Cancer

Support Group
Led by: Scheduled Speakers and Group

Days, dates, and time to be determined.

Designed to provide a forum for discussion between patients, caregivers and family. By way of education and mutual emotional support, participants will learn more about the disease, symptom management, and can exchange stories and support one another.  The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program is proud to collaborate with the Bay Area CTCL Support Group.

Advanced Medicine Center Building
2nd Floor, Conference Rooms CC2103-2104

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94304

Call for more information: 650-725-9456
Support Group
Led by: Ruth Kenemuth, LCSW
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Third Wednesdays of the month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

clinical-trials

Being diagnosed with a GI cancer confronts patients with multiple challenges. To fill the void for those who seek answers and to provide individualized support, a monthly meeting has been developed to assist patients in dealing with the emotional aspects of having a GI cancer diagnosis. Topics of interest will include symptom management, coping, nutrition, clinical trials, and more.

This group is open to patients with cancers of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, gallbladder, pancreas, appendix, colon, rectum, anus, liver, biliary tract, and peritoneum. (Please note there is also a Pancreatic Support Group held the second Wednesday of every month from 6 pm – 8 pm, open to patients and caregivers.)

No registration necessary. Just drop in!

2014 Dates: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17

Third Wednesdays of the month.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

All support care support groups are free.

For questions, contact Ruth Kenemuth: 650-743-4672
New
Support Group
Led by: Jordan Chavez, MSW, and Brigid Miralda, NP
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

First and third Thursdays of the month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

A resource for both newly diagnosed and women living with ongoing treatment management issues. In the support group, we learn to discover we are not alone, learn from the knowledge and experience of others, receive encouragement, support, and suggestions for dealing with difficult situations, and share our knowledge and feelings in order to help others.

No registration necessary, just drop in!

For questions, please call Jordan Chavez, MSW, at 650-308-6274.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Just drop in!

All supportive care support groups are free.

For questions, call: 650-308-6274
New
Support Group
Led by: Michael Bonar, LCSW
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

First Tuesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

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The diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers can present many challenges to the patient and family.  This group will provide information and support to those newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or recovering from treatment.  Family members are welcome.  

No registration necessary; just drop in.

2014 Dates: First Tuesday of the month

Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305

Getting Here »

Parking Passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305

All supportive care support groups are free.

RSVP with Michael Bonar: 650-223-1422
New
Support Group
Led by: Anne Heideck, LCSW
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Second Tuesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

clinical-trials

For patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes. Open to everyone: patients, caregivers, family, and friends. This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to members who may feel a little less alone by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own.  Family support groups work in conjunction with a patient's medical treatment. No registration necessary; just drop in.

The Stanford Health Library recommends: "Adult Leukemia: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents and Families" by Barb Lackritz and "Can We Cure the Common Leukemias?" by Steven Coutre. Please contact the Stanford Health Library for these publications.

No registration necessary; just drop in.

2014 Dates:  Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305

Getting Here »

Valet parking is provided.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305

Just drop in!

All supportive care support groups are free.

For questions, contact Anne Heideck: 650-725-2041
New
Support Group
Led by: Jenny Bosch, MSW
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
Ground Floor, Conference Room G237

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This support group meets once a month to offer encouragement, hope and emotional support. It is open to all lung cancer patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers. The program will be facilitated with guest speakers, who are invited to talk on a variety of topics such as imaging, nutrition, diet and exercise, treatment options, and clinical trials.

No registration is necessary, just drop in.

2014 Dates: Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and Dec. 3

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

All supportive care support groups are free.

For questions, call Jenny Bosch: 650-353-8571
New
Support Group
Led by: Steven D. Chang, MD
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

First Thursday of every other month

Next Dates: 9/4, 11/6

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Rooms CC2103

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We welcome you to join us and learn about more the latest treatment options, network with other meningioma patients, and find encouragement and support. Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend. No registration necessary; please just drop in! Refreshments will be provided.

The meetings are free of charge and co-moderated by meningioma patients. They consist of 20 minutes of speaker presentation, 20 minutes of patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Benefits of attending a local support group include:

  • Communicating in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with others who have shared a common meningioma experience.
  • Sharing information on dealing with specific problems, overcoming handicaps, and reassuring others that better times lie ahead.
  • Educating and informing each other about the latest meningioma topics of interest.
  • Providing emotional support to all patients, both pre- and post-treatment.

