical procedures and physical limitations.  Not necessary to have a dance or movement background. Free. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. crc@ucsfmedctr.org.

* Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
CONTINUING YOGA FOR MEDICAL STRESS: Continuing Yoga will combine gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation for more advanced students. $12 per class. 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7720.

* Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT: With Alice Brydges, CMT. The Feldenkrais Method is rapidly gaining recognition as a powerful means of rehabilitation and chronic pain relief.  Geared toward those in recovery from cancer, including spouses, family, and caregivers. Free. 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Room, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. crc@ucsfmedctr.org.

* Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
GENTLE YOGA CLASS FOR BEGINNERS: With Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, CMT.  Designed for cancer patients, this class is a powerful tool for countering stress, with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Free. 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. crc@ucsfmedctr.org.

* Fridays, October 8, 15, 22, 29
PILATES MAT: With Mary Power, MA, exercise instructor and dance medicine specialist.  An exercise program, using mats, designed for gaining strength, endurance, and flexibility. Free. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. crc@ucsfmedctr.org.

* Tuesday, October 19
PROSTATE AND NUTRITION: Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. Free. 4 p.m. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd fl, San Francisco. For more information or to RSVP, call (415) 885-3693.

* Tuesday, October 26
MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: First class in a six-week course examining psychological health throughout the lifespan by delving into the various challenges presented in modern living and the effect on mental well being. Topics will include the role of attachment and early childhood behaviors on mental health, current research on depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress, the relative utility of new medications and psychotherapies in modern society, and new findings on depression later in life. $85 for six-week course. Check-in 6:30 p.m. Lecture 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Wednesday, October 27
MEDICARE AND DISABILITY: Learn about Medicare eligibility and how to apply for it. Begin to understand what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t. Understand options under Medicare. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. For more information or to RSVP, call (415) 885-3693. crc@ucsfmedctr.org

* Wednesday, October 27
NUTRITION AND CHEMOTHERAPY: COPING WITH SIDE EFFECTS: Learn nutrition tips to help minimize nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, & constipation brought on by cancer treatment, as well as food safety during cancer therapy and the supplements that may interact with treatment. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. For more information or to RSVP, call (415) 885-3693. crc@ucsfmedctr.org

* Wednesday, October 27
THE TRUTH ABOUT PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: WHAT REALLY WORKS TO PREVENT OUR MOST COMMON KILLER DISEASES: First class as part of a UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute six-week course defining modern medicine’s most successful strategies for prevention of chronic diseases. Particular emphasis on prevention of cancer, heart disease, bone disease, osteoporosis and stroke, as well as the role of vitamins, nutritional supplements, weight management and exercise. $85 for six-week course. Check-in at 6:30 p.m. Lecture 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Wednesday, October 27
SCIENCE AND THE CINEMA: HOLLYWOOD’S VIEW OF FAMILY AND INTERGENERATIONAL
RELATIONSHIPS: First as part of a UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute six-week course examining familial and intergenerational relationships, and how movie directors and screenplay writers have dealt with these relationships. Topics include familial relations and the older person, social interactions as one grows older, financing health care and assisted living, and how the process is viewed in France. Film clips will be shown. $85 for six-week course. Check-in at 6:30 p.m. Lecture 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Thursday, October 28
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SPORTS MEDICINE: WORKING OUT AT ANY AGE, AT ANY LEVEL: First class as part of a UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute six-week course on new techniques in sports medicine designed to prevent and treat sports injuries during any and all recreational activities. Directed at those trying to stay fit, “weekend warriors,” parents and grandparents, young adults involved in sports activities, and master level athletes. $85 for six week course. Check-in at 6:30 p.m. Lecture 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, Herbst Hall, second floor, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.