Cultivating Stress Resilience (2018)
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Cultivating Stress Resilience (2018)

Immerse yourself in a deeply restorative weekend with Elissa Epel, PhD, researcher on aging, metabolism, and emotions, and Daniel Siegel, MD, psychiatrist and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.

By delving into the fundamentals of cellular health and the most relevant science behind stress, aging, and mindful practices, you will foster a center of inner awareness and interconnections with others in similar life circumstances.

View Event →
Dr. Elissa Epel at the North American Menopause Society Meeting
Oct
3
to Oct 6

Dr. Elissa Epel at the North American Menopause Society Meeting

Dr. Elissa Epel will deliver a keynote address at the 2018 North American Menopause Society meeting in San Diego Oct 3-6. NAMS is an international organization of healthcare providers and researchers focused on care of the mid-life woman

See more information about the event on the website: https://www.menopause.org/annual-meetings/2018-meeting

 

View Event →
International Symposium for Contemplative Research
Nov
8
to Nov 11

International Symposium for Contemplative Research

Join Dr. Elissa Epel and others at the biennial Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research (ISCR).  The flagship academic conference for transdisciplinary investigations of the mind and contemplative practice, welcoming all people who seek guidance in applying contemplative practice in their work and communities. 

The 2018 conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, near Phoenix, November 8 –11, 2018.

More information on the symposium here: https://www.mindandlife.org/international-symposium-for-contemplative-research/

View Event →

The Social Side of Sleep: Illuminating the complex links between sleep and the social world
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

The Social Side of Sleep: Illuminating the complex links between sleep and the social world

Join AME Director Dr. Aric Prather for "The Social Side of Sleep: Illuminating the complex links between sleep and the social world"

Sleep is fundamental to our socioemotional well-being. However, the role of sleep has largely been neglected in social psychological research. In this symposium, we will present new data from experimental human studies linking sleep (and sleep loss) with critical social processes.

Speakers include:
Aric A. Prather,
 University of California, San Francisco (Chair)
Tina Sundelin, Columbia University
Amie Gordon, University of California, San Francisco
Eti Ben Simon, University of California, Berkeley

 

View Event →
Biological Embedding of Early Adversity
May
26
9:00 AM09:00

Biological Embedding of Early Adversity

Join Dr. Elissa Epel at 2018 Association for Psychological Science Conference for the session "Biological Embedding of Early Adversity"

Elissa S. Epel, University of California, San Francisco (Chair)
Nim Tottenham, Columbia University
Stacy Drury, Tulane University
Jenny Tung, Duke University
Eamon McCrory, University College London, United Kingdom
Andrea Danese, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Human and animal studies document long lasting effects of adverse early environments, including low socioeconomic status, poor parent-offspring relationships (especially child abuse and neglect), and prenatal or early exposure to stress, on developmental outcomes and trajectories of health and well-being throughout the life-span. This symposium will feature talks by five researchers who are taking novel approaches to studying how various forms of early life adverse exposures become biologically embedded and elevate risk for poor mental and physical health in later life.  The mechanisms through which these early adverse experiences exert influences on physical and mental health in later adulthood are becoming better understood, but important questions remain regarding the timing, severity, and differential impact of discrete types of adverse exposures on developmental processes, as well as about when and how their long-term impacts on health and disease are likely to manifest. The talks and panel discussion will explore these mechanisms of persistent risk at multiple levels of analysis, address inherent challenges in this field, and touch on current evidence regarding their plasticity and potential reversibility to inform consideration of possible interventions.  

 

View Event →
TedXMarin: Research on aging, dementia and extending our “Healthspans”
May
10
5:15 PM17:15

TedXMarin: Research on aging, dementia and extending our “Healthspans”

Join us for this wonderful TedXMarin event! "Extending Our Human Healthspan: Lifestyle, good stress, fasting and modern genetics can affect "Healthy" longevity."

Dr. Elissa Epel will discuss good stress and aging from 5:15pm-5:30pm on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:15-5:30. 

Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxsalon-2-extending-our-human-healthspan-how-lifestyle-good-stress-fasting-and-genetics-can-registration-43483462206

 

View Event →
Cultivating Stress Resilience: The Science of Stress Renewal
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Cultivating Stress Resilience: The Science of Stress Renewal

Visit 1440 Multiversity from April 20 - 22, 2018  and join Drs. Dan Siegel and Elissa Epel for this 2 day event on the science of stress renewal. This will be especially helpful for people who are in service professions or caregivers.

