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FDA Warns About Hepatitis, Hyperkalemia Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a warning regarding the risk of serious liver injury with use of hepatitis treatments Viekira Pak and Technivie. Also, the FDA is requiring the manufacturer of the hyperkalemia drug Kayexalate to conduct studies to investigate Kayexalate's potential to bind to other medications administered by mouth.

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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 - November 2015 (PDF)  


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Organizational Announcement

From Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

Over the past decade, Cedars-Sinai has grown in depth and breadth pursuing our mission of excellence in patient care, research, education and community benefit. These trends will continue and accelerate as we enhance our leadership role in the ongoing evolution of healthcare, both in our local markets as well as regionally and nationally. It is important that our organizational structure also evolve to support these developments. In this regard, I am pleased to announce the creation of the following executive management positions and appointments to them.

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Innovation Challenge Teams to Pitch Ideas Nov. 10

Want to hear about ideas to improve the patient experience at Cedars-Sinai? Come to the pitch event of the MD/RN Patient Experience Innovation Challenge on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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MEC Morning After Report

See highlights of the Nov. 3 meeting of the Medical Executive Committee.

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Memorial Service for Matloff Set for Nov. 11

A memorial service for Jack Matloff, MD, the founding chair and chair emeritus of the Cedars-Sinai Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, will be held Nov. 11 from 4-6 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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New CS-Link Modules Go Live Nov. 7

Two CS-Link™ modules, Beacon for oncology and Phoenix for transplant, will go live on Saturday, Nov. 7.

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CS-Link Tip: Review Chart While Creating Note

You can review chart elements, including old notes and labs, while creating your note on the sidebar on the right in CS-Link™.

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Clinical Documentation Course Concludes Dec. 1

Participants Can Earn Two Continuing Medical Education Credits

Members of the medical staff can take a "Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians" on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse 4-5.

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Recognition for Bloom, Hadian, Tagliati

Physician News

Matthew Bloom, MD, received an award from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Mehrnaz Hadian, MD, MS, became the first to complete the Keck Bioscience Industry Law and Practice Certificate program, and Michele Tagliati, MD, published an invited editorial in Lancet Neurology.

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