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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Dec. 16, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Physician News

Keith Black, M.D., was honored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, and John Harold, M.D., was named president-elect of the American College of Cardiology.

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Meetings and Events


Pharmacy Focus

Carisoprodol to Become Schedule IV Drug on Jan. 11, 2012

Due to the potential for abuse of carisoprodol, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made the decision to designate carisoprodol (SOMA) as a Schedule IV controlled substance.

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - December 2011 (PDF)


Grand Rounds

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Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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Meetings and Events

Ethics Noon Conference - Dec. 21

A conference on "Ethical and Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care" will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The guest speaker is Arthur R. Derse, M.D., J.D., director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Attendees will receive 1 CME credit. For more information, please contact the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

Ethics Noon Conference - Dec. 21 (PDF)

4th Annual Edward Shapiro Lecture - Jan. 6

The Cedars-Sinai Emeritus Physicians Society presents its 4th Annual Edward Shapiro Lecture on Friday, Jan. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and is free to members. Guest speaker is Stephen A. Geller, M.D., F.A.B.P., with the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, who will discuss the topic of "L'Affaire Dreyfus." The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch is $15 for non-members with reservations and $20 at the door. For more information, contact Katie Samuels at (310) 892-1331 or Herb Levin, M.D., at (310) 279-1664.

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: Annual Case Review with the Experts - Jan. 20-22

This three-day course focuses on coronary artery disease and is designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals who perform or request nuclear cardiology or cardiac CT studies. It involves the participation of 26 of the leading cardiac imaging teachers in the world, all chosen for their teaching excellence. It will be held Friday to Sunday, Jan. 20-22, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. For more information, contact the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (PDF)

19th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy - Jan. 27-29

This 19th annual teaching conference is held in cooperation with three major endoscopy centers in the U.S. and Amsterdam and will be an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses. The conference is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. For more information, contact the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy (PDF)

2012 Symposium on Neurovascular Disease - Jan. 28

This conference provides information on new treatments and the evaluation and management of acute stroke, TIAs and cerebral aneurysm. The interdisciplinary conference is ideal for neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family practitioners and vascular surgeons, as well as allied healthcare professionals who want to stay current on these developing options to provide the best care for their patients. It will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica.For more information, contact the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease (PDF)

New Treatment of Esophageal Diseases for the 21st Century - Jan. 30

This one-day program will feature a thorough review of esophageal diseases, including Zanker's diverticulum, achalasia, Barrett's esophagus and GERD. The program will be divided into four sessions, each one featuring a live procedure demonstration by faculty to provide participants with a unique opportunity to witness the procedures firsthand while engaging in dialogue with the moderators regarding cutting-edge techniques. The conference will be held on Monday, Jan. 30 in Harvey Morse Auditorium.If you are registered to attend the 19th International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy, you are eligible to receive a 50% discount off your registration fee for this conference. For more information, call the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

New Treatment of Esophageal Diseases (PDF)