Talks and Conferences

2016

University of California San Diego, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, 2016 Conference, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA – ‘Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care’ CME training’ for medical professionals, May 27.

Partners in Parkinson’s Conference, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Oakland. CA – Panelist, ‘You, Your Loved One and Parkinson’s Disease’, May 14.

Family Caregiver Alliance Caregiver Retreat, Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, CA. – Guest presenter, ‘Mindfulness-Based Care’, May 9.

Aging in America Conference, Washington, DC – Joint presentation with University of California San Francisco research team, on ‘Successes and Challenges of a Mindfulness-Based Dementia Training for Care Partners ‘, March 21.

University of California San Francisco, Memory and Aging Center, ‘Loving Dementia Care’ Conference, San Francisco, CA – ‘Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care’ for nurses and health care professionals, February 9.

2015

International Dementia With Lewy Bodies Conference, Mayo Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, FL – Guest speaker, ‘A Mindful Journey’, December 3.

Lewy Body Dementia Association, Webinar – Presenter, ‘Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care for Caregivers and Persons Living With Lewy Body Dementias’, October 20.

Alzheimer’s Association North Bay Education Conference, San Rafael, CA – Guest Speaker, ‘Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care’, June 19.

Institute on Aging, Aging and Technology Conference, San Francisco, CA –  Speaker, ‘Creating the Future’, May 27.

Huntington’s Disease Caregiver Support Group, El Cerrito, CA –  Presenter, ‘Intro to Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care for HD’, April 28.

Aging in America Conference, Chicago, IL – University of California San Francisco research team presentation of ‘Presence Care Project: A New Type of Dementia Care Training for Caregivers in Living Communities’, March 26.

NeuroHuddle Symposium, Honolulu, HA –  Guest speaker, ‘Neuroscience & Mindfulness: Best Care Practices for Persons with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and their Families’, January 23.

2014

International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Mind Life Institute, Boston, CA – Poster presentation, ‘Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care: A Quasi-Experimental Study’, October 31.

Blog Talk Radio, Life is a Sacred Journey – Guest presenter, ‘Mindfulness as a self-care intervention for caregivers’, October 30.

Brain Injury Network, Speakers Series, Larkspur, CA – Presenter, ‘Mindfulness-Based Care for Brain Injury’, September 17.

University of California San Francisco Frontotemporal Dementia Caregiver Support Group, teleconference – Facilitator, ‘Mindfulness-Based Care for Frontotemporal Dementia’, August 21.

Parkinson’s Disease Forum, Oakland, CA – Presenter, Workshop: ‘Minfdulness-Based Care for Parkinson’s and Related Diseases’, August 14.

Parkinson’s Disease Symposium, Foster City, CA – Presenter: ‘Mindfulness-Based Care for Parkinson’s ‘,  July 12.

Avenidas Caregiver Series, Mountain View, CA – Presenter, Workshop: ‘Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy With Persons With Dementia’, June 19.

National Association of Social Workers, JFCS, San Francisco, CA – Guest speaker: Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care, June 5. CEU’s available.

California Assisted Living Association (CALA), 2014 Spring Conference, Santa Clara, CA – Presenter, ‘Personalizing Engagement with Tech-Enabled Music Program’, June 3.

Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Redwood City, CA – Educational seminar, March 25.

San Francisco Baie Accueil, Cafe Bien-Etre, Palo Alto, CA – Guest speaker: ‘Mindfulness-Based Long Distance Caregiving’ (in French), March 14.

Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias: Accepting the Challenge, Hyatt Conference Center, Monterey, CA; Presenter, Workshop: Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care, February 15.

San Francisco Village, Institute on Aging, San Francisco; Panelist, Caregiver Support Panel, January 23.

2013

Family Caregiver Alliance, Los Gatos, CA – Mindfulness trainer, Caregiver Retreat, October 22.

Catholic Charities USA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA – Co-presenter, ‘From Idea to Reality: Truly Person-Centered Care’, September 16.

The Mary Jones Show, WDRC-AM, Hartford, CT – Guest speaker, ‘Maximize Your Inner Happiness With One Simple Mindfulness Practice’, September 5.

University of California San Francisco Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group for Adult Children – Teletraining, August 15th.

Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA – Training for Sisters of Mercy, August 9.

University of California San Francisco Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group for Adult Children, San Francisco, CA – Guest presenter, July 11.

Zen Hospice Project, San Francisco, CA – Guest presenter, July 2.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers – Webinar presentation to Western Region Members, June 14.

East Bay Alzheimer’s Networking Group, hosted at Lakeside Park Oakland Community, Oakland, CA – Guest Speaker, June 12.

Church of Good Shepherd, Pacifica, CA – Catholic Charities CYO Caregiver Series, Guest speaker, June 11.

