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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY April 2017 | Archived Issues

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George Berci Course in Surgical Management of Bile Duct Stones — April 26

This interactive one-day conference with didactics and hands-on laboratory will equip general surgeons with the most current clinical information, technological advances, innovative approaches, and recent guidelines, to support optimal care for patients presenting with cholecystitis and choledocholithasis. The conference will take place Wednesday, April 26, in the Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills. Information and registration

5 Years of Choosing Wisely: What Has Been Learned? — April 28

The speaker will be Daniel Wolfson, leader of the Choosing Wisely initiative. He is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. The event will take place Friday, April 28, from 8-11 a.m. in PEC 6-7. Grand rounds will take place from 8-9 a.m., followed by presentations from Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Sharp, Sutter and UCLA about the impact of Choosing Wisely on quality and cost of care at their health system. RSVP: vanessa.walker@cshs.org

Are Stem Cells the Fountain of Youth? (Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association) — May 1

Clive Svendsen, PhD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, will explore the quiet revolution taking place in medicine. Scientists at the institute can now take adult stem cells back to an embryonic state. These induced pluripotent stem cells can then be turned into any type of human cell, including brain cells and heart cells. Svendsen will discuss the realities of taking iPSCs from the bench to the bedside, and the future of regenerating the human body. The event is sponsored by the Cedars-Sinal Alumni Association and medical staff. The event will take place Monday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Admission: $5 for Cedars-Sinai medical staff, employees and volunteers; $10 for general public. Registration: ellen.eichenberger@cshs.org

10th Annual Conference on Office Orthopaedics: The Essentials of Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Care — May 6

The goal of this program is to provide primary care physicians with an overview of some of the most common disorders of the musculoskeletal system they frequently encounter in their practice, and to offer them an opportunity to sharpen their skills in recommending surgical techniques or nonsurgical treatment plans that will restore function and range of motion to their patients. The conference will take place Saturday, May 6, in Harvey Morse Conference Center. Information and registration.

29th Annual Samuel L. Perzik, MD, Memorial Lectureship in Surgical Oncology — May 17

“Definitely Maybe: Surgical Strategy for Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas” will be discussed by Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, the Dallas B. Phemister professor of Surgery, chair of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of the University of Chicago School of Medicine.Continuing medical education credit is available. The event will taken place Wednesday, may 17, at noon in the Education Conference Center.

Urologic Cancer Update — June 10

The Urologic Cancer Update conference will educate community-based clinicians on best practices for multidisciplinary management of urologic cancers. The course directors for this CME activity designed this conference to provide clinicians with the latest information regarding prostate cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancers. The conference will take place Saturday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Information and registration