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 2022

Living Well With a Serious Illness: An Introduction to Palliative Care and Hospice

Stanford Palliative Care

Having a difficult illness can affect your life in many ways. Join us for this event to find out what you can do to manage the impact your illness has on your life. Stanford palliative care doctor, Grant Smith, MD, will share ways to live your best life using a holistic, person-centered approach. Dr. Smith will talk about physical symptoms as well as emotional and spiritual well-being. You’ll also learn about the medical specialty, called palliative care, and how it can give you an extra level of support and improve your quality of life.

Grant Smith, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Palliative Care, Division of Primary Care & Population Health in the Department of Medicine

Tuesday, September 27
12:00 pm Pacific Time 

Vital Role of Cholesterol and Your Health

Measures of lipids in the blood, including cholesterol levels, provide important information about future risk of developing heart disease. Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, will discuss what lipid test results mean and non-drug and drug strategies to improve lipids. Drawing on emerging research, you will gain a better understanding of steps you can take to improve your numbers and reduce your risk. 

Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, is director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices in the Stanford Preventive Research Center. His training includes internal medicine and epidemiology. His research emphasizes clinical issues and health behaviors related to chronic disease. 

Sight-threatening Diseases in the Asian Community

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

Albert Wu, MD, will discuss the most common sight threatening diseases affecting Asians. He will share tips for prevention and early detection. 

Albert Wu, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained specialist in oculoplastic and orbital surgery. This specialty is dedicated to care of the eyelid and other structures around the eye. Dr. Wu is a national leader in advancing the use of stem cell therapy to treat conditions involving the eye and face. He leads the Stanford Ophthalmic Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory and is developing leading-edge treatments for vision loss and eye disease.

The Impact of Exercise on Blood Glucose

Why does blood glucose change during and after you exercise? Learn how to prevent low blood glucose and use exercise as a tool to manage your blood glucose.

This presentation is part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Group webinar series from the Stanford Medicine Diabetes Care Program. Webinars are free and open to adults with diabetes and their families. You don’t need to be a Stanford patient to join.

Marina Basina, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology at Stanford Health Care

What’s Right for You? 2-Part Advance Care Planning Workshop

Stanford Palliative Care

"Advance care planning" is the term to describe the conversations and processes involved in making what is more commonly known as a "living will" or "advance health care directive." In this workshop format, we'll talk about what's right for you and those close to you. Whether you are a person living with a serious illness, a caregiver of a loved one, or the healthiest you have ever been, having some form of a care plan in the event you are unable to speak for yourself, is important for providing you and your family with the comfort and confidence knowing that your wishes will be honored no matter what happens.

Come learn about the questions you should be asking yourself, your doctors, and your loved ones. You may even leave with an advance care plan completed.

Part I: We will define and describe advance health care planning and provide a 4-step plan to help you get jump started on thinking about the questions you should be considering.


Part II: We will come back together to review an advance directive and provide time for discussion and questions.

Free and open to all 

Thursday, October 20
12:00 PM Pacific Time

Thursday, October 27
12:00 PM Pacific Time

Su bienestar también es importante | Your Wellbeing Matters Too

Esta plática se impartirá en español | This talk will be in Spanish

El Julio Nunes, MD, presentará una breve introducción sobre la manera en que las emociones, el estrés, la ansiedad y otros factores contribuyen a su bienestar general. Hablará sobre la importancia de identificar cuando no se siente bien y brindará consejos para cuidar de sí mismo. Esta plática se impartirá en español.

Julio Nunes, MD, es un médico latinoamericano con raíces en México y Brasil.  Obtuvo su título de medicina en la Universidad Federal del Estado de Rio de Janeiro en Brasil. Realizó estudios como becario posdoctoral en la Universidad de Stanford donde trabajó en el Centro de Investigación Clínica. Actualmente, es residente de psiquiatría en la Universidad de Yale. Los temas de investigación que le interesan a Julio se relacionan con el aprendizaje cultural y las disparidades en la educación y la atención médica. En 2021, recibió el Premio de Defensor de la Justicia, Equidad y Diversidad de Stanford (Stanford Champion of Justice, Equity, and Diversity Award) por su trabajo para promover la diversidad en torno a los ensayos clínicos.

