This lecture by Eva Henje Blom, MD, PhD, is relevant for parents,
teachers, therapists and anyone who wants to learn more about
cutting-edge neuroscience of the developing brain and teenage
depression. Dr Henje Blom has developed a novel treatment model
for teenage anxiety, depression and stress, called TARA,
“Training for Awareness, Resilience, and Action,” a 12-week group
program that is currently being tested at UCSF.
Lawrence J Appel, MD, MPH is Director of the Welch Center for
Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins
University. He has three active lines of research: (1) controlled
feeding studies, (2) behavioral intervention trials that test
novel strategies to accomplish lifestyle changes and (3) cohort
studies and trials related to chronic kidney disease and its
Antibiotics are considered a miracle of modern medicine our
“magic bullets” that kill harmful microorganisms and spare our
bodies in the war against infection. Conan MacDougall explains
that the story is much more complex. Most of the bugs that would
do us harm usually co-exist with us on our skin, in our gut and
in our cells themselves. The indiscriminate killing of bacteria
by antibiotics and disinfectants may deprive us of nutrients and
deny our immune system the “training” it needs to distinguish
self from non-self leading to an increase in autoimmune diseases.
Vaccines are an important part of personal and public health.
While vaccines for infants and young children are critical,
immunizations also affect the health of adolescents and adults.
Dr. Lisa Winston, Professor of Medicine, University of
California, San Francisco, explores many of the new vaccines
recommended for adolescents and adults and the updated
recommendations for older vaccines. She also address some of the
common misconceptions about vaccines and vaccine safety.
We are bombarded with images of super thin models and actresses.
Andrea Garber, UCSF Division of Adolescent Medicine, explores
what it means to have a healthy body image and how to help girls
Learn how mindfulness meditation-based interventions are
impacting healthcare and society. James Mitchell discusses both
the philosophical and practical aspects, as well as how to
cultivate and move towards a psychology of meditative thinking.
This presentation includes an experiential session and is
designed for professionals, mindfulness-based enthusiasts or for
those interested in mind/body training and healing
Dr. Joanne Perron, is an OB/GYN with over 20 years clinical
experience in treating a diverse spectrum of women with
reproductive disorders. She offers guidance about environmental
contaminants and their effects on health.
For many of us, today’s world is out of balance, characterized by
breaking news every minute, instant messaging, new technologies
to be mastered and more channels of communication than ever
before. Scientific advances from integrative medicine can help
you bring the balance back and improve the quality of your day.
Presenter: Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD, former director of education at
the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.