UCSF events for November 2004

By Michael Fortes on October 18, 2004

## Events

* Saturday, November 6
DEEP CANYON: A WOMAN’S JOURNEY TO THE EDGE AND BACK: The UCSF Center for Gender Equity presents a benefit performance for Healing Journeys and the “Cancer as a Turning Point” conferences. $25 at the door or in advance. 8:00 p.m. UCSF Medical Sciences Bldg., Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. Reservations are recommended by calling Healing Journeys at 1-800-423-9882.

* Monday, November 15
UCSF AIDS HEALTH PROJECT—20th ANNIVERSARY AT THE CASTRO THEATRE: “A Night to Remember” - a benefit for the AIDS Health Project with a star-studded lineup of Broadway performers, celebrities, comedians and performing artists. Video hello’s from Broadway stars Whoopi Goldberg, Dame Edna and Bruce Vilanch. $25 - $250. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Presented by the UCSF AIDS Health Project. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco. Tickets available at www.ticketweb.com or call 1-866-468-3399.

* Tuesday-Thursday, November 16-18
HOSPITALS AUXILIARY JEWELRY SALE: Merchandise includes high quality sterling silver jewelry and fresh water pearl items. A portion of each sale helps provide patient amenities. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. UCSF Medical Sciences Lobby, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 353-1366. rbehwarden@mac.com

## Lectures and Learning

* Tuesday, November 9
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: THE NOTION OF DISEASE ACCORDING TO MEDICAL THEORY FOUND IN THE CLASSICS: Lecture by Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee. Free. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Presented by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Medical Sciences Bldg., 513 Parnassus Ave., HSW-301, San Francisco. (415) 353-7700.

* Wednesday, November 17
OPTIMIZING EMOTIONAL HEALTH DURING THE HOLIDAYS: UCSF assistant clinical professor of psychiatry Sudha Prathikanti, MD, will discuss several holistic health approaches for optimizing women’s emotional wellness during the challenging holiday season. These include mind-body practices, use of herbs and nutritional supplements, and lifestyle changes that can have a huge impact on psychological well-being. 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/

* Wednesday, November 17
CANCER AND NUTRITION: THE WHOLE DIET: This seminar will cover the basic guidelines for balanced nutrition, nutritional issues with potential benefit for cancer survivors, and the latest research findings on nutrition and cancer.  Food safety during cancer therapy will also be discussed. Free. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Presented by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center. Herbst Hall, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693.

* Thursday, November 18
UNDERSTANDING YOUR PATHOLOGY REPORT: This seminar will help identify the terminology and meanings included in a pathology report.  Participants are advised to bring a copy of their pathology report. Free. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd Floor, San Francisco. Please RSVP at the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

## Classes and Courses

* Mondays, November 1, 15
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, November 1, 8, 15, 22
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, November 2, 9, 16, 23
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, November 2, 9, 16, 23
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, November 2, 9, 16, 23
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. Prior to first class, contact instructor Jnani Chapman at (415) 353-7720.

* Wednesday, November 3
“THE DEAD”: Second class of a six-week course on “Science and the Cinema.” Selected scenes from John Houston’s “The Dead” form a basis for lecture and discussion on the importance of family and friends as support systems among characters advancing in age, and reflections on “lost love” among those characters in middle age. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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, November 3
STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION OF STROKE: Second class of a six-week course entitled “The Truth About Preventive Medicine.” Jeffrey Kohlwes, MD, UCSF assistant professor of medicine, and director, San Francisco VA Medical Center PRIME program. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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.

* Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 24
RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT: 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.

* Thursday, November 4
ADVANCES IN SHOULDER SURGERY: Second class of a six-week course on “New Developments in Sports Medicine.” Ben Ma, MD, UCSF assistant professor, orthopaedic surgery, and UCSF specialist in sports medicine. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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.

* Thursdays, November 4, 11, 18
GENTLE YOGA CLASS FOR BEGINNERS: 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, November 5, 12, 19
PILATES MAT: 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, November 9
DEPRESSION AND SPECIFIC PSYCHOTHERAPIES: Second class of a six-week course entitled “Mental Health Across The Lifespan.” Stuart Eisendrath, MD, director of clinical services at UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and UCSF professor of clinical psychiatry. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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, November 10
“KING LEAR, PART I”: Third class of a six-week course on “Science and the Cinema.” Selected scenes from Peter Brooke’s “King Lear” form a basis for lecture and discussion on family relationships between the aging main character and his progeny. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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, November 10
PREVENTION OF HEART DISEASE: Third class of a six-week course on “The Truth About Preventive Medicine.” Jonathan Zaroff, MD, UCSF assistant professor of medicine, and director, Coronary Care Unit, UCSF Medical Center. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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, November 11
TRAINING AND CONDITIONING TIPS FOR ATHLETES AT ALL LEVELS: Third class of a six-week course on “New Developments in Sports Medicine.” Anthony Luke, MD, UCSF assistant professor, orthopaedic surgery, and specialist in sports medicine. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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.

* Tuesday, November 16
THE MAZE OF MOOD MEDICATIONS: SELECTING THE RIGHT ANTI-DEPRESSANT: Third class of a six-week course on “Mental Health Across The Lifespan.” Owen Wolkowitz, MD, UCSF professor in Department of Psychiatry, and specialist in psychopharmacology, psychoendocrinology, and mood and anxiety disorders. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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, November 17
“KING LEAR, PART II”: Fourth class of a six-week course on “Science and the Cinema.” Continuation of discussion from the previous week’s class. The deposed King loses his worldly goods through his own pride, but gains self-knowledge and the realization that he is loved through the trials and sufferings which he endures. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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, November 17
PREVENTION OF OSTEOPOROSIS AND FRACTURES: Fourth class of a six-week course on ” The Truth About Preventive Medicine.” Douglas Bauer, MD, UCSF associate professor of medicine, and epidemiology and biostatistics. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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, November 18
STAYING FIT AND ACTIVE DESPITE BACK PAIN: Fourth class of a six-week course on ” New Developments in Sports Medicine.” Sigurd Berven, MD, UCSF assistant professor, orthopaedic surgery, and specialist in spinal disorders. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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.

* Tuesday, November 23
TRAUMATIC EVENTS AND DISASTERS: LATEST FINDINGS FROM 9/11 AND BEYOND: Fourth class of a six-week course on “Mental Health Across The Lifespan.” Charles Marmar, MD, UCSF professor and vice chair, Department of Psychiatry, and associate chief of staff, mental health, San Francisco VA Medical Center. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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.

* Tuesday, November 30
ROLE OF ATTACHMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH: Fifth class of a six-week course entitled ” Mental Health Across The Lifespan.” Alicia Lieberman, PhD, UCSF professor in residence, Department of Psychiatry, and specialist in infant and early childhood mental health and attachment. $15 drop-in fee for one class. 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.