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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Dec. 17, 2010 Issue | Archived Issues

New Officers Elected for 2011

MEC Update

Christopher Ng, M.D., was elected for a second term as secretary of the medical staff and David Kulber, M.D., was elected as treasurer at the Dec. 6 Medical Executive Committee meeting. Also at the meeting, Chief of Staff Scott Karlan, M.D., announced that he has begun to send new Constitutional language to medical staff members for comment.

Morning After Report- December 2010


George Berci, M.D. ...

John Harold, M.D. ...

Prediman K. Shah, M.D. ...

Rick B. Delamarter, M.D. ...

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Reversal of Dabigatran's Effects

Pharmacy Focus

Dabigatran (Pradaxa®) is a new oral direct thrombin inhibitor approved in the U.S. for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients.1 Over the past few weeks, there has been increased interest in this product and a growing number of inquiries regarding the management of these patients when anticoagulation needs to be reversed.

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Meetings and Events

The Drug Industry, Clinicians and Responsibility
Jan. 19

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT
Jan. 21-23

International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy
Jan. 28-30

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Meetings and Events

The Drug Industry, Clinicians and Responsibility – Jan. 19

Steven H. Miles, M.D., professor of Medicine and Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Center for Bioethics, will be the guest speaker at the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The Center for Healthcare Ethics sponsors the event from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT – Jan. 21-23

This three-day course will use a practical approach to all aspects of gated SPECT, and offers multiple sessions that focus on cardiac CT and its relationship to nuclear cardiology. The program will take place Friday, Jan. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Blvd.   

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT Agenda                        

International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy – Jan. 28-30

This teaching course will be an intensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses. The conference will be held Friday, Jan. 28, through Sunday, Jan. 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease – Jan. 29           

This course will provide information on changes in the many facets of neurovascular disease, including stroke due to carotid or intracranial atherosclerotic disease and thromboembolic causes, hemorrhage due to cerebral aneurysms, dissections or vascular malformations, and other causes. This conference will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. at the Casa del Mar Hotel, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica.      

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease Brochure  

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders – Feb. 3-5

The 10th annual symposium will focus on treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine-care management. The conference will be held Thursday, Feb. 3, through Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

9th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery – Feb. 26-27

This one and a half day course includes information on established and emerging treatment options for headaches, brain tumors, epilepsy, degenerative neurological and spinal disorders, and endovascular and stroke management. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, and Sunday, Feb. 27, at The Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey, 4375 Admiralty Way.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2011           

Grand Rounds                

For information on scheduling of Grand Rounds, click here to access the Continuing Medical Education website.