Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Recognition for Chugh, Karlan, Shah, Siegel, Rosen, Makoff, Barrett

Physician News

Sumeet Chugh, MD, Beth Y. Karlan, MD, P.K. Shah, MD, and Robert J. Siegel, MD, received honors and awards from top professional organizations, and speaking at a recent palliative care conference were Bradley T. Rosen, MD, Eve Makoff, MD, and Todd Barrett, MD.

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April 24 March to Disrupt Traffic at 6500 Wilshire

The annual march protesting the Armenian genocide will take place Friday, April 24. The march will end around noon with a demonstration outside the Turkish Consulate, 6300 Wilshire Blvd. The demonstration will continue into the early evening.

Because 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the genocide's beginning, traffic, parking and Cedars-Sinai shuttle service at 6500 Wilshire are likely to be affected more than in past years. The shuttles' pickup and dropoff point until 7 p.m. that day will be moved to the Big 5 store at 6601 Wilshire.

Shuttle service to other areas may be disrupted as well. Roads will be closed because of the march, which is expected to draw 15,000 people.

Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - April 2015 (PDF)


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Meetings and Events

Hot Topics in Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Vascular Disease – April 25

Venous thromboembolism is a major clinical problem with significant consequences in terms of morbidity, mortality and expenditure. Among other topics, this conference will cover new data regarding the medical management of cases of submassive pulmonary embolism, as well as new oral anticoagulants and significant advances in specialized catheter-directed management of both submassive and massive pulmonary embolisms. The conference will take place Saturday, April 25, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Ethical and Jewish Dilemmas Regarding Modern Genetics (Ethics Noon Conference) – April 29

Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, MD, of Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School will discuss the topic at the Ethics Noon Conference. The event will take place Wednesday, April 29, from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the Center for Healthcare Ethics, 310-423-9637.

Highlights of Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting – April 29

Members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology will share the latest science presented at the society's 2015 annual meeting. The event will take place Wednesday, April 29, from 4:30-7 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. A light dinner will be provided. Click here to register. For more information, contact Christine Walsh, MD, christine.walsh@cshs.org or 310-423-0509.

Conference on Office Orthopaedics: The Essentials of Nonoperative Musculoskeletal Care – May 1

The program will provide primary care physicians with an overview of common disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and will offer them an opportunity to sharpen their skills in recommending surgical techniques or nonsurgical treatment plans that will restore function and range of motion to their patients. It will take place Friday, May 1, from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Evidence-Based Psychiatric Consultations: Focus on Depression – May 1

This course is designed for psychiatrists and other 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 medical and surgical settings. The course will take place Friday, May 1, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Sofitel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

NeuroRheumatology Symposium – May 1-2

The NeuroRheumatology Symposium is the first conference dedicated to rheumatic/autoimmune diseases and their neurological presentations. It will take place Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, at the Fess Parker in Santa Barbara. Click here for more information or to register.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians – May 5

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians that will meet the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. The May 5 session will take place in Thalians E117. Participants need to attend just one session. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute Research Poster Day – May 8 Deadline for Abstracts

Abstract submission is open through May 8 for the sixth annual Research Poster Day of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The event, which focuses on academic achievements and collaborations to further translational research within Cedars-Sinai, will be Friday, May 22. One Young Investigator Award of $250 will be presented to recognize excellence in each of the following categories: cancer biology, cancer translation and population sciences research. Click here for more information.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – May 12

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

Liver Tumors: New Technologies and New Managements – May 16-17

Topics to be covered in the two-day conference include "Robotics in Liver Surgery," "Role of Nano Knife for Liver Lesions," "Liver Transplantation for Colorectal Malignancies?" and "The Latest Devices Available for Treating Liver Tumors." It will take place Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage. Click here for more information or to register.

Samuel L. Perzik, MD, Memorial Lectureship in Surgical Oncology – May 20

"Four Paradigms That Increase Survival in Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumors" will be discussed by Eugene A. Woltering, MD, James D. Rives Professor of Surgery and Neurosciences at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. The 27th annual Samuel L. Perzik, MD, Memorial Lectureship in Surgical Oncology will take place Wednesday, May 20, from noon-1 p.m. in ECC A-C. The event is presented by the Cedars-Sinai Division of Surgical Oncology.

Pediatrics State of the Art – May 30

This symposium will provide pediatric providers with the latest information regarding the evaluation, treatment and management of complex conditions commonly seen in the pediatric medical home. Participants will gain an understanding of the state-of-the-art in evaluation and treatment of these conditions. It will take place Saturday, May 30, from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Current Concepts in the Management of Pain – June 6

To begin the process of managing pain, doctors must have an understanding of the mechanisms of pain, the pharmacology of analgesic medications, and the time to make a referral for more complex care. This course will provide background and an update to address these issues by highlighting the clinical science of pain medicine and state-of-the-art therapies. The course will take place Saturday, June 6, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Transcranial Doppler for Comprehensive Stroke Care – Aug. 26-28

The course will address the many techniques and applications of transcranial Doppler technology. This noninvasive, painless and mobile ultrasound technique that can help diagnose first-time and secondary stroke risk. It has been mandated as an integral part of the technology provided by the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Stroke Center. The course will take place Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 26-28, at the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. Click here for more information or to register.