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December 2013 James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP, ACP Governor



Message from the Governor- James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP

Dr. Felicetta Hello! It has been an eventful year for the Arizona Chapter. I took office in April at a memorable IM 2013 in San Francisco. July brought “Sedona Summer CME”, Connecting Patient Engagement to Improved Immunization, Diabetes, and Palliative Care at Poco Diablo Resort – a good time to connect and to learn. Committees have been busy too…welcoming new Arizona residents, hosting extremely successful Journal clubs and organizing to meet the varied needs of ACP AZ Chapter members. Advocacy/Health and Public Policy Committee lead the way in encouraging Medicaid Restoration, and is looking ahead to another interesting year at the Arizona State Legislature. A record number of Chapter members attended “Leadership Day” in Washington D. C. in May and they are now planning for a February 5 “Day at the Arizona State Legislature” event. Add to all of that, we just finished an extremely enjoyable and informative Chapter Scientific Annual Meeting in Tucson at the University of Arizona Student Union, which saw high levels of participation and the highest ever medical student and resident poster submissions. I am looking forward to another fine year…but not before enjoying a pleasant holiday season. I wish exactly the same for you and yours!

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2013 ACP Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting

The ACP Arizona Chapter 2013 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions meeting, “The Changing Face of Internal Medicine: Medicine in Transition”, held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, was recently concluded. The three day event, held November 15-17, was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed! There were a record number of posters prepared and presented by Residents and Medical students, well attended classes and discussions; and exciting competitions. There was even a post-course opportunity, with opportunities to learn about ECG Interpretation, Arthrocentesis and Joint Injections. If you were around at that time, you would also see some interested students learning about Dermatology for the Internist. It was a full agenda! See complete listings of faculty at the end of this Newsletter.

Friday’s program included Maintenance of Certification ABIM SEP Modules on 2013 Updates on Hospital- and Office –Based Internal Medicine, and a fine update in Geriatrics. Drs. Brenda Shinar, Lise Harper, Mark Wallace, Kathryn Williams, Rosemary Browne and Rostam Khoubyari served as faculty. If you were lucky enough to catch the Faculty Medical Education Consortium Luncheon, you enjoyed a GME Panel Discussion, moderated by Dr. Howard Shulman, with a Keynote address by Dr. Craig Brater.

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Participants further enjoyed the option of choosing one of three “Tracks”, designed for Faculty; Medical Students; and Resident/Fellow Members. The Medical Education Innovations poster presentation time, moderated by Dr. Jayne M. Peterson, featured presenters Drs. Hamed Abbaszadegan, Vijay A. Doraiswamy, Cheryl W. O’Malley and Kenneth K. Sakata. Residency Directors throughout the state gathered to share with medical students and “Beyond Residency” covered the topic of preparing for Fellowship and/or Clinical Practice. The first round of judging of medical student and resident posters concluded the day’s activities.

In the evening, a relaxed group gathered at The Arizona Inn for The Governor’s Dinner and Town Hall Meeting

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where new Chapter Master, Dr. Richard W. Carlson was feted, and new Chapter Laureates, Drs. Paul Howard and Ana Maria Lopez were welcomed.

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On Saturday, after the Governor’s Council Breakfast and the Governor’s Welcome, Dr. Anita C. Murcko moderated a compelling “Advocacy and Affordable Care Act” update. The Chapter also enjoyed learning from Drs. Denis A. Cortese and Michael S. Barr as this challenging topic was addressed. A highlight for everyone that was the opportunity to thank and honor Pete Wertheim, long-time friend of the Chapter, for his five years of assistance and guidance to the Health and Public Policy Committee!

Clinical Updates, moderated by Dr. Norman Epstein followed, and after lunch, Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan presented the Chapter Awards. That is always an exciting time, so it is thoroughly covered later in this Newsletter. Once again, ACP Arizona Chapter received the Arizona Chapter Excellence Award. Congratulations to ALL ACP CHAPTER MEMBERS!!!

Saturday afternoon included the preliminary round of Doctor’s Dilemma™ Competition. Teams from Banner Good Samaritan and the University of Arizona, University Campus are shown here.

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Breakout Sessions contained an opportunity to Meet the Masters, as well as sessions for Hospital Medicine and Ambulatory Medicine. Saturday afternoon also included the second round of the Poster Competition, with guidance from a large group of informed and careful ACP member judges. Sincere thanks to all speakers and participants!