Julio Nunes, MD, will give a brief overview about ways that your emotions, stress, anxiety, and other factors contribute to your overall wellbeing. He will talk about the importance of identifying when you don’t feel well and tips for taking care of yourself. This talk will be in Spanish. 

Julio Nunes, MD,  is a Latin American from Mexico and Brazil. He earned his medical degree at the Federal University of the State of Rio in Brazil. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, where he worked at the Center for Clinical Research. He is now a psychiatry resident at Yale University. Julio’s research interests are related to cultural learning and disparities in healthcare and medical education. In 2021, he received the Stanford Champion of Justice, Equity, and Diversity Award for his work in clinical trial diversity.  

Thursday, October 20
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Advancing Toward Precision Medicine in Childhood Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Michael Rosen, MD, MSCI, introduces the Stanford Medicine Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Celiac Disease and discusses how discoveries with tissue gene expression and intestinal organoids can change the way we treat pediatric IBD. 

Michael J. Rosen, MD, MSCI, is a pediatric gastroenterologist and physician scientist, who has been devoted to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research since beginning medical training over 20 years ago. He is the Director of the Stanford Center for Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease.

Progress and Plateaus in Health Goals

Sticking with health goals is tough for many of us. Did you make a strong start and lose steam along the way?  Join Leah Groppo, RD and Diabetes Educator, as she shares actionable strategies to help you stay on track or get unstuck with your health-related goals.

Leah Groppo, RD, MS, BC-ADM, CDCES, is a Clinical Dietitian in Stanford’s Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Care Program.

Thursday, November 3
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Caring for Family Members with Chronic or Serious Illnesses: Roles, Challenges, and Coping

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

Being a caregiver can be both a rewarding and stressful experience, Ranak Trivedi, PhD, will talk about the research around both aspects of caregiving specific to Asian cultures. She will address caregiving among Asians, which has often focused on caring for those with dementia and share data describing the South Asian experience in managing breast cancer. Dr. Trivedi will provide strategies to identify and manage stress.

Ranak Trivedi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Caregiving and Family Systems at the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE).

了解 2 型糖尿病 | Understanding Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

本次講座將以國語講授 | This talk will be in Mandarin

張凱智 醫學博士將會講解 2 型糖尿病的概況及治療方案。本次講座將以國語講授。

張凱智 醫學博士是斯坦福醫療中心初級照護及公衆健康部 (Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford Health Care) 的臨床助理教授。

Kevin Kai Chih Chang, MD, will provide and overview of Type 2 diabetes and discuss common approaches for managing and treating this disease. This talk will be in Mandarin.

Kevin Kai Chih Chang, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor for Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford Health Care.

Thursday, November 10
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online


Cooking and Measuring Out Healthy Portions of Carbs

Andrea Wolf, RD, will share tips on measuring out healthy portions of carbs that will leave you feeling satisfied

This presentation is part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Group webinar series from the Stanford Medicine Diabetes Care Program. Webinars are free and open to adults with diabetes and their families. You don’t need to be a Stanford patient to join.

Andrea Wolf, RD, is a Registered Dietitian at Stanford Health Care

Healthy Holiday Treats & Eats

Keep healthy during the holidays with Gina Milano, RD, as she shares healthy holiday meals and treats. 

This presentation is part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Group webinar series from the Stanford Medicine Diabetes Care Program. Webinars are free and open to adults with diabetes and their families. You don’t need to be a Stanford patient to join.

Gina Milano, RD, is a Registered Dietitian at Stanford Health Care

 

 

 

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