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July Pediatric Partner Announcements

July 16, 2021

At a glance: Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition that lasts a lifetime, and 8% of children will have a seizure before leaving childhood. Children's National Hospital has one of the largest and most experienced multidisciplinary epilepsy programs in the country, with a range of programs specializing in new-onset epilepsy, the ketogenic diet, intractable epilepsy, neuroinflammation, neurogenetics, epilepsy surgery and more. To refer a patient or learn more about our program, call 202-476-2265 or visit the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program site.

New leadership for Pediatric Emergency Care at Doctors Community Hospital

Children's National welcomes Asha Payne, M.D., as the new medical director and Laura Sigman, M.D., as the new associate medical director for Pediatric Emergency Care at Doctors Community Hospital. As a reminder for families in Prince George's County, Children's National makes seeking emergency care for children more convenient. Our emergency medicine specialists staff the Doctors Community Hospital emergency room seven days a week from 1-11 p.m. to treat conditions such as burns and cuts, asthma care and concussions. For non-emergency care, we're pleased to offer multiple outpatient specialties at our Prince George's County location.

Oncology services coming soon to Fredericksburg

Oncology services such as infusion therapy will soon be available at Children's National Fredericksburg, located on the Mary Washington Hospital campus. Your patients will have access to our top-ranked providers and expert care right in their community. Additionally, Children's National physicians care for patients at both Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital.

Are you signed up for Direct Messaging?

Effective one year ago, Children's National became paperless, sending clinic notes to your practice electronically via fax transmission or through Direct Messaging. To update your fax number, confirm you are signed up for Direct Messaging or if you are using it but have questions or concerns, please contact your physician liaison or email us.

Future of Pediatric TALKS – ongoing this summer

For the second year in a row, the Pediatric Health Network hosts Future of Pediatric TALKS: A Virtual Summer Series. The bi-weekly series is currently underway and will continue through August 24. There are six 1-hour webinars, each consisting of two 30-minute talks. Download the full agenda.

Have you claimed your CME credits?

If you participated in a Virtual Lunch and Learn webinar in 2021, please make sure you remember to claim your Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Attendees are eligible to claim CME credits up to 90 days after the live presentation date.

You can review this grid of the Spring 2021 Virtual Lunch and Learns (PDF) to check the window to claim your CME credits.