September 7 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

MD/RN Satisfaction Survey Now Available Online through October 1

Cedars-Sinai's MD/RN Collaborative is conducting its annual MD/RN Satisfaction Survey now through October 1.

Avandia and Actos Add "Black Boxes" for Heart Failure

As an interim step in its ongoing review of thiazolidinedione cardiac safety, the FDA has called for revised class labeling for the TZDs featuring strengthened warnings about the incidence of heart failure and contraindications for patients with existing heart failure.


Event Draws 200 Participants

Cedars-Sinai ED attending physicians Sam Torbati, M.D. (left), and Laurence Friedman, M.D. (right), chat with Jerry Hoffman, M.D., head of emergency medicine at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hoffman was a guest speaker at the conference.

Cedars-Sinai was the site of the first all-Los Angeles Emergency Medicine Conference yesterday as more than 200 attending physicians and residents from several area medical centers convened in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Digital Certificates

Did you know that you can view Web/VS outside of the medical center via a CSHS Digital Certificate? A CSHS Digital Certificate allows you, as a member in good standing of the CSMC attending staff with a valid, active Web/VS account, to obtain remote access to the CSMC Web/VS system from your home or office using an external Internet account (ISP account).


All medical staff members are invited to attend Cedars-Sinai's annual Medical Student Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Save the Date

Alumni Association to Honor Raymond Duncan, M.D., and Keith Klein, M.D., on Dec. 5

The CSMC Alumni Association will host its Annual Business Meeting and Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Sofitel. This year's meeting will honor Raymond G. Duncan, M.D., and Keith L. Klein, M.D., as 2007 Alumnus of the Year.


Dr. Arthur Johnson Memorial Service -- September 11

The Matrix Conference -- September 20

Financial Planning Seminar - October 9


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