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Grand Rounds Schedule

Hospital Grand Rounds are designed to present to the practicing physician, the physician in training, nurses and other health care providers, some of the latest advances in the field of medicine and health care.

The Hospital Grand Rounds program strives to disseminate information about medical therapeutics, practice management and healthcare issues to maintain high quality in-patient care management.

Program Times and Locations

Hospital Grand Rounds are held weekly on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 P.M. in the Professional and Community Education Center Auditoria A,B,C D. Food and beverages are served at 11:30 a.m.

Hospital Grand Rounds Webinars are also held each Tuesday at 11:45 A.M., Eastern Time. To join an online meeting, go here and usemeeting number 736 223 360.

The OB/GYN Grand Rounds are held weekly from September through May, on Fridays at 7:30 the Professional and Community Education Center. 

Hospital Grand Rounds Schedule: OCTOBER 2015

October 6, 2015 
Topic: "The Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Management of Melanoma"
Michelle M. Levender, M.D., DermAssociates, PC, Silver Spring, MD
Objectives: a) Discuss the studies on sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma; b) Describe the interpretations of the available data; c) Evaluate the implications of the data for current practice.

October 13, 2015

October 20, 2015
Topic: "Preventing COPD Rehospitalizations: Acute and Post-acute Comprehensive Care to Enhance Quality and Improve Clinical Outcomes"
Robert Wise, M.D. Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Objectives: a) Identify lapses in COPD care that led to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality measures, and identify opportunities to improve the quality of that care across the healthcare continuum; b) Apply current clinical evidence and guidelines to develop a comprehensive care plan that addresses common reasons for repeat exacerbations and hospital readmissions; c) Apply quality-of-care models and develop programs to foster effective transitions of care and ongoing maintenance treatments for patients with COPD

Supported by an educational grant from: Rockpointe Corporation

October 27, 2015
Topic: "Improvement Heart Failure"
Karol Watson, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology Co-Director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology Director, UCLA Center for Cholesterol and Hypertension Management, Los Angeles, CA
Objectives: a) Explain the clinical relevance of how altered nitric oxide balance may contribute to the progression of chronic HF; b) Discuss clinical evidence supporting guideline recommendations and evidence-based approaches to therapy across diverse populations; c) Describe how to individualize treatment for African Americans with HF based upon an understanding of the different clinical attributes of approved agents to minimize a patient’s risk of adverse events; d) Implement performance improvement measures and guideline recommendations to improve quality of care and decrease the risk of recurrent events and rehospitalization of patients with HF

Supported by an educational grant from: Rockpointe Coporation

OB/GYN Grand Rounds Schedule: OCTOBER 2015

October 2
Topic: "GYN/ONC Cancer Meeting"
Location: EDU 4

October 9
Topic: "Morbidity and Mortality - GYN"
Speaker: Imad Mufarrij, M.D., FACOG, Clinical Professor, OB/GYN, George Washington, University
Location: AUD A

October 16
Topic: "Best Practices for Breast-feeding"
Speaker: Loran Patchen, PhD, CNM, Director, Section of Midwifery, Washington Hospital Center
Location: AUD A

October 23
Topic: "Fertility and Family Planning:  the Science and Methodology of Fertility Awareness Based Family Planning Methods"
Speaker: Marguerite Duane, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University
Location: AUD A

October 30
Topic: "Simulation in OB/GYN the Right Fit for You: Using OB/GYN simulation to address clinical and risk management concerns"
Speaker: Tamika Auguste, M.D., Director of OB/GYN Simulation MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Location: AUD A

REMINDER: We are now broadcasting live the presentations in our Webinars. To join an online meeting, go here and use meeting number 736 223 360.

Holy Cross Hospital is accredited by the MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Holy Cross Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of (1) hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Holy Cross Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 1 contact hour.

If you have any questions, please contact Ari Moshe-Hernandez, CME Coordinator at 301-754-7173 or

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