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Meetings and Events

Bioethics Noon Conference - Wednesday, Sept. 19

The Center for Health Care Ethics will present its Bioethics Noon Conference on "End-of-Life Planning for End Stage Renal Disease Patients" on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Bruce G. Barlow, M.D., clinical professor of the Department of Family Practice at UC Davis.

The Matrix Conference/Dept. of Surgery Patient Safety Curriculum - Thursday, Sept. 20

A special presentation of the Matrix Conference - the Department of Surgery Patient Safety Curriculum will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in ECC-B. The conference, entitled "The Embryology of Complications: Near Misses, Close Calls and Narrow Escapes," is presented by the Department of Surgery in conjunction with the Surgical Safety Institute and will feature Richard C. Karl, M.D., founder of the institute. For more information, please contact Leo A. Gordon, M.D., at Leo.Gordon@cshs.org.

Informational Meeting on Medical Mission to Guatemala - Sunday, Sept. 23

An informational meeting on the 2008 HELPS International medical mission to Guatemala will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, in ECC-B. Anesthesiologists, pediatricians and primary care physicians are needed for this trip, scheduled for April 11 - 21, 2008. Meet with your Cedars-Sinai colleagues who have gone on this mission and learn how you can help. For more information, please contact Dr. Babak Larian at larianb@yahoo.com.

8th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference - Friday, Sept. 28

The 8th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel Century City. Pre-registration and a fee are required. For more information, please call (310) 423-5548.

Cedars-Sinai's Cardiovascular Disease Conference - Oct. 4 & 5

Cedars-Sinai's "Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease" will be held on October 4 and 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills. The conference is co-sponsored by Cedars-Sinai and Promedica International CME in conjunction with the California chapters of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Keynote speakers include Eduardo Marbán, M.D., director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. The physician fee is $795. For information or registration, contact Promedica International CME at (760) 720-2263 or send an e-mail to: controversies@promedicacme.com.

Cedars-Sinai Emeritus Society Lecture - Friday, Oct. 5

The Emeritus Society will host a free lecture on Friday, Oct. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. at no charge to Emeritus members and for $7.50 for non-members. Please call Kate Samuels at (310) 892-1331 or Herb Levin, M.D., at (310) 279-1664 for more information.

Physicians Financial Planning Seminar - Tuesday, Oct. 9

All members of the medical staff and their spouses are invited to a financial planning seminar offered by the Community Relations Department on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in ECC-C. Speakers from Mellon Bank, and several prominent estate planning attorneys, will discuss investment trends/strategies and techniques for generating income from assets. You will be receiving a program planning survey in the next two weeks to find out what topics our staff, Emeritus physicians, and attending physicians and their spouses would like to learn more about. Invitations will be mailed in mid-September. For more information, please contact Allan Carp, Development Officer in Planned Giving, Community Relations, at (310) 423-2242 or via e-mail at carpa@cshs.org.

AIDS Walk L.A. Seeks Cedars-Sinai EMT Volunteers - Sunday, Oct. 21

AIDS Walk L.A. is seeking volunteers for the EMT stations along the walk route on Sunday, Oct. 21. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Julian Dillon at (213) 201-9255.

Grand Rounds

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