UCSF events for April 2006

By Michael Fortes

EVENTS

Thursday, April 20
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS: With Ellyn Cohen, PhD.  Learn what to expect in a clinical trial, various types, phases and what they mean, safeguards to protect participants, important questions to ask, and resources for finding an appropriate trial. Light refreshments served. 5 - 7 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd floor, Room H3805, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 for more info.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Wednesday, April 26
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: CAN WE TRULY INTEGRATE CARE?: Speaker: Beverly Burns, MS, LAc. 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: UCTV

Wednesday, April 26
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, April 19
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

Mondays, April 3- 24
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, April 3- 24
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.

Tuesdays, April 4- 25
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. 11 a.m. - Noon. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, April 4- 25
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, April 4- 25
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, April 4- 25
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 Call Great Expectations for info.

Wednesday, April 5
Thursday, April 13
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 Call Great Expectations for info.

Wednesdays, April 5- 26
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, April 7- 28
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.

Fridays, April 7- 28
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]

Wednesdays, April 19, 26
Thursdays, April 20, 27
Saturday, April 15
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 Call Great Expectations for info.

Friday, April 14
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 Call Great Expectations for info.