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P and T Approvals, Tramadol Change, Warnings About Promacta and Sporanox

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June 3 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, tramadol is now being managed as a controlled substance, and the federal government has released a warning about Promacta and a list of contraindications for Sporanox.

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Surgery Grand Rounds

Click the "read more" to see information about upcoming Surgery Grand Rounds.

Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.

Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's educational schedule.

Educational Schedule - August 2014 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

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Optimizing Potential Through Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation – Sept. 6

This conference will provide updates in the clinical management and rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury. It is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family physicians and physiatrists. The conference will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Luxe Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – Sept. 9

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.

Sinus Center Patient and Community Outreach Conference – Sept. 10

The Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center conference will take place Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6-7 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Executive Board Room. The presenter will be Robert Ruder, MD, an attending surgeon with the Sinus Center, Pediatric Surgical Services and the Thyroid Cancer Center. The conference will combine lectures with an open forum and a question-and-answer session about sinus disease and problems of the ear, nose and throat. Light refreshments will be served. For information, visit

Sinus Center Patient Education Forums - March-December 2014 (PDF)

BRCA Symposium: 20th Anniversary of the Discovery of the BRCA Gene – Sept. 13

This conference will provide information for clinical providers working with BRCA mutation carriers and those at risk regarding inherited gynecologic and breast cancer. The chair of the conference is Beth Y. Karlan, MD, director of the Women's Cancer Program at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Click here for more information or to register.

Sixth Annual Los Angeles Orthopedic Trauma Symposium – Sept. 20

The symposium is intended to help surgeons and other healthcare providers who take emergency calls stay current with contemporary methods of fracture management. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 7 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Sofitel Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2014: Treatment and Management of Pituitary Diseases – Sept. 28

This conference is designed to increase healthcare providers' awareness and ability to assess established and emerging treatment options for the management of pituitary disorders. It is for endocrinologists, internists and allied healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of patients with pituitary disorders. The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Huntington Beach. Click here for more information or to register.

State-of-the-Art Spine Care – Oct. 11

The conference will focus on current information on the management of spine patients for primary care and first contact providers. Spine specialists will present lectures focusing on evaluation and conservative treatment of spinal problems, imaging and techniques available for assistance in diagnosis of a spine problem, pain management, current spine techniques and technologies, and management of the pre- and post-surgical spine patient. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m.-4:20 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Click here for more information or to register.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff – Oct. 20

The meeting will take place Monday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Highlights will include the chief of staff report, the CEO report and executive update, the Chief of Staff Award and the Pioneer in Medicine Award.

Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium and the Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship – Nov. 14-16

The goal of the course is to improve patient safety and physician performance while achieving the best possible outcomes for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. In addition, the course will provide physician attendees comprehensive information on nonsurgical full facial rejuvenation emphasizing combination therapies. The course will take place Friday-Sunday, Nov. 14-16, at the Sofitel Hotel. Click here for more information or to register.

Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders – Jan 29-31

The 14th annual symposium will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies, and controversies in spine care management. Internationally recognized experts 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 symposium will take place Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 29-31, at the Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. Click here for more information or to register.