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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - October 2016 (PDF)  

Education Schedule - November 2016 (PDF)  

Surgery Scheduling

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The Use of Clown Therapy With Hospitalized Patients (Alumni Association) — Oct. 26

Sasha Kapustina, who is completing the documentary film "I Clown You," will speak about Israel's distinctive approach to medical clowning and its promotion of an interactive one-on-one relationship with patients. Israel is recognized worldwide as a model of medical clowning and training. The event is presented by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and medical staff. The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Admission is $5 for Cedars-Sinai medical staff, employees and volunteers, and $10 for the general public.

When Your Patient Is the President (Emeritus Society) — Nov. 4

Leo Gordon, MD, will discuss "When Your Patient Is the President: Vignettes in Presidential Health." Gordon is a longtime member of the medical staff in the Department of Surgery. He has served as the associate director of Surgical Education, coordinator of the Cedars-Sinai physician re-entry program and physician adviser to Community Relations and Development. He is the senior consultant in Clinical Surgery for the Surgery Group of Los Angeles, a multispecialty surgical group based at Cedars-Sinai. Gordon has had a careerlong interest in the health of U.S. presidents. His talk, the Dr. Edward Shapiro/Dr. Leon Morgenstern Memorial Lecture, is sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai emeritus society. Gordon was a colleague and a friend of Shapiro and Morgenstern. The talk will take place Friday, Nov. 4, at noon in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Information/registration: or 310-892-1331.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour — Nov. 8

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

Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease — Nov. 17-18

The two-day program will offer realistic views on many controversial issues in cardiovascular disease. The latest data will be presented from the perspective of cardiologists, interventionalists and surgeons (invasive and minimally invasive), which will allow participants to weigh the pros and cons of different approaches and discuss the many standard and emerging hybrid methods of treating complex cases of cardiovascular disease. The conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17-18 at the Montage Beverly Hills. Registration and information