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Meetings and Events

Vasculitis: Current Concepts and Best Practices – July 31

Medical Mission to Guatemala Informational Meeting – Aug. 22

Rehabilitation Topics on the Neurological and Neurovascular Treatment of Stroke – Sept. 11

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Meetings and Events

Vasculitis: Current Concepts and Best Practices – July 31

This half-day program will profile the recent advances made in the diagnosis and management of various forms of vasculitis, including giant cell arteritis, Takayasu's arteritis, ANCA-associated vasculitis (Wegener's granulomtosis and microscopic polyangiitis), and Churg-Strauss syndrome. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, at The Westin Long Beach, 333 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. The program is held in conjunction with the 2010 All Star Vasculitis Symposium for patients, families, caregivers and physicians.

Vasculitis Symposium Brochure July 2010

Medical Mission to Guatemala Informational Meeting – Aug. 22

Primary care physicians, pediatricians, dentists, anesthesiologists and others are welcome to an informational meeting about an upcoming short-term medical mission to Guatemala. The trip will be March 26 through April 4, 2011, and is coordinated through HELPS International. The informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, in Thalians Auditorium. Family and friends are welcome to attend the meeting and participate in the mission.

Rehabilitation Topics on the Neurological and Neurovascular Treatment of Stroke – Sept. 11

Stroke treatments have come to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach, relying on the expertise of various healthcare providers to tailor primary, secondary and tertiary treatments options for patients. This conference will update clinicians on the latest advancements in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, 11461 Sunset Blvd.

Rehabilitation Topics on Treatment of Stroke

11th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference – Sept. 24

This conference will address important HIV care issues including antiretroviral regimen selection with respect to current clinical trial data, the detection and management of primary care concerns specific to HIV+ individuals, as well as the implementation and maintenance of HIV care in light of current and forthcoming changes in state- and federal-level healthcare policies and programs. It will be held on Friday Sept. 24, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel - Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars.

Orthopaedic Trauma: Injuries Below the Belt – Sept. 25

Intended for orthopaedic surgeons and emergency room physicians, this course will provide the latest techniques and algorithms for the care of multiply injured patients through a combination of didactic lectures and expert panel question, answer and debate sessions. The conference will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Blvd.

Orthopaedic Trauma Conference Agenda

Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart Failure – Oct. 15 and 16

This two-day course features expert presenters offering intensive teaching advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, pulmonary hypertension and transplant cardiology. The program will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles.

Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart Failure Agenda

Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity – Oct. 22

Faculty physicians and staff of Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Program will provide a comprehensive review of evolving treatment options for obesity. This includes the use of weight loss drugs, and current and emerging surgical treatments for weight loss. The one-day course runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Obesity Symposium Agenda

Grand Rounds

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