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Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - August 2011 (PDF)

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Meetings and Events

Fundamentals of Jewish Thought – Aug. 23

Jewish Chaplaincy invites everyone to join Rabbi Jason Weiner's "Fundamentals of Jewish Thought" on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Chapel. The class is studying the "Tanya," Jewish mystical thought.

Guatemala Medical Mission Informational Meeting – Aug. 28

Learn about opportunities to volunteer with Cedars-Sinai colleagues on a medical mission to Guatemala, which is planned from April 21-30, 2012. The informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, in Thalians Auditorium. The mission is coordinated by HELPS International. Friends and family members are welcome.

Arthur I. Johnson, MD, Medical Student Reception – Sept. 8

All medical staff members are invited to attend the annual Arthur I. Johnson, MD, Memorial Medical Student Reception on Thursday, Sept. 8,from 6 to 8 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.The event includes dinner followed by a panel discussion of Cedars-Sinai’s training opportunities, campus facilities and mission. If you would like to attend the reception, please RSVP to david.allen@cshs.org or call (310) 423-2126 by Thursday, Sept. 1.

2011 Medical Student Reception (PDF)

Michelangelo’s Sculptures: How He Manipulated Anatomy – Sept. 11

Orthopaedic surgeon and sculptor Robert Klapper, MD, will lecture on the ways that Michelangelo used his knowledge of human anatomy to depict emotion in solid rock. The free event will be held in the Getty Center’s Museum Lecture Hall on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. A sculpture discovery walk will follow at 3 p.m. For reservations, visit www.getty.edu or call (310) 440-7300.

Robert Klapper at The Getty (PDF)

Optimal Care and New Therapies for Advanced Heart Disease – Sept. 17

This one-day course features expert presenters on topics related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of advanced heart disease. It offers six hours of intensive teaching activity focusing on core competencies of advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, surgical interventions and transplant cardiology. The conference will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The same program will be offered on Oct. 22 in Las Vegas.

Challenges of Clinical Empathy – Sept. 21

Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD, associate professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program, will discuss the "Challenges of Clinical Empathy: Clinicians' Emotions and Healthcare Decision Making" at the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Cedars-Sinai's Center for Healthcare Ethics. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call ext. 3-9636.

12th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference – Sept. 23

This one-day live conference will explore the effects of Hepatitis C co-infection, a common issue affecting approximately one-third of all individuals infected with HIV. As HIV treatment has improved, HCV-associated diseases have emerged as prominent co-morbidities impacting the health and survival of co-infected individuals. New agents that demonstrate potent activity against several strains of Hepatitis C in ongoing clinical trials are on the cusp of FDA approval and will likely revolutionize the treatment of Hepatitis C. Clinicians who treat co-infected patients will soon face perplexing questions regarding how to coordinate treatment for both HIV and HCV. Research has begun to unravel the complex interactions between HIV infection, immune dysregulation, metabolic complications of antiretroviral medication use, and cardiovascular disease. Specific markers of cardiovascular disease in the context of HIV infection have been identified along with preliminary strategies to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. The conference will be held at the SLS at Beverly Hills on Friday, Sept. 23, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Current Solutions and Future Directions in the Rehabilitation and Management of Spinal Disorders – Sept. 24

Conservative and surgical management approaches to disorders of the spine have changed significantly over the past several years and advances in technology and research have created alternative options in the management and rehabilitation of spinal disorders. This one-day conference will provide neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family physicians and physiatrists with updates in the clinical management and rehabilitation of spinal disorders and in the management of pain originating from the spine. The conference will be held at the Luxe Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff – Oct. 24

The annual meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. More details to come.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff (PDF)

Grand Rounds

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