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Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - March 2017 (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.

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Who Gets to Observe Physician-Patient Encounters?

Hospitals frequently receive requests from educators, reality show producers and other outside parties to observe physician-patient encounters. Joel M. Geiderman, MD, co-chair of the Emergency Department, examined the sensitive privacy issue in a recent article in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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Here Is Your Chance to Honor a Deserving Nurse

In Hollywood, actors are nominated for an Oscar. At Cedars-Sinai, the best nurses are nominated for a Maggie. Online nominations for the 2017 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses are open through Monday, April 3.

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Topics Sought for Morgenstern Debate


The 14th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene on Friday, June 2. The debate committee is soliciting topics that are timely and relevant to all specialties.

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Delivering Prescriptions for Student Success

Cedars-Sinai faculty members recently shared their expertise and enthusiasm for medicine during Career Day at John Burroughs Middle School in Hancock Park, interacting with nearly 500 students. Their visit was the first public-outreach initiative coordinated by the newly minted Cedars-Sinai Faculty Diversity Ambassadors group.

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New Forums Give Caregivers an Emotional Outlet

Cedars-Sinai held its first-ever Schwartz Rounds last month. The multidisciplinary forum provides caregivers with an outlet to talk about social and emotional issues that arise at work. More than 200 employees attended the February hourlong discussion in Thalians Auditorium on the theme "Caring for the Caregiver." Participants shared their stories, perspectives and emotions.

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Psychosocial Oncology Society Honors Wolcott

Deane L. Wolcott, MD, former director of Supportive Care Services at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, recently received the American Psychosocial Oncology Society's 15th Holland Distinguished Leadership Award. The award recognizes leadership and outstanding contributions to psychosocial oncology.

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Staff, Provider Buttons on Mycslink.org Removed

The staff and provider buttons on mycslink.org were removed this month. Physicians and staff are asked to bookmark the links below if they have not done so already.

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New Correction Factor for AST Coming in Core Labs

The Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will be implementing a new correction factor for aspartate aminotransferase run on Ortho Vitros analyzers in April.

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Cortisol Announcement

The Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will discontinue separate test codes for AM and PM cortisol (i.e., CORTAM, CORTPM) beginning Monday, April 10.

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Updates

A product information update from February has been issued by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

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Medical Library Has New Database

Do you need to find articles on healthcare administration or management? Want to read Harvard Business Review articles online? The publications can be accessed in Cedars-Sinai Medical Library's new database, Health Business Elite.

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CS-Link Tip: Try UpToDate Feature

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You can navigate from CS-Link™ to UpToDate, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. UpToDate is a point-of-care tool that allows clinicians to research clinical problems and earn credit for continuing medical education, continuing education and continuing professional development.

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