Plays of the Week:
Play of the week goes to every presenting today at the SOUS portion of the AAP Conference today! Congratulations to everyone on their great projects.
Using an Innovative Teaching Bundle to Improve Performance of the Infant Hip Exam
Brian Graziose, Sidney Zven, Connor Liggett, Joseph Lopreiato
Presented by Dr. Brian Graziose
Congenital Lymphatic Dysplasia and Bone Disease in a Neonate with PIEZO1 Mutation
Sidney Zven, Brian Graziose, Sharen Wilson, Chase Groomes, Elizabeth Ketchum, Alexis Ghersi, JP Schacht, Jerri Curtis, Rebecca Hicks
Presented by Dr. Alexis Ghersi
Food Insecurity and the Impact of Protocoled Screening for WIC Enrollment in the Military
Sidney Zven, Brian Graziose, Colin McNamara, Binny Chokshi, Kristen Smith
Presented by Dr. Sidney Zven
Open Your Eyes to a New Variation of Ethylmalonic Encephalopathy
Amy Davis, Kevin Westbrook, Marianna Caballero, Jack Goetzman, Nathan Kolasinski, JP Schacht, Subodh Arora
Presented by Dr. Amy Davis
A Tough Pill to Swallow: Congenital Glottic Stenosis as a Clinical Manifestation of FREM1
Taylor Meyers, Kayla Sallander, JP Schacht
Presented by Dr. Kayla Sallander
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: The Effects of Wild-Type GATA3 on Cytokine Expression in
Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells
Presented by Dr. Genesis James
To Steal or Not to Steal: A Rare Pediatric Case of Congenital Isolated Left Subclavian Artery
Alexis Ghersi, Alex Mauro, Noelle Molter, Michael Mulreany, Joseph May
Presented by Dr. Alexis Ghersi
Additional play of the week to our Peds Ophthalmologist, Dr. Ballard, who had Dr. Anna Casey help out with an ROP exam. Great learning opportunity!
Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Bumgardner and her husband Adam, on the birth of their son, Cooper David Bumgardner!
Congratulations to Dr. Suhani Patel and her husband, on the birth of their daughter, Mahira Patel! Welcome to the NCC Peds Family!
Final Play of the Week to Dr. Renuka Rees for getting recycling bins in the PCMH Clinic!
Time and Location
MR: Case, Lecture: HEADSSS Exam - Dr. Saxena
0745-0815 America 2525
MR: Case, Lecture: Orthopedic Emergencies - Dr. Nick Lopreiato
0745-0850 America 2525
NO MORNING REPORT - Academic Half Day
1300-1500 Mountain Conference Room - 6th Floor America
Residents and Medical Students only
1500-1600 Mountain Conference Room
MR: Case, Lecture: Fungal Infections - Dr. Jones
0745 - 0850 America 2525
MR: Case, Lecture: Allergy Asthma and Appropriate Use of Serum IgE Testing in Primary Care - Dr. Carlson
0745 - 0850 America 2525
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
20OCT-24OCT: AAP Conference (DC)
06NOV: Andrew Warren
23OCT-28OCT: Army ACFT
09NOV: Lisa Sukenaga
25OCT: AHD (Nephrology)
27OCT: Last Day for Comments on Chief Resident Statements
01NOV: CATCH Grant Application Opens
01NOV: PAS Submission Closes
10NOV: Veterans Day
13NOV: Block 6 Starts
Continuity Clinic: Development II: Atypical Development
Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Student!
All Staff Updates
DEI Committee Survey
Please complete this Survey from the DEI Committee: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DWBC9DN
DEI Book Club
The DEI committee is starting an inaugural book club! Our goal is to choose 2-3 books per academic year centered around a DEI theme and then meet in-person for some robust discussion (first meeting date/location TBD, likely in 2-3 months). The first book selection is: American Dirt Author: Jeanine Cummins Link to purchase (physical copy or audiobook on Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/American-Dirt-Novel-Jeanine-Cummins/dp/1250209765 If you'd like to purchase through an independently owned bookstore, checkout Bookshop.org (or your local library!) Emily Ferraro also has a copy she is more than willing to lend out!
Influenza Vaccine Drive
12-28OCT: mobile vaccine mission across NCR (WRNMMC is lead this year)
30OCT-15DEC: beneficiary flu drive at WRNMMC
Scutdog 2023-2024 QR Code:
Hard Copies of the new Scutdog are available in Chief Resident and Program Coordinator Office!
