Weekly Progress Notes, October 31, 2018

NEWS & REMINDERS

Symposium and RAMP Funding Announcement

The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network is interested in learning how we can better support clinical research in the area of ethics and want to share two opportunities that may be of interest to you, or someone in your department; first a free symposium and second a research funding opportunity:

SYMPOSIUM: The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN) will be hosting the 4th Annual Trends in Clinical Research on Thursday, November 8th 2018, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Chevy Chase Auditorium.  This year’s keynote topic is “Blurring of the Boundaries between Clinical Research and Clinical Practice,” presented by Jonathan Moreno, PhD.  Dr. Moreno is the David and Lyn University Professor of Ethics at the Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Register here.

 

FUNDING: The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN) is sponsoring a grant to promote inter-institutional research collaborations between Johns Hopkins Medicine and JHCRN affiliated institutions. This grant, Research Accelerator and Mentorship Program, will fund 1 to 3 projects, up to $50,000 over a 12-month period. Proposals including clinical and community-based research, practice-based research, and health services research are encouraged.   For RFA please see attachment.

For more information, contact Adrian Dobs, M.D., Director of the JHCRN, at adobs@jhmi.edu.

CardiAMP Heart Failure Trial

CAPRES and Dr. Gregory Kumkumian, enrolled their first patient into the CardiAMP Heart Failure Trial. The CardiAMP Heart Failure Trial, uses autologous stem cells for treatment of ischemic heart failure that has developed after a heart attack. Those patients who qualify must have the following: a diagnosis of ischemic left ventricular dysfunction, an ejection fraction of between 20-40%, have had a previous myocardial infarction (> 6 months), and be between the ages of 22-89.

For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, CAPRES at 301-896-7576 or Jon Doeslowe6@jhmi.edu.

Fourth Annual Idoreyin P. Montague, M.D. Memorial Urban Health Combined Grand Rounds and Awards Presentation

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Grand Rounds and Awards Presentation: Can We Achieve Health Equity Without Addressing the Criminal Justice System by Dr. Emily Wang, M.D., MAS

§  Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

§  Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

§  Location: Hurd Hall

Sponsored by the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program. Reception to Follow. Find more information here.

Paradise Summary

Paradise-MI: Randomized, double-blind phase 3 study: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) titrated to a target dose of 200 mg twice daily, compared to ramipril titrated to a target dose of 5 mg twice daily, in post-AMI patients with evidence of LV systolic dysfunction and/or pulmonary congestion

Major Inclusion:

1.    Acute MI

2.    Evidence of LV systolic dysfunction

Major Exclusion:

1.    Known history of chronic HF

2.    Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) performed or planned for index MI

3.    Clinically significant right ventricular MI as index MI

For more information contact: Principal Investigator: Dr. Gregory Kumkumiam M.D.

Heart Fid Summary-JHCP Global list

  Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled  Study

of Injectafer® (Ferric Carboxymaltose)-

 IV Fe study drug for Iron Deficiency, in the Treatment of Heart failure  

Major Inclusion:

§  Stable Heart failure (NYHA II-IV)

§  LVEF <35% within 12 months or

  Major Exclusion:

§  Oral Fe supplementation.

§  AMI, TIA, or CVA within 3 months of enrollment.

For more information contact: Principal Investigator: Dr. Gregory Kumkumiam M.D

Mandatory Flu Vaccinations Beginning October 8, 2018

We will offer free flu vaccine clinics to our employees, physicians, and volunteers as we have done every year, at various locations and times for your convenience. The flu clinic schedule and a detailed “Frequently Asked Questions” document will be placed on the SHIP Intranet or can be obtained from your manager.  Those who receive the flu vaccine outside of Suburban Hospital will be required to provide documentation to Employee Health.  The final flu clinic will be held on November 16, 2018. The deadline for vaccination and documentation is also November 16, 2018.

Learn more here.

Diamond Ball on December 1

Don’t miss your chance to attend Suburban Hospital’s 75th Anniversary Diamond Ball on December 1 at the Bethesda Hyatt.  Sponsorships available at suburban75.org.  Special thanks to all the physicians at JHCP Heart Care for stepping up as a lead (Sapphire) sponsor!  The Axis Healthcare Group and Dr. Pamela Wright also recently joined the list of physician sponsors of this important event.

Free! Freedom From Smoking Classes in the Community

Please share this great information with your patients.  Suburban has partnered with JHCP and the Town of Poolesville to present Freedom from Smoking courses in the community at no cost to the participant.

Details are here.  Call 301-896-2334 with questions.

October 2018 Medical Staff Calendar: Click here

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

Upcoming Symposia

 The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN) will host the 4th Annual Trends in Clinical Research

§  Date: Thursday, November 8th 2018

§  Time: 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

§  Location: Chevy Chase Auditorium

This year’s keynote topic is “Blurring of the Boundaries between Clinical Research and Clinical Practice,” presented by Jonathan Moreno, PhD.  Dr. Moreno is the David and Lyn University Professor of Ethics at the Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Register here.

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

October 31: TR conference—to access please click here.

November 1: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access please click here. More information here.

November 2: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access please click here.

November 2: Medical Grand Rounds—to access please click here.

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