UCSF events for February 2006

By Michael Fortes

##EVENTS

Wednesday, February 1
KISS MY WHEELS: Film by Miguel Grunstein and Dale Kruzic follows the Zia Hot Shots, a nationally ranked junior wheelchair basketball team, through a season of training and tournament competition. Noon - 1 p.m. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., room S-157, San Francisco. E-mail Ruth Weiller at [email protected] or call (415) 476-4223 for info and accommodations. No scents or perfumes, please.

Monday, February 13
FORUM ON ENDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) is the invited keynote speaker at a one-day conference titled “Ending Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking in the 21st Century.” Co-sponsored by the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Welcome at 8:45 a.m. $50 registration fee. UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St., San Francisco. Email [email protected] or call (415) 203-8867 for info.

##LECTURES AND LEARNING

Thursday, February 9
YOGA: AN EXPERIENTIAL INTRODUCTION TO AN ANCIENT SYSTEM: Part of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Lunchtime Lecture Series. Noon - 1 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divsadero at Sutter St., Suite 150, San Francisco. No pre-registration required. Call (415) 353-7700 or email [email protected] for info.

Wednesday, February 22
UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK: CHILDBEARING OVER 30: Speaker: Victor Y. Fujimoto, MD. Part of monthly “Women’s Health Today” lunch-hour series of talks given by UCSF faculty on contemporary topics in women’s health. Noon - 1 p.m. Free. UCSF Toland Hall, 533 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-5222. Webcast: Watch

Wednesday, February 22
PROSTATE & NUTRITION: Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. 4-6 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

##SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday, February 15
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 from UCSF: Tom Leahy, RN (415) 353-1304 or Nancy Levy, MSW (415) 353-2220.

##CLASSES AND COURSES

Wednesdays, February 1- 22
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, February 2- 23
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. Registration: (415) 353-7718 or (415) 885-3693.

Thursdays, February 2, 9
Saturday, February 4
Mondays, February 6, 13
SURVIVING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS WITH A NEW BABY: Learn about newborn characteristics, infant milestones, bathing, hygiene, diapers, diapering, crying, comforting, sleep and recognizing the signs of illness. 2 part series on Mondays or Thursdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. or 1 day program on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $85. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., Third Floor, Room J3-08, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667 to register. E-mail [email protected] or go to Great Expectations for info.

Fridays, February 3- 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 - 11:30 a.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Mondays, February 6, 13, 27
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, February 6, 13, 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. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, February 7- 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 - 2 p.m. Free. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, February 7- 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 - 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) 353-9507. For information call (415) 885-3693

Tuesdays, February 7- 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 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]

Tuesdays, February 7-28
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: INTEGRATED METHODS: Overview of the stages and process of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, support, medication options, variations in labor including cesarean birth and immediate postpartum care. 4-week series. 6:30-9 p.m. $150. $20 discount for women having their baby at UCSF Center for Mothers and Newborns. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., Third Floor, Room J3-08, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667 to register. E-mail [email protected] or go to Great Expectations for info.

Friday, February 10
EXPECTING TWINS AND MORE: Topics include important aspects of prenatal care, labor and delivery, feeding issues, and preparing home and family for the arrival of multiples. 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $40. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., Third Floor, Room J3-08, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667 to register. E-mail [email protected] or go to Great Expectations for info.

Saturday, February 11
WOMEN’S BASIC SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP: Offers women essential skills needed for defense and to maintain confidence in any situation. Practice and train in a series of safe, realistic scenarios. Taught by IMPACT Bay Area. 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. $55 UCSF students & Millberry Members, $65 non-member UCSF Employees, $75 non-member general public. UCSF Millberry Fitness and Recreation Center, 500 Parnassus Ave., Studio 2, San Francisco. Call (415) 476-0348 for info.

Saturday, February 11
Saturday, February 25
INTENSIVE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: A one-day childbirth preparation workshop designed to give participants the basic tools and information in preparing for birth. Due to the accelerated format, participants are sent the class packet to review prior to the class. 9:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. $165. $20 discount for women having their baby at UCSF Center for Mothers and Newborns. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., Third Floor, Room J3-08, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667 to register. E-mail [email protected] or go to Great Expectations for info.

Thursday, February 16
Monday, February 27
BREASTFEEDING: Learn about breast physiology, milk production, let-down, latch-on and positioning, how to overcome breastfeeding challenges, and how to establish a successful breastfeeding relationship right from the start. One class. 6:30-9 p.m. $40. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., Third Floor, Room J3-08, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667 to register. E-mail [email protected] or go to Great Expectations for info.