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ACP Ambassadors on the Road: Indonesia

Patrick Alguire, MD, FACP
ACP Senior Vice President, Medical Education

3rd ASEAN Federation of Internal Medicine (AFIM) Congress
October 28-30, 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia

Jack Ende, MD, MACP, ACP President-Elect, and I attended the joint meeting of the 3rd ASEAN Federation of Internal Medicine (AFIM) Congress and the 3rd annual ACP Southeast Asian Chapter meeting, and the 14th meeting of the Indonesian Society of Internal Medicine (PAPDI). AFIM is an umbrella organization for the Indonesian Society of Internal Medicine (PAPDI), Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Philippine College of Physicians, College of Physicians, Singapore, and the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand. The meeting was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, home of 10 million Indonesians.

Dr. Ende was a keynote speaker the first day of the meeting and he spoke brilliantly on “Back to the Bedside: The Way Forward.” He also spoke briefly about the ACP products and services. The next day, Dr. Ende and I presented, “Management of Risk Factors to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Eight Cases to Challenge your Knowledge.” The cases were taken from MKSAP and we included a short introduction of this product at the beginning of the presentation. Participants were enthusiastic and every seat in the room was taken.

Several enthusiastic students attended the meeting. Some of them had passed their boards and intended to enter the primary care work force in Indonesia following internship.

Right after the meeting, Governance leaders attended the AFIM and ACP Southeast Asian Chapter Business meeting on Saturday. We were invited to attend this meeting, which was conducted by Drs. Cabahug and Dr. Alwi. Gifts were exchanged to recognize the host and ACP leadership participation.

For photos from this meeting, visit the Ambassadors in Action section of ACP Online.

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