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Atlantic Provinces Governor's Newsletter May 2018

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

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


Governor's Message - Dr. David Anderson

This year's Internal Medicine meeting in New Orleans was another success with over 9,000 delegates from around the world along with 253 Canadians. As always, the education was excellent, and I encourage you to take the opportunity to participate in future meetings.

For those who missed this year's meeting, there is still a chance to benefit. Purchase recordings from over 170 scientific sessions and obtain the latest scientific content presented by renowned faculty. Recordings are perfect for updating your knowledge, wherever you are or while on the run. Click here to order.


The annual convocation ceremony is always a highlight of the Internal Medicine Meeting. Congratulations to all new Fellows and Masters.

Our team from the Atlantic region competed in the ACP Doctor's Dilemma® Competition. Canada was well represented with teams from four Chapters – Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Atlantic Provinces.

Congratulations to the home team, as well as to Ontario, who made it through to the semi-finals!


(L-R: Dr. Jean-Gregoire Leduc. Dr. Lyndsay Sprigg, Dr. Mark Robbins)



Call For Teams– ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition

Hosted by the ACP Canadian Chapters

During the CSIM/ACP Western Canada Chapters Meeting

October 11, 2018 – Banff, Alberta

Click here for details



Plan to Attend

Mark your calendars for our Chapter's Annual Scientific Meeting November 16-17, 2018!

The programming promises to be excellent! Our keynote speaker will be Dr. David Juurlink, Toronto, presenting on drug interactions.

ACP resident members and medical students can attend the meeting for free.

Call for Trainee Cases Now Openclick here for details.



Welcome to New Members!


Martha E Carmichael, MD
Diyana S Docheva, MD
Samuel Abegunde, MD PhD

Physician Affiliate

Matthew Kutcher


Ari S Morgenthau, MD
Kathryn Whittemore, MBBS
Margaret Sheridan
Jaclyn Ferris
Alex Dias, MD
Alexandra Rogers, MD
Jennifer Andrews, MD
Michelle Ricci, MDCM
Caitlin Lees, MD
Kristina Roche
Ahmed Alshammari, MBBS
Alexandra Saunders, MD
Ashley Paul

Medical Students

Mary Purcell
Patricia Howse Westcott
Sara Hicks
Matthew Morgan
Andrew Sullivan
Chris Stone
Emily Cameron
Michelle Trenholm
Nicholas Tompkins
Helena Paddle



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Calendar of Events

ACP Western Canada Chapters Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Held during the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting 2018

October 10-13, 2018

The Banff Centre

Banff, Alberta

Click for information

ACP Ontario Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

November 2-3, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport Mississauga, ON


ACP Atlantic Provinces Chapter Meeting

November 16-17, 2018

Dalhousie University, Halifax

View the program and register by clicking here.

Call for Abstracts Now Open! Deadline: September 6, 2018.

ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2019

April 11-13, 2019 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



ACP’S Work in Physician Wellness

Recent data show that more than half of 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.

The American Medical Association, in partnership with the ACP and the Hennepin County Medical Center, has developed Steps Forward, modules addressing key steps to help prevent burnout. For additional resources, please click here.



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