This group meets on the first Thursday of every other month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: New driving directions and parking information effective October 2013. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Talks:

September 4, 2014: "When meningiomas turn bad: What does it mean to have an atypical or malignant meningioma?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Past Talks:

July 10, 2014: "How hormones can influence meningioma growth, symptoms, and patient well being" by Lawrence Katznelson, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Endocrinology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 1, 2014: "The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of meningioma patients" by Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

March 6, 2014: "Meningioma Case Presenations and Panel Discussion, Including endoscopic surgical approaches" by Jayakar Nayak, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology; Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

November 7, 2013: "Management of Headaches in Meningioma Patients" by Sheena Aurora, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 5, 2013: "Which meningiomas should not be treated" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 11, 2013: "Meningiomas and Seizures: How to identify and treat seizures in meningioma patients" by George Nune, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 2, 2013: A live tour of the Cyberknife at Stanford, followed by a discussion of the "Appropriate uses of radiosurgery for the treatment of meningioma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 7, 2013: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Meningiomas and their treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 10, 2013: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 8th International Congress on Meningiomas, November 2012", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

November 1, 2012: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery; and Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford 

September 6, 2012: "Hormones and their influence on Meningioma prevention and treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford July 12, 2012: "Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Meningiomas" by Bret Schneider, MD, Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 3, 2012: "Radiation for meningiomas - a discussion of the various types of radiation used to treat brain and spine meningiomas" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncologist, Stanford

March 1, 2012: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Meningioma Patients - How to treat balance problems and prevent them from returning” by Diron Cassidy, MPT, Physical Therapist, Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance

January 5, 2012: "Management of pretreatment and posttreatment headaches and seizures in meningioma patient" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

November 3, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Meningiomas" by Erika Connor, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

September 1, 2011: "Meningiomas- epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment options" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

 

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

All supportive care support groups are free.

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Support Group
Led by: Scheduled speakers and group
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Third Saturday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Rooms CC2103 - CC2105

We invite anybody who has a relationship with Multiple Myeloma (either as a patient, care-giver, family member, or loved one) to join us. You will find valuable information, relationships, and clarity that will make a difference for you and for us. Little can be more important for patients and their loved ones than to learn from the experiences of other patients and their families. This group meets four times per year, allowing patients and their families to learn more about the disease, swap stories, and support one another.

No registration is necessary; please just drop in!

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Just drop in!

All supportive care support groups are free.

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Support Group
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

First Friday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

clinical-trials

This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to individuals with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS). We will have monthly speakers on a variety of topics. Family members and caretakers are welcome!

No registration necessary; just drop in. Call 650-725-9456 to confirm the date of each meeting.

Upcoming groups:

  • September 5 - "Transfusions, Treatments, Side Effects and more" Sandy Burgess, RN, OCN

2014 Dates: First Friday of every month

Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

All supportive care support groups are free.

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Support Group
Led by: Camille Wheatley, MSW
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Second Wednesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

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Patients and their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with their disease and the effects of treatment. It is open to all pancreatic cancer patients, survivors, family members, loved ones, and caregivers. We will have speakers from the Stanford Pancreatic Center of Excellence talk about a variety of topics.

No registration necessary. Drop in!

2014 Dates: Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Valet parking provided.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

All supportive care support groups are free.

For questions, call Camille Wheatley: 650-454-7623
Support Group
Led by: Jon Siiteri, PhD, PA-C

Fourth Tuesday of every month
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This group meets once monthly to provide support to men with a diagnosis of or a history of treatment for prostate cancer. We meet in a confidential setting to speak and listen to other men who have faced the challenges of dealing with prostate cancer. The group is led by healthcare professionals experienced in prostate cancer treatment and follow-up. In addition to other educational opportunities, the group will learn about self-directed therapies that enable participants to achieve maximum wellness.

Jon Siiteri, PhD, PA-C has fifteen years of clinical experience in Urology. He is a certified practitioner of mind-body medicine and has five years of experience as a group facilitator in prostate cancer patient support groups. Jon is a member of our Stanford Uro-Oncology team.

