Plays of the Week:
Play of the week goes to the Christmas Eve call teams, specifically Drs. Alexis Ghersi, Jenny Bencze, and Hava Haischer-Rollo, for surviving the Great NICU flood.
Last but not least, play of the week goes to all NCCPeds residents, fellows, and faculty for making 2022 an amazing year! Cheers to 2023!
Time and Location
Sunday, 1/1 New Years Day 🎊
Monday, 1/2 New Year's Day (Observed); Outpatient Clinics Closed
No Morning Report
MR: Case & Constipation Lecture, Kolasinski
0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C
Grand Rounds: "The Effect of Parity on Corticosterone Response to Restraint Induced Stress After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice," Dr. Sarah Anisowicz and "Pediatric and Young Adult Sickle Cell Anemia: Improving Outcomes through Implementation of Health Supervision Guidelines in a Large Health Care System," Dr. Benjamin Smith
All welcome; outpatient residents are strongly encouraged to attend in-person
MR: Case & Hip Dysplasia Lecture, Lopreiato
0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C
MR: Case & Neuro Lecture, Horvat
0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
12JAN: Goetzman CPC
16JAN: MLK Jr. Day of Service (Outpatient Clinics Closed) and Block 8 Starts
22JAN: Lunar New Year
25JAN: Nephrology Academic Half-Day
2FEB: Liggett Journal Club
All Staff Updates
ABA Authorizations & Renewals
All Pediatric providers can now access the Sharedrive folder “000 ABA Reauthorization Step by Step for PCMs.” which contains tools and a step-by-step guide for completing ABA authorizations
When first reviewing contents of the folder are helpful to review in order when sorted A-Z. Any feedback is appreciated.
Please reach out to the DBP clinic for any assistance with tricky situations
New NCCPeds Merchandise has arrived!
Please stop by the Chief Resident office in the America Bldg, 4th Floor, Rm 4560 (within the Gen Peds Clinic) to grab your new merch.
Updated PSU Patient Request Form
The email transition to @health.mil broke the PSU request form’s embedded “Email Form” box in the top LEFT corner. The form is now fixed and attached below.
How do you know you have the new form? The “Email Form” box in the upper LEFT corner is now purple, and not red.
Couple caveats for maximum functionality with this form:
Open and complete with Adobe Acrobat (not Edge)
Also have Outlook email already open
Once form is complete, click the PURPLE “Email Form” box in the top LEFT corner. Form will attach to a new email addressed to the PSU organizational mailbox.
Send it to the listserv at the top of the form!
We have placed the updated PSU Request Form in the PEDIATRICS share drive within the folder “PSU SEDATION REQUEST FORM.”
Holiday Week Gate Changes (21NOV2022-15JAN2023)
GATE 1: Open 24/7 GATE 2: Open Monday-Friday, 0500-1700 for inbound and outbound traffic. GATE 3 (NEX): Open Monday-Friday, 0500-0800 to inbound & outbound traffic. Open 1300-1700 for outbound traffic only. GATE 4: Remains closed. GATE 5 (USU): DoD ID card holders only. Open Monday-Friday, 0500-1700 to inbound & outbound
PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLES
GATE 1 - Open 24/7 GATE 2: Turnstiles - Open 24/7 ADA Gate - Monday-Friday, 0500-1700 ADA pedestrians may also access the installation via Gate 1 (North Gate) where the Visitor Control Center is located. ADA Gate - Weekends - Closed GATE 3 (NEX) - Open Monday-Friday, 0500-0800 and 1300-1700, for inbound and outbound for pedestrians and cyclists. GATE 4 - Remains closed. GATE 5 (USU) - Open 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed on weekends.
New Discharge Phrase
Every discharge note is supposed to have the following verbiage:
“Face-to-face review of the discharge plan occurred with the patient, on the day of discharge. Patient expressed understanding of the discharge plan with all questions being satisfactorily answered."
