Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

MEC Update

At its Sept. 3, 2010, meeting, the Medical Executive Committee revised the rules and regulations regarding attendance at committees and added a step to the physician hand hygiene accountability plan, among other things.

MEC Morning After Report - September 2010

Physician News

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Procedure Center Reports in Web/VS

Web/VS Tip of the Week

Reports from the Procedure Center are viewable in Web/VS in PDF format. If a patient has a recent Procedure Report, a link to the report will be shown in the "Recent Results" listing that is displayed by default after a patient is selected. 

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Meetings and Events

Politics and PBS: What You Don’t See on TV – Sept. 24

Irwin M. Weinstein, M.D., Endowed Lectureship in Health and Public Policy – Oct. 8

Medical Student Reception – Oct. 19 (RSVP by Oct. 15)

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Meetings and Events

Yom Kippur – Sept. 18

Rabbi Jason Weiner and Cantor Ivor Geft, M.D., will conduct Yom Kippur services in Harvey Morse Auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 18. Yizkor will be recited at 10 a.m.

Politics and PBS: What You Don’t See on TV – Sept. 24

Val Zavala, vice president for news and public affairs at KCET, will be the guest speaker at the 4th annual Edward Shapiro Lecture. The event on Friday, Sept. 24, in Harvey Morse Auditorium is sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Emeritus Physicians Society. Lunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to noon, is $15 with reservations and $20 at the door. The lecture is free, open to all and runs from noon to 1 p.m. RSVP to Kate Samuels at (310) 892-1331.

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

Irwin M. Weinstein, M.D., Endowed Lectureship in Health and Public Policy – Oct. 8

Peter Littlejohns, clinical and public health director of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence at the National Health Service in London, will speak on “Comparative Effectiveness: A Transatlantic Perspective on Delivering a High Quality Service Through the Use of Evidence.” The annual lecture was established in 1991 to honor Irwin M. Weinstein, M.D., an international authority on clinical hematology. It will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart Failure – Oct. 15 and 16

This two-day course features expert presenters providing in-depth knowledge about advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, pulmonary hypertension and transplant cardiology. The program will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles.

Heart Transplantation and Advanced Heart Failure Agenda

Medical Student Reception – Oct. 19

Physicians are welcome to attend a reception and program on Tuesday, Oct. 19, for medical students wishing to learn about residency opportunities at Cedars-Sinai. Students will take a tour of the campus at 5:30 p.m.; the reception and dinner will run from 6 to 7 p.m.; and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Events will be held in Harvey Morse Auditorium. RSVP to david.allen@cshs.org or (310) 423-2126 by Friday, Oct. 15.

Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity – Oct. 22

Faculty physicians and staff of Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Program will provide a comprehensive review of evolving treatment options for obesity. This includes the use of weight loss drugs, and current and emerging surgical treatments for weight loss. The one-day course runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Obesity Symposium Agenda

Advanced Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery Conference – Oct. 23-25

This highly interactive three-day course is designed for OB/Gyn physicians and gynecologic surgeons who wish to enhance their laparoscopic skills and apply these skills to perform more advanced gynecologic laparoscopic surgeries. An iPod Touch containing all conference presentations and a variety of surgical videos will be provided to each participant as part of their registration fee. The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, through Monday, Oct. 25, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery Conference Agenda

Grand Rounds

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