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On September 14, 2021, we hosted a webinar with Cancer Kinship in Spanish called “Foro de Resiliencia: Abordando el bienestar nutricional, físico y emocional de personas con cancer. Foro de la resiliencia - September 14, 2021 from Simms/Mann UCLA Center on Vimeo. Temáticas y Conferencistas: Cuidado Nutricional – Presentado por Luisa Sabogal, RDN. Abogando por si Mismo en su Cuidado Medico – Presentado por la Dra. María García–Jiménez, Becaria de Oncología en UCLA. Bienestar Emocional – Presentado por Sharon Loewenbein, LCSW. Este foro sera facilitado por Yoli Origel, sobreviviente de cáncer de 14 años y directora de Cancer Kinship. En este foro

As food is one of the few areas over which cancer survivors have some control, it is important to recognize which diet modifications may be helpful, and which may simply reflect a bargaining aspect of adjusting to a cancer diagnosis. (For example: If I am strict with my diet, perhaps this will just all go away.)While this thought process is understandable, it’s a good idea to look at what the science tells us. Let’s see if there may be some sensible and empowering diet changes you can make without taking away the enjoyment of eating.Excerpt from Coping With Cancer Article

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine A4M/MMI held their International Brain Health Summit in June 2021. Our chaplain, Michael Eselun, BCC, was a featured speaker for this event. They have made Michael’s talk, “Riding the Wave of Life” available for viewing online. About the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine A4M/MMI International Brain Health Summit: Rooted in the most groundbreaking research available and developed in direct response to the current neurological medical crisis, the Brain Health Summit will review these major aspects of brain function (Memory, Mood, Mobility, and Mojo) and address the common clinical issues encountered in daily practice. This cutting-edge meeting

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine A4M/MMI recently interviewed our chaplain, Michael Eselun, BCC, for their Redefining Medicine Podcast. From the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine A4M/MMI: Founded in 1992 by Dr. Ronald Klatz and Dr. Robert Goldman, A4M is rooted in a forward-focused mission to redefine modern medicine, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is the established global leader for continuing medical education in longevity medicine, metabolic resilience, and whole-person care. The Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI) serves as a branch of A4M that delivers graduate level education designed to produce the complete practitioner in all aspects of anti-aging medicine. MMI has

In April 2021, Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT InfoNet) hosted their 2021 Celebrating a Second Chance at Life Survivorship Symposium. Our staff clinician, Greg Flaxman, LCSW, MPH, conducted a webinar titled “How Mindfulness Can Help Relieve Stress” Greg shares how acceptance-based practices, like mindfulness and meditation, can reduce stress and improve quality of life, and how to integrate this into your daily life. About the symposium: You will have an opportunity to learn from an extraordinary line-up of speakers about how to manage the joys and challenges of surviving a transplant From the BMT InfoNet website: Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT

When Sydney Siegel, a social worker at the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, learned in March that UCLA’s infusion clinics would no longer allow visitors — even for first-time chemo patients — she was determined to help offset that loss of support.“For many people, having a loved one by your side on that first day — whether a family member or friend — that physical presence is so important,” she said.As she brainstormed with co-workers, Siegel recalled the many patients she’d seen in counseling who had asked what they could do to support others with cancer. She also thought about

On January 27, 2021, The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research hosted a celebration and conversation with three long-term survivors of pancreatic cancer, Philip, Michelle and Donna. Our Clinical Psychologist, Elizabeth Cleary, PhD, moderated this inspiring talk as these survivors tell their stories. From The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research YouTube page: Our guests shared how they have dealt with the highs and lows of their cancer journey. We got insights into how they weather the bumps in the road as well as how they achieve and appreciate the wins. The panel also addressed audience submitted questions for a helpful discussion

From the UCLA Arts and Architecture website: This fall, the School of the Arts and Architecture returns with 10 Questions: Reckoning, the third installment of the annual event series that invites the public to join UCLA students in the virtual classroom to engage in vibrant conversation alongside leading faculty and distinguished alumni from across the university. With COVID-19, the climate crisis, social and political turmoil unlike anything we have seen in a generation, and, of course, a presidential election on our minds, we will be asking our most urgent set of questions yet. The session, titled “What is Loss?” features: Michael Eselun, BCC, our

On April 21, 2017, our Integrative Nutrition Specialist, Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT, gave a lecture to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as part of their Music and Medicine Program called “Optimal Nutrition for Musicians.” From the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine website: The Music and Medicine series is a collaboration between the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the UCLA Integrative East-West Musician Wellness Program, bringing doctors from the world-renowned UCLA Health System together with UCLA student and faculty musicians. The initiative seeks to enhance understanding and destigmatize common health issues, increase awareness of the outstanding medical resources

On December 8, 2020, LACNETS asked our chaplain, Michael Eselun, BCC, to give his talk titled “Restringing the Beads of Our Own Story.” From the LACNETS website: The mission of the Los Angeles Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (LACNETS), a program by Generate Possibility, is to provide a community of support and education for patients/those with neuroendocrine cancer and to advocate for all people impacted by this rare disease by expanding awareness and by voicing the patient’s perspective in collaborative dialogue with healthcare professionals.

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