No registration is necessary. Drop in.

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Valet parking is provided.

Next Date: 7/22, 8/26, 9/23
For questions, call: 650-725-9456

Cardiovascular Health

New
Support Group
Guest Speaker: Isabelle Lousada, Amyloidosis Foundation; Anuj Mahindra, MD, and Van Selby, MD (UCSF); Anne Sherwood, PhD, The Binding Site
Saturday, October 4, 2014
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us in a supportive environment to share experiences, concerns, and knowledge of amyloidosis. Open to patients, caregivers, family, and friends. Available on a limited basis.

No matter what form of amyloidosis you have, it is a serious, life-changing disease. Little can be more important for patients and their loved ones than to learn from other patients and their families.

We are proud to collaborate with the Northern California Amyloidosis Support Group, comprised of amyloidosis patients and their families.

This group meets four times per year, allowing patients and their families to learn more about the disease, swap stories, and support one another.

Please RSVP with the number planning to attend by Tuesday, September 30th.

 

 

UCSF Mission Bay Campus

Genentech Hall, Room S-201
600 16th St.,
San Francisco, CA 94158

Parking is NOT free. However, the Amyloidosis Foundation will be paying for parking for all attendees. Details to follow.

Free

Support Group
Led by: Cathy Miller, LCSW and Melissa Calnon, MSW
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Last Monday of every month, excluding holidays.

Mission Statement

To broaden healthcare for patients and families through the unique support and understanding of peer-to-peer mentoring, to foster happier, healthier lives and reduce feelings of isolation.

Carefully selected, trained, supported peer mentors help patients and their support circle address challenges related to their medical condition.

On a one-to-one basis, individuals with similar health and life circumstances are linked to develop meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships based on trust:

  • Listen to concerns
  • Share personal experiences
  • Serve as resource for developing coping strategies
  • Provide guidance in negotiating healthcare systems

We look forward to welcoming you to our caring and vibrant community.

Stanford Hospital

Ground Floor Conference Room HC004A
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

For questions, please contact heart transplant social workers Cathy Miller, LCSW and Melissa Calnon, MSW: 650-723-5581 / 650-721-2319
New
Support Group
Presented by: Staff from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Free parking on Saturday

This is a quarterly informational session and support group. Families and caregivers are welcome. A continental breakfast will be served.

Session topics:

  • Basics of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD): How it functions and other helpful facts.
  • Support group: Living with your ICD.

Li Ka Shing Center - Room LK308

291 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Free registration

Ann E. Thomas Phone: 650-736-6555

Caregiver

Support Group
Led by: Ruth Kenemuth, LCSW
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

First Wednesday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

clinical-trials

Being diagnosed with a GI cancer confronts patients and caregivers with multiple challenges. This group aims to provide a space for caregivers to ask questions, receive tips and advice from others, and share their own individual challenges and experiences.

This group is open to caregivers of patients with cancers of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, gallbladder, pancreas, appendix, colon, rectum, anus, liver, biliary tract, and peritoneum. (Please note that a Pancreatic Support Group is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., open to patients and caregivers.)

Topics of interest will include: practical coping, effective ways to help, managing guilt, anger, and sadness, as well as any other topic that is brought to the group.

No registration necessary; just drop in!

2014 Dates: First Wednesday of the month

Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and Dec. 3

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

All supportive care support groups are free.

For questions, contact Ruth Kenemuth: 650-743-4672
Support Group

The Stanford Health Care Caregiver Solid Organ Transplant Support Group provides caregivers of adult patients an opportunity to discuss challenges, learn new coping strategies and strengthen support.

Past events:

  • February 13, 2013 – Financial Planning for Transplant: Navigating Insurance and Fundraising
  • April 10, 2013 – Nutrition for Organ Transplant
  • June 12, 2013 – Caring for the Caregiver: Managing Stress and Learning New Skills
  • August 14, 2013 – Caring for Your Relationship: The Impact of Illness on Relationships and Intimacy
  • October 9, 2013 – Caregiver Speaker Panel
  • December 11, 2013 – Understanding your Patient's Transplant Medications

Refreshments will be served!

