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

Start the Day with an Easy Meal Prep Breakfast

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Jessica Shipley, MS, RD, CDCES
Registered Dietitian

Thursday, March 11
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

The Emotional Journey of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: What All Women, Partners, Friends, and Family Need to Know

Part three of a three-part series from the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage has "come out of the shadows" and society has begun to talk about this very personal, distressing experience.  Women and/or partners who experience recurrent pregnancy loss have an especially emotional journey, during which they may feel very alone and lost.  The purpose of this talk is to review what is known about the mental health issues associated with recurrent pregnancy loss, to shine a light on this particular fertility journey.  We will discuss approaches to decrease stress and improve mental health including nonpharmacologic interventions such as lifestyle changes, nutrition and psychotherapy, as well as clarify when medications may be needed to improve mood and anxiety symptoms.  This talk will also address how partners, friends and family can support women who are experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss.

Ellie Williams, MD
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Ripal Shah, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Thursday, March 11
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Gastrointestinal Disease in Asians

Center for Asian Health Research and Education

Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide and is diagnosed in 27,000 Americans each year. In the United States, this burden falls disproportionately on ethnic minorities and immigrant communities, especially Asians. There exists no coherent national strategy for the early detection or risk attenuation of gastric cancer, even among identified high-risk groups. The under-recognition of gastric cancer risk among minority communities may be one of the most significant unaddressed healthcare disparities in the United States. There is a need for a national dialogue on strategies to decrease morbidity and mortality from gastric cancer in the United States, especially among the most vulnerable populations.

Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and a board certified gastroenterologist. He specializes in early detection of gastrointestinal malignancies including esophageal cancer, gastric (stomach) cancer, pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer and colon cancer. Dr. Hwang has both a clinical and research interest in improving the early detection of gastric cancer. His research group uses both epidemiologic and translational approaches to understand risk factors for gastric cancer, and develop biomarkers to improve the early diagnosis of gastric cancers. He also directed public policy efforts to increase recognition of gastric cancer risk among high-risk populations, and serve as the Chairperson of the Asian American Stomach Cancer Disparity Task Force.

Thursday, March 18
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Instant Pot Meals

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Elaine Hon, MS, RD, CDCES
Registered Dietitian

Thursday, April 8
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: Tuesday, April 13
Noon - 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Part 2: Tuesday, April 27
Noon - 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Alcohol-Induced Facial Flushing and Health Implications

Center for Asian Health Research and Education

Drs. Eric Gross and Che-Hong Chen will discuss alcohol-induced facial flushing and health implications.

Eric Gross, MD, PhD,  is an anesthesiologist developing non-narcotic cardiac-safe pain therapeutics. The Gross Lab is designing next generation analgesics that are safe to use for those with cardiovascular disease. Dr. Gross's previous basic science research background involves examining the mechanism of how opioids and volatile anesthetics protect tissue from ischemia-reperfusion injury and what are the molecular mechanisms involved both through in vivo and cellular models of ischemia-reperfusion injury. 

Che-Hong Chen, PhD, is a molecular biologist and geneticist at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen’s research is highlighted by the discovery of a class of novel enzyme modulators of aldehyde dehydrogenase. Some of these small molecule modulators are potent enzyme activators for the variant East Asian-specific dysfunctional ALDH2, which causes the alcohol flushing syndrome. Dr. Chen is now actively promoting public health education, cancer prevention and the awareness of health risks associated with harmful alcohol use and alcohol flushing caused by ALDH2 deficiency in Taiwan and East Asia.

Tuesday, April 13
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Summer Ready with Healthy Meals, Snacks & Drinks

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Kathleen Judge, RN, CNS, CDCES
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Thursday, May 13
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Introduction to Ayurveda: "The Science of Life"

Center for Asian Health Research and Education

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

Neeta Gautum, MD

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 Taylor, RD, CDCES
Registered Dietitian

Thursday, June 10
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

The Impact of Exercise on Blood Glucose

Part of the monthly Diabetes Wellness Webinar Series

Stanford Diabetes Care Program

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 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

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

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 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

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

Thursday, December 9
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

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