Annual Meeting and Announcements
National Healthcare Decisions Day
The 6th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day is scheduled for Monday, April 16, 2013. The goal of the National Healthcare Decisions Day initiative is to ensure that "all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions." A collaborative effort among national, state and community organizations, NHDD is intended to increase awareness of the purposes and benefits of advance care planning, make resources for completing an advance directive available to those wishing to complete a directive, and encourage conversations with family, friends and health care providers about future healthcare wishes. For more information about National Healthcare Decisions Day, please visit their website at www.nhdd.org.
Health in Prison Course
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross is offering a one week course on "Health in Prisons" from Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 2013. The course will address health and human rights issues facing populations in detention or incarceration. Topics will include prison health systems and management structures; communicable disease control; drug use and substance abuse treatment; mental health; services; health impacts of solitary confinement and disciplinary segregation; specific health needs of female, youth and aging prison populations; ethical issues for healthcare providers in prisons and detention centers; and the role of public health and clinical professionals in prison reform.
Additional information and application instructions are available on the course website.
Earn MOC Points for Medical Knowledge
ACP offers its members many ways to earn ABIM MOC points for Medical Knowledge and to make the process easier. See our MOC Timeline Page for details.
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