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Meetings and Events

Reversing Heart Disease: Update 2017
Feb. 28

Ash Wednesday
March 1

81‐Year‐Old Man With Weakness and Edema (Case of the Quarter)
March 3

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

Grand Rounds

Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - February 2017 (PDF)  


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Symposium Identifies Research Needs in Brain Injuries

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Leading scientists and clinicians from around the country gathered recently at Cedars-Sinai for the 2017 Regenerative Medicine Institute Symposium to present their latest research and identify the most pressing areas for further study about traumatic brain injury and sports concussions.

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Topics Sought for Morgenstern Debate


The 14th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene on Friday, June 2. The debate committee is soliciting topics that are timely and relevant to all specialties.

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Advance Made in Treating Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Adding hormonal therapy to radiation treatment can significantly improve the average long-term survival of men with prostate cancer who have had their prostate gland removed, according to a Cedars-Sinai study published in the Feb. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The regimen also can reduce how often the cancer spreads, the study found.

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Heart-Focused Studies Earn Malaniak Awards

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The body's most important muscle — the heart — was the focus of this year's winners of the Bohdan (Danny) Malaniak Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research. Lilian Grigorian, MD, PhD, won for her work on rejuvenating aging hearts, and Magali Noval Rivas, PhD, won for her Kawasaki disease study. Each scientist received a $3,000 prize.

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Former NICU Patient Reunites With Staff for Birthday

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Corey Nabonne was born on Feb. 15, 1977, at just 2.2 pounds and was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Four decades later, the San Diego resident returned to the NICU and reunited with a doctor and a nurse who once cared for him.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for January


The Circle of Friends program honored 194 people in January. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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Weiner Installed as President of Regional Board of Rabbis

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Rabbi Jason Weiner, senior rabbi and manager of the Spiritual Care Department, was installed as president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California at a Feb. 15 reception in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The Board of Rabbis, the region's only cross-denominational rabbinic professional organization, has more than 250 ordained rabbi members throughout Southern California.

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Medical Library Provides 24-hour Access for Residents

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library now offers 24-hour access for residents. An ID badge is required for entry. The library also has opened two new group study rooms, which are designed to serve as collaborative learning spaces for residents.

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Cedars-Sinai Offers Courtesy Umbrellas on Rainy Days

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Cedars-Sinai is helping its patients, visitors and staff weather heavy storms this winter by offering courtesy umbrellas for travel between campus buildings when there is moderate to heavy rain.

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CS-Link Tip: SmartPhrases Are Flexible

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SmartPhrases are one of the most flexible tools for documentation in CS-Link™. When writing a SmartPhrase, you do not have to hit a carriage return when invoking a phrase. Instead, it's better to simply hit the space key. This will help improve formatting.

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