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Meetings and Events

Bioethics Noon Conference -- Feb. 14

The Center for Health Care Ethics will present a noon conference on "The Impact of Medical Technology for the Future Elderly" on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The guest speaker is Dana P. Goldman, Ph.D., director of Health Care Economics, Finance and Organization at RAND Corporation in Santa Monica.

Benefit Concert for CSMC Women's Cancer Research Institute -- Feb. 22

Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne and John Trudell will perform on Thursday, Feb. 22, at "Give Love, Give Life," a benefit concert to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and support the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Research Institute at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The concert starts at 8 p.m. in the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. Tickets are on sale at the Gibson Amphitheatre Box Office and at all Ticketmaster locations. For VIP information and ticket packages, contact Christina Watts at (310) 423-6786.

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders -- March 1-3

The 6th Annual Spinal Disorders Symposium will focus on current treatments, methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. Physicians receive 18 CME credits for this symposium, held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. Pre-registration is on February 28 and a fee is required. Call (310) 423-5548 for more information or click here for a copy of the brochure.

Endocrinology and Metabolism Update 2007 -- March 14

This CME course for endocrinologists, obstetricians/gynecologists, internists and allied healthcare professionals will be held on Wednesday, March 14, from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel at 300 S. Doheny Drive. This course will present the latest information in the diagnosis and management of endocrine/metabolic disorders. For more information, call (310) 423-5548 or click here for a copy of the brochure.

Cedars-Sinai Women's Health Conference -- March 16

The annual Women's Health Conference will feature more than 30 Cedars-Sinai physicians discussing a wide range of women's health topics on Friday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year, the conference moves from the medical center to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City to accommodate up to 1,200 attendees. For more information or to register, click here to visit the website or call 1-800-CEDARS-1.

Medical and Surgical Approach to Spine Disease and Spine Deformity in Ankylosing Spondylitis -- March 24

This full-day conference will be held in Harvey Morse Auditorium on Saturday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. The conference is designed to help medical practitioners improve their recognition of the types of spine deformity and trauma commonly seen in AS and will include a discussion of the new findings of genetic markers for the disease. For more information, call Bari Laner, senior CME coordinator, at (310) 423-2937 or click here for a copy of the brochure.

Deep Brain Stimulation in the Management of Movement Disorders -- March 31

This half-day CME course will be held on Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium and will discuss indications for the use of deep brain stimulation as an option in the management of dyskinesia and tremors. For more information, call (310) 423-5548 or click here for a copy of the brochure.

Recent Advances in IBD Diagnosis and Treatment -- March 31

Cedars-Sinai and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America are jointly sponsoring this program on Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (registration and breakfast start at 7 a.m.) at Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City. This CME course is designed to summarize the pertinent developments applicable to the diagnosis and treatment of IBD patients. For more information, call (310) 423-5548 or click here for a copy of the brochure.

Grand Rounds

For information on scheduling of Grand Rounds, click here to access the Continuing Medical Education website.