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March 2013 Warren H. Evins, MD, PhD, FACP, Governor


Governor's Letter

It has been a while since the last Nevada Governorís Newsletter and a fair amount has occurred.

We had several new Fellows get hooded at the Convocation at the New Orleans Internal Medicine Meeting in April 2012. We had the Fall Board of Governors Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA , in September 2012.

On October 31st, the Northern Nevada Regional Poster Competition was held in Reno, with six Associate clinical vignette presentation and three medical student clinical vignette presentations. There was one medical student research presentation. I was delighted to be a Judge at both of the Regional competitions.

On November 2, 2012, the Southern Nevada Regional Poster Competition was held at the Las Vegas Simulation Center in Las Vegas, with seventeen associate and six medical student clinical vignette presentations and three associate research and six medical student research presentations.

The top three presenters in each of the four categories (research or clinical vignette, associate or medical student) was advanced to the state-wide competition (if there were enough entrants in the category).

At the state-wide Poster Competition there were seven associate clinical vignette presentations (as there was a tie for third place in Reno), five medical student clinical vignette presentations, three associate research and four medical student research presentations. This competition was held at the Chapterís Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, January 12, 2013.

My Term

I was elected in November 2009 as Governor-Elect Designee and served six months in that position. After the 2010 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in April, 2010, I became the Governor-Elect and advanced to Governor at the end of the 2011 ACP IM Meeting in April, 2011.

My term as Governor is four years, running from 2011-2015. I am now in my second year as Governor of Nevada. I was able to attend two Board of Governors meetings as the Nevada Governorís voting representative, when the Governor was unable to attend.

The American College of Physicians was founded in 1915, and the end of my term will be the Spring ACP IM Meeting in April 2015, ACPís Centennial celebration. I am a member of the Governorís Class of 2015, the Centennial Class.

This year the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting and Spring BOG (Board of Governors) meeting will be in San Francisco. They will be held in Orlando, Florida in 2014 and Boston, Massachusetts in 2015.

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Governor-Elect Election

In every Chapterís Governorís second year, there is an election for the new Governor-Elect designee. This Fellow will become the next Nevada Chapter Governor after the 2015 Boston ACP Internal Medicine Meeting. All physicians active in ACP Chapters are non-paid volunteers, including the Governor. Later this month or next, ACP will send out a notice to all Chapter members announcing that nominations for Governor-Elect are open. In order to run for the Governor-Elect position, a Chapter member must be a Fellow or Master; however, Nevada has no ACP Masterships and never had any.

An election will be held this summer for the Governor-Elect position. The winner will be announced in October or November 2013. The Nevada Chapterís Nominations Committee will select two candidates, who have agreed to serve, from all of the nominees. Our Nominations Committee is chaired by Eugene L. Speck, MD, PhD, FACP, Immediate Past Governor of Nevada. The other two members are Northern Nevada District President T. Brian Callister, MD, FACP, FHM, and Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, MD, MPH, FACP, UNSOM-Las Vegas Internal Medicine Residency Program Director.

The Governor-Elect will attend online education classes and webinars hosted by ACP and work with the current Governor until hisíher installation as Nevada Chapter Governor after the 2015 Boston ACP IM meeting in April, 2015.

Just to guide potential candidateís insight into the Governorís job, Dr. Speck spent most evenings after work (on average about 25 hours a week) on his ACP duties. I also spend, on average, some more time than that. I am retired and have somewhat more time to spend, but I also have a lot of other unpaid volunteer activities. The Governor is expected to attend the two Board of Governors meeting every year, which last six to seven days with travel for the Spring meeting and three to four days for the Fall meeting.

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ACP National Committees

After speaking with some of the other Nevada Chapter Governors, I think that I may be the first Nevada Governor to serve on an ACP national committee. However, I am not the first Nevada Governor to apply for a committee position, which is very competitive. I was appointed to the ACP Credentials committee for 2012, and re-appointed for 2013. I initially applied to serve on three committees.

