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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY December 2014 | Archived Issues

P and T Approvals, FDA Warnings

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the Oct. 7 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about lenalidomide, duloxetine hydrochloride, alglucosidase alfa and methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta.


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Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.


Educational Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's educational schedule.

Educational Schedule - December 2014 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling.

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The Many Contributions of Thomas Hodgkin (Cedars-Sinai Emeritus Medical Staff) – Jan. 9

"Humani Nihil a Se Alienum Putabit: the Many Contributions of Thomas Hodgkin" will be discussed by Stephen A. Geller, MD, chair emeritus of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and adjunct professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. The annual Dr. Edward Shapiro Luncheon, presented by the Cedars-Sinai emeritus medical staff, will take place Friday, Jan. 9, from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free for dues-paying emeritus staff members, $15 for non-dues-paying members and guests if the payment is mailed with a reservation form.

Employee Wellness Day – Jan. 16

The third annual event will feature dozens of vendors and medical center departments teaching about wellness options. Hosted by the Employee Wellness Program, the event will include free 30-minute fitness classes, a chance to measure your body mass index and, for the first time, healthy food demonstrations. It will take place Friday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease – Jan. 24

The seventh annual symposium will feature an update on acute stroke treatments, stroke risk factors in women, advancements in neurovascular surgery technologies and neural interface robotics following stroke. It will take place Saturday, Jan. 24, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. Click here for more information or to register.

Comprehensive Transplant Center Open House – Jan. 29

The celebration of the new Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center will take place Thursday, Jan. 29, from 7-10 a.m. at 8900 Beverly Blvd. The event will include a continental breakfast, informal tours and musical entertainment. Shuttles will run between the center and in front of the North Tower from 6:45-10:30 a.m.

Comprehensive Transplant Center Open House - Jan. 29 (PDF)

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders – Jan 29-31

The 14th annual symposium will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies, and controversies in spine care management. Internationally recognized experts will present lectures focused on healthcare reform, innovations in spine surgeries, biologics and stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, and deformities and pain management. The symposium will take place Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 29-31, at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Click here for more information or to register.

Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease – Feb. 12-15

The symposium will provide a multidisciplinary overview of the diagnosis and treatment of all stages of breast cancer. Faculty members include experts in the fields of surgical, medical and radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, surgery and patient advocacy. It will take place Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 12-15, at the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Amelia Island, Florida. Click here for more information or to register.

Sinus and Eustachian Tube Surgery: How I Do It – March 28

The conference will provide participants with the latest information on technological advances and innovative approaches to sinus surgery and other rapidly changing aspects of otolaryngological care. It will take place Saturday, March 28, from 7:15 a.m.-5 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – May 16-17

Topics to be covered in the two-day conference include "Robotics in Liver Surgery," "Role of Nano Knife for Liver Lesions," "Liver Transplantation for Colorectal Malignancies?" and "The Latest Devices Available for Treating Liver Tumors." It will take place Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage. Click here for more information or to register.