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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY January 2014 | Archived Issues

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Sixth Annual Symposium on Neurovascular Disease – Jan. 25

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 Saturday, Jan. 25, from 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

The symposium will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. The faculty will be composed 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, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Click here for more information or to register.

Wear Red Day for Women – Feb. 7

Support women's heart health by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 7, when Cedars-Sinai will mark the eighth annual Wear Red Day for Women, whose purpose is to increase awareness of heart disease as the leading killer of women. A group photo is scheduled for 11 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium, followed by a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, will speak at 11:45 a.m. The event is organized by the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center and is part of the Linda Joy Pollin Women's Heart Health Program, which provides public education about heart disease and sponsors heart health screenings for women.

Wear Red Day - Feb. 7 (PDF)

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – Feb. 11

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

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

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 Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

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

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 Friday, Feb. 21, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Current Concepts and Challenges in the Management of Pain – March 15

To begin the process of managing pain, doctors must have an understanding of the mechanisms of pain, the pharmacology of analgesic medications, and the time to make a referral for more complex care. This course will provide background and an update to address these issues by highlighting the clinical science of pain medicine and state-of-the-art therapies. The course will take place Saturday, March 15, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Click here for more information or to register.

8th Annual Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium – April 25

The purpose of this conference is to close the knowledge gap of physicians and allied healthcare professionals regarding sex-specific differences in cardiovascular disease and the impact these differences have on treatment options, and to highlight the importance of identifying women at risk for cardiovascular disease and of utilizing the most current evidence-based treatment strategies for improved patient outcomes. The conference will take place Friday, April 25, from 7:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.