Call for details about any upcoming groups.

For questions about the Transplant Caregiver Support Group, please contact Melissa Calnon / Caitlin West: 650-721-2319 / 650-723-4440

Chest, Lungs, and Airways

Support Group
Facilitated by: Meg Dvorak, LCSW (Adult CF Social Worker)

First Friday of every month
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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The Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge is a new building located at the far end of the main hallway of Stanford Hospital (from the main entry, go right and walk all the way to the end—the building is on the left).

See monthly email for details on topic and room assignment. Download an informational PDF about the group.

Note: Patients who have B cepacia, MRSA, and multi-resistant organisms may not attend in person. WebEx available for video or teleconference.

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
3rd Floor, Room 304

291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

For information, call Meg Dvorak: 650-723-6273
Support Group
Coordinated by: Susan Jacobs, RN, MS

Second Monday of every other month
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

About our Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Our Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group was founded in April 2004 and is coordinated by Susan Jacobs RN, MS. Meetings are held every other month. Guest speakers have addressed topics such as:

  • Experimental Therapies for IPF
  • Updates from International American Thoracic Society (ATS) Meetings
  • The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF Research Questionnaire Results
  • All You Need to Know About Oxygen
  • Exercise and the IPF Patient
  • Quality of Life at the End of Life

Please call Susan Jacobs at 650-725-8083 to confirm date and time as they are subject to change.

Center for Advanced Lung Disease

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Room H3143

Call Susan Jacobs: 650-725-8083
Support Group
Led by: Susan Jacobs, RN, MS

Every other month

This group meets every other month at the medical center. Approximately 10-15 LAM patients and their families attend meetings, which usually include a guest speaker on topics of interest plus time to visit and ask questions.

Stanford Medical Center

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

For more information or to register, contact Susan Jacobs, RN, MS: 650-725-8082

Digestion and Metabolic Health

Support Group

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Meetings

Held in: Blake Wilbur Conference Room
Date: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Support Along the Way

Losing weight takes a strong commitment on your part, and undergoing bariatric surgery as a significant part of a weight-loss program, is a major undertaking. While it's something you can do alone, there's absolutely no reason you have to – or should. We’ve found that to be truly successful both in the short- and long-term, it’s best to have plenty of help and support along the way. And not just from your family and friends.

The Stanford Center for Bariatric Surgery offers you the opportunity to participate in numerous meetings and support groups before and after surgery to help contribute to your successful outcome. The different groups provide a friendly forum for people who are considering or have already had weight loss surgery. We offer education about the surgery, guidelines for nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being during the preparation and recovery process. The groups also involve our patients who have gone through the procedures, or who will be soon.

Patient groups are particularly helpful as they can share their experiences and provide the encouragement and reinforcement you need to succeed in changing your lifestyle behaviors. Here is a sampling of some of the meetings and groups at your disposal. Feel free to contact us regarding any of them.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Meetings

The Stanford Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) Support holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00p.m., at Blake-Wilbur Conference Room. Please contact the meeting facilitator or the clinic Patient Care Coordinator for meeting specifics, confirmation of date, and location.

These meetings are facilitated by a licensed professional. Discussions includes health goals, dietary requirements, exercise expectations, psychological preparation, role of family, short and long-term challenges, pre-op and post-op phases, etc.

When: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Blake Wilbur Conference Room
Administered by: A licensed professional
Contact Information: Patient Care Coordinator at 650-736-5800

Each month features a special topic, followed by a Q&A. Samples of some topics include:

  • Dietary Requirements – Staying On Track - RD
  • Exercise Expectations – The Other Half of Equation - OT
  • Post-Operative Course – What to Expect -  MD
  • Psychological Adjustment – How to Cope - MSW
  • Plastic Surgery – Body Re-Modeling - MD
  • Social Events – Walk for Obesity

During these meetings, if desired, you will be assigned a Bariatric Surgery "Buddy" who can help you through the process and keep you on track.

Blake Wilbur Building (Bariatric Surgery)
Garden Level

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304

For more information, call Bariatric Surgery: 650-736-5800

Ear, Nose, and Throat

New
Support Group

First Thursday of even months
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Next Dates: 10/2, 12/4

At Stanford, we have treated over 1,000 acoustic neuromas over the last 20 years with surgery and radiosurgery. The Stanford Cyberknife Program is one the most active and experienced Cyberknife programs for acoustic neuromas in the US.

