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2014 Archive

Caregiving Seminar: At the End of the Day, How Can I Care for Myself? Identifying Resources and Coping Skills for Healthcare Professionals

Sponsored by Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Stanford Health Library, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford Cancer Institute

January 9, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Forgive for Good Workshop

Presented by Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine

The workshop is led by Dr. Frederic Luskin, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project and author of Forgive for Good, published by Harper Collins. The importance of practicing forgiveness has been extolled for centuries, but only recently has research demonstrated that forgiveness can reduce anger and depression as well as enhance hopefulness and self-efficacy. This workshop series has four sessions of lecture and discussion interspersed with guided practice of forgiveness tools. The format is not intended as group therapy but rather to teach self-care skills to heal old wounds and prevent new ones.

Instructor: Frederic Luskin, PhD Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project

January 14 - February 4, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


When is a Senior Moment Just a Senior Moment? The Latest on Alzheimer’s Disease Research


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Each of us experiences changes in memory and thinking as we age. Exciting new research opens windows onto early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and brings hope for new therapies that may help.

Speaker: Geoffrey A. Kerchner, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford Center for Memory Disorders, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 23, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Robotic Surgery for Gynecologic Cancer


Presented by The Stanford Gynecologic Cancer Program

This talk focused on the very current robotic surgical techniques used for treating ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancers and its advantages and outcomes.

Speaker:
Amer Karam, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Associate Director Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

January 30, 2014
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center | 326 Galvez Street, Stanford 94305


The Art of Diagnosis: Getting to the Root of Complex Medical Problems


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Diagnosing mysterious medical cases has captured the imagination of the general populace through shows like House, MD. At Stanford, a real-life diagnostic clinic called the Consultative Medicine Clinic has been started by Dr. Bryant Lin. In his lecture, he discussed how a real-life diagnostic clinic compares to TV, explained the traditional diagnostic process and reviewed a few interesting cases. He also described new methods he is testing to assist in complex diagnosis.

Speaker:
Bryant Lin, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – General Medical Disciplines, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 6, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Coming to Terms with Where You Are: Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos

Part of the Healthy Strides Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series. Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program


The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series is open to all cancer patients and their support. The series covers topics relevant to physical, emotional and practical issues of cancer patients in any phase of treatment and survivorship.

Speaker: Sangeeta Agarawal, MS, RN, CAS

February 13, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Hearing, Hearing Loss, and Current Technology


Presented by Stanford Health Library

This talk covered hearing, hearing loss, the causes of hearing loss, especially age-related hearing loss, and what can be done about it. Current hearing aids were described including the many effective improvements they provide. After this comprehensive explanation of current devices, anticipated future interventions were described and explained.

Speaker:
Gerald R Popelka, PhD Professor and Chief of Audiology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center

February 20, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Pelvic Pain


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Pelvic pain affects both women and men. This talk discussed common causes of pelvic pain as well as associated symptoms and treatment options from the perspective of a pain medicine specialist. A range of causes spanning urology, gynecology, and gastroenterology were discussed.

Speaker:
Jennifer Hah, MD, MS Instructor, Stanford Pain Management Center

February 20, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Pain


Presented by Stanford Health Library

In addition to medications, there are other modalities that people can use to help reduce and manage their chronic pain. This talk focused on some of these methods.

Speaker:
Ravi Prasad, PhD Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center

February 27, 2014
Stanford Health Library| Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Chronic Sinusitis


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Nasal and sinus problems are among the most common health conditions for which patients seek medical attention. Rhinosinusitis is the number one selfreported chronic health condition in the United States, affecting between 30 and 40 million people each year. This talk explored current evidence based updates on the medical and surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Speaker:
Jennifer Lee, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, (Head and Neck Surgery) Stanford University Medical Center

March 13, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Bowed Legs, Knock Knees and Pigeon Toes in Children: What’s Normal and What’s Not

Presented by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Health Library

This talk provided an orthopaedic perspective on bowed legs, knock knees, in-toeing and out-toeing in children.

Speaker:
Jeffrey Young, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

March 20, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


The Healthful Properties of Spices and How to Add Them to Your Diet

Part of the Healthy Strides Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series. Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program.

