UCLAMDChat Webinars

UCLAMDChat Webinars 

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Upcoming Webinars

The Late Stages of Dementia
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 11:30 AM PST

Join UCLA geriatric medicine expert Zaldy Tan, MD, as he discusses the common challenges encountered by caregivers in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Learn how to recognize symptoms and how to access available resources, including palliative care and hospice. Register for the webinar »

Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behavior in People with Dementia
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 11:30 AM PST

Join UCLA psychologist Linda Ercoli, PhD, as she educates caregivers about the causes of verbal and physical aggressive behavior in patients with advancing dementia. She will introduce behavioral management techniques that can be effective in reducing and managing aggression. Register for the webinar »

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Blood clots and the New Ways to Remove Them
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 11:30 AM PST

Join UCLA interventional radiologist John Moriarty, MD, as he discusses new, minimally invasive, effective ways to remove blood clots quickly. Blood clots in the legs are a common and potentially very serious problem that can cause leg swelling, varicose veins, ulcers and even death. Register for the webinar »

Difficulties with Eating in Advanced Dementia
Thursday, March 3, 2016, 11:30 AM PST

Join UCLA geriatric health expert Nancy Weintraub, MD, as she discusses difficulties that people with advanced dementia face when eating and swallowing. She will address options to deal with these issues. Register for the webinar »


Breast Cancer

Options for Breast Cancer Surgery

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. View webinar video »

What You Should Know About Breast Cancer and IORT Treatment

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. View webinar video »

Latest Techniques for Breast Reconstruction

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

UCLA family medicine physician, Karen Duvall, MD, and genetic counselor Joyce Seldon, MS, discuss how to reduce your chances for breast cancer by adopting healthy behaviors. View webinar video »

Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy and Lumpectomy

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. View webinar video »

Breast Imaging for Screening and Diagnosis

UCLA diagnostic 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. View webinar video »



Aortic Stenosis: Future is Now!

UCLA interventional cardiologist Olcay Aksoy, MD, FACC, discusses how transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of patients with aortic stenosis. View webinar video »

Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias

UCLA electrophysiologist Roderick Tung, MD, discusses the management of ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), including also new treatments that are improving the quality of life for patients with this condition. View webinar video »

Latest Treatments and Advancements for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

UCLA Cardiologist Jamil Aboulhosn, MD, discusses the prevalence and impact of congenital heart disease (heart disease from birth). He will also discuss some of the surgical and medical advances that have facilitated improvements in survival and quality of life for this population. View webinar video »

Gender Matters: Heart Disease in Women

Marcella Calfon Press, MD, co-director of the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program, offers insight into the role of gender in heart disease and discusses managing risk factors.View webinar video »

What is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)?

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 »

Love Your Heart. Everyday Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Strong

Karol Watson, MD, co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, discusses tips to keep your heart healthy and live a healthier life, as well as hidden threats to heart health and the latest news in heart research. View webinar video »


Digestive Diseases

Deciphering the Gluten-Free Matrix – Should I be on a Gluten-Free Diet?
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 11:30 AM PST

UCLA dietitian Nancee Jaffe, RD, discusses a gluten-free diet, including what gluten is, separating facts from fiction, and who needs to be on a gluten-free diet. View webinar video »

Treating Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery

UCLA bariatric endoscopist Rabindra Watson, MD, discusses weight gain after bariatric surgery, a common problem that occurs several years after the operation often due to anatomic changes in the stomach and bowel. Dr. Watson will cover the mechanisms of weight gain, how bariatric surgery works, why patients may regain weight after surgery, and the latest techniques to treat weight regain. View webinar video »

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: What are they? How are they Diagnosed? How are they Treated?

