Plays of the Week:
Play of the week to Dr. Brian Brennan, who was promoted to the rank of Colonel. Well deserved, sir!
Play of the week to Dr. Topher Stark and Dr. Andrew Warren had an eventful 24 hour shift on Saturday in the NICU. Topher did an amazing job with delivery room care, acquiring access, coordinating nursing and specialist care and keeping the family updated. Andrew Warren was unwavering in his ability to communicate with nurses, stabilizing the infant and help with procedures. The NICU team saved this infants life, great work everyone!
Link to our residents volunteering at the Teddy Bear Clinic on health.mil: https://health.mil/News/Articles/2023/10/02/Medical-Museum-Welcomed-Children-and-Furry-Friends-for-Teddy-Bear-Clinic
Alexis Ghersi will be Acting Chief Resident from 10OCT-13OCT, please reach out to her via text/email for any specific concerns with schedule or call-outs.
Time and Location
NO MORNING REPORT: Federal Holiday
MR: Case, Lecture: Vegetarian Diets - Rachel Silverman
0745-0850 America 2525
0745-0850 Sim Center - Heroes Building 4th Floor
Residents and Medical Students Only
MR: Dr. Ghersi CPC
0745 - 0850 America 2525
MR: Board Review
0745 - 0850 America 2525
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
31AUG: PAS Abstract Submissions Open
18OCT: Rob Crutcher
09OCT: Indigenous Peoples Day (Clinics Closed)
06NOV: Andrew Warren
13OCT: Chief Resident Statement Due Date
09NOV: Lisa Sukenaga
15OCT: JGMESB- Supporting docs due
17OCT: SOCR Meeting (Email Dr. K or Dr. Zanetti to Sign Up)
20OCT-24OCT: AAP Conference (DC)
25OCT: AHD (Nephrology)
Continuity Clinic: Coding Boot Camp
Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Students!
All Staff Updates
Influenza Vaccine Drive
3-9OCT: Staff Only at WRNMMC
12-28OCT: mobile vaccine mission across NCR (WRNMMC is lead this year)
30OCT-15DEC: beneficiary flu drive at WRNMMC
There are currently no COVID vaccines available at Walter Reed, with the new update to CDC recommendations for boosters for everyone greater than 6 months, order has been placed for large supply going forward.
Please do not send anyone to the Immunizations Clinic for COVID vaccine at this time.
Flu Vaccine and URI Return to Work:
- Vaccination: Not Mandatory, but highly recommended. The high-dose flu vaccine for those over 65 years old will be available at our flu/COVID drive location (Bldg. 9, 1st floor mezzanine outside the Gastroenterology clinic) beginning on Monday, October 2.
- Please note that we have not yet received either our standard dose flu vaccine or the updated monovalent COVID-19 vaccine, but we are expecting delivery and will update as soon as they are available. In the meantime, you are encouraged to seek COVID-19 and flu vaccines in the community. For a list of pharmacies offering these vaccines, click here https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/find-pharmacy.
- Walter Reed's Influenza-like Illness Return to Work precautions are attached below
Scutdog 2023-2024 QR Code:
Hard Copies of the new Scutdog are available in Chief Resident and Program Coordinator Office!
Symposium: Personal Finance for the Military Physician
When: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: Microsoft Teams Meeting
Perinatal Resolve Through Sharing In-Person Bereavement Training
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!!!
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
Next meeting is 17OCT
Please email Dr. Zanetti and Dr. Kolasinski if you would like to sign up.
0700 and possible 1200 session
Can present via Google Meet or in-person
Block 5 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 NEW!! THIS WEEK!
USU Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE)
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 NEW!!!:
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/
6th annual Architecture of High Value Health Care: October 12-14th in Baltimore, MD THIS WEEK!!
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 NEW!!
Looking for New Research and Interesting Case Reports
Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2022 at 2359 PST
Community Pediatrics Updates:
Child Health Advocacy in Action: A Pediatrician Rally with Policymakers
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
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!!
Mandatory SAPR Training Due NLT 15 Nov 2023
Relias Signup Link: https://dha20433.training.reliaslearning.com
Oct 9 @ 0730 W/ SrA Williams
Oct 9 @ 1200 W/ SrA Williams
Oct 11 @ 1930 W/ SrA Williams*
Oct 13 @ 0730 W/ SrA Williams
Oct 13 @ 0730 W/ Capt Peterson
Oct 13 @ 1200 W/ SrA Williams
Oct 20 @0730 W/ Capt Peterson
Oct 27 @ 0730 W/Capt Peterson
Oct 30 @ 1930 W/ SrA Williams*
Oct 31@1930 W/ SrA Williams*
Nov 3 @ 1200 W/ SrA Williams
Laurie Creel is on extended leave; please forward any questions/concerns to Dr. Zanetti and feel free to reach out to Major Hoffmann directly with questions on pay, leave, etc
Please submit leave requests to either Dr. Zanetti, Maj Hoffman or Jack Goetzman
To schedule a test, please contact the following individuals:
TSgt Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
SSgt Starr: email@example.com
Navy will shift to winter uniforms on 01OCT!
Please reach out to Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions or concerns.