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Meetings and Events

The African-American Experience of Illness - April 7

The Center for Healthcare Ethics hosts the Ethics Noon Conference with guest speaker Wilfred Graves Jr., M.Div., Ph.D., professor of Church History, Biblical Studies and Theology, West Angeles Bible College, and executive coordinator to the senior pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the conference follows from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Pulmonary Hypertension in All its Diversity - April 10

This live, full-day conference will utilize a case-based approach to address state of the art knowledge on pathophysiologic diagnostic and treatment advances in pulmonary hypertension. All aspects of evaluation and treatment of pulmonary hypertension will be addressed, including medical management, anesthetic considerations and surgical options. "Pulmonary Hypertension in All its Diversity: 2010 State of the Art for the Clinician" will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Pulmonary Hypertension in all its Diversity

Yom Ha'Shoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Program - April 12

The 26th annual program will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium on Monday, April 12. Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute of Visual History and Education, will be the keynote speaker.

Clinical Applications of Hypnosis - April 19

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association will host this lecture and film about clinical hypnosis and the work of William S. Kroger, M.D., who served as a teaching consultant at Cedars-Sinai. Clinical psychologist and author Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., will present. Registration and socializing starts at 5 p.m. and the presentation follows at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 19, in Thalians Auditorium. Make your reservation by calling (310) 423-8047 or e-mailing martin@cshs.org. Admission is $5 for paid alumni members and those in training. The cost is $15 for Cedars-Sinai employees and the general public.

"Renoir in the 20th Century" Private Viewing - April 21

Enjoy a private viewing of Renoir in the 20th Century at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wednesday, April 21. This exhibition is the first monographic study dedicated to Renoir since the comprehensive retrospective of 1985 at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais in Paris, and the first one ever mounted by LACMA. Limit two tickets per physician. Cost is $40 per person and includes a light buffet dinner. For tickets, call the office of Marjorie Santore-Besson at (310) 423-2681.

Great Debates in Clinical Medicine - April 29

The Seventh Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will be held Thursday, April 29, at 8 a.m. in ECC A-C. The topic will be "Deal or No Deal - The Sale of Human Organs to Address the Organ Shortage in America."

What's New in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - May 1

Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the field to develop classification schemes or other guidelines to aid in the identification of specific conditions. These classification schemes or guidelines have been developed by committees of experts and most pathologists are not familiar with the specific recommendations, making it difficult to apply to practice. This conference is intended to address the identified learning gaps and provide pathologists the tools necessary to comply with the current standards of practice. It will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

What's New in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Annual Medical Staff Basketball Game - May 2

The Attending Staff Gomers will take on The Housestaff Blues at this free basketball game sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and Community Health and Education on Sunday, May 2, at the Beverly Hills High School "Swim Gym," 241 Moreno Drive. Please e-mail greg.orshansky@cshs.org if you are interested in playing for the Attending Staff Team this year.

4th Annual Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium - May 12

This educational symposium will explore gender-specific issues in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, diagnosis of microvascular coronary dysfunction, and optimal medical management strategies, including anti-atherosclerotic management, angina management and revascularization. The conference will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Registration includes a buffet dinner. 

2010 WIHD Program Agenda and Faculty

Grand Rounds

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