The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series is open to all cancer patients and their support. The series covers topics relevant to physical, emotional and practical issues of cancer patients in any phase of treatment and survivorship.

Speaker: Alison Ryan, RD, MS

March 27, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety and Depression in Mid to Late Life

Cognitive and Affective Function in Late Life

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common psychiatric problems among older adults and frequently co-occur. Additionally they may be related to the cognitive functioning of an individual. This talk covered the general traits of anxiety and depression, their relationship to cognition, and how they are treated in the older adult.

Speaker:
Ruth O’Hara, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Director, National Fellowship Program in Advanced Psychiatry and Psychology Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 17, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


New and Emerging Treatments for Lymphedema

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Lymphedema is the swelling that occurs when a blockage in the lymphatic system prevents the lymph fluid in the arm or leg from draining adequately. As the fluid accumulates, the swelling continues. It frequently follows surgery for cancer and is an ongoing challenge for the patient. This talk by the Director of the Lymphedema Clinic focuses on the new and emerging treatments for this condition.

Speaker:
Stanley Rockson, MD Chief of Consultative Cardiology; Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 24, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Diagnosing and Treating Cataracts

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Cataract, a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision, is one of the most common disorders of the eye. Most cataracts are related to aging. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. This talk focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including new surgical techniques for the condition.

Speaker:
Artis Montague, MD PhD Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 1, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Update on Strokes: Understanding the Symptoms, Treatment and Preventive Care for Stroke

Presented by Stanford Stroke Center and Stanford Health Library

Understanding stroke is important to its prevention and rapid treatment. The Stanford Stroke Center has pioneered major advances in medical therapies for treating and preventing stroke, innovative neurosurgical techniques for stroke prevention and ground-breaking interventional neuroradiologic procedures. This talk covers these topics and more.

Speaker:
Gregory W. Albers, MD Director, Stanford Stroke Center and Coyote Foundation Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 15, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Long Term Care

Presented by HICAP (Santa Clara County Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) and Stanford Health Library

As aging adults look to the future, questions regarding long term care abound. Long term care provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating. It is neither medical nor is it independent living. This talk addressed long term care options, including the types of plans available, payment options, including the role insurance can play, home care and facility-based care. Nothing is being sold or referred.

Speaker:
Don Rush HICAP Counselor

May 22, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Mental Health Improvements Through Early Detection and Intervention

Presented by Stanford Health Library

While there is still no cure for schizophrenia, treatments have been developed that help reduce many symptoms of the disease. There are many medications now available to help treat schizophrenia. Perhaps most important is to address schizophrenia as soon as it is detected. Early treatment has been shown to be effective in limiting the development and severity of symptoms.

Speaker: Steven Adelsheim, MD, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Stanford University School of Medicine

June 5, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment

Presented by Stanford Gynecologic Cancer Program

Speaker:
Shannon MacLaughlan-David, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology – Gynecologic Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine

June 12, 2014
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel


Sleep Better: Tips and Tools You Can Use

Part of the Healthy Strides Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series. Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program

This workshop is filled with valuable information to help you sleep better and develop a healthy sleep routine. We will help you with some simple tools for better sleep, including yoga, nutrition, meditation, diet and lifestyle, and herbal teas. We will also discuss some of the latest sleep studies, smart phone applications and more - there is something for everyone.

Speaker:
Sangeeta Agarawal, MS, RN, CAS


June 19, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


In Sickness As In Health: Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness

Part of the Healthy Strides Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series. Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program

If you're part of a couple, cancer is never a solo flight. When illness and injury occur, the condition resides in one person's body but it is two lives that are dislocated. Barbara Kivowitz will expand our sense of what happens to couples when illness becomes the unwanted third partner in the relationship and will offer powerful strategies for helping couples live with illness. She will discuss how couples can work as a team to best engage their own strengths and the resources of the system; and why, and how, providers should engage the partner in the treatment.

Speaker:
Barbara Kivowitz, MSW


August 14, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Advancing the Standard of Care for Prostate Cancer

Presented by Stanford Cancer Center.

