E-NEWSLETTER
January 2018
Happy New Year!

 

Hi folks ---
Welcome to the January issue of CPDR e-News!

 

We at CPDR wish you the very best of New Years! A new year ---- a perfect time to celebrate all the love, joy, friendships and good things in life!

 

Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.

 

 
Spring Has Sprung!

Guest Speaker Program - February 1, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Cullen

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Cullen, PhD, MPH

Topic: "The critical role of patient-reported outcomes in improving decision-making for the treatment of prostate cancer"

Date: Thursday -February 1, 2018
Times: 1900 - 2030
Locations: Walter Reed - America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525 and Fort Belvoir- Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor (room TBD), via video teleconference.
Note for Walter Reed: A military ID card is required to get on base at Walter
Reed.  Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days  in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.

Note for Fort Belvoir: A military ID is required to get on post at Fort Belvoir. Attendees without a military ID need to arrive at the gate about 1 hour before the meeting to complete paperwork for post access.  Also bring some form of picture identification.
Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

 
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Walter Reed - WRNMMC
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: River Conference Room, America Building, 3rd floor (next to Prostate Center).
Parking: America Garage
NOTE: A military ID card is required to get on base. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. They will also need some form of picture identification at the gate.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

 

Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the meeting, the meeting is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.

 
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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: Urology Clinic
(2nd floor, Sunrise Pavilion)

Note for Fort Belvoir: A military ID is required to get on post at Fort Belvoir. Attendees without a military ID need to arrive at the gate about 1 hour before the meeting to complete paperwork for post access.  Also bring some form of picture identification.
Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

 

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

 

Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the meeting, the meeting is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.

 
Snow Days
Snow Days!

If the federal government is "closed", the outpatient clinics at WRNMMC, to include the Prostate Center, are closed. Our front desk staff will call you as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment.

 

If the federal government has a "delayed opening", early morning appointments may need to be rescheduled. You can call our center at 301-319-2900 to get the status of your appointment. Our front desk staff will call you as soon as possible. You know we will make every effort to keep to your schedule if at all possible.

 

To get the status of the federal government closure, check the local radio or TV stations, go to www.opm.gov or contact the hospital at 301-319-8707 or www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil

WRNMMC Us TOO Newsletter

Newsletter IconClick here to read the November issue of the quarterly

Walter Reed UsTOO newsletter.

It includes a summary of Dr. Sean Kern's presentation "Overview of the Surgical Treatment of Prostate Cancer."
Check out previous presentations archived on our website at www.cpdr.org. Click on "Patient Information", "WRNMMC Us TOO", and then choose either "current newsletter" or "newsletter archive".

 
Psychological Support

Support for you and/or your family is available from our social work team. No referral is needed for an appointment. Just call them at the numbers below.

Walter Reed :
Ms Ellen Bowers
- 301-319-2893

Fort Belvoir:
Ms Donna Horn-Hooks
- 571-231-3504.

Previous issues of
CPDR e-News

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-News on our CPDR website - newsletter under the Patient Information link.

 

Appointments

Our phone number is 301-319-2900 if you would like to make an appointment with us.

One more thing…

“New Year’s Resolution: Laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, love a little deeper, and walk through life a little slower.”

-- Snoopy


So, folks, that is the news from here! Have a great, great day. Take good care of yourselves!

Jane L. Hudak, RN, Ph.D.
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps, US Army (Ret)
Patient Educator
Center for Prostate Disease Research
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20889
America Building, 3rd floor
301-319-2918