Perinatal Resolve Through Sharing In-Person Bereavement Training THIS WEEK!!!
When: Oct 25-26, 2023
Are you interested in providing the best care possible to families with fetal & neonatal death? Our relationship-based approach to perinatal bereavement will help develop or enhance your personal awareness for providing bereavement care.
AY23-24 CME Credit
New sign-in sheet at morning report: We will be having a new two-part sign-in sheet: Morning report CASE ONLY attendance (not CME-eligible) This section will have ALL staff listed
Morning report CASE and LECTURE attendance (CME-eligible) Staff must sign-up for the fiscal year’s CME activity to appear in the drop-down box.
Signing up for AY23-24 CME Either sign-up on the website (see below for instructions) or complete the MR form information on the iPad starting October 2nd (please allow 2 weeks for new staff to be listed on the dropdown list). Signing up for AY23-24 CME Activity: 1. Go to https://education.mods.army.mil/navycme 2. Click on 'Activity Registration' from the menu on the left. 3. Search for “Current Topics in Pediatrics – FY 2024 WRNMMC". The activity ID is 2023-1039. 4. Register!
You must register for all courses at this website: http://fac-dev.usuhs.edu/
It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 20 November 2023 Time: 08:00 - 10:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg A, Lect Rm A3
Mentorship Half-Day (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 12 December 2023 Time: 08:00 - 12:15 Track: Academic Leadership Location: USU, Bldg A, Lect Rm A3
It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 27 February 2024 Time: 13:00 - 15:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg C, Lect Rm C1 It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 22 May 2024 Time: 11:00 - 13:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg A, Rm A2053
Beyfortus Documentation Guide NEW!!
Beyfortus Documentation Steps
Provide family with RSV information form (in clinic room)
Complete consent form (bright colored paper in clinic room)
Include “Encounter for Prophylactic Immunotherapy for Respiratory Syncytial Virus” as a problem in problem list
Use #pids_nirsevimab_hpi and #pids_nirsevimab_ap to complete your note. These are saved in Renuka Rees’s Autotext. Please ensure that you are documenting in the AP section that you consented the family and the consent form will be uploaded into the patient chart. Please edit the AP section to indicate if the family is getting it in clinic or in the immunization clinic.
Include “Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Monoclonal Antibody, Recombinant, For Intramuscular Use, 50mg or 100mg” in your orders if giving the vaccine in clinic
Drop off consent form in Room 4544 (room across from the treatment room in the Red hallway)
Holiday Door Decorating Contest!
Block 6 Schedules
Don't forget to reach out to your Rotation Supervisors regarding your schedule if you have any questions/concerns. The below attachment has the most up-to-date contact information.
Additionally, check MedHub and review updated goals & objectives for your upcoming rotation!
USU Teaching Opportunities
Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)
Contact Dr. Brian Hughes (email@example.com) if interested
Tentative Dates and Times:
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. The students will move. You stay put and will deliver the same content 5 times to groups of 9-10 students.
ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU
USU Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE) DUE NOV1!
There are two upcoming information sessions for those considering applying to or continuing their path in HPE. The calls include a short presentation on the HPE certificate and degree options, the mission of the program, the admissions process, and then time for Q&A. There are opportunities for a Certificate of Completion or even a Master's Degree if interested.
Deadline to apply in 01NOV
Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences
SOUS Winter Newsletter:
AAP SOUS invites you to contribute to our Winter 2023 Edition of the AAP SOUS Newsletter.
We are looking for:
Opinion Pieces: Share insights on current trends, news, or thought-provoking ideas
Community Spotlights: Highlight achievements, projects, or initiatives
Updates: Offer insights on how your clinic, hospital, or program is doing
Artwork: photography, drawings, paintings, photos of woodworking and/or sculptures etc...
Fur babies: Share a photo of the fur-babies at home that bring you joy
Length: Aim for 500-1200 words, flexible
Include images, charts, graphs
Deadline: 01 NOV 2023
Please send your work or any questions to RichelleHomo@gmail.com.
APA Call for Applications: https://www.academicpeds.org/programs-awards-apas-call-for-applications/
AAP NCE 2023: October 20-24th in Washington
Registration and hotel reservations will open for AAP members on May 2 at 10AM CDT and open for all on May 9 at 10am CDT. The conference schedule will be released on May 2.
