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Purim Services and The Reading of the Megillah – Feb. 23-24

Patients, families, staff and visitors are invited to attend Purim Services and The Reading of the Megillah, in the Chapel on the Plaza Level. Services will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 (Megillah read by Shia Altman), and 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 (Megillah read by Jay Braun). Services will be conducted by Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC.

Purim Services - Feb. 23-24 (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

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

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training – Feb. 25, March 29

Training in transportation of dangerous goods will be offered Feb. 25 and March 29. Anyone who prepares for shipment packages containing biological materials, patient specimens or dry ice must attend the training. The classes are for individuals undergoing initial or refresher training (required every two years). Please email Edward David with Environmental Health and Safety,, with the following information to reserve a place in the class: name, employee number, department extension and class date. For details, click on the PDF link below.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training - Feb. 25, March 29 (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.

Nanomedicine for Imaging and Treatment Conference – March 15-16

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 For more information, call the Department of Neurosurgery at ext. 39522.

Nanomedicine Conference - March 15-16 (PDF)

Current Concepts and Challenges in the Management of Pain – March 23

This course will provide background and updates on the clinical science of pain medicine and state-of-the-art therapies. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Prostate Cancer Update 2013 – April 13

Combining didactic lectures with small working groups, this conference will review landmark studies in prostate cancer while explaining the rationale behind often conflicting recommendations made by national medical organizations. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2013 - Santa Barbara – April 20

The course will present both established and emerging treatment options for brain and pituitary tumors; movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease; and endovascular and stroke management. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Click here for more information or to register.

6th Annual Office Orthopaedics Conference: The Essentials of Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Care – May 4

The goal of this program is to discuss the most common disorders of the musculoskeletal system; attendees will learn about both surgical techniques and nonsurgical treatment plans to restore function and range of motion in patients. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

3rd Annual Immunology LA – May 23

The 3rd Annual Immunology LA, a meeting of immunologists from the Los Angeles area, will be held May 23 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The meeting is sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Research Division of Immunology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Registration and abstract submissions will open in February. For more information, visit the event's Web page or email

3rd Annual Immunology LA - May 23 (PDF)

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – June 8-9

This two-day conference is intended for surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, primary care physicians and all other healthcare professionals who treat patients with primary or metastatic liver tumors. It begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, and ends at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.