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CME Newsletter - November 2014 (PDF)


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Meetings and Events

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.

Run for Her® – Nov. 9

The 10th annual Run for Her 5K Run and Friendship Walk to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and awareness will be held Sunday, Nov. 9, at Pan Pacific Park. You can sign up to participate at runforher.org. Use the discount code CSMC14 to get $10 off the $35 registration fee.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – Nov. 11

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.

Kinky Boots – Nov. 11

Medical staff members are invited to the production of the award-winning musical "Kinky Boots" on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. The cost is $110 per person and includes a pre-show dinner at the W Hotel across the street from the theater. Valet parking is available at the hotel. There is a limit of two tickets per physician. Call Cheryl Verne in the office of Marjorie Santore-Besson at 310-423-2681 to reserve tickets.

Sinus Center Patient and Community Outreach Conference – Nov. 12

The Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center conference will take place Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 6-7 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8. The presenter will be Arthur Wu, MD, an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon at 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)

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.

Wearable Biosensors (Health Services Research Lecture Series Kickoff) – Nov. 17

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, Cedars-Sinai’s new director of Health Services Research, will kick off the 2014-15 Health Services Research (HSR) Lecture Series with a presentation on wearable biosensors. The lecture will take place Monday, Nov. 17, from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. All are welcome. The lecture series will address the potential of HSR to impact the triple aim of improving population health, healthcare and costs. It will feature both Cedars-Sinai and prominent outside speakers. Lectures will occur monthly through Jan. 13 and approximately every two weeks thereafter. Specific topics will include everything from mobile health and social media to biometrics and cost-effectiveness analysis. A major goal of the series is to spark interest across diverse groups and to identify opportunities for collaborations.

Increasing Trial Enrollment With Online Consents, Social Marketing – Nov. 19

BJ Rimel, MD, associate director of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Trials at Cedars-Sinai, will speak at a live webinar about how Research for Her™, the online registry for clinical trials, benefited from electronic consents and social marketing. The webinar will take place Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 10-11 a.m. To register or for more information, click here.

Should We Extend the Human Lifespan? (Ethics Noon Conference) – Nov. 19

The topic will be discussed by S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois, Chicago, School of Public Health. The Ethics Noon Conference will take place Wednesday, Nov. 19, from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Ethics.

Should We Extend the Human Lifespan - Nov. 19 (PDF)

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery – Nov. 22

The course will give neurologists, internists, family practitioners, neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, oncologists and allied healthcare professionals an increased awareness of established and emerging treatment options for brain and pituitary tumors, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and endovascular and stroke management. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 22, from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Click here for more information or to register.

Informational Meeting About Guatemala Medical Mission – Nov. 23

A team of volunteers is planning to aid residents of Guatemala from May 9-18, 2015. To learn more about the mission, attend an informational meeting Sunday, Nov. 23, from 10-11:30 a.m. in ECC-C. The annual mission is arranged by HELPS International, a nonprofit organization that supports volunteer work in Guatemala. People with both clinical and administrative experience, as well as friends and family members, are welcome. As always, the team needs people with Spanish language skills. For more information, contact Olivia Marroquin at olivia.marroquin@cshs.org, Jim Laur at james.laur@cshs.org, or Babak Larian, MD, at larianb@yahoo.com.

Arrhythmia Symposium at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute – Dec. 5

The conference will provide a clinically relevant update regarding the management of patients with a broad spectrum of heart rhythm disorders, as well as sudden cardiac arrest. The event will take place Friday, Dec. 5, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Emergency Medicine Symposium: a Practical Update – Dec. 11

The 12th annual course will provide an overview and update on a range of topics pertinent to emergency medicine practitioners. 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.

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders – Jan 29-31

The 14th annual symposium will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies, and controversies in spine care management. Internationally recognized experts will present lectures focused on healthcare reform, innovations in spine surgeries, biologics and stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, and deformities and pain management. The symposium will take place Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 29-31, at the Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. Click here for more information or to register.

A Night at the Aquarium – Feb. 7

Medical staff members and their families are invited to A Night at the Aquarium, a dinner and sleepover at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, on Saturday, Feb. 7, starting at 7 p.m. Eat dinner in the shadow of a life-size blue whale replica, experience aquatic exhibits and interactive entertainment, and watch aquarium staff feed the seals and sea lions their breakfast. Pack sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and air mattresses (no tents). Dinner, exhibits and entertainment are included, as is a continental breakfast Sunday morning. Cost is $60 per adult and $45 per child age 3-11. The cost for those who don't spend the night is $50 per adult and $25 per child age 3-11. Parking is $8 per car. Contact Cheryl Verne in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson at 310-423-2681 or cheryl.verne@cshs.org to reserve tickets.