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P&T Approvals for June

Automatic substitutions during shortages of MVI-12 and changes to ordering and screening of total parenteral nutrition were among the items approved by Cedars-Sinai's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at its June meeting.

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Meetings and Events

The Many Faces of Japan – Aug. 9

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop Evening Seminars – Aug. 9, 11, 12

Rehabilitation Topics on the Neurological and Neurovascular Treatment of Stroke – Sept. 11

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Meetings and Events

The Many Faces of Japan – Aug. 9

Andrew Freund, director of the California Sumo Association, will be the guest speaker at this Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association event addressing "The Many Faces of Japan." A champion sumo wrestler will demonstrate his wrestling techniques and geisha will discuss wardrobe, make-up and dance. Registration for the Monday, Aug. 9, event in Harvey Morse Auditorium begins at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for the general public and $5 for paid alumni members and residents.

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop Evening SeminarsAug. 9, 11, 12

Ronald Victor, M.D., will discuss his study – "Effectiveness of barber-based intervention for improving hypertension control in black men. The BARBER-1 study: A cluster randomized trial" – on Monday, Aug. 9, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., in Harvey Morse 1-3. Dr. Victor is the director of the Center for Hypertension and associate director of Clinical Research at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

John Crowley, Ph.D., of Cancer Research and Biostatistics (CRAB) in Seattle, Wash., will discuss "Cancer clinical trials and the cooperative groups" on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Thalians Auditorium

Curtis Meinert, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will discuss "So you want to be a clinical trialist do you?" on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Thalians Auditorium.

Rehabilitation Topics on the Neurological and Neurovascular Treatment of StrokeSept. 11

Stroke treatments have come to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach, relying on the expertise of various healthcare providers to tailor primary, secondary and tertiary treatments options for patients. This conference will update clinicians on the latest advancements in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, 11461 Sunset Blvd.

Rehabilitation Topics on Treatment of Stroke

11th Annual HIV/AIDS ConferenceSept. 24

This conference will address important HIV care issues including antiretroviral regimen selection with respect to current clinical trial data, the detection and management of primary care concerns specific to HIV+ individuals, as well as the implementation and maintenance of HIV care in light of current and forthcoming changes in state- and federal-level healthcare policies and programs. It will be held on Friday Sept. 24, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel - Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars.

Orthopaedic Trauma: Injuries Below the Belt - Sept. 25

Intended for orthopaedic surgeons and emergency room physicians, this course will provide the latest techniques and algorithms for the care of multiply injured patients through a combination of didactic lectures and expert panel question, answer and debate sessions. The conference will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Blvd.

Orthopaedic Trauma Conference Agenda

Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart FailureOct. 15 and 16

This two-day course features expert presenters offering intensive teaching advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, pulmonary hypertension and transplant cardiology. The program will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles.

Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart Failure Agenda

Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of ObesityOct. 22

Faculty physicians and staff of Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Program will provide a comprehensive review of evolving treatment options for obesity. This includes the use of weight loss drugs, and current and emerging surgical treatments for weight loss. The one-day course runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Obesity Symposium Agenda

Grand Rounds

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