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New FDA alerts

Pharmacy focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued updates and warnings for phenytoin, fosphenytoin, dronedarone, aliskiren and other drugs.

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Physician news

David Rimoin, MD, PhD, named an American College of Physicians master, Ilana Cass, MD, selected for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellowship, a Kawasaki disease study by Moshe Arditi, MD, honored at conference, and Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD, received ALS Association award.

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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 - May 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

Gas Gift Card Drawings - Month of May

This month, blood and platelet donors can enter weekly drawings for $100 Chevron gas gift cards. To donate blood, contact John Barr at barrjx@cshs.org or ext. 3-2637. To donate platelets, contact Nina Vinick at vinickn@cshs.org or ext. 3-2414. The Rita and Taft Schreiber Blood Donor Facility is located in Room 1690 on the Street Level of the South Tower.

Donate Blood or Platelets - May Promotion (PDF)

Fundamentals of Jewish Thought - May 15 and 22

Rabbi Jason Weiner's weekly class, "Fundamentals of Jewish Thought," is held on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Chapel. For more information, contact Spiritual Care at ext. 3-5550.

Cancer Research Forum - May 15

Michael R. Freeman, PhD, director of Cancer Biology and the Cancer Biology Program in the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and Alain A. Mita, MD, co-director of the cancer institute's Experimental Therapeutics Program, will speak at this event on Tuesday, May 15. It will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Sofitel's main ballroom on the second floor. All scientists and clinicians with an interest in cancer are invited. To attend, please RSVP to Ian Dibble at ian.dibble@cshs.org or call ext. 3-2773.

Cancer Research Forum - May 15 (PDF)

Persisting Ethical Controversies in Donation after Circulatory Death - May 16

Armand H. Matheny Antommaria, MD, PhD, associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, will be the guest speaker at the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Cedars-Sinai's Center for Healthcare Ethics. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Women’s Health Research Symposium - May 30

Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, will host a Women’s Health Research Symposium on Wednesday, May 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in ECC-B. Marla Dubinsky, MD, director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, will discuss "The safety of IBD medications in pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. "Sandra Orsulic, PhD, director, Women’s Cancer Biology will discuss "Many roads to cancer. Any roads out?" Light refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Silvia Guzman at GuzmanSX@cshs.org or ext. 3-7433.

Women's Health Research Symposium - May 30 (PDF)

Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research - May 31

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute will honor Eugene Braunwald, MD, Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, with this inaugural prize on Thursday, May 31, at 3 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Stop the Clot Forum - June 9

Anyone interested in learning more about blood clots and clotting disorders will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field at this interactive forum on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Please register before June 3 at www.stoptheclot.org or call (877) 466-2568.

  Stop the Clot Forum - June 9

Preserving Tradition in Sickness and Health: The Jewish Hospital in the History of American Healthcare - June 13

Alan M. Kraut, PhD, professor of history at American University in Washington, D.C., will deliver the Rabbi Levi Meier Memorial Lecture on Jewish Values in Patient Care at the Center for Healthcare Ethics’ Ethics Noon Conference. Glenn Braunstein, MD, vice president of Clinical Innovation, and Larry Platt, chair of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Directors will also speak. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. The lecture is supported by the Bernard and Gloria Salick Foundation in memory of Blanche and Max Martin Salick.

Preserving Tradition in Sickness and Health - June 13 (PDF)

An Introduction to the MMPI-2-RF - June 15

This six-hour workshop on Friday, June 15, introduces the 338-item version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form. The program is designed for psychologists, neuropsychologists, students and other health practitioners interested in mental health and the assessment of psychological conditions. The event will be held in Thalians Auditorium with breakfast and registration starting at 8:30 a.m. the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An Introduction to the MMPI-2RF with Yossi Ben-Porath, PhD (PDF)

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute Research Poster Presentation - June 29

Clinical and translational science cancer research posters will be on display and researchers will be available for discussion at the fourth annual Poster Presentation on Friday, June 29, 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 Friday, June 22.

Hollywood Bowl Concert and Fireworks - July 3

Celebrate our country's Independence Day with rousing patriotic music and the familiar tunes of special guest Barry Manilow at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, July 3.Tickets are $125 per adult and $60 per child under age 12. Parking passes also are available: valet at $35 or lower terrace at $17. Call Cheryl Verne (in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson) at (310) 423-2681 to reserve your tickets before Friday, May 25.

Annual Sand N' Snore - July 20

The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts on Friday, July 20, 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. There's a limit of one tent per physician. Tickets for the whole event are $60 per adult and $40 for each child 12 and younger. Tickets for Friday's dinner only are $45 per adult and $20 for each child 12 and younger. Call Cheryl Verne (in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson) at (310) 423-2681 to reserve your spot.