Community Conferences

To be added to the conference brochure announcement list, email samantha.phu@cshs.org.

The Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery host the following community conferences:

ALS - Motor Neuron Disease Research Center Patient and Family Conference

Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cedars-Sinai - Harvey Morse Auditorium
8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Motor Neuron Disease Research Center Patient and Family Conference will feature a variety of speakers discussing the latest in ALS care and research. Morning session will focus on the clinical aspects of the disease and afternoon session will have a research focus with speakers from the CSMC Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute. We are pleased to announce Clive Svendsen, PhD as this years featured speaker.


Cedars-Sinai Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2016 – Santa Barbara, CA

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Four Seasons The Biltmore, Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Course Directors: Keith L. Black, MD, Patrick D. Lyden, MD

The program will present the treatment options in an interdisciplinary fashion using plenary lectures and case presentations. This symposium will offer participants an opportunity to engage in interactive discussions with renowned faculty who are involved with initiating these neurological advances.

Receive 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Brain Health and Alzheimer's Prevention Workshop

Saturday, November 19th, 2016, from 8 a.m. - 12 noon
Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Our Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention faculty will speak about important lifestyle changes patients can make that have been proven to help slow down or reverse the progress of cognitive impairment. Experts in sleep medicine and neuropsychology present updated research on why these areas are important to cognitive health. The Co-Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, our innovative husband and wife neurologists, will present exciting ways to combat memory loss through simple changes to everyday life, all in an interactive workshop setting.

Please reserve a seat for this free event by visiting our online registration or by contacting Wendy Weissberg at 310-423-5357 or gwendolyn.weissberg@cshs.org.


Pituitary Awareness Community Conference

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, California, 90401-3310

A free conference, open to the public, for people with Pituitary Diseases and for those who care. Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurology and Pituitary Center is bringing the community together in Santa Monica to educate, empower and energize through a number of updates on the latest clinical advances, new research discoveries, managing life style and latest drug therapies for the treatment of Pituitary disease.


Past Conferences



Cedars-Sinai Advances in Neurosciences and Pituitary Diseases - 2016

Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9, 2016
Wynn Hotel
3131 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV 89109

Course Directors: Keith L. Black, MD, Shlomo Melmed, MD, Patrick D. Lyden, MD, Vivien Bonert, MD

This course will provide neurologists, neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, internists, family practitioners, pain management and rehabilitation specialist, oncologists and allied healthcare professionals, in an interdisciplinary fashion, with an increased awareness of both established and emerging treatment options for brain tumors, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, degenerative neurological disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, pituitary disorders, Cushing Disease, endovascular and stroke management, and spinal disorders.

Receive 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Parkinson's Disease Community Conference

Saturday August 27, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cedars-Sinai - Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
8700 Beverly Boulevard, Plaza Level Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048

A free conference, open to the public for people with Parkinson's and for those who care covering the latest research on managing Parkinson’s disease. Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurology is bringing the Parkinson’s community together in Los Angeles to educate, empower and energize through a number of updates on clinical advances.


Parkinson's Disease Community Conference

Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxton Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301

A free conference, open to the public for people with Parkinson's and for those who care. This conference will cover the latest research on managing Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, as well as strategies that show promise for the future.


A Multidisciplinary Approach in the Treatment of Brain Metastases

Thursday, March 17th, 2016
John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center
43404 30th St W, Lancaster, CA 93536

Low Back Pain: Course and Management

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Embassy Suites


Myasthenia Patient Community Conference

Monday, January 11, 2016 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PEC 8
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
127 S. San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048


ALS Community Conference
ALS Research Updates and Practical Strategies

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurology invites those living with ALS, their families, friends and caregivers, to spend an afternoon with members of the Cedars-Sinai ALS multidisciplinary team and our local colleague to update and discuss current trends in care and research pathways including discussion of clinical research opportunities.


