UCSF events for September 2005

By Michael Fortes

EVENTS

Saturday, September 10
“LOVE AND LAUGHTER:” The Auxiliary at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion presents a fabulous evening of comedy and talent, featuring Father Guido Sarducci, Will Durst (master of ceremonies), Kira Soltanovich, James P. Connolly, Christ Voth, and music by Theee Stupeds (sic). 8 p.m. $40/$60/$100. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco. For tickets, call (415) 885-7354.

Tuesday, September 20
STEM CELL RESEARCH: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE: Panel discussion of leading UCSF stem cell scientists and Nobel laureates. 7:30-9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. UCSF Mission Bay Campus, San Francisco. Call (415) 476-2557 or visit: Stell Cell Research: Implications for the Future.


LECTURES AND LEARNING

Thursday, September 8
COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IN PEDIATRICS: Part of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine educational series. Noon-1:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7700.

Wednesday, September 21
PROSTATE CANCER & NUTRITION: With Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. 4-6 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3906, San Francisco.  RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Tuesday, September 27
QIGONG: HEALING IN MOTION: Learn about the basic principles of qigong (pronounced “Chi Gung”) and the types of qigong practices (massage, meditation, movement, chanting & toning). Discussion on the healing aspects of qigong in relation to cancer and its treatment. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Light refreshments served. 5-7 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, September 28
CALCIUM, OSTEOPOROSIS, & MORE: Discussion on where to find the best sources of calcium, how to help prevent osteoporosis, how calcium relates to cancer, calcium supplements and recipes. 4-6 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero, 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.


SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday, September 21
HIV LYMPHOMA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: A new monthly support group for people living with HIV lymphoma and their friends and family is sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 6-7:30 p.m. in San Francisco (near Civic Center BART/Muni). To express interest in attending, call one of the group facilitators: Tom Leahy, RN, (415) 353-1304 or Nancy Levy, MSW, (415) 353-2220.

CLASSES AND COURSES

Thursdays, September 1- 29
GENTLE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 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 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register.

Fridays, September 2- 30
PILATES MAT: Mary Power, MA, exercise instructor and dance medicine specialist. An exercise program, using mats, designed for gaining strength, endurance, and flexibility. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, September 6- 27
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 - 2 p.m. Free. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, September 6- 27
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 - 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 information call (415) 885-3693

Tuesdays, September 6- 27
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 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Wednesdays, September 7- 28
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. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Mondays, September 12- 26
BREAST CARE BASICS FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS: Open to all, regardless of where medical care is received. Treatment options, emotional aspects of receiving a diagnosis, Q&A with physician-specialist, discussions with survivors/advocates. 4:30 - 6 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., H Bldg., 3rd fl. conference room, San Francisco. Contact Debbie Hamolsky, RN, MS, at [email protected] or (415) 353-9878.

Mondays, September 12- 26
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. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Mondays, September 12 - November 28
TAI CHI CHUAN FOR BEGINNERS (ALL AGES): 10-week course in the basic movements of Tai Chi Chuan, an ancient martial art that has been refined into a series of slow rhythmic exercises designed to increase circulation throughout the body, improve balance, and calm the mind. 6-7 p.m. $90 (first class free). Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 353-7718 or email [email protected]

Thursday, September 15
BREASTFEEDING AND WORKING: Practical tips and advice on continuing to breastfeed while working. Topics include preserving the breastfeeding relationship, choosing a breast pump, collecting, storing and transporting breast milk, exploring child-care options and much more. Purchase a breast pump at the class and receive a $25 discount. 6-7:30 p.m. $25/couple. For registration and information call UCSF Great Expectations Pregnancy Program at (415) 353-2667 or email [email protected]

Wednesdays, September 21 - November 30
TAI CHI CHUAN FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 50 AND OVER): 10-week course in the basic movements of Tai Chi Chuan, an ancient martial art that has been refined into a series of slow rhythmic exercises designed to increase circulation throughout the body, improve balance, and calm the mind. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $90 (first class free). Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 353-7718 or email [email protected]

Wednesdays, September 21 - November 30
TAI CHI CHUAN FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS (AGES 50 AND OVER): 10-week course in the basic movements of Tai Chi Chuan, an ancient martial art that has been refined into a series of slow rhythmic exercises designed to increase circulation throughout the body, improve balance, and calm the mind. 12-1 p.m. $90 (first class free). Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 353-7718 or email [email protected]