Research Grand Rounds: Urinary Incontinence: a Symptom, a Disease, and a Geriatric Syndrome — October 11, 2019

Research Grand Rounds are sponsored by MedStar Health Research Institute and Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and bring together the MedStar Health community for a learning experience focusing on a different topic each month.

On behalf of the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and MedStar Health Research Institute, you are invited to Clinical and Translational Research Grand Rounds on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 12:00 Noon pm to 1:00pm. The speaker will be Tatiana V.D. Sanses, MD. The Talk is titled, “Urinary Incontinence: a symptom, a disease, and a geriatric syndrome”.

Dr. Tatiana Sanses is Associate Professor and chief of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecology, at Howard University. She was recruited to Howard from the University of Maryland in 2017, where she had held a faculty appointment and launched her independently-funded research following completion of her clinical training at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, then at Greater Baltimore Medical Center/University of Maryland Medical Center.

Her research, which exemplifies our discipline-spanning interest in novel approaches to understudied disorders with protean manifestations, has focused importantly on urinary incontinence and on pelvic organ prolapse, particularly their intersection with functional and symptomatic outcomes. Her ongoing National Institute on Aging-supported research seeks to elucidate common mechanisms linking urinary incontinence and mobility limitation in older women to develop novel rehabilitation strategies and improve quality of life. Please join us for her research presentation, entitled “Urinary Incontinence: a symptom, a disease, and a geriatric syndrome”

Urinary Incontinence: a Symptom, a Disease, and a Geriatric Syndrome
Tatiana V.D. Sanses, MD
Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecology—Howard University

October 11, 2019
12 Noon to 1 PM – Presentation
1 PM to 1:30 PM – Lunch
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, True Auditorium (East Building, 1st Floor)

For those located at remote sites and unable to attend in-person, log on to: on October 11, 2019 at 12:00 Noon to hear Dr. Sanses’ presentation.

If you have any questions regarding the Research Grand Rounds program, please contact [email protected]

GHUCCTS-MHRI Research Grand Rounds: Big Data for Clinical and Translational Research: From Data to Doctor and Back

MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI) and the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) host Research Grand Rounds on the first Friday of each month, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., followed by lunch at 1:00pm. These interdisciplinary grand rounds are appropriate not only for principal investigators, but also for clinical and research trainees and for all members of the research team. They are intended to introduce projects, approaches, research methods, populations and resources which are of interest throughout all disciplines, and could lead to new collaborations and research opportunities.

“Big Data for Clinical and Translational Research: From Data to Doctor and Back”
Nawar Shara, PhD
Director, Dept. of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University
Director BERD-CTSA (Georgetown-Howard)

Friday, September 6, 2019
12 Noon to 1 PM – Presentation
1 PM to 1:30 PM – Lunch
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 6th Floor, CTEC Auditorium
110 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

For those located at remote sites and unable to attend in-person, log on to on September 6, 2019, at 12:00 Noon to hear Dr. Shara’s presentation.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or visit

2019 Health Data Leadership Institute—September 25-26

The Health Data Leadership Institute is designed to meet the needs of transforming health care delivery. The Institute provides a unique opportunity for attendees to gain critical insights, from leaders in the field, into emerging data management practices that support quality improvement, research, innovation in care delivery, value-based care transformation, social determinants of health, patient engagement, population health, and more.

The Institute ensures opportunities for dialogue and small group discussion with practitioners in the field and peers who are experiencing similar challenges and opportunities. Attendees learn from health policy experts, government program leaders, data users, entrepreneurs who have deep knowledge in data use, and data experts from technology and health care applications fields – through interactive panels and discussions within an intimate setting.

September 25-26, 2019
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AcademyHealth Office
1666 K St NW #1100
Washington, DC 20006

8th Annual Health Informatics & Data Science Symposium—October 18, 2019

Every year, the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) hosts The Annual Health Informatics & Data Science Symposium at Georgetown University. This symposium showcases exciting advances in the areas of molecular medicine, health data analytics, AI to advance health and related state-of-the-art technologies. The free, one-day event includes talks by academic, industry, and government leaders in clinical and translational sciences who will highlight applications of informatics science and tools to advance precision medicine. The symposium brings together a dynamic community of innovators, research scientists, clinicians, program managers, educators, and students to exchange ideas and learn new methodologies. This event also offers an opportunity to network and socialize with colleagues during the evening reception and poster session.

