UCSF events for November 2005

By Michael Fortes

EVENTS

Tuesday, November 8
LUNGevity: A BENEFIT FOR THE UCSF THORACIC ONCOLOGY PROGRAM: Dinner gala fundraiser features live auction, special guests, dancing and entertainment by the Dick Bright Orchestra. 6-10 p.m. St. Regis Hotel, 125 Third Street, San Francisco. For more information, call Alison T. Gray at (415) 514-1646.

Thursday, November 10
UCSF POSITVE HEALTH PRACTICE FUNDRAISING EVENT: First annual Autumn Gala benefit for the UCSF Positive Health Practice, caring for more than 700 people living with HIV/AIDS. The event features refreshments, live entertainment, music and an auction. 6-9 pm. $40. 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St. at 2nd St., San Francisco. Tickets are $40. For tickets or more information, call (415) 353-2705.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Wednesday, November 9
NOURISHING SOUPS & CULINARY SECRETS: Learn tasty and nutritious soup recipes, importance of ingredient selection, and benefits each ingredient has on overall health. 4-6 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero, 2nd Floor, Herbst Hall, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Thursday, November 10
NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION: Lecture/discussion group on current medical and alternative approaches to treating pain. 5 p.m. Free. UCSF Pain Management Center at Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Rm. C-126, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-7246 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, November 16
CANCER FOR THE CAREGIVER: Learn to let go of guilt, tune in to changing family needs, and regain a sense of balance. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 2340 Sutter St., 1st Floor, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, November 30
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 H3805, San Francisco.  RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday, November 16
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

Tuesday, November 1
WELLNESS: TIPS ABOUT AVOIDING CANCER AND KNOWING HOW TO GET THE BEST CARE: Robert A. Hiatt, MD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesdays, November 1- 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 - 2 p.m. Free. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, November 1- 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 - 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, November 1- 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 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]

Wednesday, November 2
TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC HEART DISEASE: DRUGS, STENTS OR SURGERY?: Andrew Michaels, MD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesdays, November 2- 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. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Thursdays, November 3- 17
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, November 4- 18
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]

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

Tuesday, November 8
FIGHTING CANCER: A PROGRESS REPORT AND LOOK TO THE FUTURE: Margaret Tempero, MD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, November 9
PREVENTION OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC HEART AND VASCULAR DISEASE: WHO NEEDS DRUG THERAPY?: William Grossman, MD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, November 15
ADVANCES IN BREAST CANCER: Hope Rugo, MD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, November 16
TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE: Louis Messina, MD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Tuesday, November 29
ADVANCES IN PROSTATE CANCER: Peter Carroll, MD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu

Wednesday, November 30
HEART VALVE DISEASE: PATHOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT: Jonathan Zaroff, MD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu