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Grand rounds

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Upcoming CME conferences

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Medical Staff CME Newsletter - January 2013 (PDF)

Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.

Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - February 2013 (PDF)

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Meetings and events

Wear Red Day for Women – Feb. 1

Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute invites the Cedars-Sinai community to the 7th annual Wear Red Day for Women on Friday, Feb. 1, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. A group photo is scheduled for 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. Puja Mehta, MD, director, Vascular Function Research Laboratory, will speak at 11:45 a.m.

Wear Red Day - Feb. 1 (PDF)

State-of-the-Art Treatments for Melanoma – Feb. 6

James Yang, MD, medical officer (general surgery), surgery branch, National Cancer Institute, will speak at the Max Factor Family Foundation Endowed Lectureship in Lung Disease. This Pulmonary Grand Rounds is sponsored by the Department of Medicine, Women’s Guild Lung Institute and Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. It will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 8 to 9 a.m. in Harvey Morse 4-6.

Melanoma Treatment Lecture - Feb. 6 (PDF)

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – Feb. 12

Everyone interested in promoting women in science is invited to this monthly coffee meeting, which takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Davis 1004.

No Ethics? Bioethics in the Age of William Osler – Feb. 20

Michael Bliss, university professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, will speak to this topic at the Ethics Noon Conference from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Bliss is also an honorary fellow in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada. For more information, contact The Center for Healthcare Ethics, which sponsors the conference series, at ext. 3-9636.

Ethics Noon Conference - Feb. 20 (PDF)

Laughter is Jogging on the Inside – Have You Worked Out Today? – Feb. 25

The presentation features actors Joan Fagan and Beaumont Bacon of the touring comedy show "3 Blonde Moms ... See How They Run!"™ Fagan played Faith on ABC's "The Drew Carey Show," and Bacon appeared in the movie "Jerry Maguire." Bacon also was a patient at Cedars-Sinai after suffering a triple aneurysm and slipping into a coma three years ago. The presentation, from the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Harvey Morse Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for the general public and Cedars-Sinai employees, and $5 for paid alumni members and in-training/volunteers. RSVP to (310) 423-8047 or martin@cshs.org.

C-S Alumni Association - Feb. 25 (PDF)

13th Annual Educational Meeting in Gastroenterology – March 1-2

Presented by the Center for Digestive Disease at Cedars-Sinai, the 13th annual program updates attendees on new developments in gastroenterology. It will be held March 1-2 in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information and to register.

Success With Failure: An Advanced Heart Disease Symposium – March 7

This symposium will enable practitioners to gain insight in to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances for patients with advanced cardiac disease. This continuing medical education program is designed for physicians and allied health professionals, including nurse practitioners, transplant coordinators, physician assistants, RNs and case managers interested in the prevention and management of heart failure, heart transplant evaluation, posttransplant care and surgical options in heart failure. It runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Hilton Universal City. It is sponsored by California Heart Center Foundation, an affiliate of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

Success With Failure - An Advanced Heart Disease Symposium - March 7 (PDF)

Nanomedicine for Imaging and Treatment Conference – March 15-16 (Feb. 1 is last day to submit abstracts)

The second annual conference is aimed at bringing together a multidisciplinary group of nationally and internationally renowned academic researchers, clinicians, NIH and private industry for a compelling discussion on identified issues and emerging aspects in the field of nanomedicine. The conference will emphasize recent achievements in drug delivery, nanomedicine and imaging, the role of the National Institutes of Health in nanodrug development, and the latest preclinical and clinical advances in the treatment of cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and other pathological conditions. It will take place March 15 and 16 in Harvey Morse Auditorium. It is sponsored by the Department of Neurosurgery and the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Register at nanomedtech.org. For more information, call the Department of Neurosurgery at ext. 39522.

Nanomedicine Conference - March 15-16 (PDF)

Hollywood Bowl Fireworks – July 3

Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Josh Groban. Open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members. Cost is $125 per adult and $60 per child younger than 12. To reserve tickets, call Cheryl Verne (in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson) at (310) 423-2681.

Sand 'N' Snore – July 19

The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, July 19, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Those who don't want to sleep on the sand are welcome to enjoy dinner and the evening with colleagues and their families. There's a limit of one tent per physician. Tickets for the whole event are $65 per adult and $40 for each child 12 and younger. Tickets for Friday's dinner only are $50 per adult and $20 for each child younger than 12. Call Cheryl Verne (in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson) at (310) 423-2681 to reserve your spot.