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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 6, 2014 | Archived Issues

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - June 2014 (PDF)


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Meetings and Events

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 Founders Day celebration. For more information, contact Leo Gordon, MD, at leo.gordon@cshs.org.

Morgenstern Debate - June 6 (PDF)

Founders 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 Founders Day will be a preview of 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.

Founders Day - June 6 (PDF)

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.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2014: Bakersfield – June 7

This course is designed for neurologists, internists, family practitioners, neurosurgeons, pain management and rehabilitation specialists, oncologists and allied healthcare professionals to increase awareness of established and emerging treatment options for brain tumors, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, degenerative neurological and spinal disorders, pituitary disorders, and endovascular and stroke management. The course will take place Saturday, June 7, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bakersfield Marriott. Click here for more information or to register.

Corporate Integrity Training – June 10, 13, 24, 25

The sessions are for faculty members to complete required corporate integrity training for fiscal year 2014. The hourlong sessions will take place Tuesday, June 10, at 2 p.m.; Friday, June 13, at 7 a.m.; Tuesday, June 24, at 7 a.m.; and Wednesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. All sessions will be held in Harvey Morse 3. No registration is required. All faculty members must complete the training, except for staff members who completed orientation after June 30, 2013, and house staff who started after June 30, 2013. The training also is available on HealthStream. For more information, contact Mary MacGran, corporate integrity manager, at 323-866-7867 or macgranm@cshs.org.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – June 10

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 – June 11

The Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center conference will take place Wednesday, June 11, from 6-7 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8. The presenter will be Gene Liu, MD, a board-certified otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon. 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)

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

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

Uncertainty and Dispute: Examining the History and Ethics of Artificial Heart Implants (Ethics Noon Conference) – June 18

The speaker at the Morgenstern Lecture in History, Ethics and Medicine will be Shelley McKellar, PhD, the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine and associate professor of Surgery at the University of Western Ontario. The lecture, part of the Ethics Noon Conference series, will take place Wednesday, June 18, from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Ethics.

Uncertainty and Dispute - Examining the History and Ethics of Artificial Heart Implants - June 18 (PDF)

Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence Quarterly Meeting – June 18

The meeting will take place Wednesday, June 18, from 5-6:15 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 6-7. Presenting "Atrial Fibrillation — Overview of Management Options" will be Noel Boyle, MD, PhD, director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at UCLA. Presenting "Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: When, Why, How and Who" will be Michael Shehata, MD, director of the Pacemaker and Defibrillator Clinic at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Presenting "The Watchman and Lariat Procedures for the Prevention of AFib Related Stroke" will be Saibal Kar, MD, associate director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

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.

Global Outreach Symposium on Irritable Bowel Syndrome – June 29 End of Early Registration (Symposium July 19)

The conference and interactive webinar will take place Saturday, July 19, in the Harvey Morse Conference Center; a live webcast will be available. The event is designed to educate patients, families and healthcare providers. The event is organized by Mark Pimentel, MD, and the GI Motility Program. Pimentel is director of the program. Early registration ends on June 29, and the deadline to register is July 12. For information or to register, click here or call 310-423-6181.

Global Outreach Symposium on Irritable Bowel Syndrome - July 19 (PDF)

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. at 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.

BRCA Symposium: 20th Anniversary of the Discovery of the BRCA Gene – Sept. 13

This conference will provide up-to-date information for clinical providers working with BRCA mutation carriers and those at risk regarding inherited gynecologic and breast cancer. The chair of the conference is Beth Y. Karlan, MD, director of the Women's Cancer Program at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Sofitel Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

Sixth Annual Los Angeles Orthopedic Trauma Symposium – Sept.20

The symposium is intended to help surgeons and other healthcare providers who take emergency calls stay current with contemporary methods of fracture management. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 7 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Sofitel Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

Advances in Neurology And Neurosurgery 2014: Treatment And Management of Pituitary Diseases – Sept. 28

This conference is designed to increase healthcare providers' awareness and ability to assess established and emerging treatment options for the management of pituitary disorders. It is for endocrinologists, internists and allied healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of patients with pituitary disorders. The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Huntington Beach. Click here for more information or to register.

Third Annual Experimental Therapeutics in Oncology: the Road to Personalized Medicine – Nov. 7-8

This educational activity will provide guidance to front-line clinicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists with current information about new agents in oncology and the translation of the latest research to their patients. The symposium will cover drug and treatment updates with a focus on new agents in ovarian cancer, myeloma, head and neck cancers, renal cancer and hematological malignancies. The event will take place from Friday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 8, at 4:50 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium and the Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship – Nov. 14-16

The goal of the course is to improve patient safety and physician performance while achieving the best possible outcomes for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. In addition, the course will provide physician attendees comprehensive information on nonsurgical full facial rejuvenation emphasizing combination therapies. The course will take place Friday-Sunday, Nov. 14-16, at the Sofitel Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

12th Annual Emergency Medicine Symposium: a Practical Update – Dec. 11

This course will provide an overview and update on a range of topics pertinent to emergency medicine practitioners. This year’s lecture topics include acute cardiac emergencies, diagnosis of neurologic catastrophes and critical care at the end of life. The event will take place Thursday, Dec. 11, from 7:15 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.