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Community Health Programs O ctober, November, December 2013 C ommunit y Health programs UCLA Health offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education and the prevention of illness and injury. Scan the QR code on the left with your smartphone or go to for more information. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE CANCER CANCER Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education Webinars Cancer and LGBT Patients and Families Look Good, Feel Better Class Join us for a free, live-streaming webinar series that addresses the needs and concerns of caregivers, loved ones and anyone touched by Alzheimer’s disease. Caregiver Stress and Depression with Helen Lavretsky, MD, Geriatric Psychiatry When: Wednesday, October 16 / Noon – 1 pm Dementia: When It’s Time to Stop Driving with Lindsay Embree, Neuropsychology Fellow When: Wednesday, November 20 / Noon – 1 pm Demencia (Spanish Webinar) with Xavier Cagigas, PhD, director, UCLA Cultural Neuropsychology Initiative When: Wednesday, December 18 / Noon – 1 pm Info: Allison L. Diamant, MD, MSHS, UCLA professor and internist, and Thomas J. Pier, MSW, LCSW, oncology social worker, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, will discuss cancer risk factors unique to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, highlight the importance of specialized screening/ early detection for LGBT patients and those at risk, and the unique needs of and resources for LGBT patients diagnosed with cancer. When: Tuesday, October 8 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Room B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 This specially designed American Cancer Society program teaches how to use scarves, wigs and makeup to address the side effects of cancer treatments and regain confidence. For cancer patients only. When: Monday, December 2 / 2:30 – 4:30 pm Where: 1821 Wilshire Bl, Ste 200, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 227-2345 ASTHMA Asthma and COPD: Understanding the Difference Maryum Merchant, MD, UCLA pulmonologist, will discuss the nature, causes and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When: Wednesday, October 16 / 12:30 – 1:30 pm Where: Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks RSVP: (805) 381-2744 BRAIN ANEURYSM Brain Aneurysm Support Group This support group is for patients diagnosed with an unruptured brain aneurysm, those having survived a ruptured aneurysm and all caregivers who have supported and taken care of these patients. Information and education regarding diagnosis, investigation, treatment options and recovery process will be discussed. When: Saturday, October 19 & November 16 / 9:30 – 11 am Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 6th Fl, Conference Room 6236 RSVP: UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) Colon Cancer Screening Rimma Shaposhnikov, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss colon cancer – how the new screening guidelines affect you and your family, who needs to be screened, which procedures are available and when to follow up after the first colonoscopy. When: Tuesday, October 22 / 1:30 – 3 pm Where: Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Bladder and Urinary Tract Cancers Stephen G. Wong, MD, UCLA oncologist, will review the signs, symptoms and treatments for bladder and urinary tract cancers. When: Tuesday, October 29 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Dr, Ste 100 RSVP: (800) 516-5323 (cont’d) Prostate and Other Male Cancers:  Impact on Erectile Function and Quality of Life Jonathan Bergman, MD, UCLA urologist/surgeon, will discuss how prostate and other male urologic cancer treatments impact quality of life, including symptom management, treatment options and decision making. When: Tuesday, December 10 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Room B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Mitchell Kamrava, MD, UCLA radiation oncologist, will discuss the rationale, techniques, clinical progress and controversies regarding treating less than the whole gland for prostate cancer. When: Thursday, December 12 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center, 1990 S. Bundy Dr, Ste 100 RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FEATURED EVENT Sarcomas: Treating Rare Cancers with Targeted Therapy Demystifying Cancer: Overcoming Challenges & Winning the War Arun Singh, MD, co-director, UCLA Medical Oncology Sarcoma Program, will review the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of patients diagnosed with sarcomas. He will present the evolving biologic understanding of sarcomas and how these new insights are leading to the development of the next generation of therapies. When: Tuesday, November 19 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Room B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 UCLA Health presents two free community forums featuring panelists from UCLA, the Cancer Support Community and other leading experts. UCLA’s Dennis Slamon, MD, whose research led to the development of the breast cancer drug Herceptin, is the keynote speaker. When: Wednesday, October 30 / 6 pm Where: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Air Force One Pavilion, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley When: Wednesday, November 7 / 6 pm Where: California Lutheran University, Lundring Events Ctr, 60 West Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks Info & RSVP: (818) 271-2484 or