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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Cases and Updates

If you suspect your patient has Antiphospholipid Syndrome, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a test. Click here to read more from the department’s “Cases and Updates” web page.


State Selects New Data Collection Vendor for Prescription Monitoring

Pharmacy Focus                

California’s Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES, is a database that contains all controlled drug history information, including the drug dispensed, drug quantity and strength, patient name, address, prescriber name and authorization number, including the DEA number or prescription number.

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Meeting and Events

Emeritus Physician Society Lecture  
Jan. 7  

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Jan. 17                        

The Drug Industry, Clinicians and Responsibility
Jan. 19  

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Meeting and Events

Emeritus Physician Society Lecture – Jan. 7  

Stephen Geller, M.D., will give a lecture titled “Everybody Knows Dr. Tulp” from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event is free for emeritus members and $15 for non-members. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and is available for $20 at the door. For information, call Kate Samuels at (310) 892-1331 or Dr. Herb Levin at (310) 279-1664.   

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration – Jan. 17  

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy will be the guest speaker at the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration presented by the medical staff and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 17. A limited number of boxed lunches will be available from 11:50 a.m. to noon and the program, which includes a special musical tribute, will follow from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.  

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.                

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders Agenda    

Is Osler Still Right? Medicine as a Vocation Today – Feb. 23             

Daniel P. Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D., will give the Siegel Lecture in Humanism and Medicine at the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Dr. Sulmasy is the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. with the program following from noon to 1 p.m.              

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.