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Leon Morgenstern, MD: 1919-2012

Leon Morgenstern, MD, a beloved colleague and the founding director of surgery for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, died Dec. 23 at his home in Malibu at age 93. A surgeon, scholar, humanist, medical researcher and prolific author, he remained active after his retirement and was working in his Cedars-Sinai office as recently as Dec. 21.

Cedars-Sinai is planning a memorial in his honor.

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20th International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy – Jan. 25-27

This teaching conference – scheduled for Jan. 25-27, 2013, in Harvey Morse Conference Center – will be held in cooperation with three major endoscopy centers in North America and Asia. It will be an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses. Balanced viewpoints, special techniques and practical clinical approaches will be presented throughout the program. Our renowned international faculty members bring unique knowledge and excitement from Asia and North America. Click here for more information and to register.

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease – Jan. 26

Neurosurgeons and vascular surgeons are among those who might benefit from this one-day conference highlighting new treatments and developing options to provide the best care for patients with neurovascular disease. The conference is scheduled for Jan. 26, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. at Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. Click here for more information and to register.

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders – Jan. 31-Feb. 2

The 12th annual symposium - scheduled Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. The conference will include lectures focused on healthcare reform, innovations in spine surgeries, biologics and stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, and deformities and pain management. Click here for more information and to register.

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.

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

Nanomedicine Conference - March 15-16 (PDF)