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Bioethics Noon Conference -- January 16

The Center for Healthcare Ethics will sponsor a noon conference, entitled "Two Cheers for a Two-Tiered Health System," on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. (Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.) Guest speaker is John D. Lantos, M.D., who holds the John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, Kansas.

International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy - Jan. 18-20

This symposium is the 15th annual teaching conference held in cooperation with three major endoscopy centers in North America. This course will be an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses. Click here for a brochure of the program or call Continuing Medical Education at (310) 423-5548 for more information.

Author Lecture by Eli Baron, M.D. -- January 23

Eli Baron, M.D., co-author of the recently published book "Spine Surgery: Operative Techniques," will present a special book lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 12 p.m. in the Medical Library. Seating is limited so please call (310) 423-3751 to confirm your attendance.

Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: Case Review with the Experts - Jan. 25-27

This comprehensive three-day symposium will be held in Harvey Morse Auditorium from January 25 to 27. The annual program takes a practical approach to all aspects of gated SPECT and offers an in-depth focus on cardiac CT and its relationship to nuclear cardiology. A unique feature of the program is a series of workshops allowing participants to review cases with leading national and international experts. Click here for a program brochure or contact Continuing Medical Education at (310) 423-5548 for more information.

Rita and Taft Schreiber Lectureship in Transfusion Medicine - Friday, Feb. 1

The 26th Rita and Taft Schreiber Memorial Lectureship in Transfusion Medicine will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, in Harvey Morse Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The topic is "Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRAFLI): Diagnosis, Pathogenesis and Management," and the guest speaker is Patricia M. Kopko, M.D., executive vice president of Medical Affairs for BloodSource and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Pathology at UC Davis School of Medicine. For more information, contact Continuing Medical Education at (310) 423-5548.

7th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders - Feb. 1-2

The 7th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders will be held at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on February 1 and 2. The symposium will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. Click here for a PDF copy of the brochure or contact Barbara Stokes in Continuing Medical Education at (310) 423-2935 for more information.

What's New in Anatomic and Laboratory Medicine - Feb. 1-2

This conference will be held in Harvey Morse Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course has been designed to update practicing pathologists, residents, laboratory scientists and interested clinicians about what is new and relevant in anatomic and clinical pathology. Click here for a program brochure or contact Marta Betancourt in Continuing Medical Education at (310) 423-1921 for more information.

Medical and Surgical Advances in Neurology & Neurosurgery - Feb. 16-17

This two-day course will be held on February 16 and 17 at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey and is designed to update neurologists, internists, family physicians, neurosurgeons, physiatrists and allied healthcare professionals on both established and emerging treatment options for headaches and pain, spinal disorders, brain tumors, epilepsy, degenerative neurological disorders, post-concussion head injuries and stroke. Pre-registration will be held on February 15 at the Ritz-Carlton, located at 4375 Admiralty Way. Click here for a program brochure or call Continuing Medical Education at (310) 423-5548 for more information.

James R. Klinenberg, MD Symposium on Rheumatic Diseases - March 8

This one-day symposium is designed to provide up-to-date information on how to recognize, diagnose, treat and manage common rheumatologic conditions. The course will be held on Saturday, March 8 at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. Click here for a program brochure or call Barbara Stokes in Continuing Medical Education at (310) 423-2935.

Grand Rounds

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