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Upcoming Webinars

The 3Ds of Geriatric Psychiatry - Delirium, Dementia, Depression
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM PST

Join UCLA expert Pauline Wu, DO, Health Sciences assistant clinical professor in Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, as she discusses the 3Ds of geriatric psychiatry. The 3Ds are the most common diagnoses seen in older adult mental health care and the symptoms can often overlap. Learn key differences between delirium, dementia, and depression and what treatment is available for each diagnosis. Register for the webinar »

The Modern Approach to Rhinoplasty: What Every Patient Should Know
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM PST

Join UCLA Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, Jason Roostaeian, MD, as he discusses rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) surgery, including cosmetic versus functional, closed versus open, and primary versus secondary rhinoplasty. He will review new techniques, who are candidates for surgery, and answer questions about costs and recovery. Register for the webinar »

The Benefits of Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM PST

Join Gary Small, MD, Director of the UCLA Longevity Center, as he discusses the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the benefits of early detection, treatment, and risk reduction. Register for the webinar »

Dementia: Special Issues Related to Ethnic and Racial Minorities - In Spanish
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:30 AM PST

Join UCLA experts Xavier Cagigas, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Lekeisha Sumner, PhD, ABPP, as they discuss in Spanish, the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the benefits of early detection and treatment. Register for the webinar »

Dementia in People with Down Syndrome or Other Intellectual Disabilities
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM PST

Join UCLA professor Linda Nelson, PhD, ABPP, Emerita in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, as she discusses the risk, signs, and management of Alzheimer’s disease in aging adults with intellectual disabilities, such as Down Syndrome. Register for the webinar »


Webinars On Demand

Treatment for Lung Cancer - November 21, 2014

UCLA cardiothoracic surgeon Jay Lee, MD, and UCLA hematologist/oncologist Jonathan Goldman, MD, discuss the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatments for lung cancer, including the importance of lung cancer staging when deciding on a treatment plan.

Options for Breast Cancer Surgery - November 20, 2014

UCLA surgical oncologist Helena Chang, MD, PhD, discusses various breast and lymph node surgeries available to women depending on the stage of breast cancer and a woman's genetics and personal preference. Video coming soon.

Getting Help with Caregiving: In-Home & Residential Placement - November 19

Kathleen M. Van Dyk, PhD, UCLA post-doctorate fellow, addresses questions related to obtaining in-home help for caring for someone with dementia as well as placement in a residential facility. Video coming soon.

Cancer Treatment for Brain Metastasis - November 5, 2014

  UCLA neurosurgeon  Isaac Yang, MD, discusses treatments for single and multiple metastatic brain cancer. He also discusses and compares whole brain radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery, conventional surgery and other recommended treatment options. View webinar video »

What You Should Know About Breast Cancer and IORT Treatment - October 29, 2014

UCLA radiation oncologist, Jeffrey Demanes, MD, and UCLA breast surgeon Raquel Prati, MD, discuss Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), a new and exciting treatment option for patients with breast cancer. IORT is given as treatment in patients when the cancer is detected early and it can be used as a supplement to external beam radiation in patients with more extensive disease. In selected patients, this novel technique allows surgery and radiation to be done in one session. Video coming soon.

Latest Techniques for Breast Reconstruction
Thursday, October 23, at 11:30 AM PST

UCLA breast reconstruction surgeon, Andrew Da Lio, MD, discusses breast reconstruction techniques available to breast cancer patients or for those undergoing prophylactic surgery due to high risk for breast cancer. Video coming soon.

Breast Cancer Risk And Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce It
Wednesday, October 15, at 11:30 AM PST

UCLA family medicine physician, Karen Duvall, MD and gentic counselor, Joyce Seldon MS, discuss how to reduce your chances for breast cancer by adopting healthy behaviors. Video coming soon.