Sunday, after vigorous Breakfast Roundtable discussions, the Chapter Meeting convened for a discussion of Medical Homes, moderated by Dr. Timothy C. Fagan. Exciting Oral Vignette Presentations followed, followed by the final round of the Doctor’s Dilemma™ Competition. Minutes later, the final awards were presented and the full part of the meeting was over! Thank you and Congratulations to Governor Felicetta; Chapter Meeting Co-Chairs Drs. Harold M. Szerlip and Rupal S. Vora; and to all committee members and attendees. It was a wonderful meeting!

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A satisfied and successful team: Drs. Szerlip, Felicetta and Vora

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Arizona Chapter Honors and Awards – 2013 ACP Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, the Arizona Chapter presented the following Chapter honors and awards. Please join us in congratulating these members on their contributions and accomplishments.

Laureate Awards

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Paul F. Howard, MD, FACP is one of the two most recent Chapter Laureate recipients. Dr. Howard has a distinguished career as a nationally recognized rheumatologist, practicing at Arthritis Health in Scottsdale. Dr. Howard is also a former Governor of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians. We welcome Dr. Howard as one of the newest Chapter Laureates!


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Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP is the other recipient of the Chapter Laureate Award. Dr. Lopez is a valuable member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine family as Professor of Medicine and Pathology; and the Medical Director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. She is also former Governor of the Arizona Chapter of the ACP. Welcome Dr. Lopez, to the ranks of Chapter Laureate!

Previous Chapter Laureate recipients include: John Hensing, MD, FACP; Bruce Bethancourt, MD, FACP; Anita Murcko, MD, FACP; Robert Aaronson, MD, FACP; Richard Carlson, MD, PhD, FACP; Thomas Disney, MD, FACP; Morton Fuchs, MD, FACP; Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP, MACR; Michael Grossman, MD, MACP; David Gullen, MD, MACP; Pasquale Palumbo, MD, MACP; John Carl Pierce, MD, FACP; David Sanderson, MD, FACP; Jayendra Shah, MD, FACP; Lawrence Shapiro, MD, FACP; Jay Smith, MD, FACP; and Edward Waldmann, MD, FACP.

Volunteerism and Community Service Award – Jayne Peterson, MD, FACP

Dr. Peterson has a longstanding commitment to community service. In her nomination letter, Dr. Peterson’s role at St. Vincent de Paul clinic as a monthly volunteer for many years is lauded. She is touted as the “go-to physician for residents interested in community service or volunteerism” and is recognized as a role model, mentor and leader in many aspects of the Banner Good Samaritan program. An award well deserved!!

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Awards Chair Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan congratulates Dr. Jayne Peterson as she receives the Volunteerism and Community Services Award

ACP Arizona Chapter Educator of the Year

ACP Arizona Chapter Educator of the Year honors an ACP Arizona Chapter Member, Fellow or Master who has an exemplary record in education. This year’s award recipient, Harold Szerlip, MD, FACP (University of Arizona, College of Medicine, South Campus), was nominated not only by colleagues, but by many residents at the University of Arizona, South Campus. Their comments included: “...a perfect example of practice of evidence-based medicine.”, “Dr. Z has the rare combination of knowledge and confidence that comes with experience and the enthusiasm for teaching and learning akin to a fresh graduate.” and “…without a doubt the best teacher and educator I’ve encountered in all my years of schooling.” Congratulations Dr. Szerlip!!

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Dr. Szerlip receiving the 2013 Educator of the Year award from Dr.Radhakrishnan

ACP Arizona Chapter Internist of the Year

This award honors an ACP Arizona Chapter Member, Fellow or Master who demonstrates longtime excellence in clinical practice, patient care, medical knowledge, professionalism, and service to the community. This year’s award winner, Harvey Hsu, MD, (Medical Director of the Internal Medicine Center, Banner) is “a caring physician and a genuine pleasure to work with.” Additionally, colleagues of Dr. Hsu report that he “is praised by faculty, resident and students for his compassion, knowledge and excellent patient care.” We are delighted to congratulate him on this honor!!

