UCSF Events for August 2005

July 12, 2005
News Office: Michael Fortes (415) 502-6397

Lectures And Learning

Thursday, August 11 Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach To Gastrointestinal Conditions: 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. For more information call (415) 353-7700.

Tuesday, August 23 The Food Industry...A Closer Look: Examine industry methods to modify food supply for convenience, profit, marketability, and competition. Topics include genetically modified food, high fructose corn syrup and trans fat, health implications and cost to the consumer. 4-6 p.m. Free. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, August 24 The Healing Power Of Poetry: Learn techniques for transferring feelings into written words and strategies to help get in touch with creative potential and become more eloquently expressive. Bring a favorite poem, a pencil and a notebook. 5-7 p.m. Free. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, August 31 Prostate Cancer & Nutrition: With Natalie Ledesma. Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. 4-6 p.m. Free. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Classes And Courses

Thursdays, August 4, 11 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Free Info Session: Learn more about the 8-week stress reduction program before signing up. Program starts August 18. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. For more information call (415) 353-7718.

Thursdays, August 18- October 6 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Eight-week program utilizing sitting meditation, body awareness and mindful movement. Course is modeled after the program developed at the University of Massachusetts by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. Includes an all-day retreat on Saturday, September 24. 7-9:30 p.m. $300 plus $35 materials fee. Scholarships available. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 353-7718 for information.

Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Breast Care Basics For Newly Diagnosed Patients and 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. For more information contact Debbie Hamolsky at debby.hamolsky@ucsfmedctr.org or (415) 353-9878.

Mondays, August 1, 15 Health and Disability Benefits Counseling: One-on-one appointments on how a cancer diagnosis will affect income and health insurance. Appointment required. 3- 6 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email crc@ucsf.edu for information.

Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Meditation And Guided Imagery Class: Relaxation and mindfulness practices for cancer patients and caregivers. Alternating instructors Teresa Corriganand Brook Stone. 1:30- 2:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email crc@ucsf.edu for information.

Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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- 2 p.m. Free. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email crc@ucsf.edu for information.

Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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) 353-7720. For more information call (415) 885-3693.

Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email crc@ucsf.edu for information.

Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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. Call (415) 885-3693 or email crc@ucsf.edu for information.

Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 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 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register.

Fridays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 Pilates Mat: Mary Power, 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 crc@ucsf.edu for information.

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