Breast Imaging for Screening and Diagnosis - October 8, 2014

UCLA diganosic radiologist Nanette DeBruhl, MD discusses breast imaging techniques that are currently used for the screening and diagnosis of various breast conditions. Also learn about the evidence-based role of breast ultrasound, MRI, mammography and tomosynthesis. Video coming soon.

Latest Treatments for Uterine Fibroids - September 25, 2014

UCLA OB/GYN Christopher Tarnay, MD, discusses uterine fibroids, a very common condition in women. He also outline the latest in treatment options including uterine sparing surgery, focused ultrasound and medical treatment. Dr. Tarnay also cover the best practices in care, including robotic- assisted surgery and morcellation. View webinar video »

Prostate Cancer 101 - September 24, 2014

UCLA urologist Christopher Saigal, MD, introduces viewers to the basics of prostate cancer, including anatomy, risk factors and common misconceptions. View webinar video »

Prostate Cancer - Now What?
September 18, 2014, 11:30 am PST

UCLA Urologist, Stuart Holden, MD, discusses prostate cancer and the latest treatment options. Video coming soon

New Treatment for Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence - September 4, 2014

New Treatment for Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence UCLA neurosurgeon, Isaac Yang, MD, discusses the common causes and leading treatments for superior semicircular canal dehiscence, a condition triggering vertigo, hearing loss, disequilibrium and other balance and auditory symptoms. In addition, he will discuss new data from UCLA showing promising outcomes and recovery times for patients with surgery for this disorder.View webinar video »

Does my Child Have Asthma and How Should it be Treated? - September 3, 2014

UCLA pediatric pulmonologist Sande Okelo, MD, PhD, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of asthma in children. View webinar video »

What is a Kidney Exchange? - July 31, 2014

UCLA transplant surgeon Jeffrey Veale, MD, discusses the UCLA Kidney Exchange program at UCLA. A kidney exchange is an innovative twist on efforts aimed at increasing the donor pool by giving people who are unable to receive a kidney from a loved one or friend the opportunity to still receive a kidney through an exchange between incompatible donor-recipient pairs. Video coming soon

Technologies to Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - July 24, 2014

Technologies to Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - Christopher Saigal, MD UCLA urologist Christopher Saigal, MD, discusses the latest minimally invasive technologies to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland), which causes significant lifestyle and health problems for some men. Dr. Saigal also discusses medical and dietary changes that help reduce the impact of this condition.View webinar video »

Strategies and Meaningful Activities to Engage Your Loved Ones with Dementia - July 16, 2014

UCLA occupational therapist Kelly Thongkham, OTR/L, discusses activities and strategies caregivers can use to engage people with dementia. Video coming soon

Treatments for Primary Cavernous Angiomas - July 2, 2014

UCLA Neurosurgeon, Neil Martin, MD UCLA Neurosurgeon, Neil Martin, MD, discusses new treatments for cavernous angioma — a blood vessel abnormality in the brain and spine that can cause a seizure, hemorrhage, or stroke. Dr. Martin, chairman of the UCLA Neurosurgery Department and co-director of the UCLA Stroke Center, will introduce new minimally invasive procedures, surgical removal techniques and the latest clinical trial treatments developed at UCLA for the prevention of stroke.View webinar video »

Medications Used in Dementia: What Caregivers Should Know - June 18, 2014

UCLA Geriatric Psychiatrist Sarah Mourra MD, discusses of the variety of medications used in patients with dementia, their side effects, indications and benefits. She also focuses on information that caregivers should know. Video coming soon.

