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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 - March 2017 (PDF)

Education Schedule - April 2017 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

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National Doctors' Day — March 30

National Doctors' Day celebrates the lifesaving work of our doctors. There will be breakfast to go on the South Mezanine parking lot lobby, and pastries and coffee in unit and clinic break rooms. The event will take place Thursday, March 30, from 7-9 a.m.

Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women — April 21

A video of a 2011 TEDxWomen talk by C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, will be shown, followed by discussion. Lunch will be served. The event is part of the Gender Medicine Lunch and Learn TED Talk and Discussion Series. It is sponsored by the Faculty Development Office, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center. The event will take place Friday, April 21, at noon in Thalians Auditorium. RSVP:

George Berci Course in Surgical Management of Bile Duct Stones — April 26

This interactive one-day conference with didactics and hands-on laboratory will equip general surgeons with the most current clinical information, technological advances, innovative approaches, and recent guidelines, to support optimal care for patients presenting with cholecystitis and choledocholithasis. The conference will take place Wednesday, April 26, in the Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills. Information and registration

5 Years of Choosing Wisely: What Has Been Learned? — April 28

The speaker will be Daniel Wolfson, leader of the Choosing Wisely initiative. He is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. The event will take place Friday, April 28, from 8-11 a.m. in PEC 6-7. Grand rounds will take place from 8-9 a.m., followed by presentations from Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Sharp, Sutter and UCLA about the impact of Choosing Wisely on quality and cost of care at their health system. RSVP:

10th Annual Conference on Office Orthopaedics: The Essentials of Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Care — May 6

The goal of this program is to provide primary care physicians with an overview of some of the most common disorders of the musculoskeletal system they frequently encounter in their practice, and to offer them an opportunity to sharpen their skills in recommending surgical techniques or nonsurgical treatment plans that will restore function and range of motion to their patients. The conference will take place Saturday, May 6, in Harvey Morse Conference Center. Information and registration.

Urologic Cancer Update — June 10

The Urologic Cancer Update conference will educate community-based clinicians on best practices for multidisciplinary management of urologic cancers. The course directors for this CME activity designed this conference to provide clinicians with the latest information regarding prostate cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancers. The conference will take place Saturday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Information and registration