Lectures + Events

Join Us. Hear Stanford doctors and researchers speaking on a variety of health topics.

Enjoy our Community Lectures Series online and live via Zoom. Because of our live webinar format, you will be able to submit a question via the “chat” function during the presentation. And as always, our talks will be made available on the Stanford Health Care YouTube channel in case you miss it or want to share it with a friend. All lectures are free and open to the public. Please register below.

LECTURES + EVENTS 2021

Summer Ready with Healthy Meals, Snacks & Drinks

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

It’s time to think about summer foods. Join Katie as she shares some of her favorite recipes and how to put together balanced and delicious healthy summer treats.

Kathleen Judge, RN, CNS, CDCES
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Thursday, May 13
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

How Your Genes Affect Your Response to Medication

Presented by The Center for Asian Health Research and Education in partnership with Stanford Health Library

Join us and Dr. Latha Palaniappan to discuss how our genes affect our responses to medication

There are known differences in drug metabolism, outcomes, and side effects across racial and ethnic groups, and not everyone responds to medications in the same way. A medicine that works well for others may not work well for you, resulting in significant side effects. In the US, adverse drug reactions cause a great number of hospitalizations and are a leading cause of death in hospitalized patients. Pharmacogenomics, or individualized drug therapy, can help us prevent dangerous drug reactions by pre-identifying at-risk patients. Pharmacogenomics analyses can study your unique genetic profile to determine which medications are likely to help you or harm you, before you even take them. Through this avenue of precision health, we can tailor medical care to every individual, and provide every patient with the right medication at the right dosage at the right time.

Latha Palaniappan MD, MS, is an internist and clinical researcher. Her research has focused on the study of diverse populations, chronic disease, and prevention. Dr. Palaniappan specifically seeks to address the gap in knowledge of health in Asian subgroups and other understudied racial/ethnic minorities. During her time at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) as the Medical Director of Clinical Research, she led the organization-wide initiative to collect patient race/ethnicity and language information, enabling PAMF researchers to conduct disparities research using electronic health records. She was the co-founder of PRANA, a South Asian Wellness program. Her current work examines the clinical effectiveness of structured physical activity programs for diabetes management, as well as best exercise regimens for normal-weight diabetics. She was recently awarded a Midcareer Investigator Award by the National Institutes of Health to provide mentoring to junior clinical investigators in the conduct of patient-oriented research. She is currently working on implementation of evidence based genetic and pharmacogenetic testing in Primary Care Clinics as the Scientific Director of Precision Genomics and Pharmacogenomics in Primary Care. She is the Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Biobank, designed to accelerate translatable scientific discoveries. She co-founded the Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) at Stanford in 2018.

Tuesday, May 18
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Living Better with Diabetes Type 2

A comprehensive approach to diabetes relies on patients taking control of their health.  In this session, primary care physician Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Registered Dietitian, Leah Groppo, MS, RD, CDCES, review the benefits of attention to diet, physical activity, sleep, and stress for people with diabetes.  They also provide key practical tips to get you moving towards healthier, better living with diabetes.

Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine and the Director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices (PPOP)

Leah Groppo, MS, RD, CDCES, is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Registered Dietitian with Stanford Health Care

Thursday, May 20
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Introduction to Ayurveda: "The Science of Life"

Presented by The Center for Asian Health Research and Education in partnership with Stanford Health Library

Join us and Dr. Neeta Gautam to discuss Ayurvedic medicine, the "Science of Life."

Ayurveda is the traditional medical practice of India and one of the world's oldest continuously practiced healing traditions. In this talk, Neeta Gautam, MD, a Family Physician and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, will introduce you to the history, background, and fundamentals of Ayurveda and how these ancient practices can be applied in today's world.

Neeta Gautum, MD, received her medical degree from the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, in College Station, Texas. She completed her residency in family medicine at the Scott and White Hospital and Clinic in Temple Texas, and also trained as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Primary, Preventive, and Community Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of Integrative Medicine at the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE). 

Tuesday, June 8
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Let’s Yoga Together

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Tracy is an ACE Certified Group Exercise & Certified Yoga Instructor who will present results from studies on the impact of yoga on diabetes. Learn more about the benefits yoga has for people with diabetes, including improvement in blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Also, wear something comfortable for an easy yoga practice session that can be done in a chair or standing. No equipment or flexibility required, just you and your breath.

Tracy Taylor, RD, CDCES
Registered Dietitian

Thursday, June 10
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

What Matters Most: A Free 2-Part Virtual Advance Care Planning Workshop

Stanford Palliative Care

Led by the Stanford Palliative Care team, this FREE 2-part virtual workshop will show you how to plan for your health care:

Workshop 1 - Start the Process
We will describe what advance health care planning is and walk through the steps of creating a plan. We’ll also help you think about the questions you need to answer as you create your plan.

Workshop 2 - Walk Through a Plan
We’ll review an advance directive and provide time for discussion and questions.

Part 1: Thursday, July 8
Noon - 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Part 2: Thursday, July 29
Noon - 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

The Impact of Exercise on Blood Glucose

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Join Dr. Basina and explore the impact exercise has on blood glucoses and the reason why blood glucoses fluctuate both during and after exercise. Learn how to prevent low blood glucoses and how to use exercise as a tool to decrease and stabilize blood glucoses. 

Marina Basina, MD
Endocrinologist

Thursday, July 8
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Quick Evening Exercise Routine

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Gina will discuss and demonstrate easy ways to incorporate resistance training and cardiovascular exercise into your daily routine! Learn a handful of movements you can do anywhere with minimal equipment to help support muscle building, promote weight loss, and encourage adequate blood sugar control. Grab your tennis shoes, water bottle, and let’s get moving!

Gina Milano, RD
Registered Dietitian

Thursday, August 12
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Homemade Salad and Tasty Dressing

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

It’s harvest time, and Andrea will take you in her kitchen to make some of her favorite salads and homemade dressings. Learn how easy it is to make a salad with seasonal vegetables and a healthy and tasty homemade salad dressing.

Andrea Wolf, RD, CNSC 
Registered Dietitian

Thursday, September 9
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Diabetes Disaster Preparedness

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Managing diabetes can be even harder when you are dealing with a natural disaster, such as a major storm, loss of electricity, or maybe a possible evacuation from your home. Building a “diabetes kit” now can save a lot of worry and time if – or when - a disaster strikes. Leticia will review critical supplies and information to have in your home’s diabetes disaster kit.

Leticia Wilke, CNS, CDCES, BC-ADM
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Thursday, October 14
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Navigating Diabetic Medications

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Stanford clinical pharmacists will discuss how to best take your medications for diabetes. Learn tips about how to manage medication costs and how to integrate your medications into your daily life. We will also discuss safe ways to use herbal supplements for diabetes.

Stanford Health Care Pharmacy

Thursday, November 11
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

End of Year Celebration

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

How to celebrate holiday season 2021 is a great question for all. The diabetes wellness group team is going to be sure it’s fun and tastes good. Join Anna as she cooks some favorite holiday desserts that are fun to eat but include lower carbohydrate options. Recipes will be provided.

Anna Simos, MPH, MS, CDCES
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Thursday, December 9
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

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