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

Surgery Department News

Kira Chaiboonma, BS, Donald C. Dafoe, MD, Seth Felder, MD, Heidi A. Hotz, RN, Silvia Kurtovic, MD, Douglas Liou, MD, Scott Short, MD, Ryan Spurrier, MD, and Dodanim Talavera, MD, MS, PhD are highlighted.


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Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2013 – Bakersfield – July 13

This community conference will give participants an increased awareness of both established and emerging treatment options for brain and spine tumors, neuromuscular and spinal disorders, and endovascular and stroke management. The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Bakersfield Marriott. Click here for more information or to register.

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.

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.