The Stanford Cancer Center invites you to a community talk about the latest screening and treatment advancements for prostate cancer. Learn about:

Speakers: Eila Skinner, MD; Jim Brooks, MD; Ben Chung, MD; Mark Buyyounouski, MD ; Sandy Srinivas, MD

September 6, 2014
Sheraton Palo Alto (Reception Room)


Cancer Survivorship: A Role for Integrative Medicine

Part of the Healthy Strides Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series. Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program

This lecture provides cancer survivors and their support networks with a basic understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) principles and practices. Dr. Kim discusses how IM and various CAM modalities might best be applied to support patients and their caregivers in all stages of care.

Speaker:
Sue Kim, MD, MS, DABMA


September 18, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


South Asians and Heart Disease

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Coronary artery disease (CAD) strikes earlier in life and in a higher percentage of South Asians compared to other ethnic groups. This talk reviews the incidence of CAD in South Asians living both here and abroad, as well as the primary mechanisms believed to underlie this risk. It will also detail the ongoing efforts of Stanford’s recently launched South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SSATHI), which is a clinic and research program dedicated to reducing the burden of CAD in this population.

Speaker:
Rajesh Dash, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), Stanford University School of Medicine

September 25, 2014
Arrillaga Alumni Center


Forgive for Good: The Art and Science of Forgiveness

Presented by The Stanford Health Improvement Program

The workshop is led by Dr. Frederic Luskin, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project and author of Forgive for Good, published by Harper Collins.
The importance of practicing forgiveness has been extolled for centuries, but only recently has research demonstrated that forgiveness can reduce anger and depression as well as enhance hopefulness and self-efficacy.
This workshop series has four sessions of lecture and discussion interspersed with guided practice of forgiveness tools. The format is not intended as group therapy but rather to teach self-care skills to heal old wounds and prevent new ones.

Instructor: Frederic Luskin, PhD Director, Stanford University Forgiveness Project

September 30 - October 21, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Cancer Supportive Care: Fatigue Management

Part of the Healthy Strides Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series. Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program

Frustrated about feeling tired? Learn what you can do to manage fatigue and find support. This talk offers tips and tools from ancient wisdom to the latest evidence based research to assist you with finding natural ways to feel more energetic and focused.

Speaker:
Kelly Bugos, MS, NP


October 2, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Preventing or Delaying Type 2 Diabetes

Part One of a Three Part Series Presented by Stanford Health Library

Type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes, is the most common type of the disease, affecting 95 percent of people with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects people at any age, even during childhood. However, this type of diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people, and those who are overweight and inactive.

Speaker: Bryant Lin, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – General Medicine Disciplines, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 2, 2014
Arrillaga Alumni Center


Latest Advancements in Breast Cancer

Presented by Stanford Cancer Center

Learn from Stanford Medicine physicians about:

Mark D. Pegram, MD | Breast Medical Oncologist

Amanda Wheeler, MD | Breast Surgery

Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS | Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Jafi Lipson, MD | Radiology Breast Imagining

Courtney Rowe-Teeter, CGC | Cancer Genetics

October 16, 2014


24th Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship

A gifted computer scientist by profession, but a philosopher by inclination, Jonathan J. King was above all a humanist with a deep concern for the dignity of individuals. Jonathan King died of cancer on April 8, 1991, at the age of 41. This lectureship was established in his honor, to encourage the compassionate and humane care of all patients.

Discussing Palliative Care Earlier: A Conversation between
Timothy E Quill, MD and Paul Kalanithi,MD

Speakers: Timothy E. Quill, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Timothy E. Quill, MD, is a professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also the director of the Palliative Care Program in Rochester, New York. Dr. Quill has published and lectured widely about various aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, with special focus on end-of-life decision making, including delivering bad news, nonabandonment, discussing palliative care earlier, and exploring last resort options. Dr. Quill is the author of several books on end-of-life, and he is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, an ABMS-certified palliative care consultant, a former board member and president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Paul Kalanithi, MD is a Resident in Neurological Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine.

October 21, 2014
Li Ka Shing Center: Berg Hall B&C, Stanford School of Medicine

Running Injuries: An Update on Treatment and Prevention

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Speaker:
Michael Fredericson, MD, FACSM Professor and Director, Sports Medicine Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 23, 2014
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201



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