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Dr. Radhakrishnan and 2013 Internist of the Year Dr. Harvey Hsu

ACP Arizona Chapter Leader of the Year Award

ACP Arizona Chapter Leader of the Year Award honors an ACP Arizona Chapter Member, Fellow or Master who is a recognized and respected leader in Arizona medicine. This year’s award recipient, Lisa Soltani, MD, MPH (Associate Medical Director of El Rio Health Center, Tucson, Arizona) comes highly recommended in her nomination letters, one of which says: “Most of all, I appreciate Dr. Soltani’s commitment to the El Rio patient population. With her engaging personality and excellent clinical acumen, she would do well in any setting… She chooses not only to continue to work for the underserved population at El Rio but also lead as the Associate Medical Director of the facility. “ Congratulations to Dr. Soltani!!

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Dr. Lisa Soltani, 2013 ACP Arizona Chapter Leader

ACP Arizona Chapter Resident of the Year

ACP Arizona Chapter Resident of the Year honors an ACP Arizona Chapter Associate Member who demonstrates professionalism and leadership in her/his residency program, the medical profession and the community. This year’s award recipient is Sadia Moinuddin, MD (St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix), is noted for her roles as leader, teacher and role model, all the while impressing her colleagues with her “integrity, work ethic, compassion and dedication…” Dr. Moinuddin serves currently as editor of Transitions newsletter, and is an active member of the Council of Resident/Fellow Members.

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Dr. Sadia Moinuddin, ACP Arizona Chapter Resident of the Year

ACP Arizona Chapter Medical Students of the Year

This year the Chapter honors two outstanding Medical Students as ACP Arizona Chapter Medical Students of the Year. This award honors ACP Arizona Chapter Student Members who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, interest in internal medicine, community service and outreach, and who have participated in ACP AZ Chapter and other internal medicine-related activities. This year’s award is shared by two students.

The first, Aneesha Hossain (4th year, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson), is described as “an outstanding up-and-coming patient activist, administrator, teacher and clinician” and as “well respected and liked by her peers.” Kudos!

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Medical Student Aneesha Hossain,UA College of Medicine - Tucson Medical Student Verni Logendran, Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Verni Logendran (3rd year, Midwestern COM) has been outstanding as IM club president and as an invaluable assist on all levels to further an enriched medical school experience for peers and colleagues. She is a good friend as well of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Well deserved Verni!!

Morton Fuchs Community-Based Education Memorial Award

Morton Fuchs Community-Based Education Memorial Award recognizes Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP) preceptors and students supported by ACP Arizona. Dr. Morton Fuchs, former ACP-AZ Governor, was pivotal in the founding of ACP Arizona’s relationship with RHPP, a program of the University of Arizona College Of Medicine which matches medical students with physician mentors, provides opportunities for students to experience both the challenges and gratification of rural medical practice, and strives to establish working and learning partnerships among rural physicians, College of Medicine faculty and students. Recipients are: Meredith Close, her preceptor was Dr. William J. Firth in Wickenburg, Sasha Staach, who worked with Dr. Cynthia Martin in Flagstaff; and Brianna Grigsby and Caya Lindberg, both guided by Dr. Catherine O. Taylor, practicing in Springerville.

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2013 Rural Health Professional Program Preceptor Dr. Catherine Taylor (on the right), Dr. Ana Maria Lopez and two program participants, medical students Brianna Grigsby and Meredith Close.

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Chapter Excellence Award

ACP Arizona has been honored with a 2013 Chapter Excellence Award. The Chapter Excellence Award recognizes those chapters that excel in reaching the standards for managing a chapter, such as communicating to members, instituting Medical Students' and Associates' activities and advancing and recruiting members.


John Tooker Evergreen Award

The Evergreen Program was created in 1993 by the College to recognize and reward outstanding chapter efforts. The Evergreen Program provides visibility to those chapters that have been successful in implementing programs that increase member communication and involvement. In 2013 ACP Arizona earned an Evergreen All Star Award!!

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2013 ACP Arizona Chapter Medical Student and Associate Competitions

A record number of ACP Arizona Chapter medical student and associate members competed with a poster, a vignette or in medical Jeopardy. All abstracts will be published in the Chapter’s e-publication ˇSalud! Look for the weblink soon! Bravo!!

Doctor’s Dilemma™ Competition is held annually as a medical Jeopardy competition and this year featured 12 teams and 36 players.

First Place Winner: the University of Arizona at University Campus Internal Medicine Residency Program.

