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Meetings & CMEs


SAVE THE DATE! Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting
Date: October 8th
Location: Doordan Institute
5:00 pm: Happy Hour and Networking
6:00 pm:  Presentation
Chet Burrell, President and Chief Executive Officer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
“An Update on the CareFirst Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program”
7:30 pm: Buffet Dinner

October Surgery Department M&M/Grand Rounds
Under the direction of: Adrian Park, M.D. and Alex Gandsas, M.D.
Date: Friday, October 10th
Topic: Applications in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Children
Presenter:  Jeffrey Lukish, M.D., Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Time:  6:30 am – M&M Conference
7:15 am – Grand Rounds
Location:  Doordan Institute
CME Credit: 2CAT1CME
Objectives:  recognize presentation, classification and related anomalies associated with minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in children; outline/understand preoperative work up for MIS pediatric surgery;  understand new technical principles of MIS pediatric surgery; recognize pitfalls/complications of MIS pediatric surgery
Light breakfast will be available


October Practical Radiology for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant
Presenter:  Daina Pack, M.D.
Date:  October 14th
Time:  6:00 pm
Location:  Doordan Institute
CME Credit: 1CAT1CME
Objectives:  review radiology modalities for diagnosis and management of disease; discuss exams that are indicated for a variety of medical scenarios; discuss when MRI or CT scan contrast is needed; discuss how clinicians can maximize the diagnostic yield.
Dinner will be provided at 5:30 pm


October Ob/Gyn Service Grand Rounds
Topic: Cancer Risk Assessment in Principle and in Practice: A Focus on Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
Presenter: Ifeyinwa A. Stitt, M.D., Annapolis Ob/Gyn
Date:  October 15th
Time:  12:20 pm
Location:  Rotary Room
CME Credit:  1CAT1CME
Objectives:  perform family cancer history to identify risk for inherited cancers; develop practice protocols for hereditary cancer risk assessment; develop strategies to counsel patiens with an abnormal family cancer history; identify the role of genetic testing in hereditary cancers.



Presenters:  Daniel Hanfling, M.D., Inova Fairfax Hospital, ED Physician with expertise in disaster relief, bioterrorism and preparedness

Robert Greenfield, M.D., Internal Medicine

Ken Gummerson, M.D., Medical Staff President, Emergency Department

Mary Clance, M.D., AAMC Epidemiologist

Ryan Arnold, M.D., Infectious Disease

Date:  October 15th

Time:  6:00 pm

Location:  Doordan Institute

Dinner will be provided at 5:30 pm


Date: Saturday, October 18
Time: 8:00 am – 5:30pm
The specialists of the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center present lectures on foot and ankle injuries, spine surgery, sports medicine injuries, upper extremity condition, and osteoporosis management in a community practice setting.

Learn more and register at or call 443-481-5555.
9.5 Category 1 CMEs

October Meet & Greet

Medical Staff are invited to join Ken Gummerson, M.D., Medical Staff President and Mitch Schwartz, M.D., Chief Medical Officer in the HP South Medical Staff Lounge
to enjoy open discussion on a variety of issues of interest to the Medical Staff. Please join friends and colleagues on Friday, October 24th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

October AAMC Collaborative Care Network
Topic: Methods for Implementing Evidence-Based Medicine for Chronic Disease Management in Primary Care
Presenters:  Robert Scott Eden, M.D., Annapolis Primary Care
                     William Maxted, M.D., Cardiology Associates
                     Robert Peterson, M.D., Annapolis Asthma Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists
                     Andrew McGlone, M.D., Annapolis Primary Care
Date:  October 25th
Time:  8:00 am – 10:45 am
Location:  Doordan Institute
CME Credits:  2.5CAT1CME
Objectives:  describe the use of EHR systems for assuring evidence-based medicine in primary care; describe how to optimize the use of clinical protocols in the ambulatory setting, describe how to optimize the use of support staff in primary care to improve quality


November Medicine Department M&M Conference
Under the direction of: George Samaras, M.D.
Cases under the direction of: Kanak Patel, M.D.
Date:  Wednesday, October 1st
Time:  6:00 pm
Location:  Doordan Institute
Objectives: modify behavior to maximize good outcomes in a very cost effective fashion, apply new knowledge into clinical practice, foster new interdisciplinary relationships to enhance quality patient care, use evidence based medicine to change or modify clinical pathways
Target Audience:  All interested Medical Staff
CME Credits:  1CAT1CME
Dinner will be provided at 5:30 pm

November Pediatric Service Lecture
Presented by:  Shannon Kelly, M.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center
Topic:  Orthopaedic Surgery and the Pediatric Patient
Date: Tuesday, November 18th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location:  Doordan Institute
Target Audience:  Pediatricians, Orthopedic Surgeons, FP’s and all interested Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals
CME Credit:  1CAT1CME
Dinner will be provided at 6:00 pm