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear and the brain. The tumor usually starts growing in the internal auditory canal, and presses against the hearing and balance nerves as it grows.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge, and are a great resource for patient education and resources available to acoustic neuroma patients and families. Support group meetings will be co-moderated by acoustic neuroma patients. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon and acoustic neuroma expert Steven D. Chang, MD will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

The Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meets bimonthly on the first Thursday of the even month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers will be available for questions.

PLEASE NOTE: New driving directions & parking information effective October 2013. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Talks:

October 2, 2014: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" Gordon Li, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and John Oghalai, MD, Department of Otolaryngology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery.

December 4, 2014: TBD

Past Talks:

August 7, 2014: "How Acoustic Neuroma Pre-Treatment Symptoms Respond After Treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

June 5, 2014: "Current status of hearing aids for patients with acoustic neuromas", by Gerald Popelka, PhD, Department of otolaryngology, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 3, 2014: "The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of acoustic neuroma patients" By Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 6, 2014: "Coping with the diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma", by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 5, 2013: "History of Acoustic Neuroma Treatments with a Q&A", by Dr. Robert Jackler, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University.

October 3, 2013: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion"

June 6, 2013: "Questions to ask yourself when seeking treatment for your Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 4, 2013: "Understanding Radiation: What It Is and How It Works", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 7, 2013: "Causes and treatments for tinnitus", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

December 6, 2012: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 4, 2012: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Nikolas Blevins, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology; and Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery

August 2, 2012: "Dealing with balance through vestibular therapy", by Joyce Chadderdon, Vestibular Physical Therapist

June 7, 2012: "Treatments for Acoustic Neuromas - Myths and facts regarding the different options" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 5, 2012: "Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Acoustic Neuromas" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 2, 2012: "Current status of hearing aids for Acoustic Neuroma patients" by Gerald R Popelka, PhD, Professor and Chief of Audiology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

December 1, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Acoustic Neuromas" by Alison Ryan, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

October 6, 2011: "Causes and treatment of headaches in acoustic neuroma patients" by Dr. Michael Leong, MD, Assistant Professor, Stanford Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford

August 4, 2011: "Update from the 2011 Natational Acostic Neuroma Association Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio" by Dr. Scott Soltys, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford

April 7, 2011: "Controversies in diagnosis and management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 3, 2011: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Diron Cassidy, MPT Good Samaritan Hospital

December 2, 2010: "Tinnitus in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by John S. Oghalai, MD Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

October 7, 2010: "Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerry Popelka, PhD, Stanford Audiologist

August 5, 2010: "Current Medical Literature on Acoustic Neuroma" by Scott Soltys, MD, Stanford Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncologist

June 3, 2010: "Balance Issues and Treatments in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Nikolas Blevins, MD, Stanford Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

April 1, 2010: "Current Treatment Modalities for Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery

Advanced Medicine Center Building

2nd Floor Room CC-2103
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »
Contact Aysha Ali for information or to make a reservation: 650-736-1134

Healthy Living

New
Service
Led by: Mary Horngren, Medical Hypnotherapist
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Every Wednesday, alternating locations

BCC - Breast Cancer Connections

Healing Imagery groups led by Mary Horngren are provided free of charge to persons living with cancer. These groups are offered at the following locations: Breast Cancer Connections (BCC), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in Palo Alto and in Sunnyvale. Each imagery session focuses on relaxation, a sense of well-being, and healing the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Caregivers are welcome to attend. All sessions begin at 5:30 p.m.

Please arrive 5–10 minutes before each session.

No registration necessary.

All supportive care service activities are free.

Call for details 650-326-6686
New
Support Group
Led by: Joshua Fronk, DO, Clinical Instructor, and Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Third Tuesday of the month
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

When living with a serious illness, palliative medicine can help you live longer and live better. Maximizing both your longevity and quality of  life is why you receive your care at Stanford Health Care. This new group facilitated by one of our own Supportive Oncology (Palliative Medicine) doctors will help:

  • Define palliative care and how it can help
  • Discuss non-medical interventions for symptom control
  • Explain advanced care planning
  • Discuss clinic and palliative care community resources

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Valet parking provided.

