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Weekly Progress Notes September 18


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.


Submit Your Idea for JHH MedHacks


Do you have an idea for a solution to a medical problem or a need you want to tackle? Submit your ideas for MedHacks, an annual medical hackathon that takes place Sept. 27 – 29 at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH).

JHH is seeking proposals from everyone in the health system who works directly with patients, including hospitalists, nurses, NPs, respiratory therapists, social workers, physical therapists and more. These challenges could become starting points for projects completed at the hackathon.

Proposals are due Friday, Sept. 20Submit your proposal here. After the event, the MedHacks team will follow-up with project submission authors on the winning solutions. Please contact Lochan Shah at or 410-550-3350 with questions.


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.


Mandatory Flu Vaccines


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 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. Please consult the clinic schedule on SHIP by clicking on the “Flu Season” tab on the right-hand side. 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.


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 September 2019 calendar on You can download a PDF copy here.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

Sept. 18: Translational Research Conference—to access click here.

Sept. 19: Surgical Grand Rounds “A Surgeon’s Tale & the Importance of Research”— to access click here. Text CME Code 21837 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Sept. 20: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here.

Sept. 20:Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.

Sept. 20: Informatics Grand Rounds “P Values and other Monsters that go Bump in the Night: Implications for Informatics”—to access click here.



The Impact of Unhealthy Diets on Babies


New research shows that a high fat diet during pregnancy may damage a fetus’s developing brain, affecting learning and metabolism later in life. Learn more about this research.


Runners, Take Your Marks — and Fluid and Salt


A recent study of marathoners suggests that the loss of fluid and sodium — not a rise in core body temperature — is the key contributor to post-race acute kidney injury. Read more about this research and how it could help runners develop a personalized drink to maintain their fluid and salt balance during a race.



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