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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF March 28, 2014 | Archived Issues

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 - March 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

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Meetings and Events

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – April 8

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.

Quarterly Meeting of the Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence – April 9

The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 9, from 5-6:15 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 6-7. Presenting "New Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines" will be C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Presenting "Risk Calculation in the Management of Atherosclerosis CVD" will be Matthew Budoff, MD.

Sinus Center Patient and Community Outreach Conference – April 9

The Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center conference will take place Wednesday, April 9, from 6-7 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8. The presenter will be Henry Chen, MD, an otolaryngologist and a head and neck surgeon with the Sinus Center. 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)

Danielle Belen Violin Concert (Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association) – April 10

Violinist Danielle Belen will perform at a Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association event on Thursday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Belen is a faculty member at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles and is the concertmaster of the New West Symphony. She is the founder and artistic director of Center Stage Strings, a summer camp and performance festival for gifted young musicians, some of whom will perform with her at Cedars-Sinai. 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.

Violin Concert - Alumni Association - April 10

Palm Sunday Mass – April 13

Palm Sunday Mass will be celebrated with a blessing and distribution of the palms Sunday, April 13, from 1:30-2 p.m. in the Chapel. The service will be available for viewing on Channel 50 of the inpatient TV system.

Holy Week Services 2014 (PDF)

Passover Seder Viewing – April 14-15

A videotaped Passover Seder may be viewed on Channel 50 of the inpatient TV system on Monday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, contact Spiritual Care at ext. 3-5550.

Good Friday Service – April 18

The ecumenical service will take place Friday, April 18, from noon-12:40 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The service will be available for viewing on Channel 50 of the inpatient TV system.

Holy Week Services 2014 (PDF)

Meditation on the Cross – April 18

The service will take place Friday, April 18, from 4-4:15 p.m. in the Chapel. The service will be available for viewing on Channel 50 of the inpatient TV system.

Holy Week Services 2014 (PDF)

Easter Service – April 20

The service will take place Sunday, April 20, from noon-12:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The service will be available for viewing on Channel 50 of the inpatient TV system.

Holy Week Services 2014 (PDF)

Easter Mass – April 20

The Catholic Mass will be celebrated Sunday, April 20, from 1:30-2 p.m. in the Chapel. The service will be available for viewing on Channel 50 of the inpatient TV system.

Holy Week Services 2014 (PDF)

Eighth Annual Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium – April 25

The purpose of this conference is to close the knowledge gap of physicians and allied healthcare professionals regarding sex-specific differences in cardiovascular disease and the impact these differences have on treatment options, and to highlight the importance of identifying women at risk for cardiovascular disease and of utilizing the most current evidence-based treatment strategies for improved patient outcomes. The conference will take place Friday, April 25, from 7:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

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.

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. For information or to suggest a topic, contact Leo Gordon, MD, at leo.gordon@cshs.org.

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.

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

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

Coder Training - August (PDF)