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FDA Warns About Extended-Release Opioid Products

Pharmacy Focus

The federal Food and Drug Administration has added a boxed warning to long-acting extended-release opioid products, noting an increased risk of opioid addiction, abuse and misuse, potentially leading to overdose and death. Serious, life-threatening or fatal respiratory depression may occur.

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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

Educational Schedule

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

Educational Schedule - October 2014 (PDF)

Educational Schedule - November 2014 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

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Flu Shot Community Event – Oct. 26

Cedars-Sinai is offering flu shots to medical staff members, employees, family members and the community at a free event Sunday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in ECC A-C. Free parking will be available in Lot 2. The event is sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Community Health and Education and the Department of Nursing Services. For more information, call ext. 3-9581.

Flu Shot Community Event - Oct. 26 (PDF)

Sinus Center Patient and Community Outreach Conference – Nov. 12

The Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center conference will take place Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 6-7 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8. The presenter will be Arthur Wu, MD, an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon at the Sinus 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)

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.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery – Nov. 22

The course will give neurologists, internists, family practitioners, neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, oncologists and allied healthcare professionals an increased awareness of established and emerging treatment options for brain and pituitary tumors, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and endovascular and stroke management. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 22, from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. 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.