Wednesday CME Conferences: For Providers | Torrance Memorial

Wednesday CME Conferences

Wednesday CME Conferences are usually held the first and third Wednesdays of each month (usually excluding major holidays and the months of November and December), and feature speakers who are on the faculty of teaching institutions in California and other regions of the United States. Topics pertain to patient care and related issues and are selected on a need-basis as expressed by individual Medical Staff members, departments or committees affiliated with Torrance Memorial.

Virtual conferences are held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and login instructions are emailed to physicians and clinical staff. If you would like to be added to the distribution list please email Linda Russell, Medical Staff/CME Coordinator at All physicians are welcome to attend online. An automated listing of scheduled conferences may be accessed by calling the CME Telephone Number at 310-784-8776.

The California Medical Association (CMA) believes cultural and linguistic competencies are essential to providing quality and accessible care, and also acknowledges that society has embedded and endemic structural racism and biases that affect the care that an individual receives.

To help bridge the gap, CMA’s continuing medical education (CME) team (CMA CME) has updated cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) standards and created standards for implicit bias (IB) that reduce health disparities, as well as comply with state law. CME providers must meet the various components to comply with state law beginning on January 1, 2022, and thereafter.

Calendar of Wednesday CME Conferences

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Ann Garlitski, M.D., FACC, FHRS
Tufts Medical Center
Commercial Support: None

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
“Update on Cholesterol and Hypertension”
Matthew Budoff, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Commercial Support: Honoraria Amarin, Amgen

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
“Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”
LAC+USC Medical Center
Commercial Support: None

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
“Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Asena Bahce-Altuntas, M.D.
Jacobi Medical Center/North Central Bronx Hospital
Commercial Support: None

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Thomas Caprio, M.D.
University of Rochester Medical Center
Commercial Support: None

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Please note that calendar listings are subject to change without prior notice. To avoid any inconvenience you may call the CME Telephone Number at 310-784-8776 which contains an up-to-the-minute schedule.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category I credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

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