UCSF events for June 2005

By Michael Fortes

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Wednesdays, June 1, 15, 22, 29
UCSF MINI MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR THE PUBLIC: “Brainstorms to Breakthroughs: Frontiers of Medicine,” on topics from stress to stem cells. 7-9 p.m. $50 tuition includes four lectures and visits to UCSF research laboratories and clinical services, $3 per night to park in UCSF campus garage. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. Call (415) 476-2557 or email [email protected] for more info.

Wednesday, June 1
PROSTATE CANCER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Educational workshop for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer who have not yet determined their surgical/therapeutic action plan.  4-6 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. Contact Nannette Perez, NP, at (415) 353-7176 or [email protected] to RSVP.

Thursday, June 9
EXERCISE & FITNESS: SIMPLE CHANGES TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH: Presented by Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD. Part of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine educational series. Noon-1 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 353-7700 or email [email protected] for more info.

Wednesday, June 15
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 St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco.  RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, June 29
SUGAR & CANCER: IS THERE A RELATIONSHIP?: With Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Learn what sugar is and its various sources, which foods which are recommended, and explore the relationship between insulin and cancer.  4-6 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

CLASSES AND COURSES

Tuesday, June 7
CANCER & CURRENT TREATMENTS: A BASIC GUIDE FOR MEDICAL CIVILIANS: An overview of how cancer works in the body and the mental changes that can be caused by the disease or medications. Snacks provided. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Hellman Conference Room, C127, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, June 8
HOW TO MANAGE SYMPTOMS AND SIDE EFFECTS: Discusses mouth care, nutrition strategies and care of the skin, for people with compromised immune systems. Learn to recognize a medical emergency, and when to call a doctor, or 911. Snacks provided. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Hellman Conference Room, C127, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Tuesday, June 14
HOW TO LIFT AND MOVE SICK PEOPLE AND PROVIDE BEDCARE SAFELY: Learn universal precautions; how to use durable medical equipment (wheelchairs, canes, walkers, commodes, hospital beds); how to bathe someone in bed, change their clothes and bed linens; and how to avoid pressure sores. Snacks provided. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Hellman Conference Room, C127, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, June 15
HOW TO GET THE HELP YOU NEED - WHEN YOU NEED IT: Learn to build a personal support team, navigate the medical care & social service systems, find free and low-cost services. Snacks provided. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Hellman Conference Room, C127, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Tuesday, June 21
HOW TO ENFORCE YOUR WISHES AND COVER YOUR ASSETS: Covers legal steps to take to ensure that an ill person’s wishes are followed - including advance directives, wills, and durable powers of attorney. Snacks provided. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Hellman Conference Room, C127, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, 27
BREAST CARE BASICS FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS: Open to all, regardless of where medical care is received. Treatment options, emotional aspects of a diagnosis, Q&A with physician-specialist, 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, June 6, 20
HEALTH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS COUNSELING: One-on-one appointments on how a cancer diagnosis will affect income and health insurance. Appointment required. 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email [email protected]

Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, 27
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]

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28
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 St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email [email protected]

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28
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, June 7, 14, 21, 28
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, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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, June 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. 1:30
- 3:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register.

Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, 24
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]