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Community Education and Events

Upcoming Events

GERD, Barrett's Esophagus and Dysphagia - Free Community Lecture

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 8:00 - 11:45 am
Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center - Tamkin Auditorium
757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

800-516-5323 or trishajames@mednet.ucla.edu
(please let us know how many people will be attending)

Courtesy Parking:     Lot 8. (Drive North on Westood Blvde past the hospital and Charles E. Young Drive. Turn left at the sign that says "8 Parking." An attendant will provide your complimentary parking. Please make sure to follow parking instructions. Parking at hospital will not be validated).

Lectures include 1) GERD, non-esophageal symptoms and PPI refractory issues, 2) endoscopic treatment for GERD, 3) swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) and 4) what is Barrett's Esophagus and how should it be managed.

The lectures will be presented by physicians from our UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders - Drs. Jeff Conklin, Kevin Ghassemi, V. Raman Muthusamy, Bennett Roth and Rabindra Watson. 

Gluten-Free - Is It Right for You?

Nancee Jaffe, MS, RD sorts through the myriad of information on the Internet, in magazines and on TV to help you understand what gluten really is, who should consider going gluten-free and how to go gluten-free the healthy ways.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: Arthur Ashe Student Health & Welness Center - Campus of UCLA
4th Floor Large Conference Room

310-825-4073 or www.studenthealth.ucla.edu

Celiac Disease Foundation Annaul Conferene and Expo

Nancee Jaffe, MD, RD will be one of the dietitians participating in "opportunity for one-on-one dietetic or mental health consultation."

Date: Saturday, May 2
Location: Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA
More Information: http://celiac.org/get-involved/gluten-free-expo/

Integrative Health and Nutrition

This seminar will provide participants a deeper understanding of how nutrition impacts health and offer practical tips to empower one to make healthier choices.

Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica - Auditorium
1250 16th Street, Santa Monica757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

310-825-7992 or sedelgado@mednet.ucla.edu

Fee: $50 per person; $40 for students, seniors, UCLA faculty and staff and UCLA Health 50-plus members

Lectures include 1) Integration of Nutrition in Disease Prevention and in the Therapeutic Plan of Medical Care - Mihaela Taylor, MD, 2) Food for thought: Understanding Inflammation and the Role of Chinese Nutrition - Lawrence Taw, MD, FACP and 3) Dietary Approaches to Health and Weight Loss for Chronic Inflammatory Conditions - Nancee Jaffe, MS, RD and 4) A Balanced Approach to Nutrition and Lifestyle - Alician Trocker, MSRD

Nutrition for Common Digestive Disorders

For common digestive conditions, such as diarrhea, constipation, gas/bloating and acid reflux, simple changes to the diet can help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for patients. Nancee Jaffe, registered dietitian, will provide simple dietary and lifestyle tips to help manage these disease states.

Date: Thursdays in July, August and September (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday)
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Location: 10945 Le Conte Avenue (Peter V. Ueberroth Bldg)
Conference Room 1420 (First Floor of Bldg)
Los Angeles, CA 90095
RSVP Required

800-516-5323 Limited to 25 attendees

Fee: Free

There are several places to park close to the Ueberroth Building, ranging in price from first, two hours free to $12. Click here to view map »

Misc: 1st Thursday - Diarrhea
2nd Thursday - Constipation
3rd Thursday - Gas/Bloating
4th Thursday - Acid Reflux (GERD)

Past Lectures

Gluten Free: Is It Right for You? 
Nancee Jaffe, MS, RD
March 12, 2014
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about our Celiac Disease Program »

Gastrointestinal Cancer  
Vikas K. Pabby, MD, MPH
February 27, 2014

Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Michael Albertson, MD
February 20, 2014
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about our Celiac Disease Program »    

Celiac Disease Myths and Facts
Jeffrey R. Lewis, MD
February 18, 2014
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about our Celiac Disease Program »  

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Dr. Jennifer Choi
August 23, 2013
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about the UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases »  

Obesity Medicine: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Rabindra R. Watson, MD
May 23, 2013
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about UCLA Interventional Endoscopy » 

Alternatives to Surgery
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
May 6, 2013

Acid Reflux and Barrett's Esophagus Community Lecture - July 28, 2012

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