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Meetings and Events

Physician Efficiency Training
July 20

Transcranial Doppler for Comprehensive Stroke Care
Aug. 11-13

Pancreatic Cancer Conference
Sept. 10

These events and more are listed in the medical staff calendar on the Cedars-Sinai website.

Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.

Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - July 2016 (PDF)


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Campaign Event Highlights Research Advances

Shlomo Melmed, MD, executive vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the medical faculty, addresses staff and volunteers last week in Harvey Morse Auditorium at the kickoff for the public phase of the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai.

Employees and volunteers across Cedars-Sinai got a glimpse last week of groundbreaking research innovations and discoveries fostered by the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai during a daylong event where senior leaders kicked off the public phase of the fundraising effort.

The campaign has an overall goal of raising $600 million by 2018, making it the most ambitious fundraising effort to date. It already has collected more than $460 million.

Flora Haus, MSN, RN, an education program coordinator in Nursing Research and Development, listens to a speaker at the event.

"The Campaign for Cedars-Sinai is extraordinary," Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, said in a video message played at each of five presentations on July 8 in Harvey Morse Auditorium. "Not only is it the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of the institution, but it also focuses on strengthening the partnership between our community philanthropists and you, our staff, and the difference you make every day."

Cedars-Sinai's collective commitment to providing world-class care to patients is critical in raising philanthropic support. Grateful patients compose the majority of Cedars-Sinai's donors. These investments help fund innovative research and technology that lead to groundbreaking advances in patient care.

Speakers at the event outlined the ways that Cedars-Sinai is leading the way in research innovation with new targeted cancer treatments, regenerative medicine testing and understanding the mechanisms for neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.

"Philanthropy provides great value to this institution," said Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, health system chief nurse executive, vice president and chief nursing officer. "It has allowed us to expand our staffing from roughly 1,200 nurses to 3,000 nurses and to integrate nursing into all aspects of patient care."

The Campaign for Cedars-Sinai supports interdisciplinary collaboration and research in five areas: disease prevention and control, precision medicine and targeted therapies, aging and longevity, innovations in healthcare and technology, and education and training.

"Through fundraising efforts, researchers at Cedars-Sinai are able to discover breakthrough innovations that have the potential to positively impact the community," Shlomo Melmed, MD, executive vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the medical faculty, said at the event.

Since its launch on July 1, 2010, the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai has raised most of its funds through major gifts of several thousand dollars or more. The public phase of the campaign, which runs through June 2018, will focus on attracting donors at all levels of support.

"Cedars-Sinai is a world-class healthcare organization in research and teaching, pushing us to the forefront of discoveries," said Arthur J. Ochoa, senior vice president and chief development officer. "Seventy-five percent of our donors are grateful patients, which means grateful patients are the ones helping the institution progress and achieve its goals."

More information about the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai and its fundraising initiatives is available on the Intranet.