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Weekly Progress Notes October 2


Mandatory Flu Vaccinations


It’s that time of year again! Employee Health will offer free vaccine clinics Monday, Oct. 7 – Thursday, Nov. 14. Flu vaccinations are mandatory, with 100% compliance by Friday, Nov. 15.

These vaccinations are free and open to all employees, physicians and volunteers—all of whom are required to be vaccinated against the flu— at various locations and times. No appointment is needed during scheduled clinics.

If you receive the flu vaccine outside of Suburban, you must submit that documentation to Employee Health by Nov. 14. If seeking an exemption, the deadline is Nov. 5. Download this handout for more information and the necessary documentation.


Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics Course


The Seventh Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics course takes place this Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center at JHM. 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.


Taste of Bethesda

Taste of Bethesda

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the Taste of Bethesda in the Woodmont Triangle area of downtown Bethesda! This fun, annual festival attracts more than 40,000 attendees and offers 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment. Drop by Suburban's tent and participate in these informative activities:
  • Stop The Bleed
  • Food Labels and Portion Size
  • Harmful Effects of Vaping and Smoking
  • Diabetes
Admission is free. For more information and price of taste tickets, visit Taste of Bethesda.


Annual Leadership Meeting and State of Johns Hopkins Medicine


Save the date for the Annual Leadership Meeting and State of Johns Hopkins Medicine on Monday, Oct. 21 in the Turner Auditorium. JHM leaders are invited to attend the leadership meeting from 8 a.m. to noon. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend the State of JHM, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m.


Freedom From Smoking Programs in October


Suburban offers FREE tobacco cessation classes throughout Montgomery County, providing unparalleled access to this vital service. Please help your patients by sharing this valuable resource. A kind word of encouragement and a referral from you could help someone make the life-saving decision to join a class and learn how to quit smoking for good! Click here to learn more about the upcoming sessions.



Click here for the October 2019 calendar on You can download a PDF copy here.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

Oct. 2: Translational Research Conference—to access click here.

Oct. 3: Surgical Grand Rounds “Pancreatic Cancer: Where Are We Headed”—to access click here. Text CME Code 21839 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Oct. 4: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here.

Oct. 4: Medical Grand Rounds “Guns and Butter” and “Stewardship 2.0 The Johns Hopkins Blood Factors and Antithrombotics Program: Assuring Quality and Cost Effective Delivery Via a Systems-Based Model”—to access click here. Text CME Code 24632 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

Oct. 4: Informatics Grand Rounds “Federal Communications Commission: A Surprising But Vital Locale for Informatics”—to access click here.



Breast Cancer Cells Spread by ‘Sticking Together’

Breast Cancer Cells

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers recently discovered a sticky protein that allows breast cancer cells to survive as they travel throughout the body and form new tumors. Read more about this research, which could shed light on how the most common form of breast cancer spreads. 


Cause and Cure for Condition in Premature Infants

Infant Brain Injury

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a potentially fatal condition that causes a premature infant’s gut to suddenly die. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers recently uncovered the molecular causes of the condition and its associated brain injury — the discovery could reverse the condition’s cognitive effects. 



Epic Beaker – Anatomic Pathology (AP) to Go-Live Oct. 6

Review the material in the link below for changes in ordering for Pathology/Cytology:

Beaker AP Inpatient Providers

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