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P&T Committee Adds Medical-Grade Honey to Formulary

Pharmacy Focus

April's actions by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee include the addition of medical-grade honey to the formulary. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising healthcare professionals against using magnesium sulfate injections for more than five to seven days to stop pre-term labor in pregnant women.

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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 2013 (PDF)

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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

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – June 8-9

This two-day 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. It begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, and ends at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Commencement of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine – June 11

The inaugural commencement ceremony for the program begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. A reception will follow. RSVP by May 28 to commencement@cshs.org or 323-866-7780.

Commencement - June 11 (PDF)

Combining Surgical Stone Treatment and Metabolic Stone Risk Management for Optimal Patient Outcomes – June 13

The 35th Adolph A. Kutzmann, MD, Lectureship will cover this topic at a conference from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in Thalians Auditorium. The conference is intended for urologists, other surgical specialists, and internists. The Adolph A. Kutzmann, MD, Visiting Professor is Margaret S. Pearle, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair of Urology and professor of Internal Medicine at the Mineral Metabolism Center of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Kutzmann Lectureship Conference - June 13 (PDF)

The Wagner Complex – June 17

To commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of Richard Wagner, the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association will present a lecture and film on the controversial German composer. Exploring Wagner's legacy will be Walter Arlen, a composer and retired Los Angeles Times music critic, and the founder of the Music Department at Loyola Marymount University. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Admission is $15 for the public and Cedars-Sinai employees, and $5 for paid Alumni Association members, those in training the volunteers. RSVP to 310-423-8047 or martin@cshs.org.

The Wagner Complex - June 17 (PDF)

Web of Science and EndNote Web Classes – June 18

The Medical Library is offering these classes Tuesday, June 18, in Room PEC4 on the Plaza Level of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. Web of Science classes run from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m. EndNote Web classes run from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. The training will be conducted by Don Sechler, manager of customer education for Thomson Reuters. Attendance in each class is limited to 35. To reserve a seat, email library@cshs.org or call ext. 3-3751.

Web of Science and EndNote Classes - June 18 (PDF)

Black Swans, Zebras, and the Strangeness of the Everyday: Low-Probability Events in Biomedicine – June 19

David B. Morris, PhD, emeritus professor of English at the University of Virginia, will speak to this topic from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The talk is part of the Ethics Noon Conference series sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Ethics. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Ethics Noon Conference - June 19, 2013 (PDF)

Hollywood Bowl Fireworks – July 3

Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Josh Groban. Open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members. Cost is $125 per adult and $60 per child younger than 12. To reserve tickets, call Cheryl Verne (in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson) at (310) 423-2681.

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop – July 15-22 and 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 workshop will be held July 15-19 at UCLA and 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)

Sand 'N' Snore – July 19

The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, July 19, 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 $65 per adult and $40 for each child 12 and younger. Tickets for Friday's dinner only are $50 per adult and $20 for each child younger than 12. Call Cheryl Verne (in the office of Marjorie Santore Besson) at (310) 423-2681 to reserve your spot.

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.

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.

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.