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Weekly Progress Notes August 28


Diabetes Symposium: Invitation from Mihail Zilbermint, M.D.

Watch this video about the upcoming Diabetes Symposium from Mihail Zilbermint M.D., Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Management Service at Suburban Hospital. The symposium takes place on Saturday, Sept. 14, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Suburban Hospital Auditorium. Click here to register. Download this flyer for more information.




Seventh Annual Suburban Hospital Cardiovascular Symposium


Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, September 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Suburban Hospital Auditorium for the Cardiovascular Symposium. The symposium offers providers an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in heart disease prevention, imaging and interventions. Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., the “William Osler Professor of Medicine,” “Physician in Chief” at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Director of Medicine at JHM will present the Annual Mark F. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Future of American Medicine: What to Expect.  Click here to register. Download this flyer to learn more.


Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics Course


The Seventh Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics course will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center. The one-day course, titled “Understanding Growth – The Superpower of Children,” will address common pediatric musculoskeletal conditions and provide a forum to discuss office management and referral criteria in order to enhance the care of pediatric patients locally. Small group educational sessions will be offered to address the educational needs of the target audience. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Click here for more information and to register.


Upcoming JHM CME Activities


The Johns Hopkins CloudCME web portal allows providers to register for upcoming courses, review calendars and identify activities that will help improve their knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and clinical outcomes for patients. Visit the site learn about upcoming opportunities. Click here to subscribe to the CME email list.


Do you Have Patients that Vape?


Providers, the Maryland Department of Health is requesting your help. Please report cases of significant respiratory illness of unclear etiology in patients with a history of vaping to your local health department. When patients present with respiratory or pulmonary illness, especially of unclear etiology, clinicians should ask about the use of e-cigarettes or similar products for “vaping” or “Juuling.” ***Please document this in your notes in Epic.***


Measles Fact Sheet

With the growing number of measles cases across the United States, we must ensure appropriate plans are in place. Download this fact sheet to learn how we can help keep our patients, visitors and employees safe by practicing the three I’s: Identify, Isolate and Inform.



Click here for the August 2019 calendar. The September calendar can be found here.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

All grand rounds are on hiatus for the summer and will return next month.



More Than Just Jaundice


Researchers have found that bilirubin, a bile pigment most commonly known for causing yellowed skin among people with jaundice, may play an unexpected role in protecting brain cells from damage caused by stress. Read more about this discovery.


Can Abnormal Blood Pressure Cause Dementia?


Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life increases the risk of developing dementia. Read more about the study, which suggests that maintaining a healthy blood pressure throughout life may be one way to help decrease the risk of losing brain function.



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