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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY August 2013 | Archived Issues

Mark Your Calendar

Rosh Hashanah Services – Sept. 5

Rabbi Jason Weiner will conduct Rosh Hashanah services at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Also participating will be cantor Jordan Gorfinkel. The services also will be broadcast on channel 50 of the inpatient TV system. Services will be rebroadcast on Friday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m.

Jewish High Holidays Services - September (PDF)

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – Sept. 10

Everyone interested in promoting women in science is invited to this monthly coffee meeting, which takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Davis 1004.

The President's View of the Future – Sept. 10

Speaking will be Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai. The event is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in PEC 6-7. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Sept. 4 to Denise.Gallagher@cshs.org. The event is the first in the Faculty Development Series from the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

President's View of the Future - September 10 (PDF)

Mongolia (Cedars-Science Alumni Association) – Sept. 11

"Mongolia: The World's Largest Continental Empire Under Genghis Khan, Today's Democratic Republic" will be presented by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Zula Damdin, president of the Los Angeles Area Mongolian Association, will talk about ancient and modern Mongolia. The presentation will also feature sumo wrestling champion Byamba, along with Mongolian song and dance, and an Oscar-nominated film about Genghis Khan. Admission is $15 for the public and Cedars-Sinai employees, and $5 for paid alumni association members, volunteers and those in training. RSVP to martin@cshs.org.

Mongolia - Sept. 11 (PDF)

Kol Nidre Services – Sept. 13

Rabbi Jason Weiner will conduct Kol Nidre services at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Also participating will be cantor Jordan Gorfinkel. The services also will be broadcast on channel 50 of the inpatient TV system.

Jewish High Holidays Services - September (PDF)

Yom Kippur Services – Sept. 14

Rabbi Jason Weiner will conduct Yom Kippur services at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Also participating will be cantor Jordan Gorfinkel. The services also will be broadcast on channel 50 of the inpatient TV system.

Jewish High Holidays Services - September (PDF)

The Least Worst Death: Moral Experience at Life's Edge – Sept. 18

Options for managing the end of life, and the complexity of patients' lives after making such choices, will be discussed at the Ethics Noon Conference, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Margaret P. Battin, PhD, distinguished professor in the Department of Philosophy and adjunct professor in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, part of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Ethics.

The Least Worst Death - Sept. 18 (PDF)

Roadmap for the Gynecologic Surgeon: A Hands-On Course Focused on Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery – Sept. 21-23

This course will provide an in-depth review of the latest information and techniques in gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. This comprehensive conference offers hands on experience with energy sources in addition to laparoscopic instrumentation and suturing techniques. Participants will learn and practice these basic and advanced laparoscopic skills and techniques using laparoscopic trainers, computer simulators and cadavers. The course runs from Saturday, Sept. 21, to Monday, Sept. 23, in Harvey Morse Auditorium and the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

5th Annual Los Angeles Orthopedic Trauma Symposium: Current Concepts and Controversies in Orthopedic Trauma – Sept. 28

Traumatic injuries remain the primary cause of death in young adults between the ages of 18 and 50. This course will address the latest techniques and algorithms for the care of patients with complex musculoskeletal problems through a combination of didactic lectures, expert panel case studies, and audience questions. The course runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff – Oct. 21

The annual meeting of the medical staff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. It will include the chief of staff report, CEO report and executive update, the Chief of Staff Award, and the 2013 Pioneer in Medicine Award.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff - Oct. 21 (PDF)

Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium and Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship – Nov. 1-3

This goals of this three-day program include improving patient safety and physician performance while achieving the best possible outcomes for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The conference runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Experts in MCS: Current State of the Art – Nov. 2

This one-day course will provide a concise review of knowledge and skills to facilitate the surgical and medical management of patients with advanced heart failure who are being assessed for and who have received durable mechanical circulatory support. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Click here for more information or to register.

New Therapeutics in Oncology: The Road to Personalized Medicine – Nov. 8-9

This course will provide guidance regarding the most current information available about new agents in oncology and the translation of the latest research to their patients. It will cover drug and treatment updates with a focus on new agents in GI malignancies, lung cancer and lymphoma. Renowned faculty will present lectures on new radiotherapy approaches, new drug and surgical treatments of breast cancer, targeting the c-MET pathway, and a discussion of new Phase I studies. On the second day, a keynote address on personalized treatment of cancer and the context of vulnerability will be featured. The conference takes place from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and from 7 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

13th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders – Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2014

The symposium will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. The faculty will be comprised of internationally recognized experts who will present 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. The course runs from Thursday, Jan. 30, to Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Click here for more information or to register.

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – Feb. 15-16, 2014

This conference is intended for surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, primary care physicians and all other healthcare professionals who treat patients with primary or metastatic liver tumors. In addition to lecture format presentations, the course will include debate and panel discussions, question and answer sessions, case discussions, and interactive video presentations. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16, 2014, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Registration information coming soon.