UCSF Events for April 2005

March 02, 2005
News Office: Michael Fortes (415) 502-6397

Tuesday, April 12 MINDFUL EATING: FOOD AS NOURISHMENT: With Sarah O'Brien. Exploration of attitudes, thoughts, and feelings toward food and eating. 4-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Thursday, April 14 TIBETAN MEDICINE: Presented by Yangdron Kelsang. Part of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine educational series. Noon-1:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7700.

Wednesday, April 27 MANAGING PMS: With Diana Taylor. Learn how to create a personalized plan to treat premenstrual syndrome. Noon-1:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-5222. Also available on the web in streaming video: Web site.

Wednesday, April 27 PROSTATE & NUTRITION: With Natalie Ledesma. Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. 4-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Thursday, April 28 CANCER IN THE WORKPLACE: With Betty Kohlenberg. Topics include whether to share a cancer diagnosis with an employer, explaining a resume gap, and legal rights. Free. 5-7 p.m. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Friday and Saturday, April 1, 2 CANCER AND HEALING: Two-day workshop on supporting the mind and spirit of people with cancer. Co-sponsored by Healing Journeys, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and UCSF Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center, 3333 California St., San Francisco.

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 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. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., H Bldg., 3rd fl. conference room, San Francisco. For more information contact Debbie Hamolsky at debby.hamolsky@ucsfmedctr.org or (415) 353-9878.

Mondays, April 4, 18 HEALTH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS COUNSELING: One-on-one appointments on how a cancer diagnosis will affect income and health insurance. Topics: insurance choices, income maintenance, public/private disability income programs, health coverage maintenance. Appointment required. 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY CLASS: Relaxation and mindfulness practices for cancer patients and caregivers. Alternating instructors Teresa Corrigan, and Brook Stone, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 ASK THE PHARMACIST!: Weekly drop-in with Zoe Ngo 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. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Free. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 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. 5:00 - 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) 353-7720. For more information call (415) 885-3693

Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 HEALING THROUGH DANCE: Movement, imagery, and creativity to facilitate healing, led by Anne Krantz. Techniques to deal with tension, enhance relaxation, and cope with medical procedures and physical limitations. Dance background unnecessary. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT: With Alice Brydges, 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. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 YOGA: BEGINNERS CLASS: Jnani Chapman. Designed for cancer patients to help counter stress with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Medical release form required. 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register.

Fridays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 PILATES MAT: Mary Power, exercise instructor and dance medicine specialist. An exercise program, using mats, designed for gaining strength, endurance, and flexibility. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

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