Female and Fabulous: Why Every Woman Needs an OB/GYN - June 11, 2014

UCLA OB/GYN Angela Valle, MD, explores why every woman needs a gynecologist, what to expect from your visit for your stage in life, new preventative care screening guidelines and treatment options for gynecological issues. View webinar video »

Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) - May 7, 2014

Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)  Neil Martin, MD, chair of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery and co-director of the UCLA Stroke Center, discusses new treatments for arteriovenous malformation (AVM), an abnormal collection of tangled blood vessels in the brain that can cause hemorrhage and stroke. Dr. Martin reviews minimally invasive procedures such as an endovascular embolization and stereotactic radiosurgery, and current UCLA clinical trials to prevent stroke.View webinar video »

Latest Advances in the Treatment of Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) - April 23, 2014

Latest Advances in the Treatment of Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)  UCLA reproductive endocrinologist, Daniel Dumesic, MD, discusses the latest advances in treating common clinical problems experienced by women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). He also addresses how to identify PCOS in women at an early age and formulate an appropriate management plan for these women that fulfills their needs over time.View webinar video »

How Meditation and Mindfulness Practices Can Help Family Caregivers - April 16, 2014

How Meditation and Mindfulness Practices Can Help Family Caregivers  UCLA psychiatrist, Felipe A. Jain, MD, discusses diverse meditation and mindfulness practices that may help reduce stress, depression, anxiety and insomnia, and promote healthy relationships among family caregivers.View webinar video »

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: What are they? How are they Diagnosed? How are they Treated? - April 9, 2014 

UCLA gastroenterologist Jeffrey Lewis, MD, discusses celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. He addresses how these conditions are diagnosed and treated, what the conditions mean for patients and their families, and what resources are available for support. View webinar video »

Treatment of Carotid Stenosis - April 2, 2014

Treatment of Carotid Stenosis  Neil Martin, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the UCLA Stroke Center, as he discusses new treatment options for carotid stenosis. He will introduce and compare angioplasty, carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy to treat this vascular disease and prevent stroke.View webinar video »

Straight Talk about Sexually Transmitted Diseases - March 27, 2014

UCLA OB/GYN Leena Nathan, MD, explores sexually transmitted diseases - their causes, diagnoses, treatments and prevention. She will also address issues concerning minors, including consents when seeking medical treatment and laws about reporting sexual relationships. View webinar video »

Dealing with Dry Mouth in Head and Neck Cancer Patients - March 20, 2014

Julie Jung Kang, MD, PhD UCLA radiation oncologist, Julie Jung Kang, MD, PhD, discusses how to improve dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients, including the role of saliva in swallowing, taste and hygiene. View webinar video »

Latest Treatment Options for Pituitary Tumors - March 12, 2014

Pituitary Tumors - Marvin Bergsneider, MD UCLA neurosurgeon, Marvin Bergsneider, MD, director of the UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program, discusses advancements in diagnosing, imaging and treating pituitary tumors. He will address the latest in minimally invasive surgery options, non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery and the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to care.View webinar video »

Targeting Brain Inflammation to Treat Methamphetamine Addiction - March 6, 2014

Methamphetamine Addiction -  Keith Heinzerling, MD UCLA addiction and internal medicine physician Keith Heinzerling, MD., medical director of the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine, discusses new research aimed at reducing brain inflammation to improve brain function and reduce relapse in patients being treated for methamphetamine addiction.View webinar video »

Innovations in Treating Bladder and Kidney Cancer - February 27, 2014

Dr. Karim Chamie - Bladder and Kidney Caner UCLA urologist, Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS, discusses new cancer treatments that do not require the unnecessary removal of the kidney or bladder. View webinar video »

Driving and Dementia - February 19, 2014

Driving and Dementia -  Linda Ercoli, PhD UCLA psychologist, Linda Ercoli, PhD, director of Geriatric Psychology, discusses the signs of dangerous driving in patients with dementia, and techniques to get them to stop.View webinar video »

What is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)? - January 16, 2014

William Suh, MD UCLA cardiologist William Suh, MD, talks about the transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure, which can treat severe aortic stenosis without open heart surgery. He will review clinical trial data, indications for the procedure, and patient selection criteria.View webinar video »

Throat Cancer: Who, Why and What Now? - January 8, 2014

Abie Mendelsohn, MD UCLA head and neck surgeon Abie Mendelsohn, MD, discusses throat cancer, including risk factors and the latest treatments and surgical advances. His presentation includes robotic and laser surgery, and other treatments that focus on preserving speech and swallowing functions.View webinar video »

Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors - December 19, 2013

Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Webinar UCLA radiation oncologist Tania Kaprealian, MD, discusses various radiation therapy modalities used to treat brain tumors, including treatment planning and side effects.View webinar video »

Cholesterol and Your Health - November 6, 2013

Cholesterol and Your Health UCLA family medicine physician Belis Aladag, MD, discusses the basics of cholesterol. She also discusses how cholesterol can contribute to heart attacks and stroke, and ways to reduce the risks. View webinar video »

Caregiver Stress and Depression - October 16, 2013

Caregiver Stress and Depression UCLA geriatric psychiatrist Helen Lavretsky, PhD, discusses stress and depression in family members who take care of people with dementia. Dr. Lavretsky will addressed ways for caregivers to reduce stress as well as available treatments. View webinar video »

Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy and Lumpectomy - October 15, 2013

UCLA plastic surgeon, Charles Tseng, MD, discusses options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy and lumpectomy, from "flaps" to implants. He will also discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary, personalized approach to breast reconstruction. Video coming soon.

Winter Illnesses in Children: Prevention and Treatment - October 9, 2013

Winter Illnesses in Children: Prevention and Treatment UCLA otolaryngologist Nina Shapiro, MD, discusses what parents can do to keep their children healthy this season. All children get colds, and they seem to be more frequent and prolonged in the fall and winter months.View webinar video »

Robotic Assisted Partial Nephrectomy - October 3, 2013

Robotic Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Webinar UCLA urologist Jim Hu, MD, discusses the contemporary management and treatment of small kidney masses, including surveillance, robotic and minimally invasive approaches, and thermal ablation.View webinar video »

MRI for Prostate Cancer Management - October 2, 2013

MRI for Prostate Cancer UCLA radiology expert Daniel Margolis, MD, discusses how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used in the detection, characterization, staging and management of prostate cancer.View webinar video »

Research-Promising Therapies for Dementia Patients - September 18, 2013

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer - A Physician's and Patient's Perspective UCLA assistant professor Joshua D. Grill, PhD, discusses research advances in understanding Alzheimer's disease and how they are being translated into investigational therapies that are currently being tested in clinical trials.View webinar video »

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer - A Physician's and Patient's Perspective - September 12, 2013

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer - A Physician's and Patient's Perspective UCLA urologist Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH, and his patient, former Major League Baseball player Steve Garvey, discuss prostate cancer. Learn about the tests, treatments and latest advancements in prostate cancer care from Dr. Litwin and hear a patient’s perspective.View webinar video »

Understanding Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) - August 28, 2013

Understanding Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Webinar UCLA gastroenterologist Kevin Ghassemi, MD, discuss Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), including symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and dietary considerations.View webinar video »

Management of Medical and Psychiatric Problems in Dementia - August 21, 2013

Management of Medical and Psychiatric Problems in Dementia UCLA geriatric psychiatrist David Merrill, MD, PhD, discusses the history of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia and the current available medical and psychiatric managements offered to dementia patients.View webinar video »

Opioid Addiction and its Treatment - August 7, 2013

Opioid Addiction and its Treatment - Dr. Belis Aladag UCLA physician Belis Aladag, MD, MPH , discusses opioid (prescription pain killers, heroin, etc.) dependence and available treatments. Methadone maintenance and buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) therapy will be discussed in detail as the two most successful treatment modalities for this prevalent public health issue. View webinar video »

Understanding the Basics of IBD: What You Need to Know - July 31, 2013

Understanding the Basics of IBD: What You Need to Know - Dr. Christina Ha UCLA digestive disease expert Christina Ha, MD, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This webinar will help patients understand inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) so they can get the most out of their appointments with their physicians.View webinar video »

State-of-the-Art Treatment for Overactive Bladder and Urge Incontinence - July 17, 2013