This year's symposium will include sessions on the practicing responsible and ethical AI to advance health, liberating health data for precision research, Genomics driven health, Next Generation Data Commons, Educating the Next Generation of Health Data Scientists, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies in healthcare.

The deadline for abstract submission September 5, 2019.

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Georgetown Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007

Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) Conference 2020—February 22-25, 2020

Join more than 3,000 interventional and endovascular specialists at Cardiovascular Research Technologies Conference (CRT) 2020 for a comprehensive four-day interventional cardiology conference featuring cutting-edge data in a unique boutique setting.

CRT, one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conferences, is attended by more than 3,000 interventional and endovascular specialists. At the 2019 meeting, CRT featured 1,290 presentations and 20 live cases from nine locations around the world. The conference, held each year in Washington, DC, is supported by MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and serves as a forum for physician and health-care professional education about new cardiovascular technology and interventional procedures in the field. The meeting is several conferences at once, with tracks including CRT Valve & Structural, CRT Endovascular, Technology & Innovation, Atherosclerosis & Research, and Nurses & Technologists.

The CRT 2020 Abstract Committee invites you to submit abstracts of original investigations for consideration at CRT 2020. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. ET, on November 15, 2019. Learn More to Submit

This conference is a great opportunity to learn about the latest developments in your field, connect with colleagues, and earn CME credits. Early bird registration ends October 31st.To learn more about the meeting, including the agendas, and to register, visit

February 22-25, 2020
Gaylord National Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

Association for Academic Surgery 2019 Fall Courses—October 26, 2019

The mission of the Association for Academic Surgery is to inspire and develop young academic surgeonsRegister now for the 2019 Association for Academic Surgery fall courses. These courses will take place immediately prior to the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

Registration fees for the Fall Courses include: course syllabus, continental breakfast, AM and PM breaks, and a networking reception. Early registration deadline is September 23rd.

To learn more about who should attend, the agenda, and to register, visit the Association for Academic Surgery. 

October 26, 2019
The Westin St. Francis
San Francisco, CA

MedStar Health’s Fall 2019 Continuing Education Conferences

Registration is now open for MedStar Health’s Fall 2019 Continuing Education conferences. Organized by the Department of Continuing Professional Education, these year-round learning events provide an opportunity for clinical associates to gain knowledge of new treatments and techniques, connect with renowned leaders in their fields, and earn CE credits. Discounted registration for MedStar associates is available.

For more information about these and other events, and to stay up to date, please visit

2019 Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors
September 11, 2019
The Center Club, Baltimore, MD
Course Directors: Edward F. Aulisi, MD; Susmeeta T. Sharma, MD
Dinner is complimentary

2nd Annual MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute Symposium 2019
September 14, 2019 
Washington Marriott Georgetown, Washington, DC
Course Directors: Thomas M. Fishbein, MD; Matthew Cooper, MD; Basit Javaid, MD, MS; Stuart S. Kaufman, MD; Rohit S. Satoskar,  MD
MedStar associates save 25% on registration with code: MGTIMS

Gastric and Soft Tissue Neoplasms 2019
September 21, 2019
Park Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC
Course Directors: Waddah B. Al-Refaie, MD, FACS; Nadim G. Haddad, MD; Dennis A. Priebat, MD, FACP
MedStar associates receive complimentary registration with code: GSTNM

Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2019 (ACHD)
October 4, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, MD
Course Directors: Anitha S. John, MD, PhD; Melissa H. Fries, MD
MedStar associates save 50% on registration with code: ACHDMS

Gastroenterology for the Primary Care Provider 2019 (GIPCP)
October 12, 2019
Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
Course Directors: James H. Lewis, MD; Caren S. Palese, MD
MedStar associates save 25% on registration with code: GIPCPMS

