UCSF events for December 2004

November 08, 2004

## Events

## Wednesday and Thursday, December 1 and 2
HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE: Shop for the holidays early and avoid the stress of last minute gift-finding. Free admission. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on December 1, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on December 2. UCSF Millberry Conference Center, 500 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. Call (415) 476-2675 for more information.

## Wednesday, December 1
WORLD AIDS DAY MUSICAL CONCERT: Enjoy an evening of remembrance, hope, and thanks to UCSF scientists and caregivers for ongoing work in HIV/AIDS, featuring music by the SF Gay Men’s Chorus. Proceeds to benefit UCSF ARI Breakthrough Fund. $25/single ticket. Underwriting opportunities: $5000, $1000, $500, & $100. Most Holy Redeemer Church, 500 Diamond St., San Francisco. Call
(415) 597-8164.

## Thursday, December 16
INFORMATION ALLIANCE HOLIDAY PARTY: Join the UCSF Cancer Resource Center, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health Resource Center, Art for Recovery, and Fishbon Library for the 2nd annual traveling holiday party. Visit each center for treats, activities, and holiday cheer. No charge and no RSVP required. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Held at various locations at UCSF Mount Zion. For more information, please call the UCSF Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

## Lectures and Learning

Thursday, December 9
NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: PORTRAIT OF AN EMERGING HEALTH PROFESSION: Lecture by Carl Hangee-Bauer, ND, LAc. 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.

## Classes and Courses

* Wednesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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.

* Wednesday, December 1
“HAROLD AND MAUDE”: Film discussion as part of a course on “Science and the Cinema.” This “black comedy,” starring Ruth Gordon, will examine uniquely American stereotypes about aging. The discussion will include intergenerational relations and friendships. $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, December 1
PREVENTION AND EARLY TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: Part of a course on “The Truth About Preventive Medicine.” Katherine Julian, MD, UCSF assistant clinical professor of medicine and associate director, Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency 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.

* Thursdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
YOGA: BEGINNERS CLASS: Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, CMT. Designed for cancer patients to help counter stress with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Medical release form required. Free. 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register.

* Thursday, December 2
SO I HAVE AN ARTIFICIAL JOINT, CAN I STILL PLAY SPORTS?: Part of a course on “New Developments in Sports Medicine.” Kevin Bozic, MD, UCSF assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and specialist in arthroplasty. $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.

* Fridays, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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.

* Mondays, December 6, 13, 20, 27
BREAST CARE BASICS FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS: Open to all, regardless of where medical care is received. Topics: treatment options, emotional aspects of a diagnosis, Q&A with physician-specialist (rotating among specialties), discussions with survivors/advocates. Free. 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., H Bldg., 3rd fl. conf. rm., San Francisco. More info: Debbie Hamolsky, RN, MS, debby.hamolsky@ucsfmedctr.org, (415) 353-9878.

* Mondays, December 6, 20
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 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, December 6, 13, 20, 27
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, December 7, 14, 21, 28
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, December 7, 14, 21, 28
YOGA: MEDICAL AND STRESS RELATED CONDITIONS: Sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center. Continuing Yoga with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation for more advanced students. Prior to first class, contact instructor Jnani Chapman at (415) 353-7720. $12 per class. 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. More info: (415) 885-3693

* Tuesdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28
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.

* Tuesday, December 7
ANXIETY DISORDERS: MORE THAN A CASE OF THE NERVES: Part of a course on “Mental Health Across The Lifespan.” Ellen Haller, MD, UCSF adjunct professor and director adult psychiatry clinic, Department of 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, December 8
NUTRITIONAL APPROACHES TO DISEASE PREVENTION: Part of a course on “The Truth About Preventive Medicine.” Robert B. Baron, MD, MS, UCSF professor of medicine and vice-chief, Division of General Internal 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 Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Wednesday, December 8
“A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY”: Film discussion as part of a course on “Science and the Cinema.” The film, a story of an aging painter who is visited at his home in the country by his family, begins with sunrise, ends with sunset, and looks at the artist’s relationship to his family and how people deal with visions for themselves that they abandon as they 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.

* Thursday, December 9
OH, MY ACHING KNEE!: Part of a course on “New Developments in Sports Medicine.” Christina Allen, MD, UCSF assistant clinical professor and orthopaedic team physician for US women’s national U-21 soccer team, Cal Athletics and Cal Women’s Soccer UC Berkeley, and Lowell High School. $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.