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Pharmacy Focus

Pfizer withdraws Mylotarg® from market

On June 21, Pfizer announced the voluntary withdrawal of the drug Mylotarg® (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) from the U.S market. 

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Imaging Case of the Month for July

A 68-year-old female with dyspnea on exertion underwent a CT coronary angiogram as part of her workup. 

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Meetings and Events

Interdisciplinary Diabetes Conference, July 13

Argentina: Land of Pampas, Gauchos, Tango, Polo and Soccer, July 20

Sand N' Snore, July 16

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Meetings and Events

Interdisciplinary Diabetes Conference – July 13

Anna Milanesi, M.D., fellow in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, will discuss ketosis-prone Type 2 diabetes from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, in Harvey Morse Conference Rooms 4 and 5. A light lunch will be provided.

Argentina: Land of Pampas, Gauchos, Tango, Polo and Soccer – July 20

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association hosts this program with the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic on Tuesday, July 20, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The 3rd Street Dance Studio’s teachers and experts will dance the tango and opera singer Eduardo Diamante will perform several ballads. The event concludes with a presentation of the film “Tango.” Registration and socializing start at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m.  The cost is $5 for paid alumni members and residents, and $15 for others.

Sand N' Snore – July 16

It's not too early to dig out the tent and camping gear for this year's Sand N' Snore. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, July 16, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Those who don't want to sleep on the sand are welcome to enjoy dinner and the evening with colleagues and their families. There's a limit of one tent per physician. Call (310) 423-2681 for more information.

Vasculitis: Current Concepts and Best Practices – July 31

This half-day program will profile the recent advances made in the diagnosis and management of various forms of vasculitis, including giant cell arteritis, Takayasu’s arteritis, ANCA-associated vasculitis (Wegener’s granulomtosis and microscopic polyangiitis), and Churg-Strauss syndrome. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, at The Westin Long Beach, 333 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. The program is held in conjunction with the 2010 All Star Vasculitis Symposium for patients, families, caregivers and physicians.

Vasculitis Symposium Brochure July 2010

Rehabilitation Topics on the Neurological and Neurovascular Treatment of Stroke – Sept. 11

Stroke treatments have come to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach, relying on the expertise of various healthcare providers to tailor primary, secondary and tertiary treatments options for patients. This conference will update clinicians on the latest advancements in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, 11461 Sunset Blvd.

Rehabilitation Topics on Treatment of Stroke

11th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference – Sept. 24

This conference will address important HIV care issues including antiretroviral regimen selection with respect to current clinical trial data, the detection and management of primary care concerns specific to HIV+ individuals, as well as the implementation and maintenance of HIV care in light of current and forthcoming changes in state- and federal-level healthcare policies and programs. It will be held on Friday Sept. 24, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel - Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars.

Orthopaedic Trauma: Injuries Below the Belt – Sept. 25

Intended for orthopaedic surgeons and emergency room physicians, this course will provide the latest techniques and algorithms for the care of multiply injured patients through a combination of didactic lectures and expert panel question, answer and debate sessions. The conference will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Blvd.

Orthopaedic Trauma Conference Agenda

Grand Rounds
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