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2015 Calendar of Events

Back Pain Education Day! -- FREE Event

Join us for a day of learning with Stanford experts, free lunch, giveaways, and more!

What: Lectures by renowned Stanford experts on:

When: September 13
10 am – 4 pm (Times may change)

Where: 555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA 94305

Building/Room
: Paul Brest Hall

No Fee. You must register to attend.

More information and registration, go to
http://med.stanford.edu/paincenter/freePatientDay.html


Update on Multiple Sclerosis

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurologic disease that affects the central nervous system. More than 400,000 people in the United States are affected by multiple sclerosis with 200 new diagnoses each week. Its cause is unknown, although it is speculated that environment, genetics, and immune-mediated processes play a role in developing MS. This talk will address the current state of treatments for MS.

Speaker: Christopher Lock, MD Clinical Instructor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, September 24
7:00 pm
Stanford Health Library
Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304

No Fee. To register call 650-498-7826 Stanford Health Library Lecture Registration

No registration required to view live webcast: http://stanfordvideo.stanford.edu/stream/shvl.html


Mindful Nourishment

Presented by Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine

What are you really hungry for? Play, food, touch, rest, connection? Mindful Nourishment teaches the foundations of mindfulness to train the mind, nourish the body, and open the heart. This 9-week program draws on evidence-based practices from the instructor's research background on this subject to help you develop a healthy relationship to yourself, your body, and food. Some of the class topics include: food as medicine, surfing the ups and downs, the emotional brain, mindful relationships, look for the good, daring greatly, and compassionate change. Participants will leave with transformative changes aligned with living a fully nourished life.

Instructor: Carley Hauck, MA

9/28-11/30/15
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm
No class on October 12 | Includes all day retreat on October 24

Stanford Health Library
Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304

Tuition: $400. To register call 650.498.5566


Mindfulness Meditation

The Mindfulness Program in the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine is designed to teach mind and body awareness techniques for coping with physical or psychological symptoms from stress and stress-related illnesses. By learning relaxation and awareness techniques, including mindful yoga and body movement, participants are taught to use their inner resources to relieve stress and manage pain more effectively. The Mindfulness Program was initiated 20 years ago at the University of Massachusetts by John Kabat-Zinn, PhD, who was featured on Bill Moyer's PBS series and book, Healing and the Mind.

Instructor: Mark Abramson

9/29-11/17/15
Tuesdays 7-9:30 pm

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

Tuition: $320. To register call 650.498.5566


Forgive for Good Workshop

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: Fred Luskin

9/29-10/20/15
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm

Stanford Health Library
Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304

Tuition: $250. To register call 650.498.5566



Huntington's Disease: Stages and Therapies

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Huntington's disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes programmed degeneration of brain cells, called neurons, in certain areas of the brain. This talk will explore the diagnosis, the stages of the disease, and its treatment. The Stanford Huntington's Disease and Ataxia Clinic has been named a Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America. This talk will reflect the current treatment standards offered at Stanford.

Speaker: Veronica Santini, MD Clinical Instructor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, October 1
7:00 pm
Stanford Health Library
Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304

No Fee. To register call 650-498-7826 Stanford Health Library Lecture Registration

No registration required to view live webcast: http://stanfordvideo.stanford.edu/stream/shvl.html



25TH ANNUAL JONATHAN J. KING LECTURE

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.

Health Care: The Human Story
Anna Deavere Smith

Tuesday, October 6
5:30 pm
Li Ka Shing Center: Berg Hall
291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
No Fee. No registration required.

Anna Deveare Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to highlight issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Newsweek declared her "the most exciting individual in American theatre." Best known for crafting one-woman, multi-character plays about American social issues, Smith has been awarded the 2013 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, as well as the National Humanities Medal. The MacArthur Foundation honored Smith with the "Genius" Fellowship for creating "a new form of theatre—a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie." Smith's plays have received Obie and Drama Desk Awards. She received 2 Tony Award nominations and was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize. Her acting credits include Showtime's Nurse Jackie, The West Wing, All My Children, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married, and The American President. In 1997 Smith founded Anna Deveare Smith Works at Harvard. She is on the Board of Directors of the Aspen Institute, is a professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is affiliated with the NYU School of Law.


Update on Migraine

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Migraines are an intense and often debilitating type of headache which affect nearly 24 million Americans every year. This talk will focus on the causes of migraines, how they are diagnosed, and how they are differentiated from other kinds of headaches, as well as current treatments for this condition.

Speaker: Meredith Barad, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia (Pain) and Neurology & Neurological Science, Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, October 22
7:00 pm
Stanford Health Library
Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304

No Fee. To register call 650-498-7826 Stanford Health Library Lecture Registration

No registration required to view live webcast: http://stanfordvideo.stanford.edu/stream/shvl.html


Opening the Medicine Box in the Mind: The Psychology of Pain

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Our experience of pain goes beyond the mere physical sensation of it – pain has emotional and psychological components to it and these affect our ability to treat pain. This talk will discuss the psychological dimensions of pain.

Speaker: Beth Darnall, PhD, Pain Specialist, Pain Psychologist Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine , Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, November 5
7:00 pm
Stanford Health Library
Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304

No Fee. To register call 650-498-7826 Stanford Health Library Lecture Registration

No registration required to view live webcast: http://stanfordvideo.stanford.edu/stream/shvl.html


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