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

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Clinical Decision Support, Accountable Care and Healthcare Reform - Oct. 19

Scott Weingarten, MD, will address this topic at Medical grand rounds at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff - Oct. 22

The annual meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Highlights include reports from the chief of staff and medical center leadership as well as the presentation of the Chief of Staff Award and the 2012 Pioneer in Medicine Award.

Medical Student Reception - Oct. 23

All medical staff members are invited to attend the annual Medical Student Reception on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event includes a campus tour at 5:30 p.m. as well as dinner followed by a panel discussion of Cedars-Sinai's training opportunities, campus facilities and mission. If you would like to attend the reception, please RSVP to david.allen@cshs.org or call (310) 423-2126 by Oct. 15.

Medical Student Reception - Oct. 23 (PDF)

Current Controversies in the Surgical Management of Breast Cancer - Oct. 24

Alice P. Chung, MD, will speak at the Surgery grand rounds at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in ECC A-B.

Wear Pink Day - Oct. 24

Wear pink to support breast cancer awareness on Thursday, Oct. 24. A group photo is scheduled at 5 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012 (PDF)

Management Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Oct. 31

Hazim J. Safi, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at University of Texas at Houston Medical School, will speak at Surgery Grand Rounds on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Aortic Dissection - Oct. 31

Hazim J. Safi, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at University of Texas at Houston Medical School, will speak at a combined Medicine/Surgery Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Statistical Thinking in Medical Research - Oct. 31

Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD, director of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, will speak to this topic as part of the institute’s Statistics in Medical Research Lecture Series. "Statistical Thinking in Medical Research" will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click the following PDF for information on other lectures in the series.

Statistics in Medical Research Lecture Series (PDF)

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.

Ethics Noon Conference (Genomes Beyond Hype: Where is Genomics Taking Us?) - Nov. 14

Robert Cook-Deegan, MD, director of Genome Ethics, Law and Policy at the Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University, will deliver the Weinberger-Vermut Lecture in Genetics and Ethics at the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Ethics. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Genomes Beyond the Hype - Nov. 14 (PDF)

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.