Autoimmune Encephalitis Post–Streptococcal Evaluation & Treatment –  A Way Forward
October 5, 2019
The Mayflower, Washington, D.C.
Course Directors: Heidi J. Appel, MD; Earl H. Harley, MD; M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD

MedStar Heart Failure Summit 2019
October 12, 2019
Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Course Directors: Mark Hofmeyer, MD, MS; Samer Najjar, MD

Scary Cases in Endocrine Surgery Dinner
November 7, 2019
Wildfire Restaurant, Tysons Corner, VA
Course Director: Jennifer Rosen, MD

DC Lung Cancer Conference 2019
November 16, 2019
Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, D.C.
Course Directors: Stephen V. Liu, MD; Chul Kim, MD, MPH

Contact [email protected] for discount codes for MedStar associates.

Imaging for Structural Heart Program – September 14, 2019

You are invited to a one-day program designed to help clinicians and frontline providers keep abreast of changes in new and innovative therapeutic procedures, diagnostic methods and technologies.

Imaging for Structural Heart is designed to review selected topics in present-day management of patients with structural diseases, emphasizing new innovation in the field, the role of imaging in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, and the incorporation of current guideline and evidence-based principles of practice. Expert faculty will discuss patient selection, screening, and management of mitral, aortic, and tricuspid valve disease, left atrial appendage closure, and patent foramen ovale/ASD closure.

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*Fellows may register for free*

September 14, 2019
Tysons Corner Marriott Hotel
8028 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182

PCORI Annual Meeting—September 18-20, 2019

On behalf of PCORI, leadership, and staff, we invite you to register for our 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting. We hope you will be among the 1,000 members of the healthcare community joining us in September for two-and-a-half-days of updates on how researchers, scientists, patients, caregivers, clinicians, payers, and others are working together to make health research more useful and relevant.

This year’s event, “Making a Difference: Using Patient-Centered Research Results in the Real World,” is our fifth Annual Meeting and, PCORI is confident, it will be our best yet. It will spotlight results from dozens of PCORI-funded studies that speak to PCORI’s progress in funding research to determine which care approaches work best, for whom, and under what circumstances, with a focus on outcomes important to patients.

Registration is free for all attendees. The meeting offers you an opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues not only to learn about the latest findings from PCORI’s research portfolio and other initiatives, but to explore opportunities to use this evidence in ways that patients and other stakeholders find most useful.

Plenary and breakout sessions will feature such topics as:

  • Practical approaches to personalized medicine and putting new evidence into practice
  • What we know about engagement and its impact on making research more useful
  • How shared decision making can be more effective and routine
  • The future of patient-centered research
  • Addressing the opioid epidemic through better pain management
  • Reducing disparities and improving access and equity

September 18-20, 2019
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Learn more and register here.

2019 SOCRA Annual Conference—September 27-29, 2019

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) is a non-profit, charitable and educational membership organization committed to providing education, certification, and networking opportunities to all persons involved in clinical research activities.

For the 28th year, SOCRA will welcome clinical research professionals from across the world. Located in San Antonio, TX at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, this three day conference will offer current information and tools, best practices, and training to assure that you're up-to-date and compliant in your clinical research practice. The program will feature over 100 academic sessions, a peer-driven poster session, and an exhibit program.

SOCRA’s Annual Conference Poster Program is an opportunity for individuals to share their research, findings, and achievements with their colleagues. SOCRA offers dedicated times for poster presenters to present and discuss their posters with the diverse group of attendees. Presenting a poster at SOCRA’s Annual Conference is a noteworthy way to share expertise or accomplishment in a specific area while contributing to clinical research. Please consider participating in this great event and becoming an integral part of SOCRA’s Annual Conference.

Continuing Education Credit Hours:
SOCRA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19* Continuing Education Credits for SOCRA CE and Nurse CNE. SOCRA designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 (15 credits Annual Conference, 4 credits pre-conference) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* The Annual Conference offers 15 credits (maximum). Preconference Workshops offer an additional 4 credits (maximum).

September 27-29, 2019
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Learn more and register here.