Parkinson's Disease Community Conference

Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

A free conference, open to the public for people with Parkinson's and for those who care. This conference will cover the latest research on managing Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, as well as strategies that show promise for the future. This event is now full, you may sign up on our waiting list by clicking the registration option below:


Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery
Community Conference: Treatment and Management of Pituitary Diseases

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, California

The multi-disciplinary faculty of Cedars-Sinai offers this comprehensive conference to bring participants up-to-date with the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neuro-endocrine disorders, particularly pituitary disorders.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions as well as question and answer sessions with our renowned faculty. 

ALS Patient and Family Conference

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Harvey Morse Auditorium, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Motor Neuron Disease Research Center Patient and Family Conference will feature a variety of speakers discussing the latest in ALS care and research. Morning session will focus on the clinical aspects of the disease and afternoon session will have a research focus with speakers from the CSMC Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions as well as question and answer sessions with our renowned faculty.

Registration begins at 8:30am. A light breakfast will be available the morning of the event and lunch will be provided. Parking in Cedars-Sinai visitor lots with partial validation.   

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery
Community Conference

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Marriott Bakersfield
801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California

The multi-disciplinary faculty of Cedars-Sinai offers this comprehensive, half day conference to bring participants up-to-date with the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, particularly stroke, neuromuscular and spinal disorders, epilepsy and Alzheimer's Disease.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions as well as question and answer sessions with our renowned faculty. 

 

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery
Community Conference

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara,
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, California

The multi-disciplinary faculty of Cedars-Sinai offers this comprehensive, half day conference to bring participants up-to-date with the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, particularly brain and spinal tumors, stroke, spinal disorders, epilepsy and Alzheimer's Disease.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions as well as question and answer sessions with our renowned faculty. Participants will also be provided information about the selection of their healthcare team, nerve pain and integrative medicine.

Breakout Sessions to include:

Stroke - Turning Back the Clock: Curing Patients with Acute Stroke and Stroke Update
Epilepsy - Medical Management and Surgical Management of Epilepsy
Spine - Spine Care Workup and Spine Surgery Updates

 

Epilepsy Conference - Quest for Help, Healing & Hope

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cedars-Sinai - Harvey Morse Auditorium,
8700 Gracie Allen Drive, Los Angeles, California

Learn more about epilepsy and current epilepsy therapies. Understand better how to cope with the emotional challenges of living with epilepsy. Learn some tools to improve the health and well-being of those with epilepsy and their caregivers and talk with others who share similar experiences and build your support network.

 

Update on ALS Clinical Care and Management

Saturday, October 18, 2014
CSMC - Harvey Morse Auditorium

The Cedars-Sinai Motor Neuron Disorders Research Center is proud to offer a comprehensive conference aimed at educating patients and their caregivers on clinical care and management strategies.

 

Dystonia Patient Conference

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Advances Health Sciences Pavilion, Plaza Level, Los Angeles, California

The conference seeks to educate patients and their caregivers on current management options for generalized and focal dystonia, including medications, botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation. An outstanding, multi-disciplinary faculty will provide an extensive review of treatment options and will be available for questions and further discussion. We encourage active participation of our audience to make this event truly interactive and educational. We look forward to seeing all of you on October 11. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook at Cedars Sinai: Movement Disorders Program. For more information, you may also email us at dystoniaconference@cshs.org.

 

Pituitary Patient Awareness Day 2014: Huntington Beach, CA

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, California

The multi-disciplinary faculty of Cedars-Sinai offers this comprehensive conference to bring participants up-to-date with the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine disorders, particularly pituitary disorders. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions as well as question and answer sessions with our renowned faculty.

 

Outsmarting Brain Tumors: A Conference on Brain Tumors for Patients, Families and Caregivers

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Advances Health Sciences Pavilion, Plaza Level, Los Angeles, California

The multi-disciplinary faculty of Cedars-Sinai offers this one day, comprehensive conference to bring participants up-to-date with the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. The conference seeks to educate patients and their caregivers on the latest research that has been translated into treatments for brain tumors.  It will include a discussion on promising therapeutic discoveries for brain tumors as well as information on other surgical and non-surgical treatment options available today.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions as well as question and answer sessions with our renowned faculty.