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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Jan. 20, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

December P&T decisions released

Pharmacy Focus

December Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee decisions and pertinent agenda topics are summarized in the PDF file below. Highlights include: updated C. diff treatment guidelines, dabigatran safety analysis, nesiritide guidelines, and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for rosiglitazone and dofetilide.

P&T Approvals: December 2011 (PDF)


Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - January 2012 (PDF)

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

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.

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.

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.

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 percent discount off your registration fee for this conference. For more information, call the CME Office at (310) 423-5548.

Dancing with the Risks - Feb. 3

Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, will be the speaker at this six-hour workshop in law, ethics and regulation focusing on three of the four most frequent causes for actions against mental health professionals. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, in Thalians Auditorium. For more information and to register, call Nuvia Alvarez at (310) 423-6280 or email alvarezn@cshs.org.

Dancing with the Risks - Safe Steps, Tricky Steps, Landmines (PDF)

Marlene Wald Memorial Wear Red Day - Feb. 3

Support women's heart health by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 3, when Cedars-Sinai will mark the sixth annual Marlene Wald Memorial Wear Red Day. A group photo will be taken at 9 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Cardiac risk assessments will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Michelle Hamilton, MD, director of the Heart Failure Program at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, will speak at noon.

Another Kind of DNR: Documentary Films, Patient Rights and Social Responsibility - Feb. 15

Tess Jones, PhD, director, Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program at the Center for Biothics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, will speak at the Ethics Noon Conference from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Harvey Mors Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Ethics Noon Conference - Feb. 15 (PDF)