SOUS AAP Agenda:
COMPRA: November 3rd-5th in San Antonio, Texas
Region 4 Meeting: February 24-25th in Charlottesville, Virginia
Abstracts due December 1st!
PI/QI Projects, ARM studies, and current works in progress would all be great submissions. We would love to have a great NCR turnout at this event, which is within driving distance (~2hrs) from Walter Reed.
Please reach out to Jack or Dr. Lopreiato if interested.
PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario
Call for Abstracts will open on August 31, 2023, and close on November 1, 2023
The fee for abstracts is $100 USD
AMOPS Annual Meeting: February 28th-March 2nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Looking for New Research and Interesting Case Reports
Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2022 at 2359 PST
NCR Research and Innovation Month: Poster Week April 26th - May 3rd
Abstract Submission: November 1st to January 28th
Poster Week: April 26th to May 3rd
Community Pediatrics Updates:
Child Health Advocacy in Action: A Pediatrician Rally with Policymakers THIS WEEK!!
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Time:12-2 pm, final time pending permit approval
Location: U.S. Capitol Grounds, final location pending permit approval
16-20 OCT & 30 OCT – 03 NOV from 0630-1630.
Show up to the company with summer PTs in that timeframe.
Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BAEAB28A3F8C16-44693775-semiannual Email Your Date/Time Here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please start NLT 31OCT
Please go to evaluations.hrc.army.mil to create your OERSF (this needs to be completed NLT 31 Oct)- use the attached OERSF completion guide as a reference for the info to fill in under admin data
Current leave process
Please send email to Jack and Military Advisor notifying of specific leave requests
Please use IPPS-A for all leave/absence requests; go to https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/app/login and login with your CAC
Make sure you change your email in order to receive email notifications -> My Profile -> My Current Profile -> down arrow next to name -> Personal Details -> Contact Details
Submit Leave to your specific Military Advisor
Click My Absences in the home page
Complete the appropriate information, an example of chargeable leave is below:
Absence Type: 1-Chargeable Absence
Absence Name: Absence
Absence Reason: 01- Annual (Ordinary) Absence and complete the remainder of the page
Enter Start and End Dates
For supervisor ID: direct it to 1SG Michael Leinweber
Complete address information with the location of where you are going
Make sure you continue to send leave dates and locations to the Peds Leave Listserv: email@example.com
See the powerpoint below for instructions
AIR FORCE NEW!!
Please complete and sign the attached checklist when submitting leave.
Put Dr. Zanetti and Jack as 1st/2nd Approver, and email checklist to both.
For the checklist - When out of training these are items that will result in leave not being approved. I will NOT be rejecting leave, but if there are things overdue we need a plan to get updated. If you have a lot of overdue items and you are doing OCONUS or leave requiring commanders signature this could cause issues, but we’ll address that if it comes up.
Here’s how you should answer Checklist:
1 – in JKO ensure that your annual cyberawareness, Hippa, level 1 antiterrorism training are done
2- Check your IMR and ensure all green https://asimsimr.health.mil/imr/myIMR.aspx if not use comment box to write what is not up to date and plan
3 – TR closeouts are end of the academic year 30June
4 – N/A
5 – check myfss for next PT Test date https://myfss.us.af.mil/USAFCommunity/s/usaf-fitness-management
6 – this is your birth month
7 – N/A
Mandatory SAPR Training Due NLT 15 Nov 2023
Relias Signup Link: https://dha20433.training.reliaslearning.com
Oct 27 @ 0730 W/Capt Peterson
Oct 30 @ 1930 W/ SrA Williams*
Oct 31@1930 W/ SrA Williams*
Nov 3 @ 1200 W/ SrA Williams
Please forward any questions/concerns to Dr. Zanetti and feel free to reach out to Major Hoffmann directly with questions on pay, leave, etc
To schedule a test, please contact the following individuals:
TSgt Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
SSgt Starr: email@example.com
O-3 FITREP Cycle (Brandon, McKenzie, Bailey) Fitreps are due to Directorate by 27OCT!
(3) Leave & Liberty Divisional Readiness LPO: 4th Div LPO- HM2 Mariavicka Sanchez- Responsible for DMS, which includes Pediatrics https://wrnmmc-intranet.health.mil/sites/TNT/NMSD/SitePages/4th%20Division.aspx
(hover over 4th Division tab)
(4) 2024 Training Schedule:
All Trainings are assigned to each Sailor and tracked via the Relias LMS at https://dha20433.training.reliaslearning.com/
Please reach out to Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions or concerns.