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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 9, 2014 | Archived Issues

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - May 2014


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Meetings and Events

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)

Up in the Air: Suspending Ethical Medical Practice (Ethics Noon Conference) – May 21

The topic will be discussed by D. Malcolm Shaner, MD, physician director of the Bioethics Program at Kaiser Permanente Southern California, and chief of the Department of Neurology and clinical professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The Ethics Noon Conference will take place Wednesday, May 21, 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.

Up in the Air (Ethics Noon Conference) - May 21 (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 Founders Day celebration. For more information, contact Leo Gordon, MD, at leo.gordon@cshs.org.

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 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.

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 training 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.

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.

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 Karlan, MD, director of the Women's Cancer Program at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Click here for more information or to register.