This metric is tracked by DHA
MHS Genesis Updates:
Mock Go-Live and Pre-Go-Live events:
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject live “PRE-GO-LIVE EVENTS”. Add: Include in your email:
Dates/times of availability:
Please provide at several options and no less than three separate dates
Include availability for full day or half day in the morning or afternoon
End User: Specific events you would like to attend
Super User/Peer Expert Facilitator:
Any preference regarding which events to support
We encourage you to sign up for as many days as you can support
Sign-on Fair (SOF)
An event is to verify individual access to the Production domain for MHS GENESIS and to ensure proper provisioning of end user accounts. Audience: All End Users who have completed CBT and ILT training to obtain access to MHS GENESIS
Favorites Fair (FF)
Provides assistance to Providers (MD, DO, PA, and NP) in setting up auto text, orders sets, labs, diagnostic studies, medications, macros, and settings on their account prior to Go-Live. Audience: All providers (MDs, Dos, NPs, PAs, etc.)
Learning Lab (LL)
An opportunity to increase understanding of MHS GENESIS functionality by being able to practice in the training environment. Audience: All End Users
PI/QI: Mid-Year Presentations will be 10Jan
Use the DHA_A3 template (https://www.nccpeds.com/pi-qi) and complete slides 1-10 (steps 1-6)
Prepare for no more than 10 minutes for each presentation
Please notify your stakeholders prior to the next meeting
Find your project-specific template here
USU Teaching Opportunities
Clerkship Round Robin
Contact Dr. Brian Hughes (email@example.com) if interested
Tentative Dates and Times:
Able to interact with students of the class who have their Peds rotation coming up in the subsequent 3 months. Designed to mimic a clinic half day, each faculty member will be in an MDL room with your particular case. The students have 30 minutes with you to go through the case/skills. Then there is a 10-minute buffer between rooms. The students will move. You stay put and will deliver the same content 5 times. There are 9-10 students per group.
Introduction to Clinical Reasoning (ICR) “Neonatal Transitions”: January 18th, 2023 (1300-1700)
The two cases that will be discussed in this ICR session involve an infant with respiratory distress.
Please sign up via the sign-up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA9A729A3FBC43-neonatal
Contact Dr. Brian Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested
3 consecutive 70-minute ICR sessions with approximately 7-10 students in each group focused on discussing common clinical presentations in the neonate transitioning from the intrauterine to extrauterine environments.
Cardiopulmonary Renal Module Sessions
EKG Small Group Lab: Thursday, Jan 5 1300-1600
Cardiac Ultrasound: Monday, Jan 9 1300-1700
Cardiac Physical Exam: Wednesday, Jan 11 1300-1700
Syncope ICR: Thursday, Jan 26 1300-1700
Autonomics SG Lab: Monday, Jan 30 0945-1115
Cough ICR: Wednesday, Feb 8 1300-1700
Dyspnea ICR: Thursday, Feb 9 1300-1700
HTN/HLD POPS: Friday, Feb 24 1000-1130
Renal US: Wednesday, Feb 15 1300-1700
ICR Hyponatremia: Thursday, Feb 16 1300-1700
ICR Acid Base: Tuesday, Feb 21 1300-1700
ICR Kidney Disease: Thursday, Feb 23 1300-1700
Please contact COL Jacob Collen if interested (email@example.com)
Transitions of Care/Patient Handoffs
SENIOR RESIDENTS ONLY
13 FEB 2023 from 0930-1130 at USU
Lead a small group discussion on Transitions of Care/Patient Handoffs
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
Contact Dr. Sebastian Lara (email@example.com) if interested
Co-facilitate a variety of multi-disciplinary health humanities activities. Past sessions include painting, comics design, dance, art of observation with National Gallery of Art, improv in medicine, narrative writing.
Dates: 6MAR (0800-1300), 8MAR (0800-1300), 10MAR(0800-1300)
Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences
Next meeting will be 17 January. Please email Dr. Zanetti and Dr. Kolasinski if you would like to sign up for one of the following time slots (0700, 0715, 0730, 1200, 1215, 1230, and 1245).
There is only one other session this year (April)
This is a good opportunity for senior residents to update your projects, and also for interns to meet with the team about existing or future projects in order to start second year with your second ARM day.
Residents who opt to meet with the SOCR are expected to submit their project proposal at least one week before the quarterly meeting. Those receiving extra ARM time should update the SOCR at least semiannually either via meeting or via email to Dr. Zanetti and Dr. K. The project proposal template is attached.
You can find required documents on the Research/SOCR page linked above.
