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 2020

Paying For Care

10th Annual Conference for Families and Friends Caring for Older Adults

How do you find the money for care? Learn about the various options which include paying out of pocket, long-term care insurance, selling assets, borrowing against the house, and public benefits. Speaker: Janis A. Carney

The Caregivers Count Conference is an annual event designed for families and friends caring for their loved ones. The conference features professional speakers covering wide ranging topics to support caregivers. To make it easier for busy caregivers to attend, this online conference will be held over 4 separate Saturdays. Join for any or all sessions.

Saturday, September 19
10:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Thyroid Eye Disease: Understanding the Disease and New Treatments

Thyroid Eye Disease can be a distressing effect of hyperthyroidism that changes the way the eyes look and sometimes how they function.  Fortunately there are newly developed treatments that have the potential to change the course of the disease. This talk will discuss the causes and the treatments available for Thyroid Eye Disease.

Andrea Lora Kossler, MD, is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery and Orbital Oncology Service at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford. Dr. Kossler is the Co-Director of Stanford’s Thyroid Eye Disease Center where she works together with a multidisciplinary team including an endocrinologist and radiation oncologist to provide patient centered care to those diagnosed with thyroid eye disease. She is also the Director of the Stanford Aesthetic Eye Surgery Center where she specializes in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatments of the eyelids and face.

Thursday, September 24 
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Technology Tools

10th Annual Conference for Families and Friends Caring for Older Adults

Gain a practical overview of how technology tools may help family caregivers provide care at home. Technology products like smart phone apps, communication aids, in-home sensors, and webcams can help make a home safer, and help reduce the caregiving workload. Learn how to determine what your needs are, the costs of tech tools, privacy considerations, and ease of use. Speaker: Christina Irving

The Caregivers Count Conference is an annual event designed for families and friends caring for their loved ones. The conference features professional speakers covering wide ranging topics to support caregivers. To make it easier for busy caregivers to attend, this online conference will be held over 4 separate Saturdays. Join for any or all sessions.

Saturday, September 26
10:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Reducing Stress / Dealing with Parents and Resistance

10th Annual Conference for Families and Friends Caring for Older Adults

Reducing Stress: Family caregiving can be joyful but is almost always still stressful. In this interactive workshop, we'll discuss ways that caregivers can change their reactions to caregiving's challenges if they can't change caregiving's arduous circumstances. We'll practice breathing exercises, visualization, the 5 Senses and other forms of mindfulness that caregivers can easily learn and incorporate into their daily routines to better manage stress. Speaker: Dr. Barry Jacobs 

Dealing with Parents and Resistance: Are you worried about how your aging parents are doing now that one or both of them have physical challenges or chronic illnesses? They say they are doing fine and that you shouldn’t worry. But you do worry. Come and learn techniques in overcoming resistance to accepting help. Speaker: Alex Morris

The Caregivers Count Conference is an annual event designed for families and friends caring for their loved ones. The conference features professional speakers covering wide ranging topics to support caregivers. To make it easier for busy caregivers to attend, this online conference will be held over 4 separate Saturdays. Join for any or all sessions.

Saturday, October 3
10:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

When Breath Becomes Air: A Conversation with Lucy Kalanithi

30th Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship

The Jonathan J. King Lectureship was established in 1991 to encourage the compassionate and humane care of all patients. It is a part of Stanford University Medical Center's mission to enhance patient treatment and the art of caring.

Dr. Kalanithi is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and an advocate for culture change around healthcare value with focus on end-of-life care, caregiving and clinician wellness. She is the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. 

Have a question you want to ask Dr. Kalanithi?  Submit your questions here by Friday, October 4.  We will select several questions from those submitted and Dr. Kalanithi will answer them during the Q&A portion of this year's King Lecture. 

This event is open to Stanford students, staff, faculty and the general public. For details and to join the webinar visit: https://bit.ly/2020kinglecture  

Tuesday, October 6
5:30 pm Pacific Time
Online

 

Impact of Exercise on Blood Glucose

Diabetes Care Program

This webinar is part of a monthly series from the Stanford Diabetes Care Program. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, share ideas and gain information. Speaker: Marina Basina, MD

Thursday, October 8
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Living Better with Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease affects an estimated 37 million people in the U.S. This talk will focus on the lifestyle changes and medical treatments that can have a positive impact on the disease and those living with it.

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

Adetokunbo Taiwo, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Nephrology at the Stanford University School of Medicine

Thursday, October 15 
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Healthy Holiday Eating

Diabetes Care Program

This webinar is part of a monthly series from the Stanford Diabetes Care Program. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, share ideas and gain information. Speaker: Leah Groppo, MS, RD, CDE

Thursday, November 12
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Diabetes Technology and Wearable Devices:

Getting the Most Out of Your Blood Glucose Management System Data and Test if Your Rates Are Working for You

Diabetes Care Program

This webinar from the Stanford Diabetes Care Program is designed for individuals with insulin dependent diabetes, their families, and caregivers. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, share ideas and gain information. Speaker: Marina Basina, MD

Thursday, November 19  
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

 

Wellness Group Winter Celebration

Diabetes Care Program

This webinar is part of a monthly series from the Stanford Diabetes Care Program. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, share ideas and gain information. Speaker: Anna Simos MPH MS CDE

Thursday, December 10
5:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Updates on Dermatologic Surgery: Mohs and Aesthetic Procedures

This talk has been postponed and will be on our calendar in 2021.

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