More details and registration here: https://1440.org/program/cultivating-stress-resilience/

View Event →
AME Members Present Posters at Society of Behavioral Medicine
Apr
11
to Apr 14

AME Members Present Posters at Society of Behavioral Medicine

AME Center Members will present posters at the 2018 Society Of Behavioral Medicine conference on April 11-14, 2018 at the Hilton New Orleans in Louisiana. See the full program here

Dr. Rachel Radin will present two posters on April 14th at 10:00am. 

  • Hair cortisol concentration, metabolic health, and the chronic stress response network among high stress caregivers
  • Chronic stress, reward-driven eating, and metabolic health among caregivers. 

Alison Hartman will present a poster

  • "Chronic Stress and Impulsivity Levels Synergistically Predict 18-Month Increases in Visceral Fat" 

Hiba Abousleiman will present a poster 

  • "Impact of Weight Loss and Weight-loss Maintenance on Cell Aging in Adults with Obesity: Results from the SHINE Study"

 

View Event →
Stress and health: How stress impacts our brains and bodies, and what we can do to remain resilient
Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Stress and health: How stress impacts our brains and bodies, and what we can do to remain resilient

Join Dr. Alexandra Crosswell of the AME Center at the Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair, at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center on April 10th, 2018

Dr. Crossewell will present "Stress and health: How stress impacts our brains and bodies, and what we can do to remain resilient"

More info on the event here: https://www.jccsf.org/adult/older-adults/wellness-fairs-forums/the-art-of-aging-gracefully/

 

View Event →
 “Strategies for Managing the Impact of Stress on Depression and Emotional Well-Being” with Dr. Elissa Epel
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

“Strategies for Managing the Impact of Stress on Depression and Emotional Well-Being” with Dr. Elissa Epel

The UCSF Depression Center Presents: 
“Strategies for Managing the Impact of Stress on Depression and Emotional Well-Being”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 pm
UCSF Cole Hall Auditorium, 513 Parnassus Avenue
This Event is Free and Open to the Public Light Refreshments will be Provided  

RSVP Today on EventBrite: http://depressioncenter.ucsf.edu/2018event

Keynote Speaker Elissa Epel, PhD, Professor, UCSF, Department of Psychiatry “Stress Resilience for Preventing Depression: Making Stress Work for You” and Breakout Sessions

ALSO NOTE: Elissa and Dan Siegel, MD, are leading  a local retreat on building stress resilience (CEU offered), 4/20-4/22, at the beautiful Multiversity! See details here! https://1440.org/program/cultivating-stress-resilience/

View Event →
Extending our healthspan: understanding how our life experience shapes our cell aging
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Extending our healthspan: understanding how our life experience shapes our cell aging

Join Dr. Elissa Epel on Friday, January 26th, 2018, 7:30pm at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove. She will give a lecture for the public: “Extending our healthspan: understanding how our life experience shapes our cell aging”  

See more details on the event and RSVP here: https://events.stanford.edu/events/741/74111/

 

View Event →
Hungry For Change: Food Insecurity, Stress, and Obesity at UCLA
Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

Hungry For Change: Food Insecurity, Stress, and Obesity at UCLA

Register now for free at http://ssewhungryforchange.eventbrite.com

The 11th Annual Sugar, Stress, Environment, and Weight (SSEW) Symposium, presented by the UCSF Center for ObesityAssessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) and the UCLAResnick Program for Food Law and Policy, brings togetherleading researchers to present the latest science on how thefood we eat and the stress we experience create a perfect storm, accelerating one of the most urgent public health crises of ourtime: the obesity epidemic. 

Join us on October 25th, 2017 from 9:30am-4:15pm at the University of California, Los Angeles to witness critical exchange between forward-thinking researchers, healthcare providers, and policy advocates on innovative approaches that move the needle forward on hunger, obesity, social equity, and public health. Don't miss this unique opportunity to participate! See below for more details on speakers, meditation workshop, and lunch options. Sign up today- space is limited!

Visit the SSEW Symposium Event page on our website (https://www.coastcenter.org/ssew-symposium) for more information and Follow us on Twitter @SSEWScience to join the #SSEW2017 #HUNGRY4CHANGE conversation. We look forward to seeing you there!