University of California San Francisco Memory and Aging Center, Caregiver Conference, San Francisco, CA – Guest Speaker, May 4.

Carlisle Senior Community, San Francisco, CA – Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Care, April 23.

UC Berkeley, CARE Services, Elder Care Program, Berkeley, CA – Guest Speaker, March 22.

Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group, North Berkeley Senior Center, Berkeley, CA – Guest speaker, February 28.

Institute on Aging, San Francisco, CA – Clinical staff training, March 1.

Veterans Memorial Senior Center, Redwood City, CA – Catholic Charities CYO Caregiver Series, Guest speaker, February 11.

Saint Pius Church, Redwood City, CA – Catholic Charities CYO Caregiver Series, Guest Speaker, February 8.

San Mateo Senior Center, San Mateo, CA – Catholic Charities CYO Caregiver Series, Guest Speaker, February 4.

2012

California Assisted Living Association, Executive Directors Roundtable, San Francisco, CA – Guest speaker, November 28.

San Carlos Library, San Carlos, CA – Catholic Charities CYO Caregiver Series, Guest speaker, November 14.

St. Gregory’s Church, San Mateo, CA – Catholic Charities CYO Caregiver Series, Guest speaker, November 5.

Alzheimer’s Association, 8th Annual Education Conference for Families, Foster City, CA – Guest speaker, October 27.

Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA – Catholic Charities CYO Caregiver Series, Guest speaker, October 1.

Veterans Memorial Senior Center, Redwood City, CA – Catholic Charities CYO Caregiver Series, Guest speaker, September 26.

Avenidas Caregiver Conference, Palo Alto, CA – Guest speaker, September 15.

Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco,  CA – Living Well Conference – Guest speaker, August 24.

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA – Living Well Senior Day – Guest speaker, July 26.

PD and Parkinsonism Caregiver Symposium, Foster City, CA – Facilitator, July 14.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, teleconference – Caregivers training, June 14.

California Assisted Living Association (CALA), 2012 Conference, Santa Clara, CA – Guest speaker, June 5.

California Assisted Living Association (CALA) Executive Round Table, Alameda, CA –  Guest speaker, May 24th.

Zen Hospice Project, San Francisco, CA – Mindfulness-Based Approach to Supporting Families Through Alzheimer’s and End-of-Life – Guest speaker, May 1.

Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA – Workshop for health care professionals, April 28.

27th Annual Alzheimer’s Regional Conference, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA – Guest Speaker, April 20.

Senior Resource Panel, Woodside Village Church, Woodside, CA – Guest speaker, April 10.

San Carlos Adult Day Services, San Carlos, CA – Staff development training, April 5.

Partners in Care of Alameda Roundtable, Aegis Senior Living, Fremont, CA – Guest speaker, March 22.

Alzheimer’s Activity Center, San Jose, CA – Family caregiver straining, March 20.

Stanford VA Alzheimer’s Research Center, Palo Alto, CA – Presentation to family caregivers, January 25th.

Palo Alto Housing Corporation, CA – Mindfulness and Aging – Guest speaker, January 19.

Institute on Aging, San Francisco, CA – Clinical staff training, January 6.

2011

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group, St Bede’s Church, Menlo Park, CA – Mindfulness training, December 13.

Rotary Club, Palo Alto University Club, CA – Guest speaker, November 18.

Rotary Club, Foster City, CA – Guest speaker, November 16.

Parc Regent, Community Room,  Los Altos, CA – Family caregivers training, November 14. 

Jewish Home of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA – Mindfulness-Based Approaches to the Maturing Mind – Co-presenter , October 26.

Rosener House, Menlo Park, CA – Family caregivers training, October 20.

Senior Roundtable, San Francisco, CA – Guest speaker, October 6.

Coastside Adult Day Health Center, Half Moon Bay, CA – Family caregivers training, September 28.

Kimochi, San Francisco, CA – Family caregivers training (English/Japanese), September 13.

Senior Roundtable, San Mateo, CA – Guest speaker, August 25.

Alzheimer’s Cafe, Tabard Theatre Company, San Jose, CA – Guest speaker, August 10.

Arcadia Home Care, San Francisco, CA – Caregiver staff training, July 26.

Salem Lutheran Home, Oakland, CA – Doctor’s talk with residents, July 21.

Reliable Caregivers, San Francisco, CA – Caregiver staff training, July 20.

Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, CA – Hospice volunteers training, July 8.

Zen Hospice, San Francisco, CA – Guest speaker, July 5.

Home Instead Senior Care, San Francisco, CA – Caregiver staff training, June 10.

Institute on Aging, San Francisco, CA – Clinical staff training, March 4.

UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA – Students training, February 22.

2010

San Francisco End of Life Network, San Francisco, CA – Guest speaker, October 6.