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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY April 2016 | Archived Issues

FDA Warns About Opioids, Diabetes Medications

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about safety issues with the entire class of opioid pain medicines and with Type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin.


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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

Education Schedule - April 2016 (PDF)  

Education Schedule - May 2016 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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The Urologic Management of the Aging Patient — April 16

The aging population has unique healthcare needs. Experts will review state-of-the-art management of benign prostatic hyperplasia, sexual dysfunction, androgen deficiency, urinary incontinence and the latest scientific data regarding nutrition and lifestyle. The conference will take place Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Click here for more information or to register.

Teaching and Learning in the Operating Room — April 19

Debra DaRosa, PhD, professor emerita of Surgery and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will present "Maximally Invasive Teaching and Learning in the Operating Room." This presentation is part of the Office of Faculty Development Series: Practical Tools for Academic Career Advancement – Educating the Educator. The event will take place Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Rooms PEC 6-7.

Physician Efficiency Training (PET): Navigating — April 20

All Cedars-Sinai providers are invited to participate in open forum training sessions to learn how to finish the day faster using CS-Link™. Providers will learn how to empty their InBasket, personalize their note and much more at this free training session. The session will take place Wednesday, April 20, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Cafeteria Conference Room C. More information: groupeisphysicians@cshs.org

Physician Efficiency Training (PET): Navigating — April 21

All Cedars-Sinai providers are invited to participate in open forum training sessions to learn how to finish the day faster using CS-Link™. Providers will learn how to empty their InBasket, personalize their note and much more at this free training session. The session will take place Thursday, April 21, from noon-1:30 p.m. in Cafeteria Conference Room C. More information: groupeisphysicians@cshs.org

Physician Efficiency Training (PET): Preference Lists — May 10

All Cedars-Sinai providers are invited to participate in open forum training sessions to learn how to finish the day faster using CS-Link™. Providers will learn how to empty their InBasket, personalize their note and much more at this free training session. The session will take place Tuesday, May 10, from 7:30-9 a.m. in Cafeteria Conference Room C. More information: groupeisphysicians@cshs.org

Physician Efficiency Training (PET): Preference Lists — May 12

All Cedars-Sinai providers are invited to participate in open forum training sessions to learn how to finish the day faster using CS-Link™. Providers will learn how to empty their InBasket, personalize their note and much more at this free training session. The session will take place Thursday, May 12, from noon-1:30 p.m. in Cafeteria Conference Room C. More information: groupeisphysicians@cshs.org

Conference on Office Orthopedics: The Essentials of Nonoperative 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.

Physician Efficiency Training (PET): Preference Lists — May 19

All Cedars-Sinai providers are invited to participate in open forum training sessions to learn how to finish the day faster using CS-Link™. Providers will learn how to empty their InBasket, personalize their note and much more at this free training session. The session will take place Thursday, May 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Cafeteria Conference Room C. More information: groupeisphysicians@cshs.org