Next Date: 8/19
To questions, call: 650-725-9456

Neuroscience

New
Support Group

First Thursday of even months
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Next Dates: 10/2, 12/4

At Stanford, we have treated over 1,000 acoustic neuromas over the last 20 years with surgery and radiosurgery. The Stanford Cyberknife Program is one the most active and experienced Cyberknife programs for acoustic neuromas in the US.

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear and the brain. The tumor usually starts growing in the internal auditory canal, and presses against the hearing and balance nerves as it grows.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge, and are a great resource for patient education and resources available to acoustic neuroma patients and families. Support group meetings will be co-moderated by acoustic neuroma patients. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon and acoustic neuroma expert Steven D. Chang, MD will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

The Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meets bimonthly on the first Thursday of the even month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers will be available for questions.

PLEASE NOTE: New driving directions & parking information effective October 2013. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Talks:

October 2, 2014: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" Gordon Li, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and John Oghalai, MD, Department of Otolaryngology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery.

December 4, 2014: TBD

Past Talks:

August 7, 2014: "How Acoustic Neuroma Pre-Treatment Symptoms Respond After Treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

June 5, 2014: "Current status of hearing aids for patients with acoustic neuromas", by Gerald Popelka, PhD, Department of otolaryngology, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 3, 2014: "The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of acoustic neuroma patients" By Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 6, 2014: "Coping with the diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma", by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 5, 2013: "History of Acoustic Neuroma Treatments with a Q&A", by Dr. Robert Jackler, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University.

October 3, 2013: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion"

June 6, 2013: "Questions to ask yourself when seeking treatment for your Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 4, 2013: "Understanding Radiation: What It Is and How It Works", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 7, 2013: "Causes and treatments for tinnitus", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

December 6, 2012: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 4, 2012: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Nikolas Blevins, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology; and Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery

August 2, 2012: "Dealing with balance through vestibular therapy", by Joyce Chadderdon, Vestibular Physical Therapist

June 7, 2012: "Treatments for Acoustic Neuromas - Myths and facts regarding the different options" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 5, 2012: "Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Acoustic Neuromas" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 2, 2012: "Current status of hearing aids for Acoustic Neuroma patients" by Gerald R Popelka, PhD, Professor and Chief of Audiology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

December 1, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Acoustic Neuromas" by Alison Ryan, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

October 6, 2011: "Causes and treatment of headaches in acoustic neuroma patients" by Dr. Michael Leong, MD, Assistant Professor, Stanford Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford

August 4, 2011: "Update from the 2011 Natational Acostic Neuroma Association Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio" by Dr. Scott Soltys, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford

April 7, 2011: "Controversies in diagnosis and management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 3, 2011: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Diron Cassidy, MPT Good Samaritan Hospital

December 2, 2010: "Tinnitus in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by John S. Oghalai, MD Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

October 7, 2010: "Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerry Popelka, PhD, Stanford Audiologist

August 5, 2010: "Current Medical Literature on Acoustic Neuroma" by Scott Soltys, MD, Stanford Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncologist

June 3, 2010: "Balance Issues and Treatments in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Nikolas Blevins, MD, Stanford Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

April 1, 2010: "Current Treatment Modalities for Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery

Advanced Medicine Center Building

2nd Floor Room CC-2103
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »
Contact Aysha Ali for information or to make a reservation: 650-736-1134
New
Support Group
Led by: Joanie Taylor, RN/Sharon Lamb, RN
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Last Thursday of each month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor,
Conference Rooms CC2104 - CC2105

The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program is committed to supporting patients and  families coping with the diagnosis of a brain tumor. We believe support enhances and improves the quality of life for patients, survivors, and their families. We believe that support groups serve as an integral part of the recovery process. 

We offer a monthly support group for patients and their caregivers. This support group is filled with people who have been where you are now – they have been diagnosed, gone through treatment, and are living as survivors. Join us for straight talk about: 

  • Treatments
  • New research
  • Side effects management
  • Survivorship
  • Community resources

Valet parking is provided.