State-of-the-Art Treatment for Overactive Bladder and Urge Incontinence - Dr. Ja-Hong Kim UCLA urology expert Ja-Hong Kim, MD, as she discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for overactive bladder and urge incontinence.View webinar video »

Latest Advances and Treatments for Kidney Stones - July 10, 2013

Kidney Stone Webinar with Dr. Gregory Jack UCLA Urology expert Gregory S. Jack, MD, discusses the latest treatment options for kidney stones. Dr. Jack will discuss prevention, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatments, and follow-up.
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Surviving Caregiving - June 19, 2013

Surviving Caregiving webinar with Linda Ercoli Linda Ercoli, PhD, Director of Geriatric Psychology, discusses caregiver stress and the variety of resources and interventions to help caregivers and family members better cope. View webinar video »

Circumcision - Indications, Controversies, Complications, and More. - June 12, 2013

Circumcision Webinar with Dr. Jennifer Singer UCLA Pediatric Urologist, Dr. Jennifer Singer as she discusses current recommendations, techniques and controversies surrounding circumcision.View webinar video »

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease and Tremors - June 11, 2013

Deep Brain Stimuatlion for Parkinson's Disease and Tremors UCLA Neurosurgeon, Dr. Nader Pouratian discusses Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for patients with Parkinson's Disease and tremors. View webinar video »

Vaginal Prolapse Treatment and Advances - May 22, 2013

Vaginal Prolapse Treatment and Advances Webinar UCLA Urology expert, Larissa Rodriguez, MD, talks about the diagnosis, treatments and latest advancements in vaginal prolapse.View webinar video »

Facial Pain: Diagnosis, Treatments and Latest Advancements - May 20, 2013

Facial Pain Webinar Neil Martin, MD., FAANS, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA, discusses the facial pain diagnosis, treatments and latest advancements.View webinar video »

Advanced Directives: Planning Ahead - May 15, 2013

Advanced Directives: Planning Ahead Webinar Neil Wenger, M.D., Director of the UCLA Healthcare Ethics Center, discusses the importance of having an advance directive, choosing a surrogate decision-maker and communicating your preferences now for future medical care. View webinar video »

Meningiomas Webinar - April 24, 2013

Meningiomas Webinar - Dr. Isaac Yang Dr. Isaac Yang, expert neurosurgeon at UCLA, discusses the latest advancements and treatments for meningiomas.
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Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer - April 18, 2013

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Webinar - Dr. Christopher Saigal UCLA Urologist Dr. Chris Saigal discusses the latest imaging technology and how to make it a safe alternative to invasive treatment of prostate cancer.
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What is Dementia? Webinar - April 17, 2013

What is Dementia Webinar - Dr. David B. Reuben David B. Reuben, M.D., Chief of Geriatric Medicine,explains the different types of Dementia, how to make the diagnoses and how dementia is managed.
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Testicular Cancer Webinar - February 7, 2013

Testicular Cancer Webinar presented by Mark S. Litwin, MD Mark S. Litwin, MD, chair of Urology at UCLA, discusses the latest testicular cancer treatments and how to check for testicular cancer.
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Acoustic Neuromas Webinar - January 23, 2013

Acoustic Neuromas Webinar presnted by Issac Yang, M.D. Isaac Yang, M.D., expert neurosurgeon at UCLA, discusses the latest minimally invasive treatments to maximize quality of life for patients with vestibular schwannomas.
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Trigeminal Neuralgia Webinar - January 14, 2013

Trigeminal Neuralgia Webinar presented by Neil Martin, MD, FAANS Neil Martin, MD., FAANS, chairman of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, discuss the latest treatments for trigeminal neuralgia.
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Aneurysm Webinar - November 19, 2012

Aneurysm Webinar presented by Neil Martin, MD., FAANS Dr. Neil Martin, M.D., FAANS, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA and Director of the Aneurysm and AVM Program discusses how to manage unruptured aneurysms and latest updates in aneurysm treatments.
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