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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY March 2013 | Archived Issues

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Risk of Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms with Azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax)

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strengthened a previous warning regarding a small but significant increased risk of fatal arrhythmias associated with azithromycin (marketed as Zithromax® or Zmax®). Also, the FDA is evaluating unpublished findings by a group of academic researchers that suggest an increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with a class of drugs called incretin mimetics.

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Current Concepts and Challenges in the Management of Pain – March 23

This course will provide background and updates on the clinical science of pain medicine and state-of-the-art therapies. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra Performance – March 28

The orchestra, with Music Director Ivan Shulman, MD, will perform Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581, at this Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association event. A Q&A session will follow a film screening. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the presentation follows at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Harvey Morse Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for the general public and Cedars-Sinai employees, and $5 for paid alumni members and in-training/volunteers. RSVP to (310) 423-8047 or martin@cshs.org.

LA Doctors Symphony Orchestra Performance - March 28 (PDF)

Prostate Cancer Update 2013 – April 13

Combining didactic lectures with small working groups, this conference will review landmark studies in prostate cancer while explaining the rationale behind often conflicting recommendations made by national medical organizations. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition – April 18

The 10th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 18, in ECC A-C. The topic is "Should Lifestyle Choices Affect Health Insurance Premiums?" Arguing that health insurance premiums should be tied to lifestyle choices will be Seth Felder, MD. Arguing in opposition will be Tsuyoshi Todo, MD.

Memorial Service for Leon Morgenstern, MD – April 18

A memorial service for Leon Morgenstern, MD, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Morgenstern, the founding director of surgery for Cedars-Sinai and senior adviser to The Center for HealthCare Ethics, died Dec. 23 at his home in Malibu at age 93. For more information, contact Marina Gudelman at Marina.Gudelman@cshs.org or (323) 866-6250.

Memorial Service for Leon Morgenstern, MD - April 18 (PDF)

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2013 - Santa Barbara – April 20

The course will present both established and emerging treatment options for brain and pituitary tumors; movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease; and endovascular and stroke management. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Click here for more information or to register.

6th Annual Office Orthopaedics Conference: The Essentials of Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Care – May 4

The goal of this program is to discuss the most common disorders of the musculoskeletal system; attendees will learn about both surgical techniques and nonsurgical treatment plans to restore function and range of motion in patients. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – June 8-9

This two-day conference is intended for surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, primary care physicians and all other healthcare professionals who treat patients with primary or metastatic liver tumors. It begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, and ends at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop – July 15-19 or July 22-26

The Clinical and Translational Research Workshop is designed for junior and mid-level clinical researchers who have completed their doctoral degrees, are working in translational medicine and are seeking to keep current with advances in clinical trial design and translational research. The workshop will be held July 15-19 at UCLA and July 22-26 at Cedars-Sinai. Students may choose to attend either or both weeks. The deadline to apply for the workshop is May 1, and the number of participants accepted will be limited. For more information, visit www.cedars-sinai.edu/summerworkshop2013 or call ext. 3-0843.

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop - July (PDF)