UCSF events for March 2007

By Derek Deike

EVENTS


Thursday, March 1

CHANCELLOR’S CONCERT SERIES
Selections by Mozart and Benjamin Britten. Free event. Noon. Millberry Union Conference Center, 500 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/artsevents.


Wednesday, March 14

UCSF DISABILITY VIDEO SERIES: MORE STORIES OF LUPUS Filmmaker Marcia Urban Raymond, who has lupus herself, revisited five people with the disease previously featured in a video. The new video explores what has happened to them and the day-to-day challenges and gifts of living with a chronic illness. No charge. Noon -1 pm. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus, Room S-157, San Francisco.  For more information, email [email protected]

Thursday, March 15

CHANCELLOR’S CONCERT SERIES
Selections by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Noon. Free event. Millberry Union Conference Center, 500 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/artsevents.


LECTURES AND LEARNING

Thursday, March 1

CHALLENGES OF MANAGING PAIN SYMPOSIUM
“Cannabinoids in Pain and Palliative Care,” with guest speaker Donald I. Abrams, MD, UCSF professor, chief of hematology/oncology at SFGH, and director of clinical programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. 5:30-6:30 PM, UCSF Mount Zion, Herbst Hall room B248, 1600 Divisadero St, San Francisco. For more information, email [email protected] or visit http://mountzion.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/pain_management/rounds.html.


Tuesday, March 6

LIFE IN THE ER: THE ABCs OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE Presented by Joanne Feldman, MD, MS. 7 pm - 8:45 pm. $15.  UCSF Medical Sciences Building,  513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557.  www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.


Saturday, March 10

HEALTH CARE ISSUES FOR OLDER ADULTS
Managing Medications to Minimize Side Effects and Maximize Benefits presented by Kirby Lee, PharmD, and Prostate Cancer and the Older Man by Badrinath Konety, MD. 9 am - Noon. $20. Offered by UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557.  www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.


Tuesday, March 13

THE PHYSICAL EXAM AND BEDSIDE MANNERS FOR DOCTORS AND PATIENTS Presented by Calvin Chou, MD, PhD. 7 pm - 8:45 pm. $15.  UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557.  www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.


Tuesday, March 20

RADIOLOGY AND BEYOND: THE USE OF ADVANCED MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY Presented by Richard Breiman, MD. 7 pm - 8:45 pm. $15.  UCSF. Medical Sciences Building,  513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557.  www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.


Thursday, March 22

CAN HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SAVE THE WORLD?  THE CRISIS IN NORTH KOREA AND THE ROLE OF HEALTH DIPLOMACY The Global Health Sciences series on health diplomacy hosts a public seminar on a new approach to the political and humanitarian crises in North Korea. No charge. 4 pm - 6 pm. UCSF Health Sciences West Building, 513 Parnassus, Room HSW 300, San Francisco. For more information, email [email protected]


Thursday, March 22

ERIC KANDEL: IN SEARCH OF MEMORY
Winner of the Nobel Prize (Medicine, 2000) discusses his groundbreaking discoveries of how memory works and how he went from a child escaping Nazi-occupied Vienna to become one of the world’s most renowned scientists. Co-sponsored by UCSF.  $8 Members.  $10 Public. 7 pm.  Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco. For information and tickets, call 292-1233 or email [email protected]


Saturday, March 24

HEALTH CARE ISSUES FOR OLDER ADULTS
Eye Care and Diabetes presented by Daniel Schainholz, MD, MPH, and Computer-Based Training in Older Adults with Memory Complaints by Deborah Barnes, PhD. 9 am - Noon. $20. Offered by UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557. www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Tuesday, March 27

CSI: FACT VS. FICTION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PATHOLOGIST: WHAT YOU SEE ON TV MAY NOT BE TRUE Presented by Henry Sanchez, MD. 7 pm - 8:45 pm. $15. UCSF. Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-2557.  www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.


CLASSES AND COURSES

Saturday, March 3

INFANT/CHILD CPR
Learn vital skills to handle an emergency. 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 who is not breathing or is without a heartbeat and identifying risks of preventable infant and childhood injuries. This is a great class for parents, family members and childcare providers. $40 fee. 11 am - 1 pm. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter Street, 1st Floor, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 353-2667 or visit http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Saturday, March 3
Sunday, March 11

INTENSIVE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION
A one-day childbirth preparation workshop designed to give participants the basic tools and information in preparing for birth. $170. 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter Street, Third Floor, Room J3-08, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 353-2667 or visit http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Saturday, March 3

UCSF PEDIATRIC DIABETES SYMPOSIUM & KIDS KAMP Highlights the latest research and therapy from leading experts for children with diabetes. No charge. 9:30 am - 3 pm. UCSF Mission Bay Community Center, 1675 Owens St., San Francisco. For more information, call Kathleen Fraser at (415) 353-9084 or email [email protected]

Monday, March 5

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 mom. 6:30 pm - 9 pm.  $85. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter Street, Third Floor, Room J3-08. (2-part series or all day Saturday class) For more information, call (415) 353-2667 or visit http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Wednesday, March 21

EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM: WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE JUST NOT GLOWING Learn “what is normal” in terms of the emotional ups and downs of pregnancy/postpartum. This class also addresses treatment options including support groups, relaxation classes, therapists and medication. $25. 6 pm - 7:30 pm. UCSF National Center of Excellence, 2356 Sutter Street, First Floor, Room J112. For more information, email [email protected] or visit http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Friday, March 23

THE HEALING POTENTIAL OF DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES With Zoe Newman, MFT. This workshop offers guidance and tools to help understand dreams and to use them in the healing process. No charge. Light refreshments. 5 pm - 8 pm. UCSF Mount Zion, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1701 Divisadero, Suite 150, San Francisco. To register, call (415) 885-3693.