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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Nov. 30, 2012 | Archived Issues

Meetings and events

Women's Cancer Program lecture – Dec. 3

"The FA-BRCA Pathway in Ovarian Carcinomas" will be presented by Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD, professor in gynecologic oncology and adjunct professor in the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Davis Building, Plaza Level, Room 1004. For more information, call the Women’s Cancer Program at (310) 423-5800.

Women's Cancer Program lecture - Dec. 3 (PDF)

Workshop on U.S. Permanent Residence – Dec. 4

A workshop titled "U.S. Permanent Residence: Exploring Common Immigrant Visa Options" will be presented by immigration attorney Cliff Rosenthal. Among the topics covered will be: the steps and pitfalls of securing "green card" status and the basic requirements, common categories of sponsorship and the employee’s role in the process. The workshop is open to all Cedars-Sinai international employees on visas. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 in Harvey Morse Rooms 4-5. Please RSVP to 310-423-1919, Annette.Algoso@cshs.org.

Workshop on U.S. permanent residence - Dec. 4 (PDF)

The Evolution of Clinical Trials – Dec. 5

Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD, director of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, will speak to this topic as part of the institute’s Statistics in Medical Research Lecture Series. "The Evolution of Clinical Trials" will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in ECC-A. Click the following PDF for information on other lectures in the series.

Statistics in Medical Research Lecture Series - Dec. 5 (PDF)

Arrhythmia Symposium at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute: Focus On Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Dec. 7

The goal of this program is to provide clinically relevant, state-of-the-art information to healthcare providers regarding the management of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) with a particular emphasis on risk-stratification techniques. The event will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5:15 to 9:15 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information and to register.

Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials – Dec. 12

Mourad Tighiouart, PhD, will speak to this topic as part of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute’s Statistics in Medical Research Lecture Series. "Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials" will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in ECC-A. Click the following PDF for information on other lectures in the series.

Statistics in Medical Research Lecture Series - Dec. 12 (PDF)

Cedars-Sinai Research Day IV – Jan. 11

Joan S. Brugge, PhD, of the Harvard Medical School be the featured speaker at Cedars-Sinai Research Day IV. She will present  "Adaptive Responses to Targeted Therapies Regulate Drug Sensitivity of Cancer Cells" at noon Jan. 11 in the Harvey Morse Auditorium. A poster session showcasing Cedars-Sinai research will follow. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by clicking here. For more information, please contact Brian Taylor at ext. 3-3527.

Cedars-Sinai Research Day IV - Jan. 11 (PDF)

20th International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy Conference – Jan. 25-27

This teaching conference, scheduled for Jan. 25-27, 2013, in Harvey Morse Auditorium, will be held in cooperation with three major endoscopy centers in North America and Asia. It will be an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses. Balanced viewpoints, special techniques and practical clinical approaches will be presented throughout the program. Our renowned international faculty members bring unique knowledge and excitement from Asia and North America. Click here for more information and to register.

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease – Jan. 26

Neurosurgeons and vascular surgeons are among those who might benefit from this one-day conference highlighting new treatments and developing options to provide the best care for patients with neurovascular disease. The conference is scheduled for Jan. 26, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. at Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. Click here for more information and to register.

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders – Jan. 31-Feb. 2

The 12th annual symposium - scheduled Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. The conference will include lectures focused on healthcare reform, innovations in spine surgeries, biologics and stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, and deformities and pain management. Click here for more information and to register.

An Overnight at the Museum – Feb. 8

This event for Medical Staff members and their families includes dinner, an overnight adventure and buffet breakfast at the Natural History Museum. It begins the evening of Feb. 8. Cost is $60 per adult, $40 per child under 12; for dinner and evening events only, cost is $50 per adult, $20 per child under 12. For more information and reservations, please contact Cheryl Verne at ext. 3-2681.

Museum Sleepover - Feb. 8, 2013 (PDF)

13th Annual Educational Meeting in Gastroenterology – March 1-2

Presented by the Center for Digestive Disease at Cedars-Sinai, the 13th annual program updates attendees on new developments in gastroenterology. It will be held March 1-2 in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information and to register.