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FDA: Certain Diabetes Drugs May Lead to Acidosis

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a warning that the Type 2 diabetes medications canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin may lead to acidosis, including ketoacidosis.

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Meetings and Events

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 - May 2015 (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.

Jordan Awarded Inaugural PRISM Prize

Stanley C. Jordan, MD, professor of Medicine and director of Kidney Transplantation and Transplant Immunology, will receive Cedars-Sinai's inaugural PRISM research prize for his major contributions to the treatment and care of organ transplant patients. The award will be presented June 10 at the annual commencement ceremony of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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CS-Link Tip: Direct Route to Support Site

When you visit the Physicians and Allied Healthcare Providers page at mycslink.org, you will notice a new support option: the blue CS-LINK CENTRAL button.

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Congratulations to Leadership Program Graduates

Congratulations to the more than 20 physicians who graduated this month from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff Leadership Development Program. The program is aimed at training and motivating future leaders of the medical staff.

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Haiku Available for Apple Watch

Haiku, the mobile CS-Link™ application for clinicians, is now available for the Apple Watch. On the device, Haiku brings timely, concise information about important InBasket messages, your schedule for the day and your patients to your wrist, where it is available at a glance.

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Medical Staff Honors a 'Fantastic' Nurse

Grace Romulo, RN-C, sets such a high bar in caring for patients in the Cedars-Sinai Digestive Diseases Center's Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases Program that she has earned the highest honor the medical staff can bestow on a nurse. She received the Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award during the 33rd Annual Nursing Award Ceremony on May 13 in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Debaters to Tackle Fee-for-Service Medicine

The future of fee-for-service medicine will be the topic of this year's Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. The debate will convene for its 12th year on Friday, June 5, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The topic will be "Fee-for-Service Medicine — Will it Survive?"


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Clinical Documentation Course Continues June 2

Participants Can Earn Two Continuing Medical Education Credits

Members of the medical staff can take a "Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians" that meets the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. The June 2 session takes place from from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in PEC 8. Participants need to attend just one session. Two continuing medical education credits will be available.

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Cedars-Sinai History Goes Pop for Founders Day

June 5 Celebration Makes Game Show of Medical Center's Role in Popular Culture

What does Cedars-Sinai have to do with pop culture? Come to the second annual Founders Day Celebration and you'll get an answer. A lot of answers, actually, when organizers of the yearly celebration of the medical center's founding invite attendees to compete in a game show. The 50-minute celebration will take place Friday, June 5, at noon in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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CIRM Leader to Keynote June 10 Graduation

May 22 Is Deadline to RSVP

Jonathan Thomas, PhD, JD, chair of the Governing Board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 commencement of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, June 10, at 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. RSVPs are requested by May 22.

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Saperstein Waiting Rooms to Close for Renovations

Renovations of the waiting rooms and meditation rooms in the Saperstein Critical Care Tower will require that one floor's waiting room be taken out of service each weekend. Starting May 23, a waiting room will close from Saturday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at noon.

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Coming This Summer: Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore

Summer has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families: Independence Day fireworks and Smokey Robinson at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2, and Sand 'N' Snore on Sept. 11.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for April

The Circle of Friends program honored 215 people in April. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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