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Brazil: Country of Beauty, Diversity and Contrasts - Aug. 18

Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association hosts Jose Alfredo Graca Lima, Brazil's consul-general in Los Angeles, and Sergio Mielniczenko, producer of the "Brazilian Hour and Global Village" on KPFK-FM 90.7. The evening will conclude with a screening of the 1959 film "Orfeu Negro/Black Orpheus." Registration and socializing begins at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation follows at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Suggested donations, in cash or check, are $15 for members of the general public, $10 for paid alumni members, and $5 for those in training. To RSVP, call (310) 423-8047 or e-mail martin@cshs.org.

Rehabilitation Topics in the Management of Brain Injuries - Sept. 12

This one-day conference addresses treatment options for integrating the neurological pathology with the functional and behavioral impairments in assessing the rehabilitative choices in patients with brain injury. The conference is from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Luxe Hotel Sunset, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Information: Click here to download a PDF of a brochure or call Barbara Stokes at (310) 423-2935.

10th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference - Sept. 25

This course will increase understanding and respect in the care of sex workers through a presentation on patient interaction and risk reduction strategies. Lectures and case presentations will address issues of effective treatment specific to substance addiction in HIV positive patients. The conference is from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Intercontinental Hotel - Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. Information: Click here to download a PDF flyer or call Barbara Stokes at (310) 423-2935.

Head to Toe: Orthopaedic Aspects of the Growing Child - Oct. 10

This one-day course for pediatricians and family practice physicians provides information on the diagnostic process in common pediatric orthopaedic problems such as hip and back pain using an algorithm-based approach. The event features hands-on workshops and runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Information: Call Barbara Stokes at (310) 423-2935

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff - Oct. 26

The 2009 Pioneer in Medicine Award and the Chief of Staff Award will be presented at this luncheon meeting. Chief of Staff William W. Brien, M.D., and President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac will be among those speaking at the event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

The Levi Meier Memorial Lectureship in Medical Ethics - Nov. 6

The inaugural Levi Meier Memorial Lectureship in Medical will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Scott Halpern, M.D., Ph.D., MBE, of the University of Pennsylvania will be speaking on "Bedside rationing of critical care: Shedding light rather than cursing the darkness."

Run for Her - Nov. 15

The fifth annual Run for Her 5K run and friendship walk is Sunday, Nov. 15, starting at Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., next to The Grove. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and the finish line festival ends at noon. Proceeds from the run benefit the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Research Institute. For information or to register for Team Cedars-Sinai, visit www.runforher.com.

Grand Rounds

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