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Recognition for Arena, Charlton, Jones, Karlan, Spiegel

Elizabeth A. Arena, MD, has been awarded board certification in complex general surgical oncology, Timothy P. Charlton, MD, represented the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons this month in Washington, Heather Jones, MD, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for lung research, Beth Y. Karlan, MD, will receive the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, has been named co-editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

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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 - March 2015 (PDF)


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Meetings and Events

How to Avert Alzheimer's Disease and Build Better Brains (Emeritus Medical Staff) – March 27

Dean Sherzai, MD, MAS, PhD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Program, will discuss the topic at the annual Henry and Lilian Nesburn Lecture, sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai emeritus medical staff. The event will take place Friday, March 27, at noon in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free for dues-paying emeritus members, $15 for non-dues-paying members and guests. To register, contact Kate Samuels at katelasam@aol.com or 310-892-1331.

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.

Doctors Day Meet and Greet – March 30

Coffee and breakfast pastries will be available on Monday, March 30, from 6-9 a.m. on the Physician Mezzanine. In addition, nursing units will have coffee and pastries for physicians and nurses to share starting at 7 a.m.

Professorial Structure Workshops – March 30 and 31

The Cedars-Sinai professorial structure has been enhanced. These changes will better recognize individuals who make sustained and significant contributions to clinical scholarship and important contributions to collaborative research projects. Workshops are being held to provide administrators and faculty with the opportunity to learn more about these enhancements. The workshops will take place Monday, March 30, noon-1 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8, and Tuesday, March 31, noon-1 p.m. in PEC 1.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians – April 7-Dec. 1

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians that will meet the first Tuesday of each month from April 7-Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. The April 7 session will take place in Harvey Morse 4-5. Participants need to attend just one session. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)

Presentation of the Corday Prize in Heart Research – April 7

The Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research will be presented to Alain Cribier, MD, emeritus professor at the University of Rouen, France. The ceremony will take place Tuesday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The prize honors a physician or scientist who has conducted groundbreaking research leading to fundamental changes in the practice of cardiology or cardiac surgery. To attend the presentation, RSVP to Matthew Karimi-Pouia at 323-866-6231 or matthew.karimi-pouia@cshs.org.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – April 14

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.

Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium – April 24

The purpose of the ninth annual symposium is to educate 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 using the most current evidence-based treatment strategies for improved patient outcomes. The conference will take place Friday, April 24, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Hot Topics in Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Vascular Disease – April 25

Venous thromboembolism is a major clinical problem with significant consequences in terms of morbidity, mortality and expenditure. Among other topics, this conference will cover new data regarding the medical management of cases of submassive pulmonary embolism, as well as new oral anticoagulants and significant advances in specialized catheter-directed management of both submassive and massive pulmonary embolisms. The conference will take place Saturday, April 25, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Ethical and Jewish Dilemmas Regarding Modern Genetics (Ethics Noon Conference) – April 29

Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, MD, of Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School will discuss the topic at the Ethics Noon Conference. The event will take place Wednesday, April 29, from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the Center for Healthcare Ethics, 310-423-9637.

Highlights of Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting – April 29

Members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology will share the latest science presented at the society's 2015 annual meeting. The event will take place Wednesday, April 29, from 4:30-7 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. A light dinner will be provided. Click here to register. For more information, contact Edgar Banuelos, edgar.banuelos@cshs.org or 310-423-0509.

NeuroRheumatology Symposium – May 1-2

The NeuroRheumatology Symposium is the first conference dedicated to rheumatic/autoimmune diseases and their neurological presentations. It will take place Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, at the Fess Parker hotel in Santa Barbara. Click here for more information or to register.

Conference on Office Orthopaedics: The Essentials of Nonoperative Musculoskeletal Care – May 1

The program will provide primary care physicians with an overview of common disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and will offer them an opportunity to sharpen their skills in recommending surgical techniques or nonsurgical treatment plans that will restore function and range of motion to their patients. It will take place Friday, May 1, from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 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.

Pediatrics State of the Art – May 30

This symposium will provide pediatric providers with the latest information regarding the evaluation, treatment and management of complex conditions commonly seen in the pediatric medical home. Participants will gain an understanding of the state-of-the-art in evaluation and treatment of these conditions. It will take place Saturday, May 30, from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Current Concepts in the Management of Pain – June 6

To begin the process of managing pain, doctors must have an understanding of the mechanisms of pain, the pharmacology of analgesic medications, and the time to make a referral for more complex care. This course will provide background and an update to address these issues by highlighting the clinical science of pain medicine and state-of-the-art therapies. The course will take place Saturday, June 6, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.