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AHA Heart Awards Gala Honoring John G. Harold, M.D. - Saturday, April 14

The American Heart Association will host its annual Heart Awards Gala on Saturday, April 14 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The gala begins at 6 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Honorees include John G. Harold, M.D., who will receive the 2007 Passion of the Heart Award for his distinguished career in cardiology and longstanding leadership in cardiovascular medicine. For more information, please contact Molly McLellan at (213) 291-7045.

The Bioethics Noon Conference - Wednesday, April 25

The Center for Health Care Ethics will sponsor a Bioethics Noon Conference on "Ethics in the Operating Room" on Wednesday, April 25 from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is Audrey Shafer, M.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Stanford University School of Medicine and staff anesthesiologist at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.

Women and Ischemic Heart Disease - Saturday, April 28

This full-day educational symposium will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Thalians Auditorium and will explore cardiovascular disease and the female-specific issues facing physicians and allied healthcare professionals relative to coronary physiology, diagnosis, risk factors, screening modalities, prevention and medical management strategies. For more information, call CME Coordinator Marta Betancourt at (310) 423-1921 or click here for a PDF copy of the brochure.

24th Plastic Surgery Day - Saturday, April 28

This annual lectureship will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium and will focus on facial rejuvenation and breast implants. For more information, contact Barbara Stokes, CME coordinator, at (310) 423-2935 or via e-mail at Barbara.Stokes@cshs.org.

National Kidney Foundation's Gift of Life Celebration - Sunday, April 29

The National Kidney Foundation of Southern California will host the 28th Annual Gift of Life Celebration on Sunday, April 29 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Honorees include Elaine S. Kamil, M.D., who will receive the 2007 Spirit of Nephrology Award. Dr. Kamil is the clinical director of pediatric nephrology and program director of the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program at Cedars-Sinai. Event tickets are $350 each. For more information, please call Stephanie Twerdahl at (818) 783-8153, ext. 23.

Attending vs. Housestaff in 5th Annual Basketball Game - Sunday, May 20

Physicians are invited to bring family and friends to support their fellow athletes on Sunday, May 20, as the Attending Staff Gomers take on the Housestaff Blues at their 5th Annual basketball game, sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and Community Health & Education. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the game tips off promptly at 12 p.m. in the Beverly Hills High School "swim gym," located at 241 Moreno Drive in Beverly Hills. For more information, please contact Greg Orshansky, M.D., president of the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, at (310) 478-3711, ext. 43988 or by e-mail at greggieo@yahoo.com.

"The Jersey Boys" Musical at the Ahmanson Theatre - Tuesday, May 29

Tickets are available to see this Tony Award-winning Best Musical on Tuesday, May 29. "The Jersey Boys" goes behind the music of Franki Valli & the Four Seasons to follow the rags-to-riches tale of four kids who worked their way from the streets of Newark to pop music stardom. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide -- all before they turned 30! The cost is $100 per person and includes a buffet dinner. To reserve tickets, please call Myra Daldemian at (310) 423-2681.

Grand Rounds

For information on scheduling of Grand Rounds, click here to access the Continuing Medical Education website.