Physician News and Updates: October 2017

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Annapolis Regional Outpatient CenterOur Annapolis Location has Moved
Our Annapolis Outpatient Center has moved to a new location, 1730 West St., 1st Floor, Suite 100, Annapolis. Our care team and phone number remain the same. Learn more about this center

Howard County Regional Outpatient CenterHoward County Outpatient Center Now Open
Our new Howard County Regional Outpatient Center is located in the heart of the expanding Maple Lawn community. Located within Children's National Health System, regional outpatient centers like this provide increased access to expert, specialty care from Children's National throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Learn more about this center.

Care for the Growing Population of Obese Children
According to the 2011 National Survey of Children’s Health, at least ten percent of children in 49 out of the 50 states are obese. And this number has only risen in the years since, putting millions of people at risk of developing adverse health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, fatty liver disease, acid reflux, joint pain and more. The disease is particularly prevalent in Washington D.C., in which more than 50% of all adults and 20% of all children and adolescents are overweight or obese – some of the highest numbers across the country. 

 Solar Eclipse_2017Eye Safety for Viewing a Solar Eclipse
On August 21, 2017, there was a solar eclipse. People across the United States fell under the path of this rare solar eclipse, and depending on their location, witnessed a total solar eclipse. Eye safety is very important when viewing a solar eclipse. Without safe viewing and appropriate eye protection, permanent eye damage can occur. Eye experts at Children’s National have provided some vital information on what you can expect to see and how to view the eclipse safely.

The Strongest Start for Kids Happens Here: #1 For Newborn Care Top 10 OverallNICU _PhysiciansNews_Julye2017
Thanks to your partnership and support, Children’s National is once again ranked as one of the nation’s ten Best Children’s Hospitals, and a member of the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Honor Roll.

 Children's National Welcomes Hematology and Sickle Cell Experts, Expands TeamNew Hematology Team Leaders 2017
Two doctors have joined our team in recent months. Suvankar Majumdar, M.D., now leads our blood disorders team as the Division Chief of Hematology. Andrew Campbell, M.D., joined the team as the Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Program, the largest such program in the Washington, D.C., area.

Measles Measles Diagnosis and Care: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know
For providers who are not familiar with, or want to refresh learning on measles diagnosis and care, a Virtual Lunch and Learn was presented on Wednesday May 24 by Nada Harik.

photo of 105 Pine Bluff Road in Salisbury MarylandCardiology Moves to a New Location in Salisbury
To better serve pediatric patients and families on the Eastern Shore, Children’s National Cardiology services moved to a new, larger clinic space in April.

ramakrishnanNew Cardiac Surgery Experts Join Children's National
Children’s National Health System welcomed the addition of Can Yerebakan, M.D., and Karthik Ramakrishnan, M.D., to our team of pediatric cardiac surgeons.

Maureen MonaghanMaureen Monaghan, Ph.D., featured on Panel for SAMHSA National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Dr. Monaghan participated in a panel emphasizing the integration of physical and mental health in the care of young patients.

Urgent Appointments for Fractures
We’ve blocked off time for urgent fracture appointments and created a separate phone line to address your concerns about your patients with fractures.

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Learning Opportunities

Grand Rounds

Children's National Hospital Grand Rounds are open to physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, healthcare administrators, allied health professionals, researchers, and students in the Children's National community and the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Learn more about upcoming Grand Rounds.

Cardiology Virtual Lunch and Learns

Children's National Heart Institute is pleased to introduce a quarterly Virtual Lunch and Learn Webinar series. These CME presentations will provide overviews of common pediatric heart diagnoses, how to identify and treat them, and when is best to refer patients to a subspecialist. We will be presenting these Virtual Lunch and Learn Webinars as part of our continued commitment to bring the latest, most relevant medical news to community providers. 

Neurosciences Virtual Lunch and Learn

Children's National Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine is pleased to introduce a Virtual Lunch and Learn Webinar series. These 30-minute presentations provide overviews of common pediatric neurological diagnoses, how to identify and treat them and when is best to refer patients to a subspecialist. 

Topics in Fetal Medicine

Topics in Fetal Medicine is a monthly videoconference featuring subject matter experts from Children's National and elsewhere as they facilitate the discussion of compelling topics in the field of fetal and transitional medicine. 

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Children's National Alumni & Friends Reception - 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. | Moody Tongue Brewing Company, Chicago, IL

Pediatric Medical Society Meeting

The Central Southern Maryland Pediatric Medical Society is a is a physician forum–now 100 members strong and growing–that gives providers the opportunity to share and learn. Learn more about the Central Southern Maryland Pediatric Medical Society.

2017 Pediatric Neurology Update

The Children’s National Health System Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine is once again proud to host the 27th Annual Pediatric Neurology Update course. Register to attend now!

International Symposium on the Fetal Brain

Features a 360-degree review of advances in understanding of the fetal brain, presented by a panel of world-renowned experts in the fields of maternal-fetal medicine, developmental neuroscience, neurogenetics, fetal and neonatal neurology, and imaging. Register now!

27th Annual International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Geared to providing advanced education and collaborative opportunities for medical and allied cardiovascular professionals interested in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Register now!

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology for the Primary Care Provider

Pre-pubertal and adolescent girls experience a myriad of gynecologic problems. Most of these issues can be safely managed by primary care providers with specialty in pediatrics, family practice and gynecology. Pediatricians are often not comfortable with gynecologic problems and gynecologists are often not so with children. Register to attend now!

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Alumni News

The Children's National Alumni Association connects alumni with each other, to Children's and with professional resources and information. 

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