News and Events

2006 SHM Annual Meeting
May 3-5, 2006
Hilton Washington, Washington, DC

Submit an Abstract to the 2006 Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) Competition
May 4-5, 2006

View abstract submission guidelines (PDF file)

2006 Perioperative Medicine Summit at the Cleveland Clinic

This year Perioperative Medicine Summit will take place September 17-19, 2006 at Intercontinental Hotel & MBNA Conference Center, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Last year summit, conducted in September 2005 included more than 200 physicians, and was a resounding success.

Summit directors were Dr. Jaffer and Dr. Michota. Several members of the hospitalist team presented lectures and case discussions during the two-day event.

Proceedings of the Perioperative Medicine Summit were published in a special supplement of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

Flomax (tamsulosin ) Associated with Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) During Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

The original study was published in J Cataract Refract Surg, Apr 2005: Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome associated with tamsulosin (intranet link to full text). The study was also mentioned on the American Academy of Ophthalmology website - Beware Floppy Iris During Phaco.

FDA requested the drug manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim to send a letter informing medical professionals about the association between Flomax and IFIS.

Pending further studies, the current advice is to ask patients before cataract surgery if they are taking Flomax, and discontinue the drug for one to two weeks before surgery.