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

Feel Empowered: Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visits

Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, will share tips to help you prepare for your medical appointments and be open with your doctor when you need more information.

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

Thursday, May 19
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Health, Illness, and Social Support in the Asian American Community

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

Grace Yoo, PhD, MPH will provide an overview of the role and meaning of social support in Asian American communities in relation to health, illness, and aging.

Grace J. Yoo, PhD, MPH is Professor and former chair of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University.  She is a medical sociologist with a background in public health who has spent 30 years teaching and researching about health, illness and social support among Asian Americans.  

Tuesday, May 31
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Asian Subpopulations

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

Meryl Sperling, MD, will discuss the criteria and importance for early screening of gestational diabetes for Asians populations. She will also talk about how BMI affects the risk for gestational diabetes among 13 distinct Asian subgroups in California.

Meryl Sperling, MD, MA, is a fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Stanford University. She was previously part of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program where she taught English in rural Japan and subsequently received a Master of Arts in secondary education at Columbia University – Teachers College. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Hawaii. Her research interests include gestational diabetes mellitus and maternal health disparities in Asian American and Pacific Islander populations.  

Tuesday, June 7
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Sentirse capaz: Aprovechar al máximo su consulta con el médico

Esta conferencia se ha reprogramado para el miércoles, 8 de junio. Nos disculpamos por cualquier inconveniente que esto pueda causar.

El Dr. Julio Nunes, MD, le dará consejos sobre cómo prepararse para sus citas y poder hablar abiertamente con su médico cuando necesita más información.

Julio Nunes es médico de Río de Janeiro, Brasil, y actualmente es cientifico posdoctoral en el Centro de Investigación Clínica de Stanford. Tiene experiencia en medicina primaria y de emergencia, habiendo trabajado con poblaciones desatendidas en América del Sur. También está interesado en la bioética, en las particularidades de las relaciones médico-paciente y en la ciencia de la comunicación efectiva. Hablante de 4 idiomas, cree que la comunicación y el aprendizaje cultural son algunas de las claves para reducir las disparidades en salud y aumentar la calidad de la asistencia médica.

Miércoles, 8 de junio
7:00 p. m. hora del Pacífico
En línea

Glucose Monitoring and Medication Safety

Michael Blyumin, PharmD, will discuss how to monitor your blood glucose levels and safely manage medication.

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.

Michael Blyumin, Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Stanford Health Care

Dermatologic Surgery: Mohs and Aesthetic Procedures

Nour Kibbi, MD, will cover the basics of skin cancer and the principles of Mohs surgery: when it’s appropriate and its advantages. She will discuss what to expect from an aesthetic consultation and highlight some of the most common non-surgical cosmetic treatments for improving the health and appearance of your skin.

Nour Kibbi, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon. She is a clinical assistant professor of dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer. Dr. Kibbi also specializes in cosmetic dermatology and performs a host of procedures, including laser treatments and injections to combat aging and sun-damaged skin.

Thursday, June 30
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

What's Right for You? Advance Health Care Planning Workshop

Stanford Palliative Care

Stanford Palliative Care is proud to provide quarterly 2-Part Advance Health Care Planning virtual workshops for the public.

"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. 

Part I: 
Thursday, July 7
Noon - 1:00 pm Pacific Time

Part II: 
Thursday, July 14
Noon - 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Mindful Eating

Catherine Hu, RD, CDCES, will discuss mindful eating and share tips on developing awareness and being attentive to our food choices.

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.

Catherine Hu, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care 

Health Outcomes for Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Newborns

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

In California, 16% of births are among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) families, with significant disparities in quality of care for mothers and babies. Jochen Profit, MD, MPH, will discuss key drivers of inequitable care among AANHPI mothers and infants, health outcomes, and potential solutions. 

Jochen Profit, MD, MPH, graduated University of Freiburg Medical School in Germany and completed his Neonatology, Public Health, and Health Services Research training at Harvard. Since 2013, he has been on faculty at Stanford and is currently Professor of Pediatrics, as well as Chief Quality Officer of the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, a population-based network of 140 NICUs dedicated to quality excellence. Dr. Profit’s research focuses on the optimization of quality of neonatal-perinatal health care delivery.

Tuesday, July 14
7:00 pm Pacific Time
Online

Summer Cool Carb Controlled Snacks

Jessica Shipley, RD, CDCES, will share healthy carb-controlled summer snacks that provide more fuel to enjoy your summer. 

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.

Jessica Shipley, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care

Yoga - Connecting Body & Mind

Tracy Taylor, RD, CDCES, will demonstrate easy at-home yoga techniques and share how yoga deepens the connection between mind and body. 

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.

Tracy Taylor, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Stanford Health Care

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.

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

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