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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 - November 2014 (PDF)


Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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TJC Tidbits: Donning and Doffing PPE

The Joint Commission is due to visit before the end of the year, and there are only a few eligible weeks remaining. We will be notified early on the Monday morning of the surveyors' arrival, so look for this notification by email. This tidbit describes the proper sequence for putting on (donning) and removing (doffing) personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Help Outpatients Skip the Wait at Drawing Stations

Did you know that Cedars-Sinai has not one, but three outpatient blood drawing stations? Most medical staff members are familiar with the Plaza Drawing Station in Room 2803 of the South Tower, where the majority of patients go for their lab work. During peak hours, you can help patients spend less time in line by directing them to one of two other locations, when appropriate.

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CS-Link Tip: Save Time With Keyboard Shortcuts

People who use the keyboard and avoid the mouse are more efficient users of CS-Link™ and save time.

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Run for Her Is Nov. 9

The 10th annual Run for Her® 5K Run and Friendship Walk will take place Sunday, Nov. 9, starting at 9 a.m. in Pan Pacific Park. Registration is available at runforher.com.

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Wearable Biosensors Lecture Opens Series

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, Cedars-Sinai’s new director of Health Services Research, will kick off the 2014-15 Health Services Research Lecture Series with a presentation on wearable biosensors. The lecture will take place Monday, Nov. 17, from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Night at the Aquarium Set for Feb. 7

Medical staff members and their families are invited to a Night at the Aquarium, a dinner and sleepover at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, on Saturday, Feb. 7, starting at 7 p.m.

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Society Certifies Hypertension Center's Expertise

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute's Hypertension Center has been certified as a comprehensive hypertension center by the American Society of Hypertension. The Cedars-Sinai center is one of only a dozen designated comprehensive hypertension centers in the nation — and the only one in California — certified to provide advanced care for patients who have difficult-to-treat hypertension and related conditions.

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Multidisciplinary Clinics Give IBD Patients Hope

Nada Zahr-Gallagher was being treated at Cedars-Sinai for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when she found out she was pregnant. That put her in a position to be among the first participants in a new multidisciplinary approach to treating IBD.

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