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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 8, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

P&T Decisions Posted

Pharmacy Focus

Learn about P&T decisions and pertinent agenda topics by clicking on the PDF below. Highlights include: pulmonary recommendations on the use of Xopenex® (levoalbuterol) and bronchodilator orders, updated 2011 Adult and Pediatric Antibiotic Empiric Treatment Recommendations, and revisions to the STATIN automatic substitution table.

P&T Decisions (PDF)


Meetings and Events


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

Fundamentals of Jewish Thought – July 12 and July 19

Jewish Chaplaincy invites everyone to join Rabbi Jason Weiner's "Fundamentals of Jewish Thought" on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Chapel. The class is studying the "Tanya," Jewish mystical thought.

Sand N' Snore – July 15-16

The annual dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, July 15, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Those who don't want to sleep on the sand are welcome to enjoy dinner and the evening with colleagues and their families. Reservations required by July 5.

Cancer Institute Research Poster Presentation – July 19

Clinical and translational science cancer research posters will be on display and researchers will be available for discussion at this third annual presentation on Tuesday, July 19, from noon to 2 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. If you are interested in displaying a poster, please contact Maria Buscemi at maria.buscemi@cshs.org or (310) 248-6594. The deadline for poster submissions is Monday, July 11.

Farewell Reception – July 29

Members of the medical staff are invited to attend a farewell reception for Mark Rapaport, M.D., chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. The event will be held Friday, July 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Thalians Auditorium.

Optimal Care and New Therapies for Advanced Heart Disease – Sept. 17

This one‐day course features expert presenters on topics related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of advanced heart disease. It offers six hours of intensive teaching activity focusing on core competencies of advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, surgical interventions and transplant cardiology. The conference will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The same program will be offered on Oct. 22 in Las Vegas.

12th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference – Sept. 23

This one‐day live conference will explore the effects of Hepatitis C co‐infection, a common issue affecting approximately one‐third of all individuals infected with HIV. As HIV treatment has improved, HCV‐associated diseases have emerged as prominent co‐morbidities impacting the health and survival of co‐infected individuals. New agents that demonstrate potent activity against several strains of Hepatitis C in ongoing clinical trials are on the cusp of FDA approval and will likely revolutionize the treatment of Hepatitis C. Clinicians who treat co‐infected patients will soon face perplexing questions regarding how to coordinate treatment for both HIV and HCV. Research has begun to unravel the complex interactions between HIV infection, immune dysregulation, metabolic complications of antiretroviral medication use, and cardiovascular disease. Specific markers of cardiovascular disease in the context of HIV infection have been identified along with preliminary strategies to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. The conference will be held at the SLS at Beverly Hills on Friday, Sept. 23, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Current Solutions and Future Directions in the Rehabilitation and Management of Spinal Disorders – Sept. 24

Conservative and surgical management approaches to disorders of the spine have changed significantly over the past several years and advances in technology and research have created alternative options in the management and rehabilitation of spinal disorders. This one‐day conference will provide neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family physicians and physiatrists with updates in the clinical management and rehabilitation of spinal disorders and in the management of pain originating from the spine.The conference will be held at the Luxe Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Grand Rounds

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