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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF April 25, 2014 | Archived Issues

Recognition for Chugh, Marban, Metz, Sandler

Physician News

Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, and Sumeet Chugh, MD, have won awards from the American College of Cardiology; Richard J. Metz, MD, is being honored by the National Hemophilia Foundation; and Howard Sandler, MD, will receive an award from the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.


Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - April 2014 (PDF)


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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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

Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration – April 28

Cedars-Sinai will mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with a program on Monday, April 28, from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Renowned Holocaust historian David M. Crowe will be the guest speaker. Crowe is a professor of history at Elon University and a professor of legal history at the Elon University School of Law. Lunch will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration - April 28 (PDF)

The Value of Quality Improvement – May 1

"When Is Quality Improvement Cost Saving, Cost Effective, or Not a Good Value?" will be discussed by Teryl Nuckols, MD, MSHS, associate professor of Internal Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a health services researcher at the Rand Corp. The event, presented by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine, will take place Thursday, May 1, from noon-1 p.m. in ECC-B. Lunch will be provided.

The Value of Quality Improvement - May 1 (PDF)

Housestaff Blues vs. Attending Staff Gomers Basketball Game – May 4

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and Community Health and Education will sponsor the 12th annual basketball game on Sunday, May 4, at noon in the Beverly Hills High School "Swim Gym." There will be free food and drinks at the event, which is open to the community.

Housestaff Blues vs. Attending Staff Gomers Basketball Game - May 4 (PDF)

Office Orthopedics Symposium: The Essentials of Nonoperative Musculoskeletal Care – May 10

This course is for primary care and family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in providing nonoperative musculoskeletal care. The course will take place Saturday, May 10, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Click here for more information or to register.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – May 13

Everyone interested in promoting women in science is invited to this monthly coffee meeting, which takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. in Davis 1004.

Sinus Center Patient and Community Outreach Conference – May 14

The Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center conference will take place Wednesday, May 14, from 6-7 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8. The presenters will be Steven Kupferman, DMD, MD, and Babak Larian, MD. Kupferman is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Sinus Center, and Larian is the chief of the Cedars-Sinai Division of Otolaryngology. The conference will combine lectures with an open forum and a question-and-answer session about sinus disease and problems of the ear, nose and throat. Light refreshments will be served. For information, visit cedars-sinai.edu/sinusconference.

Sinus Center Patient Education Forums - March-December 2014 (PDF)

Atherosclerosis and Mummies (Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association) – May 14

The topic will be discussed by Gregory Thomas, MD, MPH, at a Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association event on Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Thomas, an alumnus of Cedars-Sinai, is co-principal investigator of the Horus group, physicians and researchers who found overwhelming evidence of atherosclerosis among mummies from Egypt and the Americas. The findings raised the possibility that humans might be genetically wired for cardiovascular disease. Admission is $20 for the public and Cedars-Sinai employees, $10 for paid alumni association members and $5 for volunteers and those in training. RSVP to martin@cshs.org.

Atherosclerosis and Mummies - May 14 (PDF)

Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition – June 6

The debate will convene for its 11th year on Friday, June 6, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The topic will be "Robotics — Medicine or Marketing? Progress or Promotion?" Heidi Reich, MD, will argue that robotics is a medical advance. Ryan Spurrier, MD, will argue that robotics is medical marketing. The debate is part of Cedars-Sinai's first Founder's Day celebration. For more information, contact Leo Gordon, MD, at leo.gordon@cshs.org.

Founder's Day Celebration – June 6

The daylong celebration on Friday, June 6, will commemorate the opening of Cedars-Sinai on June 6, 1976. The 11th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will kick off the day at 8 a.m.. At noon, there will be a presentation on the history of Cedars-Sinai. Both events will take place in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Making its debut on Founder's Day will be an exhibit tracing the growth of Cedars-Sinai from its first days as the Kaspare Cohn Hospital — founded in 1902 — to today's medical center. The exhibit, a project of the Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy, will be in the hallway outside the Medical Library.

Pediatrics State of the Art 2014 – June 7

This symposium will give pediatric providers the latest information regarding the evaluation, treatment and management of complex conditions commonly seen in the pediatric medical home. The course will include information about the role of tertiary specialty care, with emphasis on a multidisciplinary team approach regarding common yet challenging pediatric conditions. The course will take place Saturday, June 7, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Click here for more information or to register.

Commencement of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine – June 12

The commencement ceremony of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine will take place Thursday, June 12, at 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. For more information, email commencement@cshs.org.

Medical Staff Population Health Educational Series, Part Two – June 24

The discussion will take place Tuesday, June 24, from 5-7 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Two CME credits will be awarded. The speaker will be Scott Weingarten, senior vice president and chief clinical transformation officer. Dinner will be included. This is the second installment of the series.

Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl – July 3

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, along with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell. The event on Thursday, July 3, is open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members. Cost is $130 per adult and $65 per child 3-11 years of age. Valet and Lower Terrace parking passes also are available. To reserve tickets, call Cheryl Verne, in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson, at 310-423-2681.

ICD-10-CM Physician Office Coder Training – Aug. 11-15

Cedars-Sinai will host ICD-10-CM (Clinical Modification) training for physician office coders Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the medical center. The training is approved by the American Health Information Management Association. To register, email Jennifer Esterbrooks at jennifer.esterbrooks@cshs.org.

Coder Training - August (PDF)

Sand 'N' Snore – Sept. 5

The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, Sept. 5, 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 $60 per adult and $45 for each child under age 12. Tickets for Friday's dinner only are $50 per adult and $25 for each child younger than 12. To reserve a space, call Cheryl Verne, in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson, at 310-423-2681.