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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 28, 2013 | Archived Issues

Physician News

Tarun Chakravarty, MD, Joel M. Geiderman, MD, Heather Jones, MD, Deborah Lehman, MD, Paul W. Noble, MD, Joshua Pevnick, MD, MSHS, and Krishna Singh, MD, are highlighted.

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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 - June (PDF)

Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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Meetings and Events

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.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2013 – Bakersfield – July 13

This community conference will give participants an increased awareness of both established and emerging treatment options for brain and spine tumors, neuromuscular and spinal disorders, and endovascular and stroke management. The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Bakersfield Marriott. Click here for more information or to register.

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop – July 15-22 and July 22-26

The Clinical and Translational Research Workshop is designed for junior and midlevel clinical researchers who have completed their doctoral degrees, are working in translational medicine and are seeking to keep current with advances in clinical trial design and translational research. The workshop will be held July 15-19 at UCLA and July 22-26 at Cedars-Sinai. For more information, visit www.cedars-sinai.edu/summerworkshop2013 or call ext. 3-0843.

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop - July 15-19 and July 22-26 (PDF)

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.

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

This course will provide an in-depth review of the latest information and techniques in gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. 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. The course runs from Saturday, Sept. 21, to Monday, Sept. 23, in Harvey Morse Auditorium and the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

Pathways to Recovery in Stroke Rehabilitation – Sept. 21

This course will focus on the latest research and clinical advances impacting the acute management and the rehabilitation of stroke patients, including research in the field of neuroscience and motor learning. Former patients will share their experience to reinforce the need of keeping stroke patients at the center of their care. The course runs from  7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

5thAnnual Los Angeles Orthopedic Trauma Symposium: Current Concepts and Controversies in Orthopedic Trauma – Sept. 28

Traumatic injuries remain the primary cause of death in young adults between the ages of 18 and 50. This course will address the latest techniques and algorithms for the care of patients with complex musculoskeletal problems through a combination of didactic lectures, expert panel case studies, and audience questions. The course runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

New Therapeutics in Oncology: The Road to Personalized Medicine – Nov. 8-9

This course will provide guidance regarding the most current information available about new agents in oncology and the translation of the latest research to their patients. It will cover drug and treatment updates with a focus on new agents in GI malignancies, lung cancer, and lymphoma. Renowned faculty will present lectures on new radiotherapy approaches, new drug and surgical treatments of breast cancer, targeting the c-MET pathway, and a discussion of new Phase I studies. On the second day, a keynote address on personalized treatment of cancer and the context of vulnerability will be featured. The conference takes place from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and from 7 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Endocrinology and Metabolism Update 2013 – Dec. 2

This course is designed to summarize and present the latest information in the diagnosis and management of endocrine/metabolic disorders, including pituitary disorders, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis and androgen related disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It runs from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.