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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - June 2014 (PDF)


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Morgenstern Debaters to Tackle Robotics

Heidi Reich, MD

Ryan Spurrier, MD

Robotics in medicine is the subject of this year's Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition.

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 will anchor the inaugural Cedars-Sinai Founders Day (see story below).

For more information about the debate, contact Leo Gordon, MD, at leo.gordon@cshs.org.

To see coverage of last year's debate, click here.

Morgenstern Debate - June 6 (PDF)

Founders Day Coming Up June 6

In 1976, a fleet of ambulances made a ceremonial procession, carrying Cedars-Sinai patients to the medical center's new location.

Cedars-Sinai will celebrate its inaugural Founders Day on Friday, June 6. The occasion will be an annual observance of the day in 1976 that Cedars-Sinai first opened in its present location.

Founders Day events will include:

  • 8 a.m.: Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition, Harvey Morse Auditorium.
  • Noon: "June 6, 1976 — You Were There," a presentation on the new Cedars-Sinai's opening day, Harvey Morse Auditorium. The presentation will include a panel discussion featuring four people who started working at Cedars-Sinai in 1976 or earlier — Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, vice president, Clinical Innovation; Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, vice president and chief nursing officer; Ilean Smith, DTR, administrative coordinator, Food and Nutrition Services; and Steve Simons, MD, medical director, Medical Affairs for Quality/Performance Improvement. Lunch will be provided.
  • All day: Preview of a new Historical Conservancy exhibit on Cedars-Sinai's past. The exhibit will be in the corridor outside the Medical Library. The collection of books, documents and artifacts traces the founding and development of Cedars-Sinai over the past century.

Founders Day - June 6 (PDF)

Previously in Medical Staff Pulse:

Cedars-Sinai Celebrates Its Beginnings (May 23, 2014)

New Exhibit Will Display Cedars-Sinai's History (Nov. 22, 2013)