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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY August 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

Physician honors

- George Berci, MD, FACS

- Philip K. Frykman, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP

- Hyung L. Kim, MD


Congenital heart disease expert joins Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Evan Zahn, MD, an expert in treating children born with life-threatening structural heart problems, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute to advance the study of congenital heart disease and develop more minimally invasive treatments.


Upcoming CME conferences


Grand rounds

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Upcoming CME conferences

Gallows Humor: Medical Ethics, Medical Humanities and the Dark Side of Laughter - Sept. 19

Katie L. Watson, JD, assistant professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will speak at the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Cedars-Sinai’s Center for Healthcare Ethics. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Ethics Noon Conference - Sept. 19 (PDF)

State-of-the-Art Spine Care 2012 - Sept. 29

This conference on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Harvey Morse Auditorium will focus on up-to-the-moment information on the management of spine patients for primary care and first contact providers. The faculty will be comprised of recognized spine specialists who will present lectures focusing on the basics of spine issues, imaging available for assistance in diagnosis, the definitions of pain and its management, conservative treatment options, current spine techniques and technologies, and management of the pre and post-surgical spine patient. Participants will have several opportunities for discussion and are encouraged to join faculty for discussions and debates regarding all topics. Click here for more information and to register.

Multi-Specialty Plastic Surgery Symposium and the Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship - Nov. 2-4

This three-day program – held Nov. 2-4 in Harvey Morse Auditorium – will present participants with leading-edge information regarding plastic and reconstructive surgical and non-surgical procedures that can be applied directly to their practice. The ultimate goals of the course are to improve patient safety and physician performance while achieving the best possible outcomes for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery patients. The program will be divided into sessions with faculty panels and question and answer sessions interspersed to encourage interactivity between participants and session presenters. Click here for more information and to register.

20th International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy Conference – Jan. 25-27

This teaching conference – scheduled for Jan. 25-27, 2013, in Harvey Morse Conference Center – will be held in cooperation with three major endoscopy centers in North America and Asia. It will be an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses. Balanced viewpoints, special techniques and practical clinical approaches will be presented throughout the program. Our renowned international faculty members bring unique knowledge and excitement from Asia and North America. Click here for more information and to register.