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January 2014



    Governor's Corner

    Dr. Larson

    Jay L. Larson, MD, FACP
    ACP Governor, Montana Chapter

    Chapter Meetings

    Register Today!
    2014 Montana Chapter Big Sky Meeting
    February 6-8, 2014
    Lodge at Big Sky
    Big Sky, Montana

    Meeting Program and Registration Information:
    View the full meeting program and registration

    Meeting Highlights:
    • Talks on Dermatology, EHR, Vascular Disease, Prescription Drug Abuse, Critical Care, and Patient Safety
    • High-Value Care presentation
    • Opportunities to catch up with your colleagues

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    2013 Montana Chapter Scientific Meeting

    Special thanks to Katie Blair, DO and Brice Addison, MD, FACP for all their hard work in planning an excellent chapter meeting.

    Dr. Kronenber

    Brett Kronenber, MD, FACP

    Dr. Visscher

    Gus Visscher, MS-4

    Dr. Pappas

    Peter Pappas, MD, MACP

     Clinical Module - Common Skin Biopsy Techniques

    Clinical Module – Common Skin Biopsy Techniques

    Awards Dinner 1 Awards Dinner 2 Awards Dinner 3

    Awards Dinner

    Congratulations to Jim Yturri, MD, FACP for receiving the Laureate Award
    Drs. Yturri and Blair

    Jim Yturri, MD, FACP & Katie Blair, DO

    The Laureate Award honors Fellows or Masters of the ACP who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research, and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians.

    Dr. Yturri is a long-standing and loyal supporter of the College, has rendered distinguished service to the chapter, and has upheld the high ideals and professional standards for which the College is known.

    We salute and honor Dr. Yturri and wish him and his family well in the future.

    Congratulations to Anne Murphy, MD for receiving the 2013 Volunteer Service Award
    Drs. Murphy and Blair

    Anne Murphy, MD and Katie Blair, DO

    Congratulations to Kara Addison, FNP-C for receiving the 2013 Affiliate of the Year Award
    Drs. Blair and Addison

    Katie Blair, DO and Kara Addison, FNP-C

    Congratulations to Shalina F. Mirza for receiving the 2013 William Reynolds Scholarship

    Thanks to the following exhibitors and sponsors

    Benfis Health System, Amgen, Novo Nordisk, Forest Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Lincare, Bristol-Mysers Squibb, Eli Lilly & Co, Pfizer, Sanofi, Grifols, Merck, CPAP Solutions, Centers for Advanced Vein Care, PSS/McKesson

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    Save the Date

    2014 Chapter Meeting, August 7-9, 2014
    Pam Hiebert, MD, FACP and Steffan May, MD are busy planning the 2014 Montana Chapter Scientific Meeting. The meeting is going to be held August 7-9, 2014 at the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
    More details will soon be available on the chapter website. Mark your calendars, looking forward to seeing you there!

    Internal Medicine 2014, April 10-12, Orlando, FL

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    Chapter Awards

    I am pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the 2013 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes chapters which successfully meet the standards for managing a chapter. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet all basic criteria and seven optional criteria. Criteria include such activities as formulating an effective Governor’s Council and committees, communicating frequently with membership, providing educational opportunities, recruiting and advancing members and celebrating membership through local awards. I would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted me in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award

    Montana Chapter Wins 2013 John Tooker Evergreen Award
    Evergreen Logo

    The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter. The Montana Chapter received a 2013 John Tooker Evergreen Award in the Membership Recruitment/Diversity category for their initiative, Hospitalist Outreach through Chapter Meetings.

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    Internal Medicine Meeting 2013, San Francisco

    Drs.Spinelli, Herring, Larson, Winston, Hughson

    Michael H. Spinelli, MD,FACP, Michael T. Herring, MD, FACP, Jay Larson, MD, FACP, Governor, MT Chapter, Mark D. Winton, MD, FACP, and Eric Hughson, MD, FACP

    Chapter Reception
    Reception 1 Reception 2 Reception 3 Reception 4

    Leadership Day
    Leadership Day 2013

    Senator Max Baucus, Katie Blair, DO, Kara Addison, FNP-C, Congressman Steve Daines, Senator Jon Tester

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    Membership News

    Congratulations to the Chapter’s New Fellows

    Brice T Addison, MD, FACP – Great Falls
    Eric J Saberhagen, MD, FACP – Billings

    Welcome New Members

    Jennifer Gibson-Snyder, MD – Missoula
    Jessica A Hoge, MD – Bozeman
    Ryan Roop, MD – Kalispell
    Ramesh Chandra Yarlagadda, MBBS – Great Falls

    Welcome New Resident/Fellow Member

    Abbey M Gardner, MD – Missoula

    Welcome New Affiliate Members

    Aaron Derry, PA – Missoula
    Laura H Hunter, NP – Big Fork

    Check out the MT Chapter Facebook page and like us!

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    Strengthen Our Chapter: Participate in ACP’s Recruit-a-Colleague Chapter Rewards Program!

    The American College of Physicians and the Montana Chapter encourages all members to help strengthen our chapter by recommending ACP membership to colleagues. By joining the College, your colleagues will enrich their clinical knowledge and skills and have access to all of the ACP member benefits that you enjoy.

    To thank you for your dedication to our organization, ACP offers incentives to members and their chapters that recruit new members through the Recruit-a-Colleague Chapter (RACC) Rewards Program.

    As with the national Recruit-a-Colleague Program, the RACC Program rewards successful individual recruiters with dues credits for each new full Member or Physician Affiliate member recruited and a chance to win a trip to the annual Internal Medicine meeting. In addition, the RACC Program also provides rewards to the recruiters’ chapters, including funding for chapter activities and complimentary registrations to the annual Internal Medicine meeting.

    The Recruit-a-Colleague Chapter Rewards Program runs annually from April 1 through March 15.

    To participate, simply forward to your colleagues a membership application. To qualify for the program, your name must be listed on the recruiter line of the application, and the form must include the code RACC.

    Thank you for your help in strengthening our chapter!

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