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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY November 2015 | Archived Issues

P & T Approvals, FDA Warning About Hepatitis Drugs, Statement About Plavix

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the October meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, 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, and the agency says long-term use of Plavix does not change the risk of death for patients with heart disease.


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

Click the PDF links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - December 2015 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians — Dec. 1

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Harvey Morse 4-5. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)

Emergency Medicine Symposium: A Practical Update — Dec. 4

The 13th annual symposium will be a Leading-edge, highly interactive and comprehensive course on new directions and topics in emergency medicine. Among other topics, participants will explore simulation medicine and the ways to incorporate it into you department and will analyze chest pain "rule ins" and "rule outs" and the risks and benefits of procedural sedation. The symposium will take place Friday, Dec. 4, at the Four Seasons Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease — Jan. 23-25

Neurovascular disease is the number one cause of permanent adult disability in the United States. New treatments show promise, not only in preventing subsequent strokes, but reversing the effects of acute stroke. The eighth annual symposium will focus on existing and emerging therapies for patients with cerebrovascular disease, including management and prevention of ischemic stroke, the latest in endovascular and surgical aneurysm treatment, and strategies for optimizing acute stroke assessment and care. The symposium will take place Saturday-Monday, Jan. 23-25, at the Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. Click here for more information or to register.

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders — Feb. 4-6

The 15th annual symposium will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. Lectures will cover innovations in spine surgeries, spine sciences including biologics and stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, and deformities. The symposium will take place Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 4-6, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Click here for more information or to register.

Conference on Office Orthopaedics: The Essentials of Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Care — May 14

The field of orthopedics is rapidly advancing, which presents a challenge for primary care providers to keep pace. The goals of this program are to provide primary care physicians with an overview of some of the most common disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and to offer them an opportunity to sharpen their skills in recommending surgical techniques or nonsurgical treatment plans that will restore function and range of motion to their patients. The ninth annual conference will take place Saturday, May 14, at the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Click here for more information or to register.