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Flanked by Harold Szerlip, MD, FACP, Laura Meinke, MD, FACP (left) and Bujji Babu Ainapurapu, MD, FACP, the winning team of Emad N. Hammode, MD, Glenn Stokken, MD and Irbaz Riaz, MD, display the traveling Doctor’s Dilemma award – Job well done!!

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Oral Clinical Vignette

Oral Clinical Vignette Winners

First Place: Natasha Sharda, MD, University of Arizona at South Campus, “An ImPEEding Treatment”
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Second Place: Wylie Carhartt, MD, Banner Good Samaritan, “The Perils of Adventure”
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Third Place: Natalya Azadeh, MBChB, Mayo Clinic Arizona, “Bad Blood”
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Poster Presentations

2013 ACP Arizona Chapter Competitions


Medical Student Winners

First Place: Sandeep Bains, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, “Campaign Against Texting and Driving”
Second Place: Hersh Goel, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, “A Case of Thrombosed Persistent Sciatic Artery Aneurysm Resulting in Amputation”
Third Place: Tiffany Son, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, “Optimization of Porcine Heart Decellurarization”

PGY-1 Poster Winners

First Place: Rishi Bhargava, MD, University of Arizona at South Campus, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place – An Uncommon Cause of PEA Code Arrest”
Second Place: Allon Kahn, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, “Disseminated Nocardia Cyriacigeorica Infection in a Liver Transplant Patient Recipient”
Third Place: Kareen Bannis, MD, University of Arizona at South Campus, “Not Just Any GIST”

Resident/Fellow Member Research Poster Winners

First Place: Keri Maher, DO, University of Arizona at University Campus, “QSOX1: A Desmoid Tumor Modifier Gene in FAP?”
Second Place: Robyn Emanuel, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, “Impact of Hematocrit on Symptom Burden Among Polycythemia Vera Patients”
Third Place: Seongseok Yun, MD, University of Arizona at University Campus, “Mechanism of Dual MTORC1/mTORC2 Inhibitor-Induced Apoptosis in Human Lymphoid Malignancies”

Resident/Fellow Member Case Report Poster Winners

First Place: Arooj Kayani, MD, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, “To Treat or Not to Treat: A Rare Case of Pseudo-Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpurpa in a Jehovah’s Witness”
Second Place Shared (Tie): Seth Assar, MD, University of Arizona at South Campus, “Ball-Valve Pattern Right Mainstem Bronchus Obstructive Pneumonia Secondary to a Malignant-Transformed Respiratory Papilloma”
Second Place Shared (Tie): Krystal Renszel, DO, Banner Good Samaritan, “Orbital Apex Syndrome: A Rare Complication of Herpes Zoster Opthalmicus”

Resident/Fellow Member Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Poster Winners

First Place: Anjali Takyar, DO, University of Arizona at South Campus, “Improving Compliance with Surviving Sepsis Campaign Resuscitation Bundles at UA – South Campus”
Second Place: Leslie Padrnos, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, “Increasing Compliance for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening in Internal Medicine Residency Medicine Ward Services: A Quality Improvement Project”
Third Place: Leigh Anne Rundgren, DO, Banner Good Samaritan, “Interdisciplinary Interventions to Decrease Cystic Fibrosis Exacerbation Length of Stay”

ACP Arizona is proud of all its awardees and honored to support First Place Oral Vignette Winner Natasha Sharda, MD, University of Arizona at South Campus; Keri Maher, DO, University of Arizona at University Campus, First Place Research Poster, and the 1st Place Doctor’s Dilemma™ Competition Team from the University of Arizona at University Campus, Emad N. Hammode, MD, Glenn Stokken, MD and Irbaz Riaz, MD as they prepare to travel!

They will represent the Chapter at the ACP 2014 IM National Meeting in Orlando, Florida!

2013 ACP Arizona Chapter Competitions

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2014 ACP Arizona Chapter Breakfast Roundtables

Nothing like breakfast to encourage discussion and exploration! ACP Arizona Breakfast Roundtables welcomed members to share ideas and contribute to the work plan for the upcoming year! Please be in touch with Dixie Swan (dswan@azmed.org) to become engaged.

Advocacy

Anita C. Murcko, MD, FACP, Chair: The Advocacy Committee was front and center in the AZ legislative work to pass the “Restoration of Medicaid” legislation, which was SUCCESSFUL! This committee keeps its members active in support of relevant issues, like educating legislators about Graduate Medical Education & telemedicine parity. Advocacy sponsors the popular ACP AZ Day at the AZ State Legislature, to be held February 5, 2014, and Leadership Day in DC. Watch for announcements about both of these activities!!

