Events

Celebrating “Donate Life Month” in April

by Medical Staff Office on March 25, 2014

With more than 3,000 Maryland residents waiting for an organ transplant, the need for registered donors is critical. Help us raise awareness for organ and tissue donation and get the facts about becoming a donor. Join us for these events.

Donate Life Flag Raising
Tuesday, April 1, 8am, outside the Southport Eatery
Help us raise awareness about organ donation.

Be Seen in Green
Friday, April 11
Show support of organ, eye and tissue donation by wearing green today.

Organ and Tissue Donation Registration and Information
Tuesday, April 22, All Day, Southport Eatery
Be sure to bring your driver’s license. Can’t make it? Register by visiting donatelife.net.

Same-sex and unmarried couples invited to financial planning event on March 29

by Medical Staff Office on March 25, 2014

To help modern families (unmarried and/or same-sex couples) navigate the intricacies of financial and estate planning, the AAMC Foundation will host a complimentary wills and legacy planning event, complete with breakfast, on Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 to 11am. Estate planning attorney Julie Schejbal and wealth planner Jacquelyn Boyer who have experience and specialize in planning for same-sex and unmarried couples, will spend the morning providing advice on the best way to plan for a healthy financial future. Medical staff member David Afzal, DO, has a special interest in providing primary care to the LGBTQ community and will be available to answer any medical questions. >>More

Breast Center Lecture Series

by Medical Staff Office on October 4, 2013

Breast Imaging Part I: Wednesday, October 2, noon, Doordan Institute, 7th floor, Health Sciences Pavilion, Classroom 2
Breast Imaging Part II: Tuesday, October 15, noon, Doordan Institute, 7th floor, Health Sciences Pavilion, Classroom 2
Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Part I: Monday, October 28, 5pm, Donner Pavilion, 1st floor Conference Room
Breast Cancer Rehab, Pre- and Post-Op: Wednesday, November 6, noon, 2nd floor, Health Sciences Pavilion, Breast Center Conference Room
Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Part II: Monday, November 11, 5pm, Donner Pavilion, 1st floor Conference Room
Pre-op Prep of Breast Surgery Patients and Concierge Services for the Breast Surgical Patient: Tuesday, December 10, 7am, 2nd floor, Hospital Pavilion South, Surgical Services Conference Room

GW Cancer Institute Launches Cancer Survivorship Series for PCPs

by Medical Staff Office on April 26, 2013

Access the series schedule or register for the program here.

In collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the George Washington University Cancer Institute (GWCI) recently launched the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for primary care providers. The series is an integral part of the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center’s mission to shape the future of cancer survivorship care and improve the quality of life of cancer survivors as they transition from treatment to recovery and beyond.

The e-learning series will be available to a range of health care providers including general medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses who practice in a variety of primary care settings. The series is free and offers continuing education credits. It addresses the current state of cancer survivorship. Modules focus on the role of clinical generalists and specialists in providing follow-up care, how to manage long-term and late medical and psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment, and the importance of survivorship care planning.

“GWCI is pleased to collaborate with the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and nationally recognized experts in clinical survivorship care and primary care to offer the e-learning series,” said Mandi Pratt-Chapman, M.A., associate director of community programs for GWCI. “We are launching this program to raise awareness among our nation’s primary care providers of the ongoing health care needs of cancer survivors.”

The first three modules, to be released on April 15, will include a focus on the “Current Status of Survivorship Care and the Role of Primary Care Providers,” presented by Larissa Nekhlyudov, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor in the department of population medicine at Harvard Medical School and internist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Anne Willis, M.A., director of the division of cancer survivorship at GWCI. “Cancer survivors are mostly seen in primary care. In order to effectively care for cancer survivors, primary care providers need education, guidance, and tools,” said Nekhlyudov. “I am so glad that this program has been developed, and I am thrilled to participate.”

Future topics in 2013 include the importance of health promotion in cancer survivorship and clinical guidelines for cancer survivorship care. Each one-hour module offers patient experience interviews, presentations by experts in survivorship and primary care, case studies, and patient and provider resources. The series is offered as part of an increasing national focus on the need to improve the quality of care provided to cancer survivors after completing treatment. “The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center supports the development and distribution of a broad range of cancer survivorship informational materials, including clinical practice guidelines and health care provider education materials for survivorship care,” said Annette Gardner, public health advisor, CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

The Center also promotes healthy behaviors to reduce late and long-term effects of cancer and its treatment and addresses gaps in cancer survivorship services through evaluation. “There are nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the United States, and more attention than ever is focused on the quality of life and long-term outcomes of cancer survivors,” said Roshini George, national vice president of health promotions for the ACS. “The American Cancer Society is delighted to be partnering with the George Washington University Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for this program.”

For more information, please contact Lisa Anderson at lisama2@gwu.edu or 202-994-3121.

Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting

by jhopp on April 4, 2013

“Medical Documentation: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”

Presented by Ben Vaughan, Esq., medical malpractice defense attorney and senior partner for Armstrong, Donahue, Cippos, Vaughn & Rhodes.
Thursday, April 11, 6pm, Doordan Institute

Photo Album

by kimbra on June 13, 2012

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