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Free Flu Shots Now Available

Free influenza vaccinations are now available to medical staff, including private physicians, in Employee Health Service (EHS) located in SSB-200. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Medication Shortage Update

Pharmacy Focus

Ascorbic Acid 500mg/ml 50ml injection vials ...

Furosemide, Bumetanide, Torsemide ...

Epinephrine 0.1mg/ml 10ml syringes ... 

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Printing Patient Results

Web/VS Tip of the Week

When you need to print patient results, use the "Print" icon at the right end of the silver banner across the top of the page.

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Meetings and Events

Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception
Oct. 19

"Divination and DNA: The Hazard, but Inevitability, of 'Divination' in Our New Genomics"
Oct. 20

Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity
Oct. 22

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Meetings and Events

Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart Failure – Oct. 15 and 16

This two-day course features expert presenters providing in-depth knowledge about 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

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff – Oct. 18

The annual lunch meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The program includes reports from the Chief of Staff and Cedars-Sinai’s CEO. The 2010 Pioneer in Medicine Award will be presented along with the Chief of Staff Award. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. No RSVP required.

Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception – Oct. 19

Physicians are welcome to attend a reception and program on Tuesday, Oct. 19, for medical students wishing to learn about residency opportunities at Cedars-Sinai. Students will take a tour of the campus at 5:30 p.m.; the reception and dinner will run from 6 to 7 p.m.; and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Events will be held in Harvey Morse Auditorium. RSVP to david.allen@cshs.org or (310) 423-2126 by Friday, Oct. 15.

“Divination and DNA:  The Hazard, but Inevitability, of ‘Divination’ in Our New Genomics” – Oct. 20

Mark J. Bliton, Ph.D., associate professor of Medical Ethics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will discuss “Divination and DNA.” The Ethics Noon Conference will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity – Oct. 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

Advanced Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery Conference – Oct. 23-25

This highly interactive three-day course is designed for OB/Gyn physicians and gynecologic surgeons who wish to enhance their laparoscopic skills and apply these skills to perform more advanced gynecologic laparoscopic surgeries. An iPod Touch containing all conference presentations and a variety of surgical videos will be provided to each participant as part of their registration fee. The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, through Monday, Oct. 25, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery Conference Agenda

Advances in Multi-Specialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Symposium and Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship – Nov. 6-7

This two-day symposium offers an opportunity to learn new techniques and reinforce skills and methods through presentations, video, panel discussion and interaction with acknowledged experts in plastic surgery, facial reconstruction and dermatology. The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Symposium Brochure

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2010, Regional Meeting: Bakersfield, California - Nov. 13

This conference discusses established and emerging treatment options for brain tumors, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, degenerative neurological and spinal disorders, and endovascular and stroke treatment. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 7 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2010

Run for Her – Nov. 14

The sixth annual Run for Her friendship walk supports ovarian cancer research, treatment and awareness. The Cedars-Sinai Cancer Research Institute and the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute sponsor the 5K run and friendship walk. The event takes place Sunday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd. For registration and more information, visit their website at www.runforher.com.

Arrhythmia Symposium at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute – Dec. 10

This symposium will provide information on advances in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm disorders. Participants will develop a detailed approach for patients with supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, bradycardias, pacemakers and defibrillators. The conference will take place on Friday, Dec. 10, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

2nd Annual Arrhythmia Symposium 2010 Agenda

Emergency Medicine Symposium: A Practical Update – Dec. 10

This one-day course will provide an overview on a broad range of topics pertinent to emergency medicine practitioners. Cedars-Sinai faculty will present lectures on topics ranging from disaster preparedness and physician wellbeing to the management of seizures and obstetrical emergencies. The symposium will take place on Friday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 300 S. Doheny Drive.

8th Annual Emergency Medicine Symposium Brochure

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology 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 DiseaseJan 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

Grand Rounds

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