AAP 2023 CATCH Grant
The CATCH Call for Proposals opened November 1, 2022, with an application deadline of January 23, 2023 @11:59pm CST. Funds are available for pediatrician-led community-based programs that address a wide variety of child health issues. Visit the CATCH website for more details. Browse the Community Pediatrics Funded Project list to learn about more than 300 community-based projects funded from 2017 to the present. Questions about the CATCH program can be submitted to CATCH@aap.org.
15th Annual Research & Innovations Month (May)
- 15 different competitions will be offered by the Department of Research Programs (DRP) during the month of May - Submission for the following awards opens 30Nov and abstract deadline is midnight 29Jan2023 Bailey K. Ashford Awards (2): capstone projects in laboratory or clinical research Robert A. Phillips Awards (4): clinical or lab research by staff and fellows, or by residents and interns - Winners go on to compete with other medical centers for four awards in the 38th Annual Navy-wide Academic Research Competition (ARC) - Other awards are offered for case reports in categories for staff and fellows, or residents and interns. Other competitions honor projects in quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and patient- and family-centered care. - Further details regarding applications and how to submit will be emailed out next month
- It’s time to craft your abstract for spring research and inquiry competitions!
- Please choose from six categories. You can apply for as many that suit your role and project. (Please note entrance criteria for each.)
- Only finalists will be required to prepare and hang a poster for Poster Week, 28 April - 05 May 2023. Up to 32 others may opt to make a poster, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please use the Defense Health Agency template provided.
- Please view the intranet link (WRNMMC computer compatible only) below for resources, templates, and examples: https://wrnmmc-intranet.health.mil/sites/DETR/ResearchProgramsDepartment/2016%20Research%20and%20Innovation%20Month/Forms/AllItems.aspx
AMSUS Annual Meeting 2023: February 13-16th at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, MD
AMSUS is currently accepting poster abstracts at https://www.amsus.org/2023-poster-submission-information/
The first 100 approved submissions will be invited to present at the in-person Poster Session on Wednesday 15 February. Space is limited; early submissions have the greatest chance of acceptance. The submissions portal will be disabled as soon as the first 100 submissions have been approved—long before the 15 October hard deadline. REMINDER: Before submitting your abstract to AMSUS, be sure to get USU presentation approval through ServiceNow
AMSUS honors the contributions of outstanding federal healthcare professionals each year through the Awards Program. Fifteen awards are available. The AMSUS Awards portal is now open! Visit https://www.amsus.org/professional-development/amsus-awards-program/ to learn more about the AMSUS Awards and begin the nomination process. The Awards portal closes on October 15.
Registration rates for the 2023 AMSUS Annual Meeting will be posted on the AMSUS website by mid-August. The registration portal will open in mid-September. If you have any questions, please contact the USU POC for AMSUS, Ms. Tiffany Helling firstname.lastname@example.org
AAP Advocacy Conference: March 26-28th in Washington, DC
The conference brings together pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists and pediatric trainees who share a passion for child health advocacy. This year's conference will feature distinguished guest speakers, advocacy skills-building and child health policy issue sessions and opportunities to learn how to be a strong voice for children.
On the final day of the conference, participants and other attendees from their state will attend meetings with their congressional offices to discuss a timely child health issue.
Scholarships available! Complete an application to apply for a scholarship to attend the advocacy conference. Scholarships will completely cover the early bird registration fee ($500 for trainees; $700 for all other AAP members). Apply here!
Register TODAY here
2023 Helfer Annual Meeting: April 16-19th in Tucson, Arizona as well as virtually
The Ray E. Helfer Society Annual Meeting Scholarship was established by the Helfer Society to encourage trainees to consider a career dedicated to the care of maltreated children. The Annual Meeting of the Helfer Society is a mid-sized meeting that promotes exposure to cutting-edge research dedicated to Child Abuse Pediatrics, as well as the opportunity to network with early, mid-career, and senior mentors. The meeting will be held April 16-19, 2023, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, in Tucson, Arizona. Helfer will be having a hybrid meeting with live presentations and virtual attendance option as well. This scholarship is intended to support travel costs and meeting fees for a trainee to attend the Annual Meeting with the goal of increasing commitment to a career in Child Abuse Pediatrics by talented physicians.