2013 ACP Arizona Chapter Committees


Council of Resident/Fellow Members

Jewel Kling, MD, MPH, Chair: The Council is newly named, but based on the former “Associates Committee”. The Transitions Newsletter was distributed at the chapter meeting with a new editor, Sadia Moinuddin, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. The Council has sponsored two successful statewide Journal clubs in 2013. Plans for 2014 include working with the Council of Early Career Physicians to congratulate and facilitate ACP connections for the graduating residents, and with the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Committee to develop an orientation/welcome for new IMG residents.

2013 ACP Arizona Chapter Committees
Drs. Preethi William, UA at University and Heather Fields, Mayo Clinic Phoenix

Hospitalists

Ismail Jibrin, MD, FACP, FHM, Chair: The Hospitalist Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Jibrin, was an active participant in the exciting “Summer in Sedona” CME opportunity, held in July 2013. The Committee continues to listen to hospitalists statewide to meet their needs, one of which includes Transition of Care concerns.

International Medical Graduates

Santhosh Gheevarghese John, MD & Muhammad F. Khan, MD, FACP, co-Chairs: The Committee is preparing for its annual spring IMG Recognition and Mentorship event, is collaborating with other committees and Councils to develop an orientation and welcome for new IMG residents. Committee is also busy planning events that will encourage collegiality within this community.

Medical Students

Mateja Lekic, UACOM-T & Verni Logendran, Midwestern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, co-Chairs: The committee just finished hosting an extremely successfully statewide journal club early in December, with plans for a spring event in the air. The individual Internal Medicine Interest groups at each medical school exist to meet the needs of the IM students at each school so part of the committee’s job is to encourage universal membership. Poster presentations were up this year and the encouragement of active medical students members is likely part of the reason!

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Although it is early, chapter medical students gather for breakfast and conversation!!

Membership

James F. Keane, DO, Chair: ACP Arizona membership is on the rise! And the Membership Committee is actively outlining a plan for sustaining and supporting this trend. Please see ACP Membership Recruitment Opportunities below. From reaching out to new members in new venues to personal outreach to lapsed members, the Committee is developing goals and paths to attain these goals. Focusing on both recruitment and retention, the Committee is fostering the member’s own growth within ACP and supporting each member during transition points e.g. from medical student to resident, to fellow-in-training or to young physician, and on to FACP or fellowship. The Committee is looking for your input!!

Council of Early Career Physicians

Shaghayegh Abdollahi, MD, FACP, FAAP & Shireen Jindani, MD, co-Chairs: This newly-named council is meeting the needs of early career physicians by sponsoring events and encouraging! A very successful hike was a highlight of the spring, and members are looking forward to workshops on topics that affect their professional and personal lives. Watch for those announcements and for word of the next hike!

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ACP Arizona Post Course

Chapter members received the unique opportunity to spend some time after the Chapter meeting with outstanding doctors who taught the offered “Post Courses”. After a lengthy Chapter meeting, it was quite a commitment so Chapter extends sincere thanks to faculty Dr. Mireille Algazi, for leading the “Dermatology for the Internist”, to Drs. Paul Howard and Jeffrey Lisse for “Arthrocentisis and Joint Injections” and Dr. Kwan S. Lee for a lively session on ECG Interpretation.

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Congratulations to the newest ACP-AZ Fellows

If you meet any of these distinguished doctors, remember to congratulate them!
Bujji Babu Ainapurapu, MD FACP
Jeanette A Boohene, MD FACP
Shelly-Ann Chang, MD FACP
Luciana Funtowicz, MD FACP
Charles H Johnson, MD FACP
Jason A Krupp, MD FACP
Henry N Onyirimba, MBBS FACP
Robert J Ziltzer, MD, FACP

Fellows elected in November 2013:
Ankur M. Bant, MD FACP
Farzin Brian Boudi, MD FACP
Fadi Makidsi MD FACP, William Peppo, DO FACP
Moti Salloum, MD, FACP,
Nedall Samad, MD, FACP

Apply for Fellowship

Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP is a mark of esteem from colleagues who recognize accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. Begin the process of applying for Fellowship today.

