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Welcome Reception for Rabbi Jason Weiner - Sept. 9

All Cedars-Sinai medical staff members are invited to a welcome reception for Rabbi Jason Weiner from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Refreshments will be served and there will be a special presentation at 2:30 p.m. Rabbi Weiner began serving as Cedars-Sinai's Jewish Chaplain on July 20.

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.

Advances in Multi-Specialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Symposium - Sept. 12-13

This weekend course teaches new techniques and reinforces skills and methods through presentations, video, panel discussion and interaction with acknowledged experts in plastic surgery, facial reconstruction and dermatology. Surgical management strategies for post-bariatric surgery patients will also be covered. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Information: Click here to download a PDF flyer or call Marta Betancourt at (310) 423-1921.

The Preservation of Hollywood Film Classics - Sept. 15

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association presents Academy Award winner Roger Mayer who will speak on the preservation of Hollywood Film Classics on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Mayer is chair of the National Film Preservation Foundation and vice chair of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. During his five-decade career, Mayer was an executive with Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, Turner Broadcasting and Columbia. A screening of the recently restored silent film "The Cameraman" will follow. Registration and socializing start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Cost is $15 for members of the general public, and $5 for paid alumni members and those in training. RSVP by calling (310) 423-8047 or e-mailing martin@cshs.org.

The Future of Bioethics: Power and Community Dialogue - Sept. 16

The Center for Healthcare Ethics sponsors the Maurice B. Siegel, M.D., Lecture in Humanism and Medicine as part of the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Howard Brody, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, will discuss "The Future of Bioethics: Power and Community Dialogue." Lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. and the event follows from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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.

Annual Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception - Sept. 29

All physicians are invited to attend the annual Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Medical Student Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Cedars-Sinai hosts this event to welcome students from local medical schools and introduce them to the wide array of training opportunities available here. Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 25, to David Allen at (310) 423-2126 or david.allen@cshs.org.

10th Annual Educational Meeting in Gastroenterology - Oct. 9-11

This year's three-day program is designed to educate attendees on the impact this meeting and the Cedars-Sinai Center for Digestive Diseases has made on best practices in the field. It includes a description of where the center is headed and what new developments clinicians can anticipate. This conference will be held Friday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 11, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Information: Click here to download a PDF brochure or call Bari Laner at (310) 423-2937.

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.

Grand Rounds

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