UCSF events for December 2005

By Michael Fortes

Jnani Chapman, RN, CMT -----

EVENTS

Thursday, December 1
WORLD AIDS DAY SYMPOSIUM: Hear about advances in AIDS research and care, and how those advances impact the broader community. 2-5 p.m. Free. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. Call David Robb at (415) 597-9203 for more information.

Thursday, December 1
WORLD AIDS DAY CONCERT: Enjoy music by jazz sensation Spencer Day and voices from the SF Gay Men’s Chorus. A reception follows featuring a photography exhibit by Rob Anderson. 7-8:30 p.m. $25. UCSF Mission Bay Community Center, 1675 Owens St., San Francisco. For tickets and information, call Kathleen Lorenzo at (415) 597-4650.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Thursday, December 8
SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH: WHAT DOES THE MEDICAL LITERATURE SAY?: 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.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday, December 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, December 1- 22
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, December 2- 23
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, December 5- 19
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, December 5- 19
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, December 6
CANCER BIOLOGY 101: CLUES ABOUT NEW TREATMENTS AND EARLY DETECTION: Frank McCormick, PhD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. Life Long Learning

Tuesdays, December 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, December 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, December 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]

Wednesday, December 7
THE FAILING HEART: NEW TREATMENTS REDUCE THE NEED FOR CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION: Eduardo Rame, MD. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. Life Long Learning

Wednesdays, December 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]