UCSF events for February 2005

By Michael Fortes

EVENTS

Friday, February 11
FORUM ON DEFINING GLOBAL HEALTH: Symposium celebrates the official launch of UCSF Global Health Sciences. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. Call (415) 502-6050 or email [email protected] for more information.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Thursday, February 10
BIOFEEDBACK: WINDOW INTO THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION: Presented by Teresa Corrigan, MA, RN. Noon - 1:00 p.m. 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.

Wednesday, February 23
A NEW ERA OF CONTRACEPTION: Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS, reviews new choices and new thinking about birth control. Noon - 1:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 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

Tuesday, February 8
LATEST NEWS FROM THE TOBACCO WARS: Steven Schroeder, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, February 8
TRAVEL MEDICINE: HOW TO STAY HEALTHY ABROAD: Jonathan (Jack) Rodnick, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, February 9
UNDERSTANDING OBESITY: FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE: Alka M. Kanaya, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, February 9
ETHICAL ISSUES IN REPRODUCTION: Elena Gates, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco.
(415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday. February 15
THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE: THE IMPACT OF PRIVATIZATION: Carroll Estes, PhD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, February 15
HIV AND AIDS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: Michael Reyes, MD, MPH. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, February 16
LIFE STRESS, EATING AND BODY FAT: Elissa S. Epel, PhD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco.
(415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, February 16
RIGHTS OF THE MENTALLY ILL: Daryl Steinberg, Esq. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco.
(415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, February 16
ALL ABOUT SOY: With Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. How soy impacts cancer, heart disease, bone density; benefits of soy, potential concerns, delicious soy-based recipes. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero, 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at
(415) 885-3693.

Tuesday, February 22
SHOPPING FOR CARE: CAN WE DEVELOP HOSPITAL QUALITY REPORT CARDS?: Arlyss Anderson Rothman, PhD, RN, and Adams Dudley, MD, MBA. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco.
(415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, February 22
HEALTH CRISES IN THE COUNTRIES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION: Thomas Novotony, MD, MPH. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, February 22
FINDING CANCER INFORMATION ONLINE: Professional librarians from Fishbon Medical Library offer tips and resources to help find cancer-related health information. Cookies and refreshments provided. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion Cancer Research Building, 2340 Sutter, 1st Floor, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, February 23
CURRENT ISSUES IN PEDIATRIC OBESITY: Robert H. Lustig, MD, and Andrea Garber PhD, RD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, February 23
CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY IN HEALTH CARE: NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Joanna Weinberg, JD, LLM. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
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. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Free. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. [email protected]

Tuesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
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. 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. $12 per class. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. More info: (415) 885-3693

Tuesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
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. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. [email protected]

Wednesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23
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. Noon - 1:15 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Room, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. [email protected]

Thursdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24
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. 1:30
- 3:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register.

Fridays, February 4, 11, 18, 25
PILATES MAT: Mary Power, MA, exercise instructor and dance medicine specialist. An exercise program, using mats, designed for gaining strength, endurance, and flexibility. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. [email protected]

Mondays, February 7, 14, 21, 28
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. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Free. 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, February 7, 21
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. Appointment required. 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. [email protected]

Mondays, February 7, 14, 21, 28
MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY CLASS: Relaxation and mindfulness practices for cancer patients and caregivers. Alternating instructors Teresa Corrigan, RN, and Brook Stone, LCSW. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. [email protected]