PBS Fetal Surgery Documentary Featuring CHOP Airs March 31
As the front-line clinicians who provide long-term care for the many children born with birth defects, you understand better than anyone the impact these diseases have on children throughout their lives. Tune in to PBS at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, for part one of "Twice Born: Stories From the Special Delivery Unit," a three-part documentary series featuring the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
It's an opportunity to celebrate the advances in care available to our patients, but also a reminder of the research that still needs to be done. We hope you'll have a chance to tune in, and thank you for your ongoing partnership in providing the best care for these families and children as they grow.
For more information and to watch a preview, visit www.chop.edu/PBSfetal. We encourage you to share the trailer with any colleagues or families who might be interested.
About the Series
This prime-time television series follows families from across the country as they learn about medical challenges facing their unborn children, assess the options of prenatal surgery, and make decisions about their care.
Episodes will air on PBS at 8 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. CST, on the following Tuesdays: March 31, April 7 and April 14.
Check your local listings.
New Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic
A new clinic established to serve the needs of gender variant, gender non-conforming and transgender children and youth up to 21 years of age and their families is now accepting referrals. The multidisciplinary clinic includes pediatric specialists in gender, adolescent medicine, endocrinology and mental health.
Learn more about the Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic »
Treating Myasthenia Gravis in Children
Myasthenia gravis is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disease in which the nerves and muscles are unable to communicate properly, causing muscle weakness. Juvenile myasthenia gravis (JMG), the most common form diagnosed in children, is variable in presentation and can mimic other illnesses, making the diagnosis challenging.
Learn more about the signs and symptoms and treatment options available »
Evaluation and Treatment of Children with Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis is the second most common reason children get admitted to CHOP.
Learn more about how our inpatient team and emergency department treat bronchiolitis »
Professional Education Opportunities
Save the Date for Upcoming CME Education Programs
Mark your calendars for the many CME lectures and dinners scheduled throughout the community this spring.
- April 14: "An Athlete Walks Into Your Office” — Maggiano's, Cherry Hill, NJ
- April 16: “Hand in Hand with Primary Care” — The Brick Hotel, Newtown, PA
- April 21: “Blood Pressure Matters” — CHOP Specialty Care Center, King of Prussia, PA
- April 22: "Identification and Management of Pediatric Depression in the Primary Care Setting" — CHOP Specialty Care Center, Bucks County, PA
- April 29: “Controversies in Pediatrics” — CHOP Specialty Care Center, Princeton at Plainsboro, NJ
- May 6: “The Developing Skeleton: Drama and Trauma” — Philadelphia, PA
- May 12: “Pediatric and Adolescent Hip: State of the Art 2015” — Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank, NJ
- May 13: “The Limping Child” — Blue Grillhouse, Bethlehem, PA
- June 4: “From the Office to the ICU: The Spectrum of Histiocytic Disorders” — Maggiano’s, Cherry Hill, NJ
Pediatric Eating Disorders Symposium
On Monday, May 4, 2015, faculty from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania will lead the PBHMind symposium “Evidence-Based Practices for Pediatric Eating Disorders.” The symposium will provide an in-depth review of treatment approaches for eating disorders in children and adolescents.
Get Connected to Link2CHOP Physician Portal
Link2CHOP is a real-time, Web-based portal that gives you easy online access to your patients’ CHOP medical records. Receive alerts for patient admissions, discharges and ED visits; review labs and imaging studies; read consultative letters sooner than faxed or mailed versions; print out important information for your records; place expedited appointment requests for specialty care, and much more. Go to http://www.chop.edu/healthcare-professionals/link2chop to download our convenient user guides and sign up today!
We want to hear from you! We encourage feedback from our partners. Please contact us at PhysicianReferralSer@email.chop.edu with questions, suggestions or concerns. If you change your address, add new physicians or have any new information you want to share with us, be sure to update your information.
Don't Forget to TRY-CHOP: Line Open for Both Physicians and Families
Have you tried our new Clinician Priority Phone Line yet? Call 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) and press 2 to be connected to the on-call physician or nurse practitioner in the CHOP program you specify. Patient families can also use this line and press 1 for assistance.