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Alberta Governor's Newsletter December 2018
In this Issue:
- GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE
- ACP AS ADVOCATE
- WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS
- CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- CLINICAL DECISION RESOURCE FOR THE BUSY CLINICIAN
- NOTES & RESOURCES
- BECOME AN FACP TODAY!
Namin Kassam, BSc, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACP, ACP Governor
Winter snuck up on us with a bang and oh too fast this year; so too will the end of my term as your Governor following the ACP Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in April 2019. It has been an absolute honor and pleasure to serve as Governor for the ACP Alberta Chapter.
Our membership has continued to grow over this time; we have added many new Fellows, as a number of you took advantage of the invited fellowship track. Resident and student memberships have increased, and we were pleased to offer learner initiatives such as the University of Alberta Medical Student Interest Group and the monthly ACP-supported Medical Jeopardy competitions.
I remain confident that the linkages and partnerships between the ACP and Canadian internists are as strong as ever. The educational resources available through the various tracks within ACP are outstanding and continually expanding. The annual meeting, various publications such as MKSAP, ACP journal club, clinical guidelines, webinars and numerous other resources are truly second to none, and the major reason I believe most Canadians join ACP. Save 10% on′ MKSAP18 Complete, Digital or Print when you order by January 31, 2019; use code MKSAP18STAR.
The 2018 ACP Western Canada Chapters/Rocky Mountain GIM meeting was held in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting and was a great success. The six Canadian Chapters hosted a Canadian Doctor's Dilemma® competition, which was once again educational, fast-paced and entertaining! Mark your calendars for our next chapter meeting November 14-16, 2019.
Being a Governor, however, has helped me recognize the importance of the International Chapters in supporting ACP's advocacy role as we help inform conversations around US specific topics such as single-payer healthcare and gun control legislation AND more global topics such as climate change and health information technology (see ACP As Advocate below).
Finally, I have had the experience of a lifetime meeting and getting to know my fellow ACP governor “classmates” – the best-ever Class of 2019!
The friendships and bonds we have formed will remain with me forever. So, while I look forward to what lies ahead under the very capable leadership of Dr. Peter Hamilton (Governor-elect), I vow to remain involved in this outstanding, progressive organization which truly is a leader amongst medical organizations.
I am proud to announce that our Chapter has once again received an ACP Chapter Excellence Award! Thank you to all members and volunteers for your ongoing support and contributions. I encourage you to maintain your support of the ACP and become more active in our chapter. Please email me directly to discuss ways you can get involved firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you April 11-13, 2019 at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in Philadelphia! The Canadian Chapters will be hosting a reception during that time.
Until then, my very best wishes for the holidays and the New Year!
ACP AS ADVOCATE
Did you know that the ACP is highly involved in advocacy? Keep up to date with the ACP Advocate Newsletter.
There are many resolutions brought forth for consideration by the Board of Governors. We encourage members to visit www.acponline.org/advocacy and send me your feedback to email@example.com The Canadian Governors have the opportunity to discuss and vote on resolutions and policy during annual meetings of the Board of Governors.
Visit the Advocacy in Action page for a list of resources and events to help educate and promote action by US policy makers, legislators and others on issues of importance to internists and their patients.
One such resource is the Climate Change Toolkit – a resource to help reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in your practice –click to learn more.
WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS
Adrienne F Cohen, MD
Jayant C Varghese, MD PhD
Abdel Aziz Shaheen, MBBCh
Natalie Maclean, MD
Su Yuan, MD
Abdul Mateer, MD
Oleksa Rewa, MD
Rshmi Khurana, MD FACP
Manoj Saraswat. MD
Riddhi Upadhyay, MD
Nadia Moledina, MD
Tania Pannu, MD
Karam Al Jumaily, MD
Adam Amlani, MD
Michael Howard Walsh, MD
Hengameh Kheirkhah, MD
Viktor Sekowski, MD
Alda Aleksi, MD
Julia Tan, MD
Mina Said, MBBCH
Astrid De Boeck
Wei Chiang Lin
Aleena Amjad Hafeez
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
April 11-13, 2019 Philadelphia, PA
Canadian Reception – plan to attend Friday, April 12, 2019 (venue TBA)
ACP Quebec Chapter and ASMIQ Meeting / Inter-University Day
May 24-25, 2019
ACP Quebec Chapter Meeting and ASMIQ 21st Annual Meeting
In collaboration with the ACP Hawaii Chapter
June 26-28, 2019
The ACP Atlantic Provinces Chapters Annual Meeting 2019 will be held during the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine
October 2-5, 2019
Click for information
ACP Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting 2019
November 1-2, 2019
Watch for the Call for Abstracts and program in the spring.
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NOTES & RESOURCES
- Update your Knowledge with MKSAP 18 Q&A
A 35-year-old woman is evaluated for exertional dyspnea of 6 months' duration. More...
- Highlights from ACP Internist and ACP Hospitalist
Select articles from the October and November/December 2018 issues of ACP Internist and the November 2018 issue of ACP Hospitalist. More...
- Links to helpful resources for international members:
- Resources for educators:
BECOME AN FACP TODAY!
Becoming an FACP ® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements in medicine. Think of deserving Chapter Members for advancement to Fellowship and Mastership and nominate them! There are several pathways to Fellowship and the application process is simple. You may also contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your good news or that of a colleague and we will post it in our Chapter newsletter.
Follow the ACP Canadian Chapters on Twitter! @ACPCanadian