In February, 2013, Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACR, FACOI, FACP, founding Dean of the Touro University-Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada, and Nevada Chapter Treasurer was appointed to the Postgraduate/Chapter Education Committee for the 2013-14 term to begin in April 2013. I believe that Dr. Forman is only the second Nevadan to serve on an ACP National Committee. Congratulations, Dr. Forman!

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American Society of Hypertension, San Francisco Meeting

Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, FVM, from Reno will be a featured speaker at the May 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension in San Francisco. If you are interested in learning more about new innovations and updates in hypertension, please attend.

American Society of Hypertension 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting

May 15 - 18, 2013
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California

Please Register

Free Registration for Trainees!

Come network with experts in the field of hypertension and hear keythought-leaders discuss the latest in:

  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Device Treatment of Hypertension
  • Non-Invasive Treatment of Hypertension
  • Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Within Class Differences in Antihypertensive Therapies

The Scientific Sessions feature several innovative components designed to enhance the translation of basic and applied research into effective hypertension prevention and treatment strategies.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Hypertension for the Primary Care Clinician

This program will address the day-to-day care of hypertension management(i.e. special populations, home and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and application of guidelines.)

  • Hypertension Highlights 2013

Hypertension Highlights is a full-day program dedicated to educating clinicians and scientists about some of the most interesting, controversial and evolving topics in the field. The program will include state-of-the-art presentations on Hypertension and the Brain, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Diseases and Modulators of Blood Pressure and Vascular Function. It is an ideal update for Hypertension Specialists and those wishing to become specialists in the field.

Please Join us in San Francisco.

Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, FVM
Certified Hypertension Specialist
Associate Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine

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ACP Nevada Governorís Advisory Council

The Board of Directors of the Nevada Chapter is named the Governorís Advisory Council (GAC). The last three meeting of the GAC were March 4, 2013, November 1, 2012, and June 26, 2012. The current members of the GAC are the last three GAC meeting Agendas are below.

  1. Warren H. Evins, MD, PhD, FACP Governor-Chair
  2. T. Brian Callister, MD, FHM, FACP Northern District President, Vice Chair
  3. Eugene L. Speck, MD, PhD, FIDSA, FACP Immediate Past Governor
  4. Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACR, FACOI, FACP Treasurer, Dean Touro, Assistant Vice-Chair
  5. Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, MD, MPH Chair Program Committee, UNSOM-Las Vegas IM Residency Program Director
  6. Jennifer M. Hagen, MD, FACP, UNSOM-Reno IM Program Director, until December 2012
  7. Daniel S. Shapiro, MD, FACP Chair of UNR Reno IM Dept
  8. Naveen Gopal, MD Las Vegas. Chair, Chief Residentsí Council-Associate
  9. Elizabeth Hight Medical Student Touro. Chair, Medical Studentsí Council
  10. Aditi Singh, MD, FACP Co-Chair Young Physiciansí Council
  11. Nadeem Tariq, MD Chair Hospitalistsí Council, Chair International Medical Graduatesí Council
  12. Kalpana K. Reddy, MD, FACP Membership Committee Chair
  13. Lindsay Sanders, MD PGY-2 Reno. Chair, Associatesí Council
  14. Nagesh Gullapalli, MD, FACP Reno IM Program Director, from December 2012
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ACP Nevada Chapter
Governorís Advisory Council (GAC)
Monday, March 4, 2013, 6:00 pm

