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Alberta Governor's Newsletter Spring 2018
In this Issue:
- Governor's Message - Dr. Narmin Kassam
- Call for Teams – ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition®
- Plan to Attend
- Welcome to our New Member
- Welcome to our New Fellows
- Clinical Decision Resource for the Busy Clinician
- Save on MKSAP 18
- Calendar of Events
- ACP’S Work in Physician Wellness
- Get Involved in Your Chapter!
- Calling Residents/Medical Students
Namin Kassam, BSc, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACP, ACP Governor
Governor's Message - Dr. Narmin Kassam
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.
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The annual convocation ceremony is always a highlight of the Internal Medicine Meeting. Congratulations to all new Fellows and Masters.
Our Chapter sent a team to compete in the ACP Doctor's Dilemma® Competition. Canada was well represented with teams from four Chapters – Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Atlantic Provinces. Congratulations to the Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces Chapters for making it to the semi-final round!
(L-R: Dr. Arpita Gantayet, Dr. Michael Wong, Dr. Daniel Veldhuijzen van Zanten)
Call for Teams – ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition®
Hosted by the ACP Canadian Chapters
During the CSIM/ACP Western Canada Chapters Meeting
October 11, 2018 – Banff, Alberta
Click here for details
Plan to Attend
Alberta/BC/MB-SK Chapters Annual Scientific Meeting 2018
Held during the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting
October 10-13, 2018
The Banff Centre – Banff, AB
The deadline to submit abstracts is June 6, 2018
The programming promises to be excellent and includes a simulation session – click to view the meeting program.
Welcome to Our New Members
Meghan Vlasschaert, MD
Lorie Kwong MD
Rajesh Keshvara, MD
Lorraine Lau, MD
Chun Cheong Tsui
Matthew Cheung, MD
Jaeline Spowart, MD
Andrea Johnson, MD
Daniel Veldhuijzen Van Zanten
Medical Student Members
Welcome to Our New Fellows
Amanda J Brisebois, MD FACP
Cheryl E Goldstein, MD FACP
Alvin P Villanueva, MD FACP
Fraulein D Morales, MD FACP
Irwindeep Sandhu, MD FACP
Jennifer S Ringrose, MD FACP
Afshan Y Ghani, MBBS FRCPC FACP
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Calendar of Events
ACP Western Canada Chapters Annual Scientific Meeting 2018
During the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting
October 10-13, 2018
The Banff Centre
Call for Abstracts – Deadline June 6, 2018
Click for information
ACP Atlantic Provinces Chapter Meeting
November 16-17, 2018
Dalhousie University, Halifax
ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
April 11-13, 2019
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.
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.
Share your good news or that of a colleague and we will post it in our Chapter newsletter.
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