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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 24, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events

Fundamentals of Jewish Thought – June 28 and July 5

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. 

I Feel a Lump … Now What? – June 30

Many women may feel a breast lump and wonder what they should do next. At this community education lecture, Cedars-Sinai experts will provide information to help you take the appropriate steps in the event that you feel a lump. The lecture takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, in Thalians Auditorium. Speakers will be Catherine Dang, M.D., associate director Wasserman Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Program, and Donald S. Cohen, M.D., Mammography section chief at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center. For reservations and additional information, please call ext. 3-9373.

I Feel a Lump... Now What? (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.

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 CVDrisk.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.

Grand Rounds

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