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Meetings and Events

P and T Committee Adds Augmentin ES to Formulary; FDA Warns About Arzerra and Rituxan

Pharmacy Focus

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee added Augmentin ES  to the formulary, among other actions at its Aug. 5 meeting. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added warnings about the anti-cancer drugs Arzerra (ofatumumab) and Rituxan (rituximab).

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Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.

Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - September 2013 (PDF)

Physicians and Office Staff - Not Just Coders - Need to Prepare for ICD-10

New System Requires Additional Information to Ensure Reimbursement

The deadline may be almost a year away, but the pressure is building to ensure that all physicians, surgeons and their staff members are familiar with the language of ICD-10, the new coding system that U.S. hospitals and insurance companies will be adopting in October 2014.

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Annual Meeting of Medical Staff Is Oct. 21

The annual meeting of the medical staff is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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CS-Link Tip: a Very Useful Wrench

Have you ever clicked on that little wrench icon in CS-Link™? Look in the upper right-hand corner in any screen and notice a little wrench. Click on it, and you can personalize your tool bar and activity bars.

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Get Your Flu Shot

Be sure to protect yourself and our patients from getting the flu this year. Cedars-Sinai is offering free flu shots for members of the medical staff now through Dec. 30.

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Library Classes Cover Databases, Citations, Getting Published

The Medical Library is offering several classes in October and November, including a new express training series of courses that last 30 minutes or less. All classes take place in the library.

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Different Hormone Therapy Formulations May Pose Different Risks for Heart Attack and Stroke, Study Finds

Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause may want to consider taking low doses of Food and Drug Administration-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch.

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Order by Sept. 30, Get Discount on Holiday Cards

Preparing for the holidays? The Helping Hand Gift Shop is now offering a wide selection of personalized holiday cards. And if you order by Sept. 30, you'll receive a 10 percent discount.

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Nominations Open for 2014 Corday Prize in Heart Research

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is accepting nominations for the 2014 Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research, which annually honors a physician or scientist conducting groundbreaking research or individuals who significantly advance the practice of heart medicine.

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Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion Wins Award From American Institute of Architects California Council

Cedars-Sinai's new Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, designed to bring patient care and translational research together in one site and encourage scientists and physicians to collaborate when developing new treatments, has won a prestigious design award from the American Institute of Architects California Council.

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