Scholarships are available to medical students and pediatrics residents eligible for a Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship.
Applicants should complete the application form below and attach their current CV. A letter of support from a current member of the Society must be included as well. A subcommittee of the Society will review applications based on the likelihood that the scholarship will improve the potential of the applicant to apply for a Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship and have a productive career dedicated to the care of abused children. Successful applicants are expected to attend the large majority of sessions at the conference in person and are welcome for all social and most business and committee meetings.
Please send completed applications to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until January 13, 2023 and results will be communicated around or before February 10, 2023. Scholarships are to be used to support travel, lodging, registration, and other reasonable expenses incurred in the course of travel to the meeting (also see details in the application form). Expected length of applications is 1-3 pages. Please submit application and attachments in a pdf format!!!
Partnership for Military Child Health Research Symposium: April 26th
The USU Department of Pediatrics and Division of Military Child Family Research is hosting the annual Partnership for Military Child Health Research Symposium on April 26th.
This event brings together DoD health care professionals, military family advocates, and researchers to advance care and advocacy for military connected children and families.
We are looking for research on military connected children for poster and oral presentation.
This is an opportunity to highlight recent research (including quality improvement projects) focused on the health and well-being of military children, and to highlight the experiences of military connected children and families within the larger military care and advocacy community. Previously submitted/presented research is eligible for consideration in addition to anything that you might be submitting for upcoming conferences including PAS, which will be in DC April 27-May 1.
Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference 2023: April 27-May 1st in Washington, DC
Open Call for Abstracts! Deadline January 4, 2023, at 11:59 pm CT.
With thousands of pediatric researchers and educators attending, PAS 2023 offers an exceptional opportunity to showcase your research at a national conference and to a global audience.
Please remember there are pre-submission steps and DEI requirements to complete before the abstract "Submit" button will be activated. Please begin your preparations early to ensure you meet the PAS 2023 abstract deadline of January 4, 2023, at 11:59 pm CT.
1. Pre-submission Steps. Before submission, all authors/co-authors must submit the following two required tasks. Submissions cannot be accepted unless the below tasks are completed.
a. Author Information Form
b. COI Disclosure
2. DEI Requirements. All submissions are expected to proactively attend to DEI. PAS continues to commit to reaching our DEI goals, creating a more diverse and inclusive Program and community. (For more information, please read our PAS DEI Statement here).
3. PAS 2023 Highlighted Theme. PAS will continue to build a program schedule around three Highlighted Themes each year. When you submit you will have the opportunity to let us know if your abstract aligns with a Highlighted Theme:
a. The Impact of Policies on Health and Research
b. Addressing & Overcoming Racism in Clinical Care and Research
c. Science is Real: Research, Misinformation, and Trust
4.Pre-recording. All accepted oral abstracts and posters will be required to pre-record prior to the PAS Meeting. Presenting authors will also be expected to attend and present in person.A small number of oral abstracts will be selected for "Live" stream and will be recorded during the presentation in DC. Pre-recording your session will allow those unable to travel to access your science via On Demand. PAS strives to make more meeting content accessible to the pediatric community and your help in this is greatly valued. More information on this is to come.
5. Patient/Family Representation - PAS values the family/patient perspective and encourages their participation within research. You will have the opportunity to let us know if they are a part of your abstract during the submission process.
Click here to submit
Laurie Creel is on extended leave; please forward any questions/concerns to Dr. Zanetti or Britt Bumgardner
To schedule a test at Walter Reed, please contact SSgt Talia Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please allow a few business days for a response.
If there is no availability at WRNMMC, you must test at Andrews AFB. Contact Ms. Laurie Creel (email@example.com)
Complete an updated Travel Assessment for any leave requests and send to Brittany Bumgardner or Dr. Zanetti for signature.
Upload the signed TRA to your LeaveWeb request, and designate Brittany Bumgardner and Dr. Zanetti as your primary and backup approver.
If you have a negative balance, submit requests to Col Rieker.
Ensure you are up to date with your Individual Medical Readiness
For Fellows: Fill out TRA, send to fellowship director/specialty chief for signing, submit leave to Maj Mary Hoffman and backup is AF personnel within specialty