Friday, September 28, 2007

National FDA Tobacco Legislation Call-in Day - October 2, 2007

Mark your calendars! On October 2, join with thousands of
advocates from across the country to call their Members of
Congress to advocate for the regulation of tobacco products by
the Food and Drug Administration. HR 1108, the Family Smoking
Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, is currently pending before
Congress and on Wednesday, October 3rd, the House Subcommittee
on Health will hold a hearing on this critical legislation.

This legislation will:
*Restrict tobacco marketing and sales to kids,
*Require changes in tobacco products to make them less toxic and
less addictive,
*Stop tobacco companies from misleading the public about the
health consequences of using their products.

These are all common-sense consumer protections that should have
been passed a long time ago.

Next week, we will send a reminder about the National FDA
Tobacco Legislation Call-In Day along with talking points. In
the meantime, please mark October 2nd down on your calendar.

EVMS Pediatric Grand Rounds

October 4, 2007 "Immune Evasion by Staphylococcus aureus"
8:00 - 9:00 am Timothy Foster, Ph.D.
Brickhouse Auditorium Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Trinity
College, Dublin, Ireland

Objectives: Update on staphylococcus aureus and its growing resistance to antibiotics.

October 11, 2007 “Complimentary Modalities & Pain Management”
8:00 – 9:00 am Donald F. Lynch, Jr., MD
Brickhouse Auditorium Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology/EVMS

Objectives: Review the causes of pain in children and its management.

October 18, 2007 Business Meeting
8:00 – 9:00 am No CME Credit is available for this meeting
Brickhouse Auditorium

October 25, 2007 “Thrombophilia testing in Children: Helpful or Harmful?”
8:00 - 9:00 am Eric Werner, MD
Brickhouse Auditorium Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, EVMS/CHKD

Objectives: Determine the major causes of thrombosis in children and formulate an evaluation and management plan.

Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Eastern Virginia Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of one (1) category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity

Friday, September 21, 2007

CHKD's 18th Annual Bioethics Day: Making a Difference Advocating for Children

November 29, 2007

Topics include: The ethics of public policy, setting priorities for legislative initiatives, Child abuse- medical, civilian, military, and CPS perspectives, Medical home for children- business or service, and Building coalitions that impact the well being of children.

A free added bonus! See and discuss the film “John Q” at the Naro Theater on Wednesday, November 28, 2007. For more information call CHKD at (757) 668-7500 or download the flyer.Register onlineTime: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:CHKD’s Brickhouse Auditorium

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Greater Virginia Peninsula Continuum of Care Council's Health Care Summit

The Greater Virginia Peninsula Continuum of Care Council's Health Care Summit, The Needs of the Uninsured: A National Crisis - Local Solutions is on September 28, 2007, 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM at the Riverside Health System Conference Center, Riverside Regional Hospital 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News, Virginia. The Summit is free, including continental breakfast and lunch. There is limited seating so please return the attached registration by September 19, 2007. Download the flyer/registration form by clicking here:

Thursday, September 13, 2007

CINCH Welcomes New Assistant Director

Please welcome Taegen McGowan who began her position as Assistant Director of CINCH on August 20th. We’ve been so busy that we haven’t had a chance to get a proper introduction out to the community. Many of you have had an opportunity to meet Taegen on one of our many work group meetings this month. She has also helped out with a variety of tasks and projects over the last several months.

Taegen just completed her Master of Public Health degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Taegen has an extensive background in healthcare; primarily focused in Dermatology. She spent many years as surgical assistant and brings with her a good deal of insight on sun safety and skin cancer education. We had the opportunity to know Taegen as a student through her Masters Practicum which focused on identifying factors and barriers affecting sustained enrollment of the FAMIS programs. She recognizes the need for increased patient education and advocacy among all health topics. She believes that preventing illness and injury through education and advocacy should be a priority. She looks forward to a long and rewarding career improving the health and wellness of our children in Hampton Roads.

Please take a moment to welcome Taegen to the CINCH family. She can be reached at 668-6495 or