UCSF events for July 2006

EVENTS

Thursday, July 27
COPING WITH CANCER-RELATED FATIGUE: Special event with Heidi Engel, PTI. Fatigue is a common side effect of treatment that can seriously affect the health and quality of life for someone with cancer. This seminar will teach about cancer-related fatigue, how it is accessed and managed with tips for conserving energy. Free. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., Suite H3805, San Francisco. To register call (415) 885-3693. Find more information at http://cc.ucsf.edu/crc

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Wednesday, July 26
PROSTATE & NUTRITION: Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. 4-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday, July 5
BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT GROUP: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Parnassus campus.  Sponsored by the National Brain Tumor Foundation. Contact Sharon Lamb, RN (415) 661-1442, or Mary Lovely, RN (415) 990-4461.

Wednesday, July 19
HIV LYMPHOMA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7:30 p.m. in San Francisco near Market and Octavia. A new monthly support group for people living with HIV lymphoma and their friends and family is sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. To attend call the group facilitators Tom Leahy, RN (415) 353-1304 or Nancy Levy, MSW (415) 353-2220.

CLASSES AND COURSES

Saturdays, July 1, 8, 22
Sunday, July 2
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. 6:30-9 p.m. Fee $165 with $20 discount for women having a baby at UCSF.  Held at UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., 3rd fl., Room J3-08, San Francisco. To register call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667. For information, e-mail [email protected] or go to http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Mondays, July 3-24
MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY: Drop-in class for both novice and experienced meditators. Relaxation and mindfulness practices for cancer patients and caregivers. Alternating instructors Teresa Corrigan, RN, and Brook Stone, LCSW. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero, Suite 150. For information call (415) 885.3693 or e-mail [email protected]

Mondays, July 3-24
BREAST CARE BASICS FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS: Open to all, regardless of where medical care is received. Topics: treatment options, emotional aspects of a diagnosis, Q&A with physician-specialist (rotating among specialties), discussions with survivors/advocates. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and the UCSF Cancer Resource Center at Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., H Bldg., 3rd fl. For more info contact Debbie Hamolsky, RN, MS, (415) 353-9878 or e-mail [email protected]

Wednesdays, July 5-26
RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT: With Alice Brydges, CMT. Feldenkrais. Uses a series of deceptively simple floor exercises that have a profound effect on posture, breathing and movement capabilites. Method for rehabilitation and chronic pain relief. Geared toward those in recovery from cancer, including spouses, family, and caregivers. Release form required. Noon-1:15 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Room. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Wednesdays, July 5-19
Saturdays, July 15, 29
SURVIVING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS WITH A NEW BABY: This class offers basic survival techniques to care for a newborn and emphasizes postpartum care for mom. Learn about newborn characteristics, infant milestones, bathing, hygiene, diapers, diapering, crying, comforting, sleep and recognizing the signs of illness. Great for first time parents. This class is offered in a two-part series or all day Saturday. Fee $85. Location: 2356 Sutter St, 3rd Fl., J3-08. To register call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667. For information, e-mail [email protected] or go to http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Thursdays, July 6 - 27
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: INTEGRATED METHODS: This four-week series provides an 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 for mother and baby. Fee $150 with a $20 discount for women having a baby at UCSF. Location: 2356 Sutter St. 3rd Fl., Room J3-08. To register call Great Expectations at (415)353-2667. For information, e-mail [email protected] or go to http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Thursdays, July 6-27
GENTLE YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, CMT. Designed for cancer patients to include yoga postures and stretches, breathing practices, imagery, meditation, and progressive relaxation. Medical release form required. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Cancer Resource Center, held at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. To register call (415) 353-7718. For information call (415) 885-3693.

Fridays, July 7-28
PILATES MAT: Mary Power, MA, exercise instructor and dance medicine specialist uses floor exercises designed to lengthen and strengthen the muscles of the body bringing back the body’s natural alignment. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center, held at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 110. For information call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, July 11-25
ASK THE PHARMACIST!: Weekly one-on-one drop-in session with a pharmaceutical expert designed for cancer patients to address concerns about drug effects and interactions. 11 a.m.-Noon. Free. Co-sponsored by the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. For more information call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesday, July 11
SMOKING CESSATION & RELAPSE PREVENTION: Get the support needed to quit, including ongoing support for relapse prevention in this four-week course. Cost $50. 5:00 - 7:15 p.m. at the Tobacco Education Service, Cancer Resource Center at Mount Zion, 2330 Sutter Street, Suite 453. To register call (415) 885-7895.

Tuesdays, July 11, 18
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. Sponsored by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Friday, July 14
EXPECTING TWINS AND MORE: This one-day workshop is designed to give expectant parents basic information on raising twins including reassuring advice and practical considerations. Topics include important aspects of prenatal care, labor and delivery, feeding issues and preparing home and family for the arrival of multiples. Begins at 11:00 a.m. Mount Zion, 2356 Sutter St., 3rd Fl., Room J3-08. Fee: $40. Contact e-mail [email protected] or http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Sunday, July 16
INFANT CHILD CPR: Learn to recognize an infant or child in distress, perform emergency measures to relieve airway obstruction in a choking infant or child, and identify risks of preventable infant and childhood injuries. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $35. UCSF Women’s Health Building, 2356 Sutter St., 3rd Fl., Room J3-08, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667 to register. E-mail [email protected] or go to http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html for info.

Monday, July 17
LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER: Makeover and information sessions designed for cancer patients to improve appearance during cancer therapy. Free. Private 30-minute appointment available with a cosmetologist from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Mount Zion Friend to Friend Specialty Shop, 1st Floor. Call Chris at (415) 353-7776 to schedule an appointment.

Mondays, July 17, 31
PREPARE FOR SURGERY: Workshop led by a team of UCSF experts from anesthesia, pain management and integrative medicine to help explain options for anesthesia and pain management and teach mind-body techniques to help relax and achieve a state of mind conducive to healing. 6 - 8:30 p.m. every Monday. Free. UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. To register call (415) 353-7718.

Tuesday, July 18
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., 3rd Floor, Room J3-08. To register call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667. E-mail [email protected] or go to http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html for info.

Tuesday, July 18
NUTRITION AND BREAST CANCER: With Sarah O’Brien, MS, RD or Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Learn the latest research on nutrition and breast cancer and how to better meet nutritional needs. Limited to five patients. Registration required, call CRC at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, July 26
PROSTATE AND NUTRITION: Nutrition Seminar with Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Free. 4 - 6:00 p.m. The UCSF Cancer Resource Center at Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., 1st Floor, San Francisco. For more information call (415) 885-3693 or visit http://cc.ucsf.edu/crc