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Pharmacy Focus

Boxed warning added to WinRho®

Possible increased risk of fractures with proton pump inhibitors

FDA reports cases of severe liver injury with orlistat

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Physician News

Asher Kimchi, M.D., has been elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences ...

Peter J. Julien, M.D., received a California State Assembly Resolution ...

Michael Lill, M.D., was appointed to a term as a Cancer Liaison Physician ...

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Meetings and Events

Atrial Fibrillation Forum, June 29

Sand N' Snore, July 16

Vasculitis: Current Concepts and Best Practices, July 31

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You can view two ECGs simultaneously in Web/VS for comparison purposes.

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Meetings and Events

Atrial Fibrillation Forum – June 29

Sumeet Chugh, M.D., associate director for Genomic Cardiology and section chief for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, will moderating a forum on atrial fibrillation, the intent of which is to provide a brief review of the evidence available for acute management followed by an open discussion of best practices based on specific clinical settings. Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia and a condition that frequently crosses lines of medical disciplines. Significant medical evidence has accumulated regarding acute management of the arrhythmia while minimizing risk of stroke. The program will be held on Tuesday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in ECC-A and ECC-B.

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. Tickets for the whole event are $50 per adult and $35 for each child 12 and younger. Tickets for Friday's dinner only are $35 per adult and $20 for each child 12 and younger. Reserve your tickets by Friday, June 25, by calling (310) 423-2681.

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.

Orthopedic 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

For information on scheduling of Grand Rounds, click here to access the Continuing Medical Education website.