Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Protect Your Family and Your Patients with a Flu Shot

Physicians’ family members can receive free influenza vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, on the second floor of the Steven Spielberg Building. You must register by noon on Friday by calling (310) 423-9586. Members of the medical staff may get their free flu shot in Employee Health Services. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

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MEC Update

At its Nov. 1, 2010, meeting, the Medical Executive Committee revised the language in Section 11.3.2 of the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations; approved the search committee’s recommendation of Sarah Kilpatrick, M.D., as OB/Gyn department chair, and formed a nominating committee for medical staff secretary and treasurer.

MEC Morning After Report - November 2010

Meetings and Events

Run for Her
Nov. 14

Ethics Consultation: Harm or Healing 
Nov. 17

Arrhythmia Symposium at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Dec. 10

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Meetings and Events

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2010Nov. 13    

This conference discusses established and emerging treatment options for brain tumors, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, degenerative neurological and spinal disorders, and endovascular and stroke treatment. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 7 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2010                     

Run for Her – Nov. 14            

The sixth annual Run for Her friendship walk supports ovarian cancer research, treatment and awareness. The Cedars-Sinai Cancer Research Institute and the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute sponsor the 5K run and friendship walk. The event takes place Sunday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd. For registration and more information, visit their Web site at www.runforher.com.      

Ethics Consultation: Harm or Healing – Nov. 17                        

Katherine Brown-Saltzman, R.N., co-director of the UCLA Healthcare Ethics Center, will be the guest speaker at the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the program will follow from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.        

Arrhythmia Symposium at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute – Dec. 10  

This symposium will provide information on advances in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm disorders. Participants will develop a detailed approach for patients with supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, bradycardias, pacemakers and defibrillators. The conference will take place on Friday, Dec. 10, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.    

2nd Annual Arrhythmia Symposium 2010 Agenda  

Emergency Medicine Symposium – Dec. 10      

This one-day course will provide an overview on a broad range of topics pertinent to emergency medicine practitioners. Cedars-Sinai faculty will present lectures on topics ranging from disaster preparedness and physician wellbeing to the management of seizures and obstetrical emergencies. The symposium will take place on Friday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 300 S. Doheny Drive.            

8th Annual Emergency Medicine Symposium Brochure                   

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology Cardiac CT – Jan. 21-23                         

This three-day course will use a practical approach to all aspects of gated SPECT, and offers multiple sessions that focus on cardiac CT and its relationship to nuclear cardiology. The program will take place Friday, Jan. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Blvd.   

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT Agenda                        

International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy – Jan. 28-30           

This teaching course will be an intensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses. The conference will be held Friday, Jan. 28, through Sunday, Jan. 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Symposium on Neurovascular DiseaseJan. 29            

This course will provide information on changes in the many facets of neurovascular disease, including stroke due to carotid or intracranial atherosclerotic disease and thromboembolic causes, hemorrhage due to cerebral aneurysms, dissections or vascular malformations, and other causes. This conference will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. at the Casa del Mar Hotel, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica.      

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease Brochure           

Grand Rounds                

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