UCSF events for November 2006

By Derek Deike

Events

Thursday, November 30
GALA - FACING THE FUTURE TOGETHER
The Gala is the premier fundraising event of the UCSF AIDS Health Project. An evening of silent and live auctions featuring San Francisco’s finest restaurants paired with wine from local vineyards. 5:30-9:00 PM. UCSF Mission Bay, Robertson Auditorium, 1675 Owens St. @16th, San Francisco. For tickets or information call (415) 502-7276, email [email protected] or visit Gala.

Lectures and learning

Wednesday, November 1
INNOVATIONS IN DRUG DELIVERY: GETTING DRUGS TO THEIR TARGETS IN THE BODY Find out about the scientific basis for the delivery of drugs to selected sites in the body, why this field of knowledge is vital to optimizing clinical outcomes, and what to expect in the future. Frank Szoka, PhD, professor of biopharmaceutical sciences at UCSF.  $15. 7:00 -8:45 PM. Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., UCSF Campus, San Francisco. Call (415) 476-2557 or visit Life Long Learning .

Friday, November 3
ASIAN HEART & VASCULAR CENTER FREE CANTONESE LECTURE SERIES: THE LOW-DOWN ON CHOLESTEROL
Learn about cholesterol and its effect on heart health and about common Chinese foods and ways to cook heart healthy. Gordon Fung, MD, MPH, director, UCSF Asian Heart & Vascular Center, and Sylvia Lau, RN, MPH, CDE. Lecture in Cantonese only. Light refreshments. Free to the public. 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Herbst Hall, UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. RSVP (415) 885-3678. 

Saturdays, November 4 & 18
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.  $165 with a $20 discount for women having their babies at UCSF. 9:30 AM. 2356 Sutter St., Third Floor, Room J3-08, UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415)353-2667 to register. For more information, contact [email protected] or GEX Glasses .

Tuesday, November 7
HIV AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES: IMPLICATIONS OF AGE, GENDER, GEOGRAPHY AND THE INTERNET With both an ancient history (STDs) and a modern one (HIV), these infections have found a striking niche on the internet, contributing to the world-wide pandemic. Ruth Greenblatt, MD, UCSF professor of clinical medicine and epidemiology. $15.  7:00-8:45 PM. Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., UCSF Campus, San Francisco. Call (415) 476-2557 or visit http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu/courses/2006/fall/MLL07001/.

Wednesday, November 8
THE TIGHTROPE OF DRUG APPROVAL
Explore the delicate balance of scientific, economic and political forces shaping the development of drugs and their approval. Learn how the patient perspective has driven change in the FDA. R. William Soller, PhD, professor of clinical pharmacy at UCSF. $15. 7:00-8:45 PM. Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., UCSF Campus, San Francisco. Call (415) 476-2557 or visit http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu/courses/2006/fall/MLL07002/.

Wednesday, November 8
BAY AREA BREAST CANCER FORUM
“Sex and Fertility after Breast Cancer,” moderated by Hope Rugo, MD, with guests Mindy Goldman, MD, Marcelle Cedars, MD, and Mitchell Rosen, MD. The Forum is a monthly gathering of health care providers, researchers, patients, and patient advocates/friends/caregivers. Light dinner and discussion.  6:00-7:30 PM. 1600 Divisadero St., Room H-3805, UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, San Francisco. Contact Lauren Metzroth at (415) 885-7213 or [email protected] 

Thursday, November 9
AYURVEDA: ANCIENT WISDOM FOR MODERN TIMES Presented by Sudha Prathikanti, MD, and sponsored by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Free. Noon-1:00 PM. 1701 Divisadero Street @ Sutter Street, Suite 150, UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, San Francisco.  Call (415) 353-7700.

Tuesday, November 14
ANATOMY OF AN OUTBREAK: LESSONS FROM THE SARS EPIDEMIC AND IMPLICATONS FOR AVIAN FLU How world health leaders investigated and controlled the 2003 outbreak of SARS, an infectious disease of unknown etiology. Preparing for future epidemics such as avian flu and other serious pathogens. George Rutherford, MD, professor of epidemiology, preventive medicine, and pediatrics at UCSF.  $15. 7:00-8:45 PM. Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., UCSF Campus, San Francisco. Call (415) 476-2557 or visit http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Wednesday, November 15
PITFALLS AND BENEFITS OF DRUG ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION Learn about the legal and regulatory basis for drug advertising and promotion, consumer demand for information by this channel of communication, and the associated ethical and social values. R. William Soller, PhD, professor of clinical pharmacy at UCSF. $15. 7:00-8:45 PM. Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., UCSF Campus, San Francisco.  Call (415) 476-2557 or visit http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Tuesday, November 28
HOW THE BODY FIGHTS INFECTION
A look at how vaccination stacks the deck on our side. Richard Locksley, MD, Sandler Distinguished Professor of Medicine at UCSF and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. $15. 7:00-8:45 PM. Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., UCSF Campus, San Francisco. Call (415) 476-2557 or visit http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu/courses/2006/fall/MLL07001/.

