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Alberta Governor's Newsletter Spring 2018

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Namin Kassam, BSc, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACP, ACP Governor

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.

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



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

Resident/Fellow Members 

Lorie Kwong MD
Rajesh Keshvara, MD
Lorraine Lau, MD
Britney Jones
Zachariah Mansour
Solomia Tsisar
Chun Cheong Tsui
Selina Wong
Jacqueline Tay
Rabeeya Khalid
Krista Reich
Matthew Cheung, MD
Jaeline Spowart, MD
Andrea Johnson, MD
Daniel Veldhuijzen Van Zanten

Medical Student Members

Anita Kang
Amanda Lee
Lynda Kadi
Simin Emadzadeh
Danielle Labib
Jasmine Dhillon
Afrin Biswas
Nour Abouhamra
Shruthi Rethi



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



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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
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.



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.

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