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 »

Understanding Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

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

Understanding the Basics of IBD: What You Need to Know

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 »


Endocrine Surgery

Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know

UCLA endocrine surgeons Michael Yeh, MD, and Masha Livhits, MD, discuss the latest strategies to diagnose thyroid nodules; how to avoid surgery, if possible; and best practices for treating thyroid cancer. View webinar video »

Bone Health and Hyperparathyroidism

UCLA endocrine surgeons Michael Yeh, MD, and Masha Livhits, MD, discuss hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands), the role of parathyroid glands in regulating calcium levels, and treatments that can help maintain bone health. View webinar video »


Eye Health

Uveal Melanoma, A Modern Approach to Ocular Oncology

UCLA ocular surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, discusses ocular melanoma and treatments that improve vision, as well as surgical treatments for retinal detachment, glaucoma, double vision in tumor-treated eyes. Dr. McCannel will cover diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up evaluations and interventions. View webinar video »



Frontotemporal Dementia and It's Complications

UCLA behavioral neurologist Mario D. Mendez, MD, PhD discusses barriers to care, best practices, and emerging therapies for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. View webinar video »

Falls Prevention in People with Dementia

Dr. David Ganz discusses the best ways to prevent falls in older people, with a particular focus on people with dementia. This talk is especially intended for caregivers who are concerned about their loved one's risk of falls and fall-related injuries. View webinar video »

Elder Law: Making Sure the Right People Can Protect and Care for Patients with Dementia

Attorney Marc B. Hankin discusses how to use a durable power of attorney, an advance health care directive and a living trust when someone is diagnosed with dementia. He will discuss what to do if the patient did not sign any of those documents while competent, the good and bad of conservatorships and how to preserve the patient’s independence as long as possible.View webinar video »

Que tiene que ver la enfermedad de Alzheimer con mi familia?

La enfermedad de Alzheimer es la causa principal de la demencia en todo el mundo. Sin embargo, mucha gente dentro de la comunidad Latina no sabe cómo reconocer las síntomas de esta enfermedad, ni tampoco como lidiar con ella dentro del contexto familiar. Esta presentación le ayudará a entender cuáles son los riesgos, la síntomas, y los tratamientos disponibles para enfrentar un diagnóstico de Alzheimer. También habrá un dialogo sobre el impacto del Alzheimer sobre el sistema familiar y la necesidad de crear una red de apoyo más amplia. View webinar video »

Dementia in People with Down Syndrome or Other Intellectual Disabilities

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

Dementia: Special Issues Related to Ethnic and Racial Minorities

UCLA experts Xavier Cagigas, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Lekeisha Sumner, PhD, ABPP, discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the benefits of early detection and treatment. View webinar video »

The Benefits of Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

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

The 3Ds of Geriatric Psychiatry - Delirium, Dementia, Depression

UCLA expert Pauline Wu, DO, Health Sciences assistant clinical professor in Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, 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. View webinar video »

Getting Help with Caregiving: In-Home & Residential Placement

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. View webinar video »

Strategies and Meaningful Activities to Engage Your Loved Ones with Dementia

UCLA occupational therapist Kelly Thongkham, OTR/L, discusses activities and strategies caregivers can use to engage people with dementia.  View webinar video »

Medications Used in Dementia: What Caregivers Should Know

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. View webinar video »

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 »

Driving and Dementia

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 »

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 »

Research-Promising Therapies for Dementia Patients

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 »

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 »

Surviving Caregiving

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 »

What is Dementia? Webinar

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. View webinar video »


Head and Neck Cancer

Dealing with Dry Mouth in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

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 »

Throat Cancer: Who, Why and What Now?

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

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 »


Lung Cancer

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. View webinar video »



A Modern and Comprehensive Approach to Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

Join UCLA neurosurgeon Aria Fallah, MD, as he discusses the team approach to evaluating pediatric epilepsy. He will describe traditional and new surgical options, as well as what the future may bring in pediatric epilepsy surgery. View webinar video »

Latest Treatments for Hemifacial Spasms

Neil Martin, M.D., FAANS, Director of the Aneurysm and AVM Program at UCLA, discusses the latest treatments for hemifacial spasm, involuntary muscle spasms on one side of the face triggered by a blood vessel compressing the facial nerve. Dr. Martin will explain microvascular decompression surgery to stop the severe facial twitching. View webinar video »

