UCSF Events for September 2005

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

EVENTS

Saturday, September 10 "Love and Laughter:" The Auxiliary at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion presents a fabulous evening of comedy and talent, featuring Father Guido Sarducci, Will Durst (master of ceremonies), Kira Soltanovich, James P. Connolly, Christ Voth, and music by Theee Stupeds (sic). 8 p.m. $40/$60/$100. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco. For tickets, call (415) 885-7354.

Tuesday, September 20 Stem Cell Research: "Implications for the Future". A Panel discussion of leading UCSF stem cell scientists and Nobel laureates. 7:30-9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. UCSF Mission Bay Campus, San Francisco. To make a reservation call (415) 502-6397.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Thursday, September 8 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pediatrics: Part of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine educational series. Noon-1:00 p.m. This is a free event. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 353-7700 or visit this Web site.

Wednesday, September 21 Prostate Cancer and Nutrition: with Natalie Ledesma. Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. 4-6 p.m. This is a free event. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3906, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Tuesday, September 27 QiGong: Healing In Motion: Learn about the basic principles of qigong (pronounced "Chi Gung") and the types of qigong practices (massage, meditation, movement, chanting & toning). Discussion on the healing aspects of qigong in relation to cancer and its treatment. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Light refreshments served. 5-7 p.m. This is a free event. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, September 28 Calcium, Osteoporosis, and more: Discussion on where to find the best sources of calcium, how to help prevent osteoporosis, how calcium relates to cancer, calcium supplements and recipes. 4-6 p.m. This is a free event. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero, 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday, September 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 at (415) 353-1304 or Nancy Levy at (415) 353-2220.

CLASSES AND COURSES

Thursdays, September 1- 29 Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients with instructor 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. The classes are free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register or visit this Web site.

Fridays, September 2- 30 Pilates Mat with exercise instructor and dance medicine specialist Mary Power. An exercise program, using mats, designed for gaining strength, endurance, and flexibility. 10 - 11:30 a.m. The classes are free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 to register.

Tuesdays, September 6- 27 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. This is a free event. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693.

Tuesdays, September 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, September 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 is unnecessary. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The classes are free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693.

Wednesdays, September 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. The classes are free. UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Room, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693.

Mondays, September 12- 26 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. The classes are free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., H Bldg., 3rd fl. conference room, San Francisco. Contact Debbie Hamolsky at [email protected] or (415) 353-9878.

Mondays, September 12- 26 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.

Mondays, September 12 - November 28 Tai Chi Chaun for Beginners (all ages): 10-week course in the basic movements of Tai Chi Chuan, an ancient martial art that has been refined into a series of slow rhythmic exercises designed to increase circulation throughout the body, improve balance, and calm the mind. 6-7 p.m. $90 (first class free). Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 353-7718 or visit this Web site.

Thursday, September 15 Breastfeeding and Working: Practical tips and advice on continuing to breastfeed while working. Topics include preserving the breastfeeding relationship, choosing a breast pump, collecting, storing and transporting breast milk, exploring child-care options and much more. Purchase a breast pump at the class and receive a $25 discount. 6-7:30 p.m. $25/couple. For registration and information call UCSF Great Expectations Pregnancy Program at (415) 353-2667 or email [email protected]

Wednesdays, September 21 - November 30, Tai Chi Chaun for Beginners (ages 50 and over): 10-week course in the basic movements of Tai Chi Chuan, an ancient martial art that has been refined into a series of slow rhythmic exercises designed to increase circulation throughout the body, improve balance, and calm the mind. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $90 (first class free). Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 353-7718 or visit this Web site.

Wednesdays, September 21 - November 30, Tai Chi Chaun for Continuing Students (ages 50 and over): 10-week course in the basic movements of Tai Chi Chuan, an ancient martial art that has been refined into a series of slow rhythmic exercises designed to increase circulation throughout the body, improve balance, and calm the mind. 12-1 p.m. $90 (first class free). Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 353-7718 or visit this Web site.

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