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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Feb. 15, 2013 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events

Let Us Help You Have A Baby – Feb. 19

Margareta D. Pisarska, MD, Carolyn Alexander, MD, and Erica T. Wang, MD, MAS, from the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, will host a patient fertility seminar sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse 4-5. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Matt Saracusa at SaracusaM@cshs.org or (310) 423-4887.

No Ethics? Bioethics in the Age of William Osler – Feb. 20

Michael Bliss, university professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, will speak to this topic at the Ethics Noon Conference from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Bliss is also an honorary fellow in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada. For more information, contact The Center for Healthcare Ethics, which sponsors the conference series, at ext. 3-9636.

Ethics Noon Conference - Feb. 20 (PDF)

Purim Services and the Reading of the Megillah – Feb. 23-24

Patients, families, staff and visitors are invited to attend Purim Services and the Reading of the Megillah, in the Chapel on the Plaza Level. Services will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 (Megillah read by Shia Altman), and 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 (Megillah read by Jay Braun). Services will be conducted by Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC.

Purim Services - Feb. 23-24 (PDF)

Laughter is Jogging on the Inside – Have You Worked Out Today? – Feb. 25

The presentation features actors Joan Fagan and Beaumont Bacon of the touring comedy show "3 Blonde Moms ... See How They Run!"™ Fagan played Faith on ABC's "The Drew Carey Show," and Bacon appeared in the movie "Jerry Maguire." Bacon also was a patient at Cedars-Sinai after suffering a triple aneurysm and slipping into a coma three years ago. The presentation, from the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Harvey Morse Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for the general public and Cedars-Sinai employees, and $5 for paid alumni members and in-training/volunteers. RSVP to (310) 423-8047 or martin@cshs.org.

C-S Alumni Association - Feb. 25 (PDF)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training – Feb. 25, March 29

Training in transportation of dangerous goods will be offered Feb. 25 and March 29. Anyone who prepares for shipment packages containing biological materials, patient specimens or dry ice must attend the training. The classes are for individuals undergoing initial or refresher training (required every two years). Please email Edward David with Environmental Health and Safety, davidev@cshs.org, with the following information to reserve a place in the class: name, employee number, department extension and class date. For details, click on the PDF link below.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training - Feb. 25, March 29 (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.

Success With Failure: An Advanced Heart Disease Symposium – March 7

This symposium will enable practitioners to gain insight in to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances for patients with advanced cardiac disease. This continuing medical education program is designed for physicians and allied health professionals, including nurse practitioners, transplant coordinators, physician assistants, RNs and case managers interested in the prevention and management of heart failure, heart transplant evaluation, posttransplant care and surgical options in heart failure. It runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Hilton Universal City. It is sponsored by California Heart Center Foundation, an affiliate of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

Success With Failure - An Advanced Heart Disease Symposium - March 7 (PDF)

Nanomedicine for Imaging and Treatment Conference – March 15-16

The second annual conference is aimed at bringing together a multidisciplinary group of nationally and internationally renowned academic researchers, clinicians, NIH and private industry for a compelling discussion on identified issues and emerging aspects in the field of nanomedicine. The conference will emphasize recent achievements in drug delivery, nanomedicine and imaging, the role of the National Institutes of Health in nanodrug development, and the latest preclinical and clinical advances in the treatment of cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and other pathological conditions. It will take place March 15 and 16 in Harvey Morse Auditorium. It is sponsored by the Department of Neurosurgery and the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Register at nanomedtech.org. For more information, call the Department of Neurosurgery at ext. 39522.

Nanomedicine Conference - March 15-16 (PDF)

Medicine and Spiritual Care: a Shared Commitment to Listening on the Way to Healing – March 20

The Rev. George Handzo, MDiv, will speak to this topic at the Ethics Noon Conference from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Handzo is president of Handzo Consulting and senior consultant for HealthCare Chaplaincy in New York. Objectives for the presentation are to identify spiritual care dimensions of the illness experience, discuss ways for integrating spiritual care into patients’ overall plans of care, and explain how to partner with professional chaplains on the care team. For more information, contact the Center for Healthcare Ethics, sponsor of the Ethics Noon Conference series, at (310) 423-9636.

Medicine and Spiritual Care - March 20 (PDF)

3rd Annual Immunology LA – May 23

The 3rd Annual Immunology LA, a meeting of immunologists from the Los Angeles area, will be held May 23 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The meeting is sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Research Division of Immunology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Registration and abstract submissions will open in February. For more information, visit the event's Web page or email immunologyLA@csmc.edu.

3rd Annual Immunology LA - May 23 (PDF)

Hollywood Bowl Fireworks – July 3

Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Josh Groban. Open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members. Cost is $125 per adult and $60 per child younger than 12. To reserve tickets, call Cheryl Verne (in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson) at (310) 423-2681.

Sand 'N' Snore – July 19

The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, July 19, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Those who don't want to sleep on the sand are welcome to enjoy dinner and the evening with colleagues and their families. There's a limit of one tent per physician. Tickets for the whole event are $65 per adult and $40 for each child 12 and younger. Tickets for Friday's dinner only are $50 per adult and $20 for each child younger than 12. Call Cheryl Verne (in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson) at (310) 423-2681 to reserve your spot.