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Recognition for Chugh, Danovitch, McGovern

Physician News

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, has received a grant to study how to better predict sudden cardiac arrest, a group led by Itai Danovitch, MD, has published a guide to insurance options for coverage of addiction treatment, and Dermot P.B. McGovern, MD, PhD, has been elected a member of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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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 - January 2015


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

Reversing Heart Disease – Feb. 3

The lecture will take place Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center, and Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, the center's associate medical director, will speak about heart disease and new findings from the November 2014 meeting of the American Heart Association meeting. They will discuss recent advances in the prevention of coronary disease.

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.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – Feb. 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.

Belief in the Salutary Power of Explanations (Ethics Noon Conference) – Feb. 11

"Belief in the Salutary Power of Explanations: Poetry and Clinical Interactions" will be presented by Amy M. Haddad, PhD, director of the the Center for Health Policy and Ethics and the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in Health Sciences at the Creighton University Medical Center. The Ethics Noon Conference will take place Wednesday, Feb. 11, at noon in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease – Feb. 12-15

The symposium will provide a multidisciplinary overview of the diagnosis and treatment of all stages of breast cancer. Faculty members include experts in the fields of surgical, medical and radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, surgery and patient advocacy. It will take place Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 12-15, at the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Amelia Island, Fla. Click here for more information or to register.

Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology – Feb. 12

This annual update is intended to review topics that are timely and relevant to general and subspecialty OB/GYN providers. A multidisciplinary approach will be used to address the latest controversies in the specialty relevant to each topic. It will take place Thursday, Feb. 12, from 7:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery – Feb. 21

The course will provide an increased awareness of established and emerging treatment options for brain tumors, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, degenerative neurological disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and spinal disorders, pituitary disorders and endovascular and stroke management. It will take place Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Click here for more information or to register.

Transcranial Doppler for Comprehensive Stroke Care – Feb. 25-27

Transcranial Doppler is a noninvasive, painless and mobile ultrasound technique that can help diagnose first-time and secondary stroke risk. It can be used in the intensive care unit, emergency room and operating room or at bedside. It has been mandated an integral part of the technology provided by the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Stroke Center. The conference will take place Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 25-27, at the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 6-7. Click here for more information or to register.

A Clinician's Guide to Pulmonary Hypertension – Feb. 28

This CME program will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m-12:50 p.m. at the Intercontental Los Angeles hotel. It is designed for primary care physicians, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, cardiologists and other affiliated staff interested in the prevention and management of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This symposium will enable physicians and practitioners to gain insight in to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances for patients with PH/PAH. Click here for more information or to register.

Educational Meeting in Gastroenterology – March 6-7

The 15th annual meeting will provide attendees with relevant information regarding developments in gastroenterology and new approaches to the management of gastrointestinal diseases. It will take place Friday-Saturday, March 6-7, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Sinus and Eustachian Tube Surgery: How I Do It – March 28

The conference will provide participants with the latest information on technological advances and innovative approaches to sinus surgery and other rapidly changing aspects of otolaryngological care. It will take place Saturday, March 28, from 7:15 a.m.-5 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – May 16-17

Topics to be covered in the two-day conference include "Robotics in Liver Surgery," "Role of Nano Knife for Liver Lesions," "Liver Transplantation for Colorectal Malignancies?" and "The Latest Devices Available for Treating Liver Tumors." It will take place Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage. Click here for more information or to register.