Wednesday, November 29
PERSONALIZED MEDICINE: THE POSSIBILITIES OF DRUGS TAILORED TO YOUR GENETIC MAKEUP Heralded as the future of medicine, personalized medicines seem to be the answer for making therapeutics more likely to be highly effective and safer. Learn about medicine’s progress in attempting to achieve this goal. Deanna Kroetz, PhD, professor of biopharmaceutical sciences at UCSF.  $15.  7:00-8:45 PM.  Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., UCSF Campus, San Francisco.  Call (415) 476-2557 or visit http://lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu/courses/2006/fall/MLL07002/.

CLASSES AND COURSES

Wednesday, November 8 & 15
Thursday, November 2 & 9
Saturday, November 11
SURVIVING THE FIRST FEW MONTHS WITH A NEW BABY: BASIC BABY CARE This class offers basic survival techniques to care for a newborn and emphasizes postpartum care for mothers. Learn about newborn characteristics, infant milestones, bathing, hygiene, diapering, crying, comforting, sleep and recognizing the signs of illness. $85. Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 PM or Saturday at 9:30AM. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 2356 Sutter St, Third Floor, Room J3-08, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667 to register. Email [email protected] or visit http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Fridays, November 3-24
CORE & MORE
Exercise program, using mats, to gain strength, endurance, and flexibility. With Jane Clark, certified pilates and fitness instructor. 10:00-11:30 AM. UCSF Cancer Resource Center. 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, November 7-28
ASK THE PHARMACIST
Drop-in with Zoe Ngo, PharmD, to discuss drug therapies, interactions, side effects, herbal medications, online resources. Sponsored by UCSF Cancer Resource Center and Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy. 11:00 AM-Noon. 1600 Divisadero St., 1st fl., Cancer Resource Center, San Francisco. For more information call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, November 7-28
YOGA: MEDICAL & STRESS-RELATED CONDITIONS Continuing yoga with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation for more advanced students. $12 per class. 6:30 PM. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco.  Prior to 1st class, contact instructor Jnani Chapman at (415) 353-9507. For more information, call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Mondays, November 6-27
MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY CLASS
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 PM. Sponsored by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1701 Divisadero, Suite 150, San Francisco. For information call (415) 885-3693 or e-mail [email protected]

Tuesdays, November 7-28
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: INTEGRATED METHODS Four-week series class with overview of the stages and process of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, support, medication options. $150 with a $20 discount for women having their baby at UCSF. 6:30 PM.  UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 2356 Sutter St. 3rd Fl., Room J3-08, San Francisco. To register call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667. For information, email [email protected] or go to http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Tuesdays, November 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. 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. For information, call (415) 885-3693.

Wednesdays, November 8-29
RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT
With Alice Brydges, CMT. Feldenkrais. Uses a series of deceptively simple floor exercises that provide a method for rehabilitation and chronic pain relief. Geared toward those in recovery from cancer, including spouses, family, and caregivers. Release form required for exercise classes. Free. Noon-1:15 PM. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Room, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Wednesdays, September 27-November 18
FOOD FOR LIFE: A COURSE IN HEALTHY COOKING
Co-sponsored by The Cancer Project, this eight-week course provides info and cooking demonstrations on how to prepare meals that are delicious and nutritious. Presented by Tianna Sheehan. Pre-registration required. Free. 6:00-8:00 PM.  Ida’s Cafe, 2356 Sutter Street (between Divisadero and Scott streets), UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, San Francisco.  Register/information, contact the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693 or e-mail [email protected]

Thursday, November 16
Wednesday, November 29
BREASTFEEDING
Learn about breast physiology, milk production, let-down, latch-on and positioning. This class teaches participants how to overcome breastfeeding challenges, problem solve and how to establish a successful breastfeeding relationship right from the start. $40. 6:30 PM. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 2356 Sutter St, Third Floor, Room J3-08, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667 to register.

Sunday, November 19
INFANT CHILD CPR
This class covers recognizing an infant or child in distress, performing emergency measures to relieve airway obstruction in a choking infant or child, performing CPR on an infant or child, and identifying risks of preventable infant and childhood injuries. $35/person. 10:00 AM. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 2356 Sutter St., 3rd Floor, Room J3-08, San Francisco. Call Great Expectations at (415) 353-2667 to register. For more information, email [email protected] or visit http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.


Wednesday, November 29
PROSTATE & NUTRITION
Learn about the latest nutrition prostate cancer research and how to better meet your nutritional needs. Presented by Sarah O’Brien, MS, RD, or Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Free. 4:00-6:00 PM. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1600 Divisadero, Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3rd floor, San Francisco. Register with the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693. For more information, email [email protected]

Wednesday, November 29
HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING
Learn how to prepare holiday meals in a healthy manner. Presented by Sarah O’Brien, MS, RD. No charge. 4:00-6:00 PM. Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1600 Divisadero, 3rd floor, Room H3906, San Francisco. Register with the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693. For more information, email [email protected]

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