Thursday, October 8, 2009

October 2009 Bay Area Events.

Saturday, 10/10: ICD User Group’s Monthly Meeting

It’s sudden cardiac arrest awareness month and we’re meeting again this Saturday, October 10, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in Sunol. We’ll gather for some light food and a nice chat at our usual place, Bosco’s Bones & Brew. Bosco’s is located at 11922 Main Street, Sunol.

Friday, 10/16: Stanford ICD Patient Day

The Stanford Arrhythmia Service will be hosting an ICD Patient Day on October 16, 2009 at the Palo Alto Westin Sheraton, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The program will cover a variety of topics, including the future of ICDs and options for patients with frequent arrhythmias. Samuel sears, PhD, an international authority on helping patients cope with the fear of ICD shocks, will be the key note speaker. You must call (650) 723-7111 for more information or to confirm your attendance. Download the invite here.

Saturday, 10/17: Charged Hearts 19th Annual Meeting

Kaiser’s annual ICD patients meeting will happen on October 17, 2009 at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel, from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Participants will have a chance to explore the psychological implications of living with an ICD, including issues of anxiety and depression. Dr. Sears will also speak at this event. You must RSVP by calling (707) 651-5544 no later than Monday, 10/12. Please leave your name, phone number, number of people in your party, and your lunch preference: grilled salmon, or braised beef short ribs.

Saturday, 10/24: ICD Patient Education and Support Group

Kaiser San Jose’s quarterly support group and informational session will be held on October 24, 2009, at Kaiser Permanente, 276 International Circle (Family Health Center, 3rd floor, Rooms A, B and C), from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Dr. Nicole Varnell, PharmD, will speak about common medications and a technical specialist from St. Jude Medical will cover the basics of ICDs. You must RSVP no later than Monday, 10/20, to Thuy-Hong Vo, RN, (408) 972-7431.

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