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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration -- Jan. 15

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration will be held in Harvey Morse Auditorium from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. This year's event features Dr. Clayborne Carson, official biographer of Dr. King and founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. The program will also feature a musical tribute by the Agape International Choir.

The Bioethics Noon Conference -- Jan. 17

The Center for Health Care Ethics will sponsor the Bioethics Noon Conference on "Dealing with Tough Situations: When Families and Caregivers Disagree" on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The conference will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Auditorium, and lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Carol Taylor, RN, director of the Center for Clinical Bioethics and assistant professor of nursing at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. For more information, call the Center for Health Care Ethics at (310) 423-9636.

Nuclear Cardiology & Cardiac CT: Case Review with the Experts -- Jan. 19-21

This course is widely known for its practical approach to all aspects of gated SPECT and will include multiple sessions focusing on cardiac CT and its relationship to nuclear cardiology. Physicians will receive 22 CME credits for this event, held in the Harvey Morse Auditorium. Pre-registration and fee required. Call (310) 423-5548 for more information.

International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy -- Jan. 26-28

This is the 14th annual teaching conference held in cooperation with three major endoscopy centers in North America and Europe. This course will be an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists and gastroenterology nurses. Participants will receive 21 CME credits for this symposium, held in the Harvey Morse Auditorium. Pre-registration and fee required. Call (310) 423-5548 for more information.

The Greene Memorial Lectureship -- Feb. 2

A lecture on "The Modern Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)" will be presented by Eugene Woltering, M.D., in the Harvey Morse Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Dr. Woltering is Chief, Section of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery, and Head of Surgical Research at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans. Call (310) 423-5548 for more information.

What's New in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine -- Feb. 16-17

This one and a half-day course is designed to update pathologists, clinicians, residents and laboratory scientists on new and relevant techniques in anatomic and clinical pathology. Physicians will receive 10.5 CME credits for this course, held in the Harvey Morse Auditorium. Pre-registration and fee required. Call (310) 423-5548 for more information.

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders -- March 1-3

The 6th Annual Spinal Disorders Symposium will focus on current treatments, methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. Physicians receive 18 CME credits for this symposium, held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. Pre-registration is on February 28 and a fee is required. Call (310) 423-5548 for more information.

Grand Rounds

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