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British Columbia Governor's Newsletter May 2017

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Michael R. Kenyon, MBBCh, FRCPC, FACP, Governor

Michael R. Kenyon, MBBCh, FRCPC, FACP, 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.

The Convocation of the American College of Physicians is an annual ceremony whereby the College recognizes and applauds its new Fellows and the recipients of various honors. Congratulations to all new Fellows, Masters and Awardees!


Above: Ontario Governor Dr. Irene Hramiak and BC Governor Dr. Michael Kenyon prepare for Convocation

The BC Chapter was proud to send a team to compete in this year's annual ACP Doctor's Dilemma® competition: Dr. Katherine Shoults, Dr. Laurie Cloutier-Gill, and Dr. Genevieve Kerkerian. Canada had 5 teams (Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, BC, Atlantic Provinces) 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!



Save the Date

Mark your calendars for November 16-18, 2017! Join us at the next Rocky Mountain/ACP Western Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba/Saskatchewan) Internal Medicine Scientific Meeting to be held at the Rimrock Resort in Banff, Alberta. Stay tuned for details!



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

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



Welcome New Members!

Marisa Wan, MD
Meghan V Leitch, MD
Frederick Rydz, MD
Richard Bebb, MD
Kristyn Campbell, MD
Naomi Severin, MD



Become an FACP Today!

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



Calendar of Events

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

Watch the website for details

ACP Atlantic Provinces Chapter Annual Meeting 2017

November 24-25, 2017

Dalhousie – Halifax, NS


ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018

April 19-21, 2018

New Orleans, LA

Click here for information



Recruit a Colleague and Save!

Receive a dues discount by recruiting colleagues to ACP membership! And be entered to win a trip to the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 in New Orleans! The more members recruited during the promotional period, the more entries you receive.

Click here for details and to download the international application form.



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