Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Lunch on Us

Annual Medical Staff Meeting is Oct. 24

Chief of Staff Scott Karlan, MD, will discuss the climate of change at the medical center and President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac will speak at the lunch meeting, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

The 2011 Pioneer in Medicine Award will be presented along with the Chief of Staff Award.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff (PDF)

P&T Committee Approvals Released

Pharmacy Focus

Click the PDF below to review the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee's September approvals.

P&T Decisions September 2011 (PDF)

Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming Grand Rounds.

Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - October 2011 (PDF)

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Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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Meetings and Events

Integrating Spiritual Values into Medical Decision Making – Oct. 17

This presentation will discuss how clinicians can address the spiritual values and needs of patients and families, and integrate these values into medical treatment. Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, of City of Hope, will be the guest speaker. The program will also describe the spiritual care resources and support available at Cedars-Sinai. This event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. It is sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Department for Spiritual Care and the Archstone Grant for Improving the Quality of Spiritual Care as a Dimension of Palliative Care. Lunch will be provided with kosher options available. Continuing Medical Education credit is available. For information, call ext. 3-5550.

Integrating Spiritual Values into Medical Decision Making (PDF)

Hollywood and Its Silent Film Era – Oct. 17

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association invites all to this event with Roger Mayer, award-winning producer, Jan-Christoph Horak, director of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and Eckhart Schmidt, director, writer and producer of "Silent Hollywood," which will be shown. Registration begins at 6 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Admission, payable by cash or check, is $15 for the general public and employees and $5 for paid association members and those in training. RSVP to ext. 3-8047 or martin@cshs.org.

Hollywood and Its Silent Film Era (PDF)

Fundamentals of Jewish Thought – Oct. 18 and 25

Jewish Chaplaincy invites everyone to join Rabbi Jason Weiner's "Fundamentals of Jewish Thought' on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Chapel.

Promise and Reality of Genetic Testing in Clinical Neurology – Oct. 19

Carole Browner, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at UCLA, will discuss "The Promise and Reality of Genetic Testing in Clinical Neurology: The Interplay of Hope and Expectation" and the Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The event, sponsored by Cedars-Sinai's Center for Healthcare Ethics, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium with lunch available at 11:30 a.m.

Ethics Noon Conference - Oct. 19 (PDF)

Breast Cancer Panel Discussion – Oct. 20

Cedars-Sinai experts will participate in a panel discussion about breast cancer on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event is free and open to patients and the public. For more information, call ext. 3-9373.

Breast Health Expert Panel - Oct. 20 (PDF)

Suicide Prevention Walk – Oct. 22

Join the TEEN LINE Team on Oct. 22 at the 2011 Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which begins at Santa Monica City Hall. TEEN LINE will be walking in memory of Matthew Mezza and Matthew Silverman. Click here to join the team. Check in starts at 7 a.m. After check in, join others at the TEEN LINE table at 7:45 a.m. For more information about TEEN LINE, visit www.teenlineonline.org or call Elaine Leader at ext. 3-1601.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff – Oct. 24

The annual meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. More details to come.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff (PDF)

IRB Mini-Workshop – Oct. 27

The Office of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement is hosting a mini-workshop on developing research advertisements and subject contact documents. This session is available to all research personnel and will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Davis 1004. Please RSVP to david.khalili@cshs.org. Seating is limited.

Brain Tumor Research 5K/10K Run/WalkNov. 1

Team Tumor Terminators will be among those from Cedars-Sinai participating in the Race for Research, which benefits brain tumor research, on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles. You can sign up to run or walk a 5K or a 10K for $30. Children are welcome to take part in the Kids Fun Run for $15. For more information, visit heroesofhoperace.org.

Race for Research Run-Walk (PDF)

Women's Health Symposium – Nov. 2

Women and ischemic heart disease and improving the quality of care for women with pelvic floor disorders will be discussed at the Women's Health Symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Harvey Morse Rooms 4 and 5. C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Women's Heart Center and Preventive Cardiac Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, and Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH, associate director of Urological Research in the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai, will speak. Light refreshments will be provided. For information or to RSVP, please contact Silvia Guzman at (310) 423-7433 or guzmansx@cshs.org

Women's Health Symposium - Nov. 2, 2011 (PDF)

Art and Social Consciousness: The Theater as Healer – Nov. 4

Cedars-Sinai Emeritus Physicians Society presents Gordon Davidson, former CEO and director of the Center Theater Group, for the 4th Bernard Strauss Lecture on Friday, Nov. 4, from noon to 1 p.m., in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The lecture is free and open to all. Lunch is free for members, $15 for non-members with reservations, and $20 for those without reservations. For information, contact Kate Samuels at (310) 892-1331 or Herb Levin, MD, at (310) 248-2630.

Mengele Survivor to Speak at IRB Education Session – Nov. 11

The Office of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement will welcome guest speaker Eva Kor, a survivor of Auschwitz and Josef Mengele’s twin experiments, and founder of CANDLES Holocaust Museum. She will discuss the importance of informed consent when conducting research with human participants. Cedars-Sinai researchers are highly encouraged to attend. Attendees will receive one IRB continuing education credit. Box lunches will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP to irb@cshs.org is required. The session will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Run for Her – Nov. 13

The 7th annual run for her® 5k Run and Friendship Walk will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Pan Pacific Park. Register now at www.runforher.com.

Alumni Association Annual Meeting – Dec. 6

Keith Black, MD, will be honored with the Howard I. Wilner, MD, Alumnus of the Year Award at this year's Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association Annual Business and Dinner Meeting. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Hotel Sofitel, 8555 Beverly Blvd.