View Event →
Dr. Aric Prather on “Sleep as a determinant of health”
Oct
4
10:30 AM10:30

Dr. Aric Prather on “Sleep as a determinant of health”

UCSF AME Center Director Dr. Aric Prather will present on panel entitled “Sleep as a determinant of health” at the annual meeting of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS).  October 4, 2017, Austin, TX

Panel: Sleep as a Determinant of Health

  • Moderator: Margaret Weden, RAND Corporation
  • Education and Health Lifestyles
    Patrick M. Krueger, University of Colorado - Denver, Ryan O’Connell, University of Colorado - Boulder, and Jarron M. Saint Onge, The University of Kansas
  • Biopsychosocial Determinants of Sleep and Wellbeing for Teens in Fragile Families: Studying Sleep Health in a Population Health Sciences Framework
    Lauren Hale, Stony Brook University, Soomi Lee, Penn State University, Sarah James, Princeton University,  Nikki NahmodMike StrayerLindsay Master, and Orfeu Buxton, Penn State University
  • Sleep, socioeconomic status, and susceptibility to infectious illness
    Aric Prather, University of California - San Francisco
  • Sleep, Education, and Disability
    Elliot Friedman, Purdue University and Patrick M. Krueger, University of Colorado - Denver

For more information visit: http://ipsr.ku.edu/pophealth/agenda.shtml

 

View Event →
Mindful Eating Day: Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Sep
23
9:30 AM09:30

Mindful Eating Day: Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Teacher(s):Andrea LiebersteinElissa EpelJampa Sangmo Anderson

Date:Saturday, September 23, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location:Community Meditation Center

Cost:Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code AL3D17.

Register:OPEN-Register Here

Details: Ancient contemplative wisdom and daily mindful practices can support us to live with wisdom, compassion, and ease. They can balance our day, temper strong emotions and possibly even slow the aging process. 

View Event →
IAGG Aging Conference
Jul
23
to Jul 27

IAGG Aging Conference

A one day workshop on : Reversibility and Mutability Research:  Approaches to Reducing Health Disparities

This is an NIA Workshop on Innovative Issues in Minority Aging Research. Speakers include James Jackson, Andreas Danese, Teresa Seeman, Elissa Epel, and others. 

July 23rd, 2017
8:30am-4:30pm

Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, CA

For more information, please click here 

View Event →
The Mind and Life Summer Research Institute
Jun
5
to Jun 11

The Mind and Life Summer Research Institute

The 2017 Mind & Life Summer Research Institute (SRI) will give attention to scientific, humanistic and first-person contemplative perspectives on intersubjectivity and social connectivity. Plenary presentations, workshops and small group discussions will explore interrelational human dynamics, including how we relate to ourselves and others, and to community and strangers. Faculty will present research findings on the meditative cultivation of pro-social emotions, intergroup dynamics, social and embodied cognition, cognitive ecology, implicit bias and social justice. We will also examine how these experiences are embodied in the brain, nervous system, and cellular health. By deepening inquiry through a week-long interdisciplinary dialogue, we will investigate ways in which social and cultural histories shape subjective and collective values, beliefs and purpose in life, and the mind-body complex. Discussions will highlight scientific research on the interconnectivity of mind and physiological health as well as environmental and technological influences on interpersonal connections and social cognition. Workshops will engage participants in facilitated trainings on critical issues in transdisciplinary research methods as well as social diversity and inclusion in the contemplative sciences.

Co-Chaired by Drs. Elissa Epel & Michael Sheehy

Scholarship Applications begin on January 9th, 2017. Click here to apply!

View Event →
The Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair
Apr
6
3:30 PM15:30

The Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair

  • Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THE ART OF AGING GRACEFULLY RESOURCE FAIR: STAY VITAL, HEALTHY AND FIT

Presentations from medical professionals and local experts on healthy living along with insights and opportunities to support active, creative aging. Talks by UCSF's Margaret A. Chesney, PhD, Catherine D. Printz, PT, DPT, NCS, Julianne Blythe, and Donald I. Abrams, MD. 

Visit the JCCSF website for more information, registration, and the Resource Fair Schedule: https://www.jccsf.org/adult/adult-prog-con/the-art-of-aging-gracefully

View Event →