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Physician news

- Daniel S. Berman, MD
- Victor Gura, MD
- Waguih William IsHak, MD
- Heather Jones, MD
- Chrisandra Shufelt, MD
- Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD

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Meetings and events

Grand rounds

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Upcoming CME conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - July 2012 (PDF)

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Meetings and events

Roadmap for the Gynecologic Surgeon: A Hands-On Course Focused on Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery - July 21-23

This advanced laparoscopic gynecologic surgery conference will provide an in-depth review of the latest information and techniques in gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. It is designed for clinicians who desire to advance their laparoscopic skills, improve dexterity with instrumentation and suturing, and apply these skills to perform more advanced gynecologic laparoscopic surgeries in their practices. Furthermore, this comprehensive conference offers hands on experience with energy sources in addition to laparoscopic instrumentation and suturing techniques. Participants will learn and practice these basic and advanced laparoscopic skills and techniques using laparoscopic trainers, computer simulators and cadavers. Program will be held July 21-23 in Harvey Morse Auditorium and the SLS Hotel. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday hours are from 7 a.m. to noon.

Optimal Care and New Therapies for Advanced Heart Disease - Sept. 15

This one-day course features expert presenters on topics related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of advanced heart disease. The workshop will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Riverside Marriott.

Rehabilitation Topics in the Management of Brain Injury - Sept. 15

This one-day conference reviews recent advances in technology and research that can influence the course of recovery of the person with a brain injury. A discussion on the patho-physiology of brain injury and the management of concussion will provide a basic review of the topic. The workshop will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Luxe Hotel from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

13th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference - Sept. 28

This 13th annual conference will provide physicians and allied healthcare professionals with an interactive and engaging learning environment that addresses the evolution of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. With a combined focus on evidence-based practice and social issues, this conference represents a singular opportunity to access cutting-edge research while collaborating with eminent professionals to develop best interaction and treatment practices for this population. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 28, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SLS Hotel.

State of the Art Spine Care 2012 - Sept. 29

This conference will focus on the management of spine patients for primary-care and first-contact providers. Topics include: the basics of spine issues, imaging available for assistance in diagnosis, definitions of pain and its management, conservative treatment options, current spine techniques and technologies, and management of the pre- and post-surgical spine patient. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.