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Meetings and Events

Physician Efficiency Training
July 20

Transcranial Doppler for Comprehensive Stroke Care
Aug. 11-13

Pancreatic Cancer Conference
Sept. 10

These events and more are listed in the medical staff calendar on the Cedars-Sinai website.

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 - July 2016 (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 submit your milestones and comments.

Inpatient E-Prescribing of Discharge Medications Starts July 30

Starting July 30, inpatient providers will be able to send most discharge medication orders electronically within CS-Link in a process referred to as e-prescribing. Rather than printing, faxing or writing out a prescription, the order will transmit electronically from CS-Link directly to the patient’s preferred pharmacy.

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Step-by-Step Overview of New End of Life Law

California's new End of Life Option Act took effect on June 9. This law grants terminally ill patients who satisfy specified criteria the legal right to request, receive and self-ingest medications to bring about death as long as a detailed process is followed.

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Campaign Event Highlights Research Advances

Employees and volunteers across Cedars-Sinai got a glimpse last week of groundbreaking research innovations and discoveries fostered by the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai during a daylong event where senior leaders kicked off the public phase of the fundraising effort. The campaign has an overall goal of raising $600 million by 2018, making it the most ambitious fundraising effort to date.

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Techstars Couple Takes on Hospital Technology


Andriana Nikolova, MD, noticed as a student at Harvard Medical School that while there had been advances in medical techniques, the same could not be said for medical technology. Nikolova, now a cardiology fellow at Cedars-Sinai, and her husband co-founded a company to improve technology efficiencies at hospitals.

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Active Surveillance of Thyroid Cancer Under Study

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are conducting a clinical trial that could significantly change treatment for lower-risk thyroid cancers. The Cedars-Sinai study, the first of its kind on the West Coast, is comparing results from the active surveillance of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma to immediate surgery.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for June


The Circle of Friends program honored 243 people in June. 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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Physician News

Margareta D. Pisarska, MD, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been accepted into a national program that prepares exceptional women faculty members for senior leadership. Elliot Hogg, MD, a fellow in the Movement Disorders Program in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurology, has been awarded a stipend from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.

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Core Labs Practice Changed for Urine Hemosiderin

Due to low volume, the Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have begun sending out urine hemosiderin to ARUP laboratories. The change was made July 1.

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Upgrade to HbA1c Testing Begins Aug. 15

To clinicians utilizing HbA1c testing, effective Aug. 15, in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, HbA1c will be run on the new Premier Hb9210 HbA1c analyzer, which uses an HPLC system.

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CS-Link Tip: Deleting Notes

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To delete a note in the wide screen view, click the "X" in the bottom left corner of the note. A pop-up will ask "Are you sure you want to delete this note? You cannot undo this action." There are two options at this point: Cancel or "Delete this note."

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