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Surgery Scheduling - New Hours as of May 1

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Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition – June 6

The debate will convene for its 11th year on Friday, June 6, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The topic will be "Robotics — Medicine or Marketing? Progress or Promotion?" Heidi Reich, MD, will argue that robotics is a medical advance. Ryan Spurrier, MD, will argue that robotics is medical marketing. The debate is part of Cedars-Sinai's first Founders Day celebration. For more information, contact Leo Gordon, MD, at

Founders Day Celebration – June 6

The daylong celebration on Friday, June 6, will commemorate the opening of Cedars-Sinai on June 6, 1976. The 11th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will kick off the day at 8 a.m. At noon, there will be a presentation on the history of Cedars-Sinai. Both events will take place in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Making its debut on Founders Day will be the preview of an exhibit tracing the growth of Cedars-Sinai from its first days as the Kaspare Cohn Hospital — founded in 1902 — to today's medical center. The exhibit, a project of the Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy, will be in the hallway outside the Medical Library.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2014: Bakersfield – June 7

The clinical neurosciences are undergoing rapid changes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, particularly those concerning surgical treatment options. This course is designed to increase awareness of established and emerging treatment options for brain tumors, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, degenerative neurological and spinal disorders, pituitary disorders, and endovascular and stroke management. The course will take place Saturday, June 7, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bakersfield Marriott. Click here for more information or to register.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – June 10

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

Sinus Center Patient and Community Outreach Conference – June 11

The Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center conference will take place Wednesday, June 11, from 6-7 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8. The presenter will be Gene Liu, MD, a board-certified otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon. The conference will combine lectures with an open forum and a question-and-answer session about sinus disease and problems of the ear, nose and throat. Light refreshments will be served. For information, visit

Sinus Center Patient Education Forums - March-December 2014 (PDF)

Commencement of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine – June 12

The commencement ceremony of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine will take place Thursday, June 12, at 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. For more information,

Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation – Sept. 6

This conference will provide updates in the clinical management and rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury. It is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family physicians and physiatrists. The conference will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Luxe Hotel. Registration information will be available soon.

BRCA Symposium: 20th Anniversary of the Discovery of the BRCA Gene – Sept. 13

This conference will provide information for clinical providers working with BRCA mutation carriers and those at risk regarding inherited gynecologic and breast cancer. The chair of the conference is Beth Karlan, MD, director of the Women's Cancer Program at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Click here for more information or to register.