UCSF Events for December 2005

November 10, 2005
News Office: Michael Fortes (415) 502-6397

EVENTS

Thursday, December 1 World AIDS Day Symposium: Hear about advances in AIDS research and care, and how those advances impact the broader community. 2-5 p.m. Free. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. Call David Robb at (415) 597-9203 for more information.

Thursday, December 1 World AIDS Day Concert: Enjoy music by jazz sensation Spencer Day and voices from the SF Gay Men's Chorus. A reception follows featuring a photography exhibit by Rob Anderson. 7-8:30 p.m. $25. UCSF Mission Bay Community Center, 1675 Owens St., San Francisco. For tickets and information, call Kathleen Lorenzo at (415) 597-4650.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Thursday, December 8 Spirituality and Health: What Does the Medical Literature Say?: 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.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday, December 21 HIV Lymphoma Family Support Group: A new monthly support group for people living with HIV lymphoma and their friends and family is sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 6-7:30 p.m. in San Francisco (near Civic Center BART/Muni). To express interest in attending, call one of the group facilitators: Tom Leahy, (415) 353-1304 or Nancy Levy, (415) 353-2220.

CLASSES AND COURSES

Thursdays, December 1- 22 Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients: 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, December 2- 23 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.

Mondays, December 5- 19 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. Contact Debbie Hamolsky, at debby.hamolsky@ucsfmedctr.org or (415) 353-9878.

Mondays, December 5- 19 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. Call (415) 885-3693 or email crc@ucsf.edu.

Tuesday, December 6 Cancer Biology 101: Clues About New Treatments and Early Detection: Frank McCormick. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 502-6397.

Tuesdays, December 6- 27 Ask the Pharmacist!: Weekly drop-in with Zoe Ngo, PharmD, 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.

Tuesdays, December 6-27 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 information call (415) 885-3693

Tuesdays, December 6-27 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.

Wednesday, December 7 The Failing Heart: New Treatments Reduce the Need for Cardiac Transplantation: Dr. Eduardo Rame. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 502-6397.

Wednesdays, December 7- 28 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.

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