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

Mark Your Calendar

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.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – Oct. 8

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.

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.

Sixth Annual Symposium on Neurovascular Disease – Jan. 25, 2014

This conference provides neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family practitioners and vascular surgeons, as well as allied healthcare professionals, new neurovascular data and the opportunity to discuss challenging clinical cases. Renowned regional and national faculty will present and discuss both traditional and cutting-edge treatments and management strategies. The symposium will take place Jan. 25, 2014, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. 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.

Evidenced-Based Psychiatric Consultation in Medical and Surgical Settings – Feb. 21, 2014

The course is designed to meet the needs of psychiatrists and physicians who are interested in acquiring current knowledge about the application of evidence-based models during the course of providing and requesting psychiatric consultation in the medical and surgical settings. The course will take place Feb. 21, 2014, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.