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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 19, 2013 | Archived Issues

P&T Panel Changes Formulary; FDA Issues Warning About Olmesartan Medoxomil

Pharmacy Focus

June decisions by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee include several changes to the formulary. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that the blood pressure drug olmesartan medoxomil can cause intestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy.

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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.

Medical Staff CME Newsletter - July 2013 (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

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop – July 22-26

The Clinical and Translational Research Workshop is designed for junior and midlevel clinical researchers who have completed their doctoral degrees, are working in translational medicine and are seeking to keep current with advances in clinical trial design and translational research. The remaining session of the workshop will be held July 22-26 at Cedars-Sinai. For more information, visit www.cedars-sinai.edu/summerworkshop2013 or call ext. 3-0843.

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop - July 15-19 and July 22-26 (PDF)

The Me Generation: From Yesterday's Rebels to Today's Millennials in Our Cutting-Edge Technological Age – July 22

An evening of lectures and film devoted to the generational conflicts of American youth will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Participating will be Eckhart Schmidt, a documentary filmmaker, writer and film producer, and Norman Klein, a cultural critic, historian, novelist and professor of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. The event is sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association. Admission is $15 for the public and Cedars-Sinai employees, and $5 for paid alumni members, those in training and volunteers. RSVP to 310-423-8047 or martin@cshs.org.

The Me Generation - Alumni Association - July 22 (PDF)

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – Aug. 12

Everyone interested in promoting women in science is invited to this monthly coffee meeting, which takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Davis 1004.

Roadmap for the Gynecologic Surgeon: A Hands-On Course Focused on Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery – Sept. 21-23

This course will provide an in-depth review of the latest information and techniques in gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. This comprehensive conference offers hands on experience with energy sources in addition to laparoscopic instrumentation and suturing techniques. Participants will learn and practice these basic and advanced laparoscopic skills and techniques using laparoscopic trainers, computer simulators and cadavers. The course runs from Saturday, Sept. 21, to Monday, Sept. 23, in Harvey Morse Auditorium and the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

Pathways to Recovery in Stroke Rehabilitation – Sept. 21

This course will focus on the latest research and clinical advances impacting the acute management and the rehabilitation of stroke patients, including research in the field of neuroscience and motor learning. Former patients will share their experience to reinforce the need of keeping stroke patients at the center of their care. The course runs from  7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

5th Annual Los Angeles Orthopedic Trauma Symposium: Current Concepts and Controversies in Orthopedic Trauma – Sept. 28

Traumatic injuries remain the primary cause of death in young adults between the ages of 18 and 50. This course will address the latest techniques and algorithms for the care of patients with complex musculoskeletal problems through a combination of didactic lectures, expert panel case studies, and audience questions. The course runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium and Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship – Nov. 1-3

This goals of this three-day program include improving patient safety and physician performance while achieving the best possible outcomes for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The conference runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Mechanical Circulatory Support: Options, Obstacles and Opportunities for the Advanced Heart Failure Patient – Nov. 2

This one-day course will provide a concise review of knowledge and skills to facilitate the surgical and medical management of patients with advanced heart failure who are being assessed for and who have received durable mechanical circulatory support. The confeence runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Click here for more information or to register.

New Therapeutics in Oncology: The Road to Personalized Medicine – Nov. 8-9

This course will provide guidance regarding the most current information available about new agents in oncology and the translation of the latest research to their patients. It will cover drug and treatment updates with a focus on new agents in GI malignancies, lung cancer, and lymphoma. Renowned faculty will present lectures on new radiotherapy approaches, new drug and surgical treatments of breast cancer, targeting the c-MET pathway, and a discussion of new Phase I studies. On the second day, a keynote address on personalized treatment of cancer and the context of vulnerability will be featured. The conference takes place from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and from 7 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

State of the Art Spine Care – Nov. 16

Intended for family practitioners, internists, neurologists, physiatrists, obstetricians/gynecologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, the conference will focus on evaluation and conservative treatment of spinal problems, imaging and techniques available, pain management, current spine techniques and technologies, and management of the pre- and post-surgical spine patient. The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Endocrinology and Metabolism Update 2013 – Dec. 2

This course is designed to summarize and present the latest information in the diagnosis and management of endocrine/metabolic disorders, including pituitary disorders, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis and androgen related disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It runs from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

11th  Annual Emergency Medicine Symposium – A Practical Update – Dec. 6

This course provides an overview and update on topics pertinent to emergency medicine practitioners including using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in cardiac arrest and best management care of heart transplant patients. The course is scheduled for Dec. 6 at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Hotel. Registration information coming soon.

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – Feb. 15-16, 2014

This conference is intended for surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, primary care physicians and all other healthcare professionals who treat patients with primary or metastatic liver tumors. In addition to lecture format presentations, the course will include debate and panel discussions, question and answer sessions, case discussions, and interactive video presentations. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16, 2014, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Registration information coming soon.