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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Jan. 6, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

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CME Newsletter - January 2012 (PDF)


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Meetings and Events

4th Annual Edward Shapiro Lecture - Jan. 6

The Cedars-Sinai Emeritus Physicians Society presents its 4th Annual Edward Shapiro Lecture today from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and is free to members. Guest speaker is Stephen A. Geller, MD, with the Department of Pathology &Laboratory Medicine, who will discuss the topic of "L’Affaire Dreyfus." The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch is $15 for non-members with reservations and $20 at the door.For more information, contact Katie Samuels at (310) 892-1331 or Herb Levin, MD, at (310) 279-1664.

Research Imaging Core User Meeting - Jan. 12

The Biomedical Imaging Research Institute will host a Research Imaging Core User meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Harvey Morse Conference Rooms 1 & 2.The meeting will feature important general and technical updates for current and future users; special updates on micro SPECT/PET/CT and large animal/human PET/CT system; and a current RIC user presentation.For more information, contact Johanna Kim at Johanna.Kim@cshs.org or at (310) 248-8680.

Research Imaging Core User Meeting (PDF)

Cedars-Sinai Research Day III - Jan. 13

The third annual Research Day will feature a poster session showcasing Cedars-Sinai research from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Conference Center on Friday, Jan. 13.In addition, guest speaker David Baltimore, PhD, professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a Nobel Prize recipient, will make a special presentation at noon in Harvey Morse Auditorium.For more information about Research Day, contact Brian Taylor at Brian.Taylor@cshs.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration - Jan. 16

The 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will be presented by the medical staff and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 16, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.The keynote speaker is Kevin Powell, a noted writer, activist, public speaker and entrepreneur who has been published in Esquire, Newsweek, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone. A limited number of boxed lunches will be available from 11:50 a.m. to noon and the program, which includes a special musical performance by R&B singer/songwriter Goapele, will follow from noon to 1 p.m.

Lectures/Film Screening on Mozart - Jan. 16

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association will host an evening on "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Mozart/Effect"on Monday, Jan. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Alumni Association members, medical staff, employees and the general public are all invited to attend.The program will include lectures by experts on Mozart and his music, followed by a screening of a film about the famed composer. Light refreshments will be included.Cost is $15 for employees/general public; $5 for paid alumni members and $5 for in-training/volunteers.RSVP to (310) 423-8047 or email martin@cshs.org.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Mozart Effect (PDF)

Ethics Noon Conference - Jan. 18

The Center for Healthcare Ethics will sponsor an Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Joseph J. Fins, MD, director of Medical Ethics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, who will be speaking on "From the Vegetative to Minimally Conscious State: Neuro-Ethics and the Severely Injured Brain.”

Neuro-Ethics and the Severely Injured Brain (PDF)

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: Annual Case Review with the Experts - Jan. 20-22

This three-day course focuses on coronary artery disease and is designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals who perform or request nuclear cardiology or cardiac CT studies.It involves the participation of 26 of the leading cardiac imaging teachers in the world, all chosen for their teaching excellence.It will be held Friday to Sunday, Jan. 20-22, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.For more information, contact the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

19th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy - Jan. 27-29

This 19th annual teaching conference is held in cooperation with three major endoscopy centers in the U.S. and Amsterdam and will be an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses.The conference is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.For more information, contact the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

2012 Symposium on Neurovascular Disease - Jan. 28

This conference provides information on new treatments and the evaluation and management of acute stroke, TIAs and cerebral aneurysm. The interdisciplinary conference is ideal for neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family practitioners and vascular surgeons, as well as allied healthcare professionals who want to stay current on these developing options to provide the best care for their patients. It will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica.For more information, contact the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

New Treatment of Esophageal Diseases for the 21st Century - Jan. 30

This one-day program will feature a thorough review of esophageal diseases, including Zanker's diverticulum, achalasia, Barrett's esophagus and GERD. The program will be divided into four sessions, each one featuring a live procedure demonstration by faculty to provide participants with a unique opportunity to witness the procedures firsthand while engaging in dialogue with the moderators regarding cutting-edge techniques.The conference will be held on Monday, Jan. 30 in Harvey Morse Auditorium.If you are registered to attend the 19th International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy, you are eligible to receive a 50% discount off your registration fee for this conference.For more information, call the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

Marlene Wald Memorial Go Red Day - Feb. 3

Support women's heart health by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 3, when Cedars-Sinai will mark the sixth annual Marlene Wald Memorial Go Red Day. A group photo will be taken at 11 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium with a program following from noon to 1 p.m.