UCSF Events for November 2005

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

EVENTS

Tuesday, November 8 LUNGevity: A Benefit for the UCSF Thoracic Oncology Program: Dinner gala fundraiser features live auction, special guests, dancing and entertainment by the Dick Bright Orchestra. 6-10 p.m. St. Regis Hotel, 125 Third Street, San Francisco. For more information, call Alison T. Gray at (415) 514-1646.

Thursday, November 10: UCSF Positive Health Practice Fundraising Event: First annual Autumn Gala benefit for the UCSF Positive Health Practice, caring for more than 700 people living with HIV/AIDS. The event features refreshments, live entertainment, music and an auction. 6-9 pm. $40. 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St. at 2nd St., San Francisco. Tickets are $40. For tickets or more information, call (415) 353-2705.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Wednesday, November 9: Nourishing Soups and Culinary Secrets: Learn tasty and nutritious soup recipes, importance of ingredient selection, and benefits each ingredient has on overall health. 4-6 p.m. This is a free event. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero, 2nd Floor, Herbst Hall, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Thursday, November 10: Non-Violent Communication: Lecture/discussion group on current medical and alternative approaches to treating pain. 5 p.m. This is a free event. UCSF Pain Management Center at Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Rm. C-126, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-7246 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, November 16: Cancer for the Caregiver: Learn to let go of guilt, tune in to changing family needs, and regain a sense of balance. 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is a free event. UCSF Mount Zion, 2340 Sutter St., 1st Floor, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, November 30: 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 H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday, November 16: 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

Tuesday, November 1 Wellness: Tips about Avoiding Cancer and Knowing How to get the Best Care: Dr. Robert A. Hiatt. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 502-6397 this Web site.

Tuesdays, November 1- 29 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, November 1- 29 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.

Tuesdays, November 1- 29 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. This is a free event. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, November 2: Treatment of Atherosclerotic Heart Disease: Drugs, Stents of Surgery?: Dr. Andrew Michaels. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 502-6397 or visit this Web site.

Wednesdays, November 2- 30 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. This is a free event. UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Room, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 885-3693.

Thursdays, November 3- 17 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. This is a free event. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register.

Fridays, November 4- 18 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. This is a free event. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 885-3693.

Mondays, November 7- 28 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. This is a free event. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., H Bldg., 3rd fl. conference room, San Francisco. For more information contact Debbie Hamolsky at (415) 353-9878.

Mondays, November 7- 28 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. This is a free event. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 885-3693.

Tuesday, November 8 Fighting Cancer: A Progress Report and Look to the Future: Dr. Margaret Tempero. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 502-6397 or visit this Web site.

Wednesday, November 9 Prevention of Atherosclerotic Heart and Vascular Disease: WHO NEEDS DRUG THERAPY?: Dr. William Grossman. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 502-6397 or visit this Web site.

Tuesday, November 15 Advances in Breast Cancer: Dr. Hope Rugo. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 502-6397 or visit this Web site.

Wednesday, November 16 Treatment of Atherosclerotic Pereipheral Vascular Disease: Dr. Louis Messina. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 502-6397 or visit this Web site.

Tuesday, November 29 Advances in Prostate Cancer: Dr. Peter Carroll. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 502-6397 or visit this Web site.

Wednesday, November 30 Heart Valve Disease: Pathology, Diagnosis, Treatment: Dr. Jonathan Zaroff. 7:00 p.m. $15. Register on-site. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 502-6397 or visit this Web site.

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