2014 Dates: 9/25, 10/30, 11/27

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

All supportive care support groups are free.

Joanie Taylor/Sharon Lamb 650-343-4791/415-661-1442
New
Support Group
Led by: Steven D. Chang, MD
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

First Thursday of every other month

Next Dates: 9/4, 11/6

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Rooms CC2103

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We welcome you to join us and learn about more the latest treatment options, network with other meningioma patients, and find encouragement and support. Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend. No registration necessary; please just drop in! Refreshments will be provided.

The meetings are free of charge and co-moderated by meningioma patients. They consist of 20 minutes of speaker presentation, 20 minutes of patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Benefits of attending a local support group include:

  • Communicating in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with others who have shared a common meningioma experience.
  • Sharing information on dealing with specific problems, overcoming handicaps, and reassuring others that better times lie ahead.
  • Educating and informing each other about the latest meningioma topics of interest.
  • Providing emotional support to all patients, both pre- and post-treatment.

This group meets on the first Thursday of every other month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: New driving directions and parking information effective October 2013. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Talks:

September 4, 2014: "When meningiomas turn bad: What does it mean to have an atypical or malignant meningioma?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Past Talks:

July 10, 2014: "How hormones can influence meningioma growth, symptoms, and patient well being" by Lawrence Katznelson, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Endocrinology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 1, 2014: "The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of meningioma patients" by Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

March 6, 2014: "Meningioma Case Presenations and Panel Discussion, Including endoscopic surgical approaches" by Jayakar Nayak, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology; Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

November 7, 2013: "Management of Headaches in Meningioma Patients" by Sheena Aurora, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 5, 2013: "Which meningiomas should not be treated" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 11, 2013: "Meningiomas and Seizures: How to identify and treat seizures in meningioma patients" by George Nune, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 2, 2013: A live tour of the Cyberknife at Stanford, followed by a discussion of the "Appropriate uses of radiosurgery for the treatment of meningioma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 7, 2013: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Meningiomas and their treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 10, 2013: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 8th International Congress on Meningiomas, November 2012", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

November 1, 2012: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery; and Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford 

September 6, 2012: "Hormones and their influence on Meningioma prevention and treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford July 12, 2012: "Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Meningiomas" by Bret Schneider, MD, Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 3, 2012: "Radiation for meningiomas - a discussion of the various types of radiation used to treat brain and spine meningiomas" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncologist, Stanford

March 1, 2012: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Meningioma Patients - How to treat balance problems and prevent them from returning” by Diron Cassidy, MPT, Physical Therapist, Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance

January 5, 2012: "Management of pretreatment and posttreatment headaches and seizures in meningioma patient" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

November 3, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Meningiomas" by Erika Connor, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

September 1, 2011: "Meningiomas- epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment options" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

 

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

All supportive care support groups are free.

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Support Group
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Second Wednesday of every other month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Rooms CC2103-2104

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Open to patients, caregivers, family, and friends. This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to members who may feel a little less alone by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Family support groups work in conjunction with a patient's medical treatment. No registration necessary, please just drop in! Refreshments will be provided.

At Stanford, we understand the complexity of a patient's medical need and offer support to patients with Neurofibromatosis. This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to members who may feel a little less alone by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Family support groups work in conjunction with a patient's medical treatment.

The meetings are free of charge and are a great resource for patient and family education. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: New driving directions & parking information effective October 2013. Click here for more information.

 

Upcoming Talks:

September 10, 2014: TBD

November 12, 2014: TBD

 

Past Talks:

July 9, 2014:

March 12, 2014: "Coping with stress and anxiety" by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

September 11, 2013: "Navigating referrals, insurance appeals and denials" by Maria Ronquillo, Cyberknife Coordinator

July 10, 2013: "The role of Avastin treatment" by Lawrence Recht, MD, Professor of Neurology-Oncology & Neurosurgery

May 8, 2013: "Role of Nutrition and Chronic Diseases" by Erica Connor, Oncology Dietician

March 13, 2013: "Maintaining self-esteem" by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

November 14, 2012: "Introduction of Stanford Neurogenetics Program" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery 

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Valet parking provided.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

All supportive care support groups are free.

