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Manitoba and Saskatchewan Governor's Newsletter May 2018

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Glen R. Drobot, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Glen R. Drobot, MD, FACP, ACP 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 outstanding, 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.

Canada was 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.

CALL FOR TEAMS – Canadian Doctor's Dilemma Competition

During the ACP Western Canada/CSIM Meeting

October 11, 2018 – Banff, Alberta.

Click here for details.



Plan to Attend

Annual Scientific Meeting
MB-SK/Alberta/BC Chapters
(held during the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting)

October 10-13, 2018 in Banff

The deadline to submit abstracts is June 6, 2018.
The programming promises to be excellent – click for meeting information.



Welcome to New Members!

Maclean Thiessen, MD
Andrew Frost, MD
Si Tian, MD
Suzanne Hattingh, MBChB
Mada Wentzel
Daniel Fadare
Ashley Rivers
Anum Ali
Robert Appleton, MD



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Save on MKSAP 18

MKSAP 18 will be unveiled on July 31, 2018. Pre-order now to save 10% on MKSAP 18 Print or Digital and 15% on MKSAP 18 Complete. Place your order and click here.



Calendar of Events

The ACP Western Canada Chapters Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 will be held during the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine
October 10-13, 2018
The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta
Call for Abstracts
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.



Get Involved in Your Chapter!

Be an active part of this vibrant chapter! There are many volunteer opportunities – please email me directly at



Calling Residents/Medical Students

Do you want to be an active member of this vibrant chapter! We are seeking residents and students to assist with local activities of interest – journal clubs, career nights, lunch & learn educational sessions. Email me at

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