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 2023

The Mystery Headache: CSF Leak

Many people who suffer with chronic migraine live with symptoms that are mysterious, unexplained, and undiagnosed — headache, nausea, neck stiffness, ringing in the ear — and all of these symptoms worsen as the day goes on and the individual spends more time in the upright position. However, symptoms improve as long as they are lying down. Such patients may be diagnosed with POTS, Chiari, chronic migraine, new daily persistent headache (NDPH), or even concussion. In this talk, Ian Carroll MD, discusses an often-overlooked diagnosis that can be effectively treated — spontaneous intracranial hypotension (CSF leak)

Ian Carroll, MD, MS, is board-certified in four different specialties: Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties; Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine; Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology; and Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. His primary focus is on spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. 

Finding Reliable Health Information Online

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.

Jean Johnson, MLS, AHIP and Gillian Kumagai, MLIS, AHIP

Living Your Best Life: How Palliative Care Can Improve Your Quality of Life

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.

Free, virtual, and open to all

Thursday, February 16
11:30 AM Pacific Time

The Eye as a Window to Brain Function and Health

The eye is the most accessible part of the central nervous system. Noninvasive technologies using nonvisible light sources can now routinely image the structure and vasculature of the retina and the optic nerve at at an amazing 200,000 scans per second. Yaping Joyce Liao, MD, PhD, talks about state-of-the-art ophthalmic imaging, quantification of eye-brain diseases, and measurements of human health.

Yaping Joyce Liao, MD, PhD, is a clinician-scientist who is dedicated to making basic discoveries and improving clinical care and treatment of patients with neuro-ophthalmic conditions (issues that affect vision due to nervous system issues). She serves as the Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service and Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship as well as Co-Director of the Vision Research Training Program.

Gout in the Asian Population

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

Gout can significantly impact physical function, productivity, and health-related quality of life. Asian patients are 2.7 times more likely than Caucasian patients to have this condition. Jison Hong, MD, will discuss risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle changes in managing gout.

Jison Hong, MD, was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States at age 5. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Immunology & Rheumatology at Stanford.

Alternative Low Carbohydrate Pastas & Noodles

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.

Anna Simos, MPH, MS, CDCES, CPT

Using Nudges to Create Sustainable Lifestyle Changes

Leah Groppo, registered dietitian and diabetes educator, discusses how we can create an environment that makes healthy choices easier. She will talk about the use of nudges to give actionable examples to help you reach your health goals. 

Leah Groppo, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDCES, is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management, and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.

Health Equity Among Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders: Combating Structural Racism in Health Data

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

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (NHPI) individuals are often grouped with the greater Asian population in medical research, masking NHPI-specific health disparities. Kekoa Taparra, MD PhD, will discuss data disaggregation, inclusion of NHPI patients in medical research, and their importance in combatting systemic racism.

Kekoa Taparra, MD, PhD, was born and raised in Hawaiʻi. He completed his PhD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is currently a resident physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford, receiving training in how to treat a variety of cancers.

Diabetes: It’s All in the Family - Managing the Emotional and Psychological Aspects of Living with T1 and T2 Diabetes

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.

Joseph Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDCES

Traveling with Diabetes

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.

Nancy Shin, PharmD, CDCES

Medication Cost Savings

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.

Xin Gu, PharmD

Not Your Regular Salads

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, MS, RD, CDCES

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