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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

May Pediatric Partner Announcements

May 24, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial for children under 12 enrolling now

Researchers and physicians at Children’s National Hospital have started enrolling children younger than 12 to participate in clinical research trials to evaluate the Pfizer- BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This trial is designed to determine how well the vaccine works in children as young as 6 months of age. Sign up for families is currently underway. 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – so it's a great time to focus on how the pandemic's impact on children's health goes beyond the virus. Pediatric experts like you are tracking increases in mental and behavioral health issues, as well as incidence of child abuse. We have a number of resources for providers to share with families and for themselves to help identify signs of depression, anxiety and more – and when to get help.

Adult congenital heart disease program launches in Richmond

Children's National Cardiology Richmond now offers comprehensive care to the tiniest patients in utero all the way through adulthood. The new adult congenital heart disease program, led by Anitha John, M.D., treats patients with congenital heart disease and/or pulmonary hypertension as they reach adulthood.

Interested in touring our sports medicine center?

The new Fight For Children Sports Medicine Center, located in downtown Silver Spring, provides access to sports medicine an orthopaedic trauma services with X-ray capabilities. If you are interested in touring the new facility, please reach out to your local physician liaison.

Future of Pediatric TALKS – ongoing this summer

For the second year in a row, the Pediatric Health Network will host Future of Pediatric TALKS: A Virtual Summer Series. The bi-weekly series will begin on Tuesday, June 15, and continue through August 24. There will be six 1-hour webinars, each consisting of two 30-minute talks. 

Have you claimed your CME credits?

If you participated in a Virtual Lunch and Learn webinar in 2021, please make sure you remember to claim your Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Attendees are eligible to claim CME credits up to 90 days after the live presentation date.

You can review this grid of the Spring 2021 Virtual Lunch and Learns (PDF) to check the window to claim your CME credits.