To confirm the date, call: 650-736-0262
Support Group

Stanford offers The Stanford Stroke Group in conjunction with the Pacific Stroke Association for patients and their families. Participants have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of diagnostic and treatment options, and develop problem-solving and coping skills.

The support group is intended to be a forum where patients and their families can share experiences and concerns about rehabilitation, depression, and other daily concerns. All patients, at any stage of treatment, are encouraged to participate.

Call the Stroke Center: 650-723-6469
New
Support Group
Led by: Various Speakers

Second Wednesday of every even month
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Next Dates: 8/13, 10/8, 12/10

For those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, you are not alone! Please join us to our bi-monthly meeting at Stanford to learn about the new treatment options and to share your experience with others going through similar situations.

If you have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge and are a great resource for patient and family education. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Driving directions & Parking information effective October 2013. Click here to access a PDF with new driving directions to the Stanford Cancer Center.

Upcoming Talks:  

August 13, 2014: "The seven types of facial pain" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 8, 2014: TBD

December 10, 2014: TBD

Past Talks:

June 11, 2014: "Innovative injection therapies for TN face pain" by Dr. Xiang Qian, and “Behavioral management strategies for chronic pain” by Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ANP-BC.

February 12, 2014: "Overview of Facial Pain Program"

October 9, 2013: "Novel treatments of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain" by Jamie Henderson, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

August 14, 2013: "Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

June 12, 2013: "Management of Facial Pain" by Robert Cowan, MD, Professor of Neurology

April 10, 2013: "Classification of 7 Face Pain types" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

November 15, 2012: "Facial Pain" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

Stanford Cancer Center 

2nd Floor, Conference Room CC-2103
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »
For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Vee Vo at: 650-736-0262

Sexual and Reproductive Health

New
Support Group
Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Dates and Times TBD

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Penny Donnelly, RN LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This group is for those exploring or moving towards using donor egg, donor sperm, or using a gestational carrier. We explore the many educational, emotional, ethical, and logistical considerations. 

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center 

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Suite 200

Free Event

New
Support Group
Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Dates and Times TBD

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Penny Donnelly, RN LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This group is for women (or couples) that would like support as they negotiate the "ups and downs" of fertility treatments.  We will share strategies for improved coping including some mind/body modalities.  Sharing, restructuring negative or distorted thinking patterns, improving communication skills, and learning the gift of forgiveness and resilience are some sample agendas.  The spirit of this on-going and open group is to provide the attendees with a sense of optimism and emotional stability as they undergo treatments and make decisions about fertility options. 

8/12/14 Stress Reduction Strategies    

  • Eliciting the Relaxation Response
  • Twenty things that bring you joy
  • Being "in the flow"
  • Mindfulness – focusing on the present and the foundations of a mindfulness practice
  • Taping into your "inner" wisdom

9/9/14 Making the Most of Your Fertility Treatments

  • Lifestyle Guidelines
  • Staying connected
  • Life Balance
  • Positive thinking and optimism
  • Finding the best in your partner

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Suite 200

Free

Sleep

Support Group
The Stanford Sleep Center is proud to host the 2014 AWAKE Group Equipment Fair Representatives from the major equipment manufacturers, and durable equipment providers will be on hand to present and discuss the most current equipment for the treatment of Sleep Disorders.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

First Wednesday of each month (except July)

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Panel Discussion with Stanford Sleep Specialists
During the exhibition there will be two panel discussion/question and answer sessions held in the 2nd floor conference room. Sleep Physicians from our renowned staff will be available to answer your questions.

Learn about the latest research studies being conducted at The Stanford Center for Sleep Medicine, and opportunities to participate.

*Live music provided by Steven Scholom.

About the AWAKE Group

The Stanford Sleep Medicine Center hosts a monthly meeting to promote health education and support for our patients and the greater community. The meeting features important topics in sleep medicine and sleep medicine research presented by Stanford Sleep Clinicians.

For questions or to have your address information removed from our distribution list please submit your request by e-mail to awakeatstanford@gmail.com or by telephone at 650-721-7548650-721-7548.

Stanford Outpatient Center - Atrium Exhibition Hall

450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Free

Next Date: 11/05/14
Robert Tognoli, RPSGT Phone: 650-721-7548