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Community Education and Events

Upcoming Events


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
Parking:

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)
  For More Information About Our GI Nutrition Program Click Here »


Colon Cancer Screening

Michael Jean, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of different screening options for colon cancer. 

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Summerhill Villa
24431 Lyon s Ave, Santa Clarita
RSVP               

800-516-5323

Fee: Free

Comprehensive Treatment for Obesity

About 25% of California residents are obese. Obesity is a serious medical disease and it has surpassed tobacco as the number one cause of preventable death in this country. The UCLA Center for Obesity and METabolic Health (COMET) is hosting a community program to discuss the epidemics, medical, dietary and surgical management of obesity and its related morbidities (eg. fatty liver). 

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location:

The Lundring Events Center
130 Overton Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

RSVP:

310-825-7163 or UCLABariatrics@mednet.ucla.edu

Fee: Free
   
Faculty and Topic:

Zhaoping Li, MD - Medical Management of Obesity
Lauren Maddahi, RD - Healthy Diet for the Obese
Simon Beaven, MD, PhD - Fatty Liver Disease
Erik Dutson, MD - Overview of Bariatric Surgery
Yijen Chen, MD - The Clinical Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

  Click here to learn more about the Center for Obesity and METabolic Health (COMET) »

What is the Difference Between Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis?

Vikas Pabby, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss the difference between diverticulitis and diverticulosis, their sympstoms and when to contact a physician. He will also address the role of fiber, nuts and seeds.

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: Santa Clarita Family YMCA
26147 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
RSVP

800-516-5323

Fee: Free


UCLA Mini Med School

Mini Med School is a series of lectures for the general public. They feature distiguished professors from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Participants receive an introduction to basic science as it relates to the innovative changes in how we confront medicine, disease, health and aging.

Date:

Monday, October 5, 2015
Topic: Interventional Radiology
Faculty: Cheryl Hoffman, MD
 

 

Date: Monday, October 12, 2015
Topic: Interventional Cardiology
Faculty: Gopi Manthripragada, MD
   
Date: Monday, October 19, 2015
Topic: Gastroenterology
Faculty: Melissa Munsell, MD
   
Time (for all classes): 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location (for all classes) Torrance Cultural Arts Center
Ken Miller Auditorium
3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503
Cost: $35
Registration Begins
Monday, July 27, 2015:
310-825-9971 (UCLA Extension)


Nutrition for J-Pouch Patients

UCLA and CCFA: Los Angeles hosts a support group for J-Pouch patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Nancee Jaffe, MS, RD, will be a guest speaker to discuss dietary management for issues facing patients that have undergone restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal astomosis.

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 10:30 am- 12:00 noon
Location:

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Room B124

RSVP and More Information

For More Information Click Here »

Fee: Free


Past Lectures

Obesity Medicine: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?
Rabindra R. Watson, MD
April 26, 2014

After viewing the video, click here to learn more about treating weight gain after bariatric surgery » 

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 »  

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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