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Advances and Controversies in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases Symposium - March 14 and 15

This two-day symposium will address current advances in the diagnosis and management of head and neck disorders - from the medical and surgical management of parathyroid disease and thyroid nodules to the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) techniques. The conference will feature an optional thyroid and parathyroid diagnostic ultrasound workshop on Sunday afternoon. The event is set for Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Information: Click here or call Marta Betancourt in Continuing Medical Education at (310) 423-1921.

A Tribute to the Immortal Luciano Pavarotti - March 16

The Cedars Sinai Alumni Association presents this event where Walter Arlen, musicologist and former Los Angeles Times critic, will discuss the life and legacy of Pavarotti and his contribution to the popularity of opera. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The tribute runs from 6 to 8:15 p.m. A light dinner will be provided. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for paid Alumni Association members, and $5 for in-training M.D.s. RSVP to (310) 423-8047 or martin@cshs.org.

Ethics Noon Conference - March 18

"Medicine at a Crossroads: The Question of Professionalism" is the topic of this conference on Wednesday, March 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The Center for Healthcare Ethics sponsors the event. David C. Blake, Ph.D., J.D., Cedars-Sinai's chief compliance officer and privacy officer, will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine - April 2

The Sixth Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will take place at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, in ECC-A-C. This year's topic is "Evidence-Based Medicine." David Magner, M.D., will argue that evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of effective medical practice; Travis Kidner, M.D., will argue that evidence-based medicine is a compliance ploy for cost containment. Seating is on a first-come basis. Information: contact Leo Gordon, M.D., the debate moderator, at leo.gordon@cshs.org.

Endocrinology and Metabolism Update - May 6

This review of endocrinology and metabolism designed for endocrinologists, obstetricians/gynecologist, internists and other health professionals is set for Wednesday, May 6, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at the Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd. The course is designed to summarize and present the latest information in the diagnosis and management of endocrine/metabolic disorders, including pituitary disorders, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis and androgen related disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Information: Click here for a brochure or call Bari Laner at (310) 423-2937.

Orthopaedic Trauma Conference - May 9

This one-day course will review the management options and techniques surgeons who care for trauma patients suffering multiple orthopaedic issues. The program will feature didactic lectures, hands-on sawbone workshops, case presentations and informal case discussions. It will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 5:25 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Information: Click here or call Barbara Stokes at (310) 423-2935.

Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium - May 13

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Women's Heart Center are sponsoring the third annual Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium from 2:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Cedars-Sinai faculty members and others will present the program. This CME activity will explore sex-specific issues in prevalence, risk factors, screening modalities and medical management strategies, including anti-atherosclerotic management, anti-ischemic and anti-anginal management and revascularization. A complimentary buffet dinner is included. Information: Click here or call Marta Betancourt at (310) 423-1921.

A Night of "Dirty Dancing" at The Pantages - May 19

Join other members of the medical staff and their families at a limited engagement of this musical at The Pantages Theatre - before it hits Broadway. This is the West Coast premier of the musical, re-imagined for the stage by its original screenwriter. Cost is $100 per person and includes a light dinner buffet before the show. Tickets must be reserved by April 10 by calling Myra Castillo at (310) 423-2681. Limit two tickets per physician.

Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular - July 2

Enjoy an evening of rousing patriotic music performed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, great food and awe-inspiring fireworks on Thursday, July 2. Tickets, available for medical staff and their immediate family members, are $120 per adult and $60 per child under age 12. There is a limit of one box per physician and parking passes are available. Tickets must be reserved by May 1 by calling Myra Castillo at (310) 423-2681.

Sand N' Snore - July 17

Cedars-Sinai medical staff and their families are invited for an old-fashioned sleepover at the Jonathan Beach Club, which has restrooms and hot showers. Guests bring the tent and other camping equipment and Cedars-Sinai provides the food and entertainment. Those who stay through the night will be treated to a big breakfast. There's a limit of one tent per physician and reservations must be made by July 1. The cost is $50 per adult and $40 per child 12 years and under for dinner, sleepover and breakfast. The cost is $30 per adult and $20 per child for those who only want to stay for dinner. Call Myra Castillo at (310) 423-2681 to reserve your spot.

Grand Rounds

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