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Community Health Programs APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2017 COMMUNIT Y HEALTH PROGRAMS UCLA Health offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education. Go to for more information. AGING ANXIETY CANCER Research Conference on Aging Anxiety Update Lung Cancer: New Directions Come learn about UCLA’s efforts to enhance and extend productive and healthy lifestyles for older adults. When: Tuesday, May 2 / 8 am – 12:30 pm Where: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 308 Westwood Plaza Info: Sharon Bina, MFT, UCLA Behavioral Health Associate, will discuss anxiety symptoms and ways to reduce it. When: Thursday, Apr 27 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: UCLA Medical Ctr, Santa Monica, Auditorium, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE The Age of Anxiety Jonathan Goldman, MD, associate director of drug development at UCLA, discusses recent developments in lung cancer care, including targeted and immune therapies. He will also discuss how clinical trials are developed and how they may be helpful in a patient’s care. When: Tuesday, May 9 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Alzheimer’s Disease Basics Sarah Kremen, MD, UCLA neurologist, will discuss who is most affected by Alzheimer’s as well as the latest treatments and medical options. When: Thursday, June 15 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Atria Tarzana, 5325 Etiwanda Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Sarosh Motivala, PhD, training director at the UCLA Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program, will address ways to get more educated about anxiety and how to deal with it. When: Wednesday, June 14 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 BACK PAIN Memory Care Designed for individuals age 65 and younger diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, this program teaches techniques to boost memory, lower stress and stimulate the mind and body. It includes a social hour with a separate support group for caregivers. When: Thursdays / 1 – 4 pm Where: UCLA Longevity Center, 10945 Le Conte Av, Ste 3119 RSVP: (310) 794-0680 FEATURED EVENT WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE: DISCOVERING A HEALTHY U This free annual conference aims to empower and educate women about important wellness issues, such as stress relief, nutrition, menopause, cardiovascular and breast health. When: Tuesday, Apr 18 / 8 am – Noon Where: California Lutheran University, Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks Info: (800) UCLA-MD1 or Low Back Pain Najmeh Sadoughi, MD, UCLA anesthesiologist, will focus on different causes and treatments of low-back pain and cases that need immediate attention. When: Tuesday, May 16 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E Las Posas Rd, Ste 117 RSVP: (800) 516-5323 CANCER Pivotal Points in the Cancer Maze Jeff Tirengel, PsyD, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, will explore the pivotal moments for individuals living with cancer. The presentation features in-depth interviews with patients and caregivers. When: Tuesday, Apr 4 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 (CONTINUED) Early Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Jane Dascalos, MD, UCLA interventional radiologist, will discuss types of breast imaging for asymptomatic women undergoing screening exams and women experiencing breast pain, lumps or thickening. Omar Sahagun, MD, UCLA diagnostic radiologist, will focus on diagnosing breast and ovarian cancers with PET scans. When: Wednesday, May 10 / 1:30 – 3 pm Where: Santa Clarita Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Coping with Cancer Lorelei Bonet, UCLA clinical oncology social worker, will discuss the ways in which compassion and empathy lead to forgiveness, and how forgiveness helps heal the spirits of those living with cancer and the people who love them. When: Tuesday, June 13 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Ovarian Cancer Update Parvin Peddi, MD, UCLA oncologist, will give an overview of ovarian cancer, including diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and clinical trials. When: Friday, June 16 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Community Benjamin Ctr, 1990 S. Bundy Dr, Ste 100 RSVP: (800) 516-5323 SUPPORT GROUPS UCLA Health and its community partners offer a number of support groups, available in person and by telephone, designed to support and inform patients, families and caregivers coping with a variety of diagnoses. For more information, visit: UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)