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"A Song to Remember" - March 9

Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association celebrates the 200th birthday of Frederic Chopin with a screening of "A Song to Remember" and a question-and-answer session with Walter Arlen, composer, musicologist and former artistic director of the José Iturbi Foundation. Iturbi performed Chopin's music in the film. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium on Tuesday, March. 9. Tickets, paid by cash or check, are $15 for the general public and Cedars-Sinai employees and $5 for paid alumni members and those in training. RSVP to (310) 423-8047 or e-mail martin@cshs.org.

Controversies Surrounding "Brain Death" - March 10

"Controversies Surrounding 'Brain Death'" will be the topic of the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, March 10, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event is sponsored by The Center for Healthcare Ethics. The guest speaker will be D. Alan Shewmon, M.D., chief and vice chair of the Department of Neurology and director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the program runs from noon to 1 p.m.

The Other LACMA: Where Do We Stand? - March 12

Stephanie Barron, senior curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will speak at the Emeritus Medical Staff's Annual Henry and Lilian Nesburn Lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 12, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to all. Lunch is complimentary for dues-paying members and $15 for all others with reservation. For information and to make your reservation, call Kate Samuels at (310) 892-1331. 

Headlines in Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer - March 13

The seventh annual Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Lectureship in Colorectal Surgery is designed to provide information on advances in the area of colon and rectal cancer. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd. Information: Call Marta Betancourt at (310) 423-1921.

Headlines in Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer

The James R. Klinenberg, M.D., Symposium on Rheumatic Diseases - March 13

This one-day symposium will provide up-to-date information on how to recognize, diagnose, treat and follow common rheumatologic conditions. It will address the management of musculoskeletal disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus and gout. The conference is Saturday, March 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara.

The James R. Klinenberg, M.D., Symposium on Rheumatic Diseases

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Management of Patients Through Emerging Therapies - March 27

This free half-day symposium will feature an interactive panel discussion about acute coronary syndrome, including how to aid physicians in implementing the recommended guidelines for identifying at-risk patients. The program will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. 

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Management of Patients Through Emerging Therapies

Pulmonary Hypertension in All its Diversity - April 10

This live, full-day conference will utilize a case-based approach to address state of the art knowledge on pathophysiologic diagnostic and treatment advances in pulmonary hypertension. All aspects of evaluation and treatment of pulmonary hypertension will be addressed, including medical management, anesthetic considerations and surgical options. "Pulmonary Hypertension in All its Diversity: 2010 State of the Art for the Clinician" will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. 

Pulmonary Hypertension in all its Diversity

"Renoir in the 20th Century" Private Viewing - April 21

Enjoy a private viewing of Renoir in the 20th Century at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wednesday, April 21. This exhibition is the first monographic study dedicated to Renoir since the comprehensive retrospective of 1985 at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais in Paris, and the first one ever mounted by LACMA. Limit two tickets per physician. Cost is $40 per person and includes a light buffet dinner. For tickets, call the office of Marjorie Santore-Besson at (310) 423-2681.

Great Debates in Clinical Medicine - April 29

The Seventh Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will be held Thursday, April 29, at 8 a.m. in ECC A-C. Please send your debate topic suggestions to Leo Gordon, M.D., at leo.gordon@cshs.org

7th Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine

Annual Medical Staff Basketball Game - May 2

The Attending Staff Gomers will take on The Housestaff Blues at this free basketball game sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and Community Health and Education on Sunday, May 2, at the Beverly Hills High School "Swim Gym," 241 Moreno Drive. Please e-mail greg.orshansky@cshs.org if you are interested in playing for the Attending Staff Team this year.

Grand Rounds

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