UCSF events for March 2005

By Michael Fortes

EVENTS

Tuesday, March 8
WOMEN, POVERTY & HIV: Fifth annual International Women’s Day Briefing, presented by the UCSF Women’s Global Health Imperative. Keynote speakers are Kathleen E. Stack, MID, vice president, Program Development of Freedom from Hunger; Nancy Padian, PhD, director, WGHI and associate director of research, UCSF Global Health Sciences; and Megan Dunbar, MPH, project director, Economic Empowerment Program for Adolescents in Zimbabwe. Program at 5:30 p.m. Wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m. $10. SF War Memorial & Performing Arts Center Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave., 2nd Floor, San Francisco. For tickets or more information, call (415) 248-1962 or visit www.wghi.org.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Wednesday, March 23
SAVING YOUR SKIN: With Ruby Ghadially, MD. Discussion of the science or lack of science supporting many of the commonly used anti-aging products. 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/

Wednesday, March 23
PROSTATE & NUTRITION: With Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. 4-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero, 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco.  Please RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, March 30
THE TRUTH ABOUT DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS: With Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Discussion will include how supplements are tested, guidelines on how to choose a supplement, latest research on common supplements, and reputable supplement companies. 4-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero, 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco.  Please RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

CLASSES AND COURSES

Tuesday, March 1
THE CRISIS IN EMERGENCY CARE: Ellen Weber, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, March 1
THE STORY BEHIND EPIDEMICS THAT CAN GET YOU: INFLUENZA AND SARS: George Rutherford, MD, MPH. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, March 2
DIETARY APPROACHES TO WEIGHT LOSS: Carol Porter, PhD, RD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, March 2
UNDERSTANDING ETHICAL CHALLENGES AT THE END OF LIFE: Steven Z. Pantilat, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, March 8
IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE OF CHILDREN: Paul Newacheck, DrPH, and Dana Hughes, DrPH. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, March 8
TUBERCULOSIS: GLOBAL STRATEGIES FOR A CLINICAL PROBLEM: Philip Hopewell, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, March 9
EXERCISE AND OBESITY: GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE: Ellen F. Hughes, MD, PhD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, March 9
STEM CELLS: HOPE, HYPE, AND ETHICAL DILEMMAS: Bernard Lo, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, March 15
HOW WORK AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH: Edward Yelin, PhD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco.
(415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, March 15
ORTHOPAEDICS OVERSEAS: UCSF PHYSICIANS HELPING ABROAD: Richard Coughlin, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, March 16
MEDICATIONS AND SURGERY FOR OBESITY: Robert B. Baron, MD, MS, and Andrew M. Posselt, MD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, March 16
DO WE NEED TO RETHINK THE DRUG APPROVAL PROCESS?: Bill Soller, PhD, and Lisa Bero, PhD. 7:00 p.m. $17. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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 Department of Clinical Pharmacy. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Free. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email [email protected]

Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
YOGA: MEDICAL AND STRESS RELATED CONDITIONS: Continuing yoga with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation for more advanced students. Sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center. 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. $12 per class. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Prior to first class, contact instructor Jnani Chapman at (415) 353-7720. For more information call (415) 885-3693

Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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. For information email [email protected]

Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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. For information email [email protected]

Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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, March 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. For information email [email protected]

Mondays, March 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. conference room, San Francisco. For more information contact Debbie Hamolsky, RN, MS, at [email protected] or (415) 353-9878.

Mondays, March 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. For information email [email protected]

Mondays, March 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. For information email [email protected]