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British Columbia Governor's Newsletter May 2018

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

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


Governor's Message

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.

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The annual convocation ceremony is always a highlight of the Internal Medicine Meeting. I was proud to lead the Canadian contingent of new Fellows at Convocation in New Orleans. In addition to the educational strength of our organization, peer recognition through Fellowship and Mastership is a particular benefit. I urge you to nominate worthy colleagues.

Canada was again well represented at the ACP Doctor's Dilemma® Competition in New Orleans. Teams from Ontario, Alberta, the Atlantic Provinces and Quebec competed. Congratulations to the Ontario Chapter and the Atlantic Provinces Chapter for making it to the semi-final round.

Remember to mark your calendars for our Chapter's Annual Scientific Meeting October 10-13, 2018 in Banff, Alberta. Click here to view the preliminary program. Residents and students can submit abstracts until June 6, 2018.

The Chapter has experienced significant engagement and growth in several areas this year.  The inaugural meeting of the IMP/ACP Student Internal Medicine Club took place on the March 7th, 2018.  A lively evening of discussion and Q&A with early, mid and long-career ACP panel members ensued with a full house. By my count we have 80 New Members this year, reflecting the vigour of our organization.  Thank you to all our committee and support members.

The BC ACP Chapter (and your Governor) is sponsoring and providing the Critical Care Day on July 5th  for the UBC Department of Medicine GIM Resident/Fellow Boot Camp (details through the Department).



Call for Teams – ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition

Hosted by the Canadian ACP Chapters

During the ACP Western Canada/CSIM Meeting
October 11, 2018 – Banff, Alberta.
Click here for details.



Welcome to New Members!

Todd Acheson, MD
Mohammed Adegbite, MBBS
Omar Ahmad, MD, PhD
Osamah H. S. S. Alenezi, MD
Mir I. Ali, MD
Donald O. Anderson, MD
Shane Arishenkoff, MD
Khalid Bashir, MD
David M. Bell, MD
Kristyn Campbell, MD
Edward Y. P. Chan, MD
Peter C. Chang, MD
Peter S. Culbert, MD
Hemang J. Dave, MBChB
Avtar S. Dhillon, MD
Olivier J. Drouin, MD
John A. Duncan, MD
Ronald D. Ellis, MD
John D. Farley, MD MBBS
Laura Maria Farrell, MD
David M. Forrest, MD
Debasish Ghosh, MBBS
Sukhdeep Gill, MD
Suzana Mitrovic Gilmour
Hyungjoo Ham, MD
Abuobeida A. Hamour, MBBS
William A. Haniak, MD
Paul C. Hertz, MD
Sarah Y. Ickowicz, MD
Conrad G. Keebler, MD
Lovedeep K. Khara, MD
Kong E. Khoo, MD
Jasmine A. Kler, MD
Amin Lakhani, MD
Christopher W. Lee, MD
Meghan V. Leitch, MD
Anson Li, MD
David C. Y. Liu, MD
Nasim Mahmoudi, MD
Charles J. Mahoney, MD
Priya Sonya Manjoo, MD
Firas Mansour, MD
Brian A. Mc Ardle, MBBCH
Kevin P. McDermid, MD
Jeffrey W. Miller, MD
Gary Miller, MD
Mandana Moosavi, MDCM
John W. I. Morse, MD
Harpinder Nagi, MD
Kumiko Naiki, MD
Stephen H. Nantel, MD
Muni Nazerali, MBBS
Daniel Negash, MD
Lisa Nguyen, MD
B. Anne Priestman, MD
Ebrahim Rafi-Zadeh, MD
Charles R. Rally, MD
Michael Ramsden, MD
Frederick Rydz, MD
Sharareh Sajjadi, MD
Zachary A. Schwartz, MD
Naomi Severin, MD
Peter Sherk, MD
Tanbir K. Sindhar, MBBS
John A. Staples, MD
Jan Surkes, MD
Sigrid Svarta, MD
Heather J. Taddy, MD
Sneeta Takhar, MD
Deanna Teichrob, MD
Ehud Ur, MD
Stephane M. Voyer, MD CM
Jean-Philippe Wallach, MD
Dante D. Wan, MD
Marisa Wan, MD
Herbert C. Welch, MD
Keith Wilson, MD
David A. Wood, MD
Harold P. Yacyshyn, MD



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Calendar of Events

World Congress of the International Society of Hematology

Vancouver Convention Centre
September 13-16, 2018
Vancouver, BC

ACP Western Canada Chapters Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

(held during the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting)
October 10-13, 2018
The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta
Call for Abstracts – Deadline June 6, 2018
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

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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