Latest Treatments in Brain Aneurysms

Neil Martin, MD., FAANS, Director of the Aneurysm and AVM Program at UCLA, discusses the latest treatments for aneurysms, weaken areas in blood vessels often described as a ballooning that can rupture in the brain and cause a stroke. View webinar video »

Cancer Treatment for Brain Metastasis

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 »

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 »

Treatments for Primary Cavernous Angiomas

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 »

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 »

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 »

Latest Treatment Options for Pituitary Tumors

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 »

Deep Brain Stimulation 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 »

Facial Pain: Diagnosis, Treatments and Latest Advancements

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

Meningiomas Webinar

Dr. Isaac Yang, expert neurosurgeon at UCLA, discusses the latest advancements and treatments for meningiomas. View webinar video »

Acoustic Neuromas Webinar

Isaac Yang, M.D., expert neurosurgeon at UCLA, discusses the latest minimally invasive treatments to maximize quality of life for patients with vestibular schwannomas. View webinar video »

Trigeminal Neuralgia Webinar

Neil Martin, MD., FAANS, chairman of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, discuss the latest treatments for trigeminal neuralgia. View webinar video »

Aneurysm Webinar

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. View webinar video »



Vulvodynia: Current Trends in Treatment
& New Research

Join UCLA OB/GYN Andrea Rapkin, MD, as she discusses vulvodynia, a chronic vaginal pain condition most commonly characterized by pain with intercourse. Dr. Rapkin will also discuss symptoms, potential causes, and current treatments available to women with this condition, and will explore the latest in vulvodynia research here at UCLA. View webinar video »

Latest Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

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 »

Female and Fabulous: Why Every Woman Needs an OB/GYN

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 »

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 »

Straight Talk about Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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 »



Management of Pediatric Hydrocephalus

UCLA neurosurgeon Aria Fallah, MD, discusses hydrocephalus in children – the buildup of too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, which can effect physical and mental development. He reviews underlying causes, signs and symptoms, treatments and the importance of joint decision making with the neurosurgeon. Video coming soon.

Childhood Anxiety

UCLA child psychologist John Piacentini, PhD, as he discusses the difference between age-appropriate and problematic anxiety in children, including how to recognize the warning signs of problematic anxiety and how it is treated. View webinar video »

Sport Concussions in Youth: Community Guide for Education, Treatment and Research

UCLA pediatric neurologist Christopher Giza, MD, discusses the comprehensive UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT approach to sport-related concussions among youth athletes, including injury prevention, clinical management and education. He will also identify what proactive steps and comprehensive tools local schools, community youth organizations and healthcare providers can take to help ensure the highest level of care and safety for the children they serve.View webinar video »

Learning and cognitive difficulties in children:  What are some challenges after a head injury, including concussion?

UCLA neuropsychologist Talin Babikian, PhD, ABPP as she covers some of the more common learning, cognitive and behavioral challenges that children and adolescents face, including how these difficulties may manifest following a brain injury or insult, including a concussion. Helpful intervention strategies will be discussed. View webinar video »

It’s Not Child’s Play: An Evidence-Based Approach to Youth Sports Concussions

UCLA pediatric neurologist Christopher Giza, MD, discusses an evidence-based approach to concussions in young people that will include understanding risk, conducting an initial assessment and ongoing clinical management. Participants will learn how to evaluate and care for youth athletes with concussions.View webinar video »

Does my Child Have Asthma and How Should it be Treated?

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

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 »


Plastic Surgery

The Modern Approach to Facial Aesthetics and Rejuvenation

UCLA plastic surgeon Jason Roostaeian, MD, discusses the latest techniques in facial aesthetic surgery and rejuvenation that give real results without losing one’s natural appearance. View webinar video »

Total Body Contouring: From Massive weight loss to Mommy Makeovers

Join UCLA Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, Jason Roostaeian, MD, as he discusses all aspects of body contouring surgery including liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, and body lift.View webinar video »

The Modern Approach to Rhinoplasty: What Every Patient Should Know

UCLA Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, Jason Roostaeian, MD, 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. View webinar video »


Urology/Prostate Cancer

Male Urinary Incontinence

UCLA urologist Gladys Ng, MD, discusses the symptoms, causes, and latest treatments for male urinary incontinence. An estimated five million American men have transient or chronic urinary incontinence. Video coming soon.

