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

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Health Care, Bioethics and the Implications of the 2012 Elections – Dec. 19

The presentation will describe likely changes to the healthcare environment in light of President Barack Obama's re-election and the new makeup of Congress; discuss bioethics issues resulting from changes in the healthcare environment because of the elections; and identify clinical ethical ramifications of the coming changes in healthcare. The presentation runs from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the Harvey Morse Auditorium, on the Plaza Level of the South Tower. It is part of the Ethics Noon Conference series by the Center for Healthcare Ethics. The guest speaker is Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, the Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Ethics Noon Conference - Dec. 19 (PDF)

Cedars-Sinai Research Day IV – Jan. 11

Joan S. Brugge, PhD, of the Harvard Medical School be the featured speaker at Cedars-Sinai Research Day IV. She will present  "Adaptive Responses to Targeted Therapies Regulate Drug Sensitivity of Cancer Cells" at noon Jan. 11 in the Harvey Morse Auditorium. A poster session showcasing Cedars-Sinai research will follow. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by clicking here. For more information, please contact Brian Taylor at ext. 3-3527.

Cedars-Sinai Research Day IV - Jan. 11 (PDF)

Ethics Noon Conference – Jan. 16

The topic for the Siegel Lecture in Humanism and Medicine is "First Drafts and Open Spaces: Why Healthcare Providers Should Think Like Creative Writers." The guest speaker is Jay Baruch, MD, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, director of the Ethics Curriculum and co-director of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Scholarly Concentration at Alpert Medical School, Brown University in Providence, R.I. He is also Faculty Fellow, Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown. The lecture runs from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact The Center for Healthcare Ethics at ext. 3-9636.

Ethics Noon Conference - Jan. 16 (PDF)

20th International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy – 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.

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease – Jan. 26

Neurosurgeons and vascular surgeons are among those who might benefit from this one-day conference highlighting new treatments and developing options to provide the best care for patients with neurovascular disease. The conference is scheduled for Jan. 26, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. at Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. Click here for more information and to register.

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders – Jan. 31-Feb. 2

The 12th annual symposium - scheduled Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care
management. The conference will include lectures focused on healthcare reform, innovations in spine surgeries, biologics and stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, and deformities and pain management. Click here for more information and to register.

13th Annual Educational Meeting in Gastroenterology – March 1-2

Presented by the Center for Digestive Disease at Cedars-Sinai, the 13th annual program updates attendees on new developments in gastroenterology. It will be held March 1-2 in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information and to register.