Meetings and Events

The Matrix Conference - Thursday, July 5

"The Matrix Conference - the Department of Surgery Patient Safety Curriculum" will begin its seventh year on Thursday, July 5, at 8 a.m. The initial Matrix Conference of the 2007 - 2008 academic year will be held in the Board Room on the Plaza level. For more information, please contact Dr. Leo Gordon at

Ultrasound Assisted Vascular Access Course - Friday, July 20

Cedars-Sinai is offering two practical sessions (morning and afternoon) on ultrasound assisted vascular access on Friday, July 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Each session will consist of hands-on sessions with ultrasound scanning of real patient-models. The course is free of charge for Cedars-Sinai attending medical staff and is intended for intensivists, hospitalists and specialists. For more information and registration, please contact Des Stevenson at (310) 423-2760 or at

The Annual Cedars-Sinai Sand `N Snore - Friday, July 20

Back by popular demand, Cedars-Sinai will host its annual sleepover for the medical staff and their family members at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. You bring the equipment (tent, sleeping bags, overnight gear) and the medical center provides the food and entertainment. Restrooms and hot showers are available nearby. The cost, which includes a barbecue dinner and breakfast, is $45 per adult and $35 per child under 12 years of age. Limit one tent per physician. If you are unable to spend the night, come for dinner and an evening on the beach for $30 per adult and $20 per child under 12 years of age. Please call Myra Daldemian at (310) 423-2681 to reserve your space.

3rd Annual Run for Her 5K Run and Friendship Walk - Sunday, Nov. 11

The 3rd Annual Run for Her, which benefits ovarian cancer research at Cedars-Sinai, will be held on Sunday, November 11 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the medical center. Proceeds benefit the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Research Institute, part of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The registration fee is $35, and registration is available online at

Grand Rounds

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