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Meet our New Governor-elect

Meet Our New Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Quebec Chapter Governor-Elect, Bert A. Govig, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect (GE) will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2019. As Governor, Dr. Govig will serve as the official representative of the College for the Quebec Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and ACP leadership. In the meantime, Dr. Govig will be working closely with Dr. Lahoud (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read his bio below.

Bert A. Govig, MD, FACP

Post Doctoral Training: McGill, Mayo Clinic, Harvard

Certification: ABIM, Internal Medicine

Present Position: Staff Internist, CISSSAT Hospital Amos

ACP Chapter Involvement and Leadership Activities: Chair, Chapter Membership since 2015; Member, Chapter Council since 2013; Member since 1993

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2010

Other Appointments/Activities: General Internist, CISSSAT Amos, QC since 1993; VP, CSIM Health Promotion since 2005; Founder and Physician in Chief, CASH (La Coalition pour l'Acquisiton de Saines Habitudes), A community based not for profit health charity; Chair, Examination Board for GIM since 2013; Recipient, CSIM, Osler award for lifetime achievement in GIM 2016

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Community based initiatives to promote population health; The intersection of nutrition, physical activity, stress, body composition and health; Creating tipping points: leveraging acute illness to promote chronic health