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Atlantic Provinces Governor's Newsletter April 2017

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David R. Anderson, MD, FRCPC, FACP, ACP Governor

David R. Anderson, MD, FRCPC, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Message

Welcome spring! I am pleased to report that the recent ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego was another success with approximately 6,900 delegates from around the world with over 250 Canadians.

Canada had 5 teams (Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, BC, Atlantic Provinces) compete in this year's annual ACP Doctor's Dilemma® with Alberta and Ontario making it through to the semi-finals. Congratulations to the Ontario team who won a coveted spot in the finals. They did not take the trophy home but there is always next year!

Mark your calendars for November 24-25, 2017! The Atlantic Provinces Chapter next Annual Scientific Meeting will again be held at Dalhousie. Stay tuned for updates!

The internal medicine medical student interest group at Memorial University hosted another successful ACP event in March. If you are interested in planning a local educational event or journal club for students or residents, please email me at



ACP's Work to Reduce Burnout and Promote Professional Satisfaction and Wellness

Recent data show that more than half of the US physicians have symptoms of burnout. In response to this, ACP is in the midst of a multi-year effort to promote professional satisfaction, support physician wellness, and reduce burnout. Courses are being offered at the national ACP Internal Medicine meetings on work-life balance, resilience, burnout and wellness.

ACP members wishing to learn more about reducing and preventing burnout may find these resources helpful. In addition, American Medical Assocation in partnership with the ACP and Hennepin County Medical Center, has developed Steps Forward which are modules addressing seven key steps to help prevent burnout.




Wendy M. House, MD




Becoming an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements in medicine. The application process is simple and I encourage you to pursue this honour. Please contact me with any questions at




ACP Quebec Chapter Meeting

Congrès Neurologie

May 27-28, 2017

Saint-Sauveur, QC

Conference website

Perioperative Care Congress: Science, Evidence and Practice

June 2-4, 2017

The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, ON

Conference website

The ACP Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting 2017 will be held during the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM)

November 1-4, 2017

Hyatt Regency – Toronto, ON

Click for the Call for Abstracts

Western Chapters and Rocky Mountain GIM Conference

November 16-18, 2017

Banff, AB



ACP Atlantic Provinces Chapter Annual Meeting 2017

November 24-25, 2017

Dalhousie – Halifax, NS

Watch the website for updates

ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018

April 19-21, 2018

New Orleans, LA

Click here for information




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