AGENDA

  1. Introduction of GAC members and attendees
  2. Financial report- Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACR, FACOI, FACP, Treasurer
  3. IM 2013 Ė San Francisco, April 11-13, 2013
    • Convocation Thursday, April 11
    • Nevada Chapter Reception - Friday eve with Colorado
    • Poster & Abstract competition - meeting registration fees for associates and students
    • Doctorís Dilemmaô meeting registration fees for Associates
  4. Newsletters (upcoming), any articles?
  5. Membership
  6. Board of Governors Spring Meeting
  7. Chapter Leadership Network
  8. Governor-Elect election; Nominations committee: Eugene L. Speck, MD, PHD, FACP (Immediate Nevada Past Governor), T. Brian Caallister, MD, FACP, FHM, President Northern Nevada District, Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, MD, MPH, FACP Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, UNSOM-LV
  9. Open positions: membership committee, mentors, committees, editor
  10. Advancement to Fellowship
  11. Spring 2013 Board of Governors resolutions
  12. Chapter 2013 Annual Meeting reports
    • SEP-MOC
    • Doctorís Dilemmaô
    • Poster competitions
    1. Northern Nevada Regional Competition-Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    2. Southern Nevada Regional Competition-Friday, November 2, 2012
      • Workshops- clinical skills: cardiac heart sound simulators
      • Food
      • Exhibitors Ė only ONE
      • Program
  13. Old Business
  14. Annual Meeting 2014óReno probably on a Saturday morning, Las Vegas-probably on a Sunday morning
  15. New Business
  16. Next Meeting
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ACP Nevada Chapter
Governorís Advisory Council (GAC)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

AGENDA

  1. Introduction of GAC members and attendees
  2. Financial report- Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACR, FACOI, FACP, Treasurer
  3. IM 2013 Ė San Francisco, April 11-13, 2013
    • Convocation Thursday, April 11
    • Nevada Chapter Reception (usually Friday eve with Colorado)
    • Poster & Abstract competition -$50 submission fee + meeting registration fees for associates
    • Doctorís Dilemmaô meeting registration fees for associates
  4. Newsletters (October, possibly summer 2012), Do you have any suggestions for or have written any articles for the Governor's Newsletter?
  5. Membership
  6. Board of Governors Fall Meeting
  7. Chapter Leadership Network
  8. Chapter Awards
  9. Open positions: membership committee, mentors, committees, editor
  10. Advancement to Fellowship
  11. 2012-2013 Chief Residents and addresses, emails, phone numbers
  12. Fall 2012 BOG (Board of Governors) meeting resolutions
  13. Chapter 2013 Annual Meeting planning
    • SEP-MOC
    • Doctorís Dilemmaô
    • Poster competitions
    1. Northern Nevada Regional Competition-Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    2. Southern Nevada Regional Competition-Friday, November 2, 2012
      • Workshops- clinical skills
      • Food
      • Exhibitors-Grants-Support-Cosponsors-Location
  14. Old Business
  15. New Business
  16. Next Meeting
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ACP Nevada Chapter
Governorís Advisory Council (GAC)
Thursday, November 1, 2012

AGENDA

  1. Introduction of GAC members and attendees
  2. Financial report- Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACR, FACOI, FACP, Treasurer
  3. IM 2013 Ė San Francisco, April 11-13, 2013
    • Convocation Thursday, April 11
    • Nevada Chapter Reception (usually Friday eve with Colorado)
    • Poster & Abstract competition - meeting registration fees for associates and students
    • Doctorís Dilemmaô meeting registration fees for associates
  4. Newsletters (Do you have any suggestions for or have written any articles for the Governor's Newsletter?)
  5. Membership
  6. Board of Governors Fall Meeting
    • Nevada initiative for Medicaid expansion
  7. Chapter Leadership Network
  8. Chapter Awards: Laureate-Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, FACP; Volunteerism & Community Service-Sohail U. Anjum, MD, FACC, FACP
  9. Open positions: membership committee, mentors, committees, editor
  10. Advancement to Fellowship
  11. 2012-2013 Chief Residents and addresses, emails, phone numbers (Reno)
  12. Fall 2012 BOG (Board of Governors) meeting resolutions
  13. Spring 2013 Board of Governors suggested resolutions
  14. Chapter 2013 Annual Meeting planning
    • SEP-MOC
    • Doctorís Dilemmaô
    • Poster competitions
    1. Northern Nevada Regional Competition-Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    2. Southern Nevada Regional Competition-Friday, November 2, 2012
      • Workshops- clinical skills: cardiac heart sound simulators
      • Food
      • Exhibitors-Grants-Support-Cosponsors-Location
      • Speakerís Dinner
      • Program
  15. Old Business
  16. IRS 990
  17. New Business
  18. Next Meeting

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