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

Meetings and Events

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop – Applications Accepted as of March 15

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. Students may choose to attend either or both weeks. The deadline to apply for the workshop is May 1, and the number of participants accepted will be limited. For more information, visit www.cedars-sinai.edu/summerworkshop2013 or call ext. 3-0843.

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop - July (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)

A Unique Look at Balloon Sinuplasty Techniques – March 21

Ray Weiss, MD, will speak to this topic at the Sinus Center's CME meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in ECC-B. Weiss is professor of otolaryngology at the University of Texas, Medical Branch, San Antonio, Texas, and an otolaryngologist at Sinuplasty Centers of Excellence in Ocean Springs, Miss. One CME credit is available.

Current Concepts and Challenges in the Management of Pain – March 23

This course will provide background and updates on the clinical science of pain medicine and state-of-the-art therapies. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Palm Sunday – March 24

Palm Sunday Mass will be celebrated with the blessing and distribution of the palms on Sunday, March 24, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. in the Chapel. The service will be televised in-house on channel 50. For more information, contact Spiritual Care at ext. 3-5550.

Holy Week Services 2013 (PDF)

Passover Seder Viewing – March 25-26

A videotaped Passover seder may be viewed in patient rooms on Channel 50 on Monday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kosher for Passover meals are available for patients upon request. Kosher for Passover food is available for purchase in the cafeteria. For more information, contact Spiritual Care at ext. 3-5550.

Passover Seder Viewing - March 25-26 (PDF)

Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra Performance – March 28

The orchestra, with Music Director Ivan Shulman, MD, will perform Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581, at this Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association event. A Q&A session will follow a film screening. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the presentation follows at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 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.

LA Doctors Symphony Orchestra Performance - March 28 (PDF)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training – March 29

Training in transportation of dangerous goods will be offered 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)

Good Friday – March 29

Good Friday services will be held Friday, March 29. An ecumenical service will take place from noon to 12:40 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Meditation on the Cross will take place from 3 to 3:15 p.m. in the Chapel. Services will be televised in-house on channel 50. For more information, contact Spiritual Care at ext. 3-5550.

Holy Week Services 2013 (PDF)

Easter Sunday – March 31

Easter Sunday services will be held Sunday, March 31. An ecumenical service will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Catholic Mass will be celebrated from 1:30 to 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Services will be televised in-house on channel 50. For more information, contact Spiritual Care at ext. 3-5550.

Holy Week Services 2013 (PDF)

Prostate Cancer Update 2013 – April 13

Combining didactic lectures with small working groups, this conference will review landmark studies in prostate cancer while explaining the rationale behind often conflicting recommendations made by national medical organizations. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Azerbaijan: The Crossroad of Civilization; Untold Stories from the Heart of Eurasia – April 16

Nasimi Aghayev, consul general of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles, will discuss his country's rich cultural heritage and its significange in the world. The event, organized by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Music from Azerbaijan's Mugham tradition will be performed by Imamyar Hasanov, world-famous interpreter of the kamancha (fiddle) instrument. An Azerbaijani film will be shown as well. Admission is $15 for the general public and Cedars-Sinai employees, and $5 for paid alumni association members and in-training volunteers. RSVP to (310) 423-8047 or martin@cshs.org.

Azerbaijan - Alumni Association - April 16 (PDF)

Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition – April 18

The 10th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 18, in ECC A-C. The topic is "Should Lifestyle Choices Affect Health Insurance Premiums?" Arguing that health insurance premiums should be tied to lifestyle choices will be Seth Felder, MD. Arguing in opposition will be Tsuyoshi Todo, MD.

Memorial Service for Leon Morgenstern, MD – April 18

A memorial service for Leon Morgenstern, MD, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Morgenstern, the founding director of surgery for Cedars-Sinai and senior adviser to the Center for Healthcare Ethics, died Dec. 23 at his home in Malibu at age 93. For more information, contact Marina Gudelman at Marina.Gudelman@cshs.org or (323) 866-6250.

Memorial Service for Leon Morgenstern, MD - April 18 (PDF)

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2013 - Santa Barbara – April 20

The course will present both established and emerging treatment options for brain and pituitary tumors; movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease; and endovascular and stroke management. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Click here for more information or to register.

The Jewish Medical Ethics Perspective on End-of-Life Issues: Whose Life Is It Anyway? – April 24

Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, will speak to this topic at the Rabbi Levi Meier Memorial Lecture on Jewish Values in Patient Care. The event runs from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in ECC A-B (new location). Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Glatt is clinical professor of Infectious Diseases at New York Medical College, chief administrative officer of Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, N.Y., assistant to the rabbi at the Young Israel of Woodmere in Woodmere, N.Y., and assistant rabbi at Congregation Anshei Chesed in Hewlett, N.Y. The Ethics Noon Conference is sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Ethics and is supported by the Bernard and Gloria Salick Foundation in memory of Blanche and Max Martin Salick.

Ethics Noon Conference - April 24 (PDF)

Multiple Sclerosis Care Forum – April 27

This program will discuss how to successfully provide high-quality, cost-effective care to individuals with multiple sclerosis. It runs from 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles. Click here for more information or to register.

6th Annual Office Orthopaedics Conference: The Essentials of Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Care – May 4

The goal of this program is to discuss the most common disorders of the musculoskeletal system; attendees will learn about both surgical techniques and nonsurgical treatment plans to restore function and range of motion in patients. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

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)

Pediatrics State of the Art 2013 – June 1

This symposium will provide pediatric providers with the latest information regarding the evaluation, treatment and management of complex conditions commonly seen in the pediatric medical home. The course will include both didactic and case-based sessions with real-time audience polling. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Click here for more information or to register.

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – June 8-9

This two-day conference is intended for surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, primary care physicians and all other healthcare professionals who treat patients with primary or metastatic liver tumors. It begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, and ends at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

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.