UCSF events for January 2005

By Michael Fortes

## Events

Monday, January 10
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) FOR UCSF HOSPITAL
REPLACEMENT: Hearing to solicit public comments on information presented in the “Long Range Development Plan Amendment Number Two for the Hospital Replacement Program” Draft EIR. The Draft EIR will be available online at Community. UCSF Mission Bay - Genentech Hall Auditorium - 600 16th Street, San Francisco. For information on the hearing or to request paper or CD-ROM copies of the Draft EIR, contact UCSF Environmental Coordinator Michelle Schaefer at [email protected] or (415) 476-2911.

## Lectures and Learning

Thursday, January 13
HEALERS AROUND THE WORLD: A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE: Presented by Sylver Quevedo, MD, MPH. Free. Offered by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divsadero at Sutter St., Suite 150, San Francisco. No pre-registration required. Call (415) 353-7700 or email [email protected] for more information.

Monday, January 24
FAT: FRIEND OR FOE?: With Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD,& Sarah O’Brian, MS. Discussion will include: the various types of fats and their role in health, tips on choosing quality oils, fats that harm and heal, the latest research in cancer, how to best include healthy fats in one’s diet, and healthy fat recipes. Free. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at
(415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, January 26
POPULAR DIETS: WEIGHING THE FACTS AND THE FICTION: With Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Learn the ins and outs of various popular diets, including Atkins, South Beach, Zone, and Ornish. Free. Noon - 1:00 p.m. UCSF Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more information, call UCSF Center for Gender Equity, (415) 476-5222.

## Classes and Courses

Tuesday, January 25
ORGANIZING YOUR ESTATE: CREATING A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES: With Jeanne Smith. Learn to organize and record vital information and important decisions, reduce stress, open the doors of communication between family members, and face a potential family crisis with self-confidence, security and peace of mind. Free. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero, 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26
RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT: With Alice Brydges, CMT. Feldenkrais Method for 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. [email protected]

Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27
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.

Fridays, January 7, 14, 21, 28
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. [email protected]

Mondays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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, [email protected], (415) 353-9878.

Mondays, January 3, 17
HEALTH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS COUNSELING: One-on-one appointments on how a cancer diagnosis will affect income and health insurance. Topics: insurance choices, income maintenance, public/private disability income programs, health coverage maintenance. Free. Appointment required. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. [email protected]

Mondays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY CLASS: Relaxation and mindfulness practices for cancer patients and caregivers. 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. [email protected]

Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25
ASK THE PHARMACIST!: Weekly drop-in with Zoe Ngo, PharmD to discuss drug therapies, interactions, side-effects, herbal medications, and online resources. Co-sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center and the UCSF Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy. Free. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. [email protected]

Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25
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, January 4, 11, 18, 25
HEALING THROUGH DANCE: Movement, imagery, and creativity to facilitate healing, led by Anne Krantz, PhD, ADTR. Techniques to deal with tension, enhance relaxation, and cope with medical procedures and physical limitations. Dance background unnecessary. Free. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. [email protected]