UCLA Luskin Conference Center Quarterly Newsletter — November 2015

International Pediatrics Symposium Chooses the
UCLA Luskin Conference Center for 2016 Conference

November 12, 2015 — UCLA and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will bring together experts on pediatric gastroenterology from around the globe to the Luskin Conference Center for a unique three-day symposium — the 9th International Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium (PIFRS).

This conference, scheduled for October 2016, will bring together a large, diverse, and dedicated group of surgeons, gastroenterologists, scientists, and allied health professionals to exchange the latest information on new discoveries and developments in their field.

Dr. Robert Venick, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology who represented UCLA on the site selection committee says: “UCLA is thrilled to partner with our colleagues at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPCM) to bring the PIFRS to the West coast for the first time. The two planning institutions are leaders in the field of intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation.”

Cindy Gagle, LCC Director of Sales & Marketing, led the group’s site visit at the Luskin Conference Center (LCC). She says, “We showcased to the group the vibrancy of UCLA and how the close proximity of the LCC to UCLA’s hospital, research resources, and their colleagues would be ideal for symposium attendees.”

According to Gagle, the group has booked more than 200 guest rooms per night and will be the Luskin Center’s main group in-house during their three-day stay. Their activities will also take advantage of most of the 21 meeting rooms in the Center where they will hold large general sessions, break-out meetings, and poster sessions. Meeting attendees will also enjoy buffet breakfasts and lunches as well as an opening reception — all handled by the Luskin Conference Center’s talented culinary staff.

“We are very proud to be among the first groups that will be utilizing the Luskin Conference Center!” says Venick. “We look forward to putting together an outstanding meeting here which will provide an ideal opportunity for the presentation of original scientific research, exchange of ideas, and collaborative efforts to improve the care for children in our field.”