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Canada Manitoba and Saskatchewan Governor's Newsletter May 2016

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Glen R. Drobot, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Glen R. Drobot, MD, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Message

It is my honour to assume the role of ACP Governor for the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Chapter taking over from Dr. John Embil. My sincere thanks to Dr. Embil for work and dedication and in achieving another Excellence Award for our chapter.

The most recent event was the “Meet the Professor” hosted at the University of Manitoba. There were 65 registrants who came to hear about the “day in the life” of internists and how Internal Medicine is a springboard into a variety of different careers, specifically those that focus on the diagnosis and management of complex patients. Thank you to this year “professors” who were:

  • Garrett Johnson, 2nd Year Medical Student, University of Manitoba and Dr. John Embil, Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Health Sciences Centre
  • Dr. Greg Schmidt, Resident, core Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Glen Drobot, General Internist, St. Boniface Hospital
  • Dr. Jonathon Gabor, General Internist, Concordia Hospital
  • Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, Consultant in Hematology and Critical Care Medicine, Health Sciences Centre and CancerCare Manitoba

The “Date an Internist” event, co-hosted with the Internal Medicine Interest Group at the Max Rady College of Medicine will be held in early 2017. This popular event provides medical students information about the field of General Internal Medicine and its subspecialties.



Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 Washington

It was great to see all the attendees at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in Washington. A highlight was Convocation where the College recognizes and applauds its new Fellows and the recipients of various honors. Congratulations to all new Fellows! 

Dr. Narmin Kassam, Dr. Nadine Lahoud, Dr. Ford Bursey, Dr. Irene Hramiak, Dr. Glen Drobot

Left to right: Dr. Narmin Kassam (AB); Dr. Nadine Lahoud (QC); Dr. Ford Bursey (ATP); Dr. Irene Hramiak (ON); Dr. Glen Drobot (MB-SK)

The Canadian Chapters offered a reduced registration rate through the Canadian Delegation. Watch for this opportunity for next year's meeting in San Diego from March 30-April 1, 2017.

Canada was well represented at the ACP Doctor's Dilemma competition with teams from Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. Ontario and Quebec made it to the semi-finals in exciting competitions.



Welcome To New Members!

Sowmya Narasimhan, MD
Ulug M. Unligil, MD, PhD



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.



Calendar of Events

Canadian Society of Internal Medicine and the ACP Quebec Chapter Annual Meeting

October 26-29, 2016

The Westin Montreal

Call for Abstracts and Award Submissions – various deadlines

Click here for meeting details

Ontario Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

November 4-5, 2016

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport, Mississauga, ON

Stay tuned for more information and for the Call for Abstracts.

Canadian website

Western Chapters and Rocky Mountain GIM Conference

November 2016
Banff, AB

Watch the website for details



Mark Your Calendars! ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2017

March 30-April 1, 2017 in San Diego, CA

Click here for details.



Volunteer Opportunities

Be an active part of this dynamic chapter! Email Dr. Drobot.

Follow the ACP Canadian Chapters on Twitter!@ACPCanadian



How to Reach Us

Glen R. Drobot, MD, FACP
University of Manitoba
Department of Internal Medicine
C5010-409 Tache Avenue
St. Boniface Hospital
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 12A6
Telephone Number: 204-237-2823
Fax Number: 204-233-7154

Chapter Support:

Domenica Utano