Everything You Need to Know About Urinary Stones

UCLA urologist Caroline Wallner, MD, discusses what causes urinary stones, symptoms, how stones are imaged, what stones are made of, how stones are treated depending on location, size, and composition, and how to prevent future stones. View webinar video »

Fertility Options After Vasectomy

UCLA urologist Jesse Mills, MD, discusses ways for couples to achieve pregnancy after vasectomy. Learn about vasectomy reversals, success rates of procedures, and alternative methods for achieving pregnancy after vasectomy. View webinar video »

Optimizing Male Fertility

UCLA urologist, Jesse Mills, MD, discusses common causes of male subfertility, including treatment options and non-prescription tips on how to improve male fertility. View webinar video »

What You Need to Know About Vaginal Mesh for Female Pelvic Surgery

UCLA urologist Ja-Hong Kim, MD, discusses the use of vaginal mesh to treat female pelvic floor conditions, including stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapsed. She will review the recent FDA warnings on the safety of vaginal mesh, how mesh-related complications are managed, and non-mesh alternatives. View webinar video »

Erectile Dysfunction 101

UCLA urologist Caroline Wallner, MD, discusses erectile dysfunction, including risk factors to develop the condition, as well as targeted therapies and surgical treatments. View webinar video »

Male Urethral Stricture Disease: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

UCLA urologist Gladys Ng, MD, discusses male urethral stricture disease, including its causes and available treatments. View webinar video »

Vasectomy - Is It the Right Choice for You?

UCLA urologist Christopher Saigal, MD, discusses the risks, benefits and myths surrounding vasectomies. Vasectomies are one of the safest and most effective forms of permanent birth control. View webinar video »

Diet and Kidney Stones: A Patient's Guide

UCLA urologist, Dr. Gregory Jack, discusses ways to prevent and manage kidney stones through diet, lifestyle and medicines. View webinar video »

Testicular Cancer: Facts and Fictions

UCLA urologist, Dr. Mark S. Litwin, discusses common misconceptions about testicular cancer. He will presents an insider’s view of what to do if you have a lump in the testicle or have been told you have testicular cancer.View webinar video »

Provenge Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Allan J. Pantuck, MD, MS, FACS, professor in the UCLA Department of Urology discusses the use of Provenge in the treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Pantuck will discuss the background and rationale for the use of immune-based therapies in the treatment of cancer and the indications, benefits and side effects of Provenge, an FDA-approved treatment for advanced prostate cancer that utilizes the patient’s genetically engineered immune cells. View webinar video »

Prostate Cancer 101

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?

UCLA Urologist, Stuart Holden, MD, discusses prostate cancer and the latest treatment options. View webinar video »

Technologies to Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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 »

Innovations in Treating Bladder and Kidney Cancer

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 »

MRI for Prostate Cancer Management

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 »

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 »

State-of-the-Art Treatment for Overactive Bladder and Urge Incontinence

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

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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Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

UCLA Urologist Dr. Chris Saigal discusses the latest imaging technology and how to make it a safe alternative to invasive treatment of prostate cancer. View webinar video » >

Testicular Cancer Webinar

Mark S. Litwin, MD, chair of Urology at UCLA, discusses the latest testicular cancer treatments and how to check for testicular cancer. View webinar video »



What is a Kidney Exchange?

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. View webinar video »



Chronic Pain, Heroin, and the US Epidemic of Opioid Abuse

UCLA addiction and internal medicine Keith Heinzerling, MD, discusses how patients are turning to heroin after becoming addicted to prescription opioids. He will describe the treatments available for opioid addiction, including how to prevent addiction in patients with chronic pain. View webinar video »

Advanced Directives: Planning Ahead

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 »

Targeting Brain Inflammation to Treat Methamphetamine Addiction

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 »