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Join ACP Advocates in IM Network - AIMN!

If you don’t speak for internal medicine, who will? ACP’s continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends upon year-round grassroots support from the College’s more than 8,000 participants in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (formerly known as the “Key Contact Program”). Advocates e-mail, call and meet with their members of Congress on issues of importance to medical students, internists and their patients; and report the results back to ACP.

Do not be concerned if you do not have an existing relationship with your member of Congress, ACP can give you the tools for that. No matter your membership class, enroll in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network.

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Updates on National ACP Programs

Internal Medicine 2014 – Orlando!! Consider coming for the experience of a lifetime!!

IM14
Details about Internal Medicine 2014's robust offerings are now available on ACP’s Web site! Use the online IM14 Schedule Planner to build and save your own schedule.

Member Benefit Spotlight

An entertaining and informative new program designed to delight and to educate – The Consult Guys
Consult Guys
This episode: A Pain In The Back
New episode of the Consult Guys! How would you handle this case? Watch The Consult Guys video and take CME quiz.

Introducing ACP Smart Medicine

This exciting new tool, provided free to you with ACP membership, is proving invaluable to members worldwide. With “One Click to Confidence”, members can access original content specifically developed for internal medicine. Check below for the full scoop!!

Smart Medicine This new point-of-care, clinical decision support tool is FREE to members! Learn more about ACP Smart Medicine or log in to ACP Smart Medicine now.


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ACP Collaborations

ACP has formed strategic partnerships with several organizations to help tackle a wide variety of issues important to the College. From heart disease and stroke to HIV screening, these collaborations provide an opportunity to advance the state of healthcare in the United States.

Choosing Wisely An initiative of the ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances may cause harm. Learn More about Choosing Wisely.

HIV Screening Standard CareHIV Screening Standard Care is a program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It gives primary care physicians new tools to help ensure all patients are tested for HIV at least once in their life. A joint statement issued by ACP and the HIV Medicine Association "Screening for HIV in Health Care Settings" served as the basis of physician materials in this campaign. Learn More about HIV Screening Standard Care

The Joining Forces CampaignThe Joining Forces Campaign, a national initiative championed by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden provides service members and their families opportunities and support in the areas of wellness, employment and education. Learn More about the Joining Forces Campaign.

Know Your DoseThe College has lent its support to Know Your Dose, a public awareness campaign from the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition that educates patients on how to appropriately use medicines containing acetaminophen to prevent unintentional overdose. Information cards, posters and talking points to use with patients are available. Learn More about Know Your Dose.

Million Hearts CampaignHeart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States and ACP has partnered with the Million Hearts Campaign, a national initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over five years. Learn More about the Million Hearts Campaign.

Patient-Centered Primary Care CollaborativeThe mission of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is to advance an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Learn More about the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.

Talk with Your DoctorACP is supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) national tobacco education campaign. Tips from former smokers and its smoking cessation program, "Talk with Your Doctor." The goal of "Talk with Your Doctor" is to motivate smokers to work with their physicians to develop a plan to quit smoking and to encourage doctors to use the CDC's "Tips" to start a dialogue with patients who use tobacco.

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ACP Membership Recruitment Opportunities for YOU!

ACP's Recruit-a-Colleague Program
Help strengthen the voice of internal medicine - recommend ACP Membership to your colleagues!

The need for a strong voice to speak on behalf of medicine and, in particular, internal medicine has never been greater than it is today. It is critically important that we unify to address the specific needs of our medical specialty. There are advocacy efforts to champion, practice management issues to simplify, and a time-honored profession to foster. There is strength in numbers. Together, we can change the direction of internal medicine.

Ask your colleagues to join ACP today. To thank you for your time and effort, we offer the following recruitment program. Between now and March 15, 2014:

  • Recruit one colleague and receive a $100 credit toward your 2013-14 annual dues
  • Recruit two colleagues and receive a $200 credit toward your 2013-14 annual dues
  • Recruit three colleagues and receive a $300 credit toward your 2013-14 annual dues
  • Recruit four colleagues and enjoy free annual dues in 2014-15.

Plus, for every member recruited within the promotional period, you will receive an entry into a grand-prize drawing for a trip to Internal Medicine 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts that includes registration, airfare (up to $500), and four days of hotel accommodations.

