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

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About DPP-4 Inhibitors, Canagliflozin

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the August meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about DPP-4 inhibitors and joint pain and has strengthened its warning about fracture risk with canagliflozin.


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Surgery Grand Rounds

Click the "read more" to see information about upcoming Surgery Grand Rounds.


Grand Rounds

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


Education Schedule

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

Education Schedule - September 2015 (PDF)

Education Schedule - October 2015 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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

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Know an interesting colleague we should profile? A story we should tell? Submit your ideas, meetings and events for consideration.

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Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians — Oct. 6

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians that will meet the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. The Oct. 6 session will take place in Harvey Morse 4-5. Participants need to attend just one session. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour — Oct. 13

Everyone interested in promoting women in science is invited to this monthly coffee meeting, which takes place the second Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m. in Davis 1004.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff — Oct. 19

The meeting will take place Monday, Oct. 19, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. It will include the chief of staff report, the CEO report and executive update, and the presentation of the Chief of Staff Award and the Pioneer in Medicine Award.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians — Nov. 3

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians that will meet the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. The Nov. 3 session will take place in PEC 8. Participants need to attend just one session. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)

Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium — Nov. 6-8

The Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium and the Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship are designed for plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons and dermatologists involved in the care of patients with aesthetic and reconstructive needs. The symposium will take place Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8, at the Sofitel Hotel at Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians — Dec. 1

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians that will meet the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. The Dec. 1 session will take place in Harvey Morse 4-5. Participants need to attend just one session. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)