Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Meetings and Events

Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions Removed From Formulary

Pharmacy Focus

Due to the risks associated with the use of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions, and the availability of safer and equally efficacious alternatives, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee has approved the removal of Hespan from the formulary.

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - October 2013 (PDF)

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Meetings and Events

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff – Oct. 21

The annual meeting of the medical staff is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. It will include the chief of staff report, CEO report and executive update, the Chief of Staff Award, and the 2013 Pioneer in Medicine Award.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff - Oct. 21 (PDF)

Dancing With the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret – Oct. 29

Dutch author Paul Glaser will speak about the events in his book, "Dancing With the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret." The book tells the story of Glaser's aunt, how she survived the Holocaust and how he came to know about it. The talk will take place Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. It is hosted by Richard N. Bergman, PhD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute. RSVP to paulglasertalk@gmail.com.

Dancing With the Enemy - My Family's Holocaust Secret - Oct. 29 (PDF)

The Golden Age of Cantorial Music: When Cantors Were Kings – Oct. 30

The topic will be presented by cantor Nathan Lam on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lam has been the cantor at the Stephen S. Wise Temple for nearly 40 years and is the dean of the Cantorial School at the Academy of Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. He is a former president of the Cantors Assembly of America. The event is sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association. Admission is $15 for the public and Cedars-Sinai employees, and $5 for paid alumni association members, volunteers and those in training. RSVP to martin@cshs.org.

When Cantors Were Kings - Oct. 30 (PDF)

Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium and Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship – Nov. 1-3

The goals of this three-day program include improving patient safety and physician performance while achieving the best possible outcomes for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The conference runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Experts in MCS: Current State of the Art – Nov. 2

This one-day course will provide a concise review of knowledge and skills to facilitate the surgical and medical management of patients with advanced heart failure who are being assessed for and who have received durable mechanical circulatory support. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Click here for more information or to register.

New Therapeutics in Oncology: The Road to Personalized Medicine – Nov. 8-9

This course will provide guidance regarding the most current information available about new agents in oncology and the translation of the latest research to their patients. It will cover drug and treatment updates with a focus on new agents in GI malignancies, lung cancer, and lymphoma. Renowned faculty will present lectures on new radiotherapy approaches, new drug and surgical treatments of breast cancer, targeting the c-MET pathway, and a discussion of new Phase I studies. On the second day, a keynote address on personalized treatment of cancer and the context of vulnerability will be featured. The conference takes place from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and from 7 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – Nov. 12

Everyone interested in promoting women in science is invited to this monthly coffee meeting, which takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Davis 1004.

State of the Art Spine Care – Nov. 16

Intended for family practitioners, internists, neurologists, physiatrists, obstetricians/gynecologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, the conference will focus on evaluation and conservative treatment of spinal problems, imaging and techniques available, pain management, current spine techniques and technologies, and management of the pre- and post-surgical spine patient. The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Endocrinology and Metabolism Update 2013 – Dec. 2

This course is designed to summarize and present the latest information in the diagnosis and management of endocrine/metabolic disorders, including pituitary disorders, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis and androgen related disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It runs from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

11th Annual Emergency Medicine Symposium – A Practical Update – Dec. 6

This course provides an overview and update on topics pertinent to emergency medicine practitioners including using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in cardiac arrest and best management care of heart transplant patients. The course is scheduled for Dec. 6 at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: 29th Annual Case Review with the Experts – Jan. 24-26, 2014

The multidisciplinary program is designed to address the need for increasing quality in performing, interpreting, reporting and applying nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT studies. Further, this course will emphasize physician competency and optimal laboratory performance of imaging studies in the areas of coronary artery disease and noncoronary cardiovascular disease. The course runs from Friday, Jan. 24, to Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Sixth Annual Symposium on Neurovascular Disease – Jan. 25, 2014

This conference provides neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family practitioners and vascular surgeons, as well as allied healthcare professionals, new neurovascular data and the opportunity to discuss challenging clinical cases. Renowned regional and national faculty will present and discuss both traditional and cutting-edge treatments and management strategies. The symposium will take place Jan. 25, 2014, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. Click here for more information or to register.

13th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders – Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2014

The symposium will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management. The faculty will be comprised of internationally recognized experts who will present lectures focused on healthcare reform, innovations in spine surgeries, biologics and stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, and deformities and pain management. The course runs from Thursday, Jan. 30, to Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Click here for more information or to register.

21st International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy – Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014

Balanced viewpoints, special techniques and practical clinical approaches will be presented throughout the program by renowned international faculty who bring unique knowledge, skills and excitement from North and South America. This educational activity will provide an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses in attendance. The symposium will take place from 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in the Harvey Morse Conference Center. Click here for more information or to register.

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – Feb. 15-16, 2014

This conference is intended for surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, primary care physicians and all other healthcare professionals who treat patients with primary or metastatic liver tumors. In addition to lecture format presentations, the course will include debate and panel discussions, question and answer sessions, case discussions, and interactive video presentations. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16, 2014, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Evidenced-Based Psychiatric Consultation in Medical and Surgical Settings – Feb. 21, 2014

The course is designed to meet the needs of psychiatrists and physicians who are interested in acquiring current knowledge about the application of evidence-based models during the course of providing and requesting psychiatric consultation in the medical and surgical settings. The course will take place Feb. 21, 2014, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

14th Annual Educational Meeting in Gastroenterology – Feb. 28-March 1, 2014

A group of national experts, including several renowned guest faculty, will present new findings and guidelines in a clinical context that will be useful in your gastroenterology practice. The conference is intended for gastroenterologists and all other healthcare professionals who treat patients with gastrointestinal disorders. The conference will take place Friday, Feb. 28-Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.