To be considered a "recruited" Member, your colleague must:

  • Be a nonmember who is eligible for the "full" ACP Member category and pay $100 or more in dues.
  • Submit a Membership application, along with his or her dues payment, between April 1, 2013 and March 15, 2014.
  • Write your name in the recruiter box on the top of the Membership application.**

Send a recruitment e-mail to a colleague today, or download and print an application to personally deliver.

It is the collective effort that makes a difference. Call on the support of your colleagues today.

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The Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting -- ACP Arizona Thanks!

We want to recognize the tireless efforts of Harold M. Szerlip, MD, FACP, FCCP and Rupal S. Vora, MD, FACP 2013 Program Co-Chairs who led the following committees and subcommittees to design our 2013 program.

Thanks to Chairs and Co-chairs of each Subcommittee.

Program Planning Committee Members
Harold M. Szerlip, MD, FACP, FCCP 2013 Program Co-Chair
Rupal s. Vora, MD, FACP, 2013 Program Co-Chair
Hamed Abbaszadegan, MD, MBA
Bujji Ainapurapu, MD
Neil M. Ampel, MD, FACP

Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP, 2011 Program Chair
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP, Governor, Arizona Chapter 2013-2017
David J. Gullen, MD, MACP 2014 Program Co-Chair
Ismail M. Jibrin, MD, FACP, FSHM
James F. Keane, DO

Helene R. Labonte, DO, FACP, 2014 Program Co-Chair
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP, Past Governor, Arizona Chapter 2009-2013
Kevin F. Moynahan, MD, FACP, 2009 Program Chair
Anita C. Murcko, MD, FACP, Advocacy Chair
Salma Patel, MD, MPH
Jayne M. Peterson, MD, FACP 2012 Program Chair
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP
Howard M. Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI, 2010 Program Chair
Steven Taylor, UACOM-T Medical Student

Subcommittees

Awards
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP, Chair
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP
Kevin F. Moynahan, MD, FACP
Howard M. Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI

Doctor’s Dilemma™
Bujji Anapurapu, MD, Co-Chair
Harold M. Szerlip, MD, FACP, FCCP, FASN, Co-Chair
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP
Helene Labonte, DO, FACP
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP
Laura Meinke, MD, FACP, FCCP
Jayne M. Peterson, MD, FACP
Howard M. Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI
Rupal S. Vora, MD, FACP
Mark Zubriski, MD, PhD

Posters/Abstracts/Oral Vignettes
Hamed Abbasadegan, MD, MBA, Chair
Rosemary Browne, MD, FACP
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP
Richard Gerkin, MD, MS, FACP, FACMT
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP
Laura Meinke, MD, FACP, FCCP
Jayne M. Peterson, MD, FACP
Howard M. Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI
Harold M. Szerlip, MD, FACP, FCCP, FASN
Rupal Vora, MD, FACP
Mark Zubriski, MD, PhD

Public Relations/Marketing
James Keane, DO, Chair
Ibrahim Elali, MD, FACP
William G. Elliott, DO, FACC, FACOI
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP
Anita C. Murcko, MD, FACP
Jayne M. Peterson, MD, FACP
Howard M. Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI
Harold M. Szerlip, ME, FACP, FCCP
Rupal Vora, MD, FACP

Joni Bowers, Exhibitor Coordinator, Staff

We want to also recognize our poster judges and oral vignette judges who carefully determined our outstanding winners:

Hamed Abbaszadegan, MD, MBA
Janis Blair, MD, FACP
Rosemary Browne, MD, FACP
William Dachman, MD, FACP
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Helene Labonte, DO, FACP
Anita C. Murcko, MD, FACP
Cheryl O’Malley, MD, FACP
Jayne M. Peterson, MD, FACP
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP
Alan Rogers, MD, FACP
Shannon E. Skinner, MD, FACP
Catherine O. Taylor MD
Sudhir Tutiiki, MD
Rupal Vora, MD, FACP
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Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP, MACR
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Paul Howard, DM, FACP
James Keane, DO
Kwan S Lee MD FACC
Rakesh Nanda, MD, FACP
Jyoti Patel, MD, FACP
Ajith Purush, MBBS
Shakaib Rehman, MD, FACP
Avtar Singh, MD
Harold M. Szerlip, MD, FACP
Eugene Trowers, MD, FACP
Christine Veenstra, MD
Lawrence Weisberg, MD
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