British Columbia Governor's Newsletter May 2024

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Scott McKee, MD, MPH, FACP, ACP Governor

Scott McKee, MD, MPH, FACP, ACP Governor



Greetings to all our ACP members and Internal Medicine colleagues! I have the privilege of succeeding the talented Dr. Aman Nijjar as the next ACP Governor for British Columbia for a 4-year term. We plan to continue to distribute the newsletter twice annually, and I invite news and comment from you at any time

Like me, many of you have just returned from the ACP Annual Meeting, held in April in downtown Boston. As usual, the conference was fast paced with updates in clinical practice, education and more technology (Eric Topol delivered the keynote address on the promise and the limits of Artificial Intelligence in medicine). I was struck by how invigorating it is to be surrounded by bright and enthusiastic internists, who clearly care about the profession and its future. For anyone suffering burnout pangs and wondering if there is real meaning in what we offer, I suggest a professional meeting with your IM colleagues at an ACP or CSIM program or our very own regional Rocky Mountain IM Conference (see calendar below) as a rewarding way to reconnect.

The ACP in Canada has recently been restructured. Provincial Chapters have been consolidated for better efficiency and communication. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Prairie Provinces Chapter: AB, SK, MB
  • Atlantic Provinces Chapter: NB, NS, PEI, NL
  • BC, QC, and ON remain stand-alone chapters. Internists in the Territories can join with any of the Chapters most aligned with their interests.

ACP membership includes much more than camaraderie and inspiration. For example, the new and perpetually improving DynaMedex remains a free resource with reliable editorial oversight, already helping to fill the gap created by the recent closure of the high-quality CPSBC Library. See the link below in order to try the tutorial and personalize your alerts.

The BC Chapter Council is currently re-structuring and, we will communicate with you again, so you are aware of the full Chapter Leadership structure.

Finally, our congratulations to Casey Chan, FACP, and Mina Aziz, FACP, both elected to Fellowship in the past six months.


                                                                                                 ACP IM Meeting 2024 in Boston




The ACP Ontario Chapter's 2024 Annual Meeting will be held during the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine
October 16-19, 2024
Hamilton, ON

ACP Doctor's Dilemma® - Calling Canadian Teams!
October 18, 2024 in Hamilton.
Open to residents enrolled in a Canadian university in an internal medicine program.
Click for details and to register your team!

ACP Atlantic Provinces Chapter Meeting
November 1-2, 2024
Memorial University, St. John's

BC and Prairie Provinces Chapters Annual Meeting with Rocky Mountain IM Conference
November 14-15, 2024
Canmore, AB

ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2025
April 3-5, 2025
New Orleans, LA
Click for information

For a list of ACP Virtual Webinars, please click here.




  • ACP Connect App On-the-go access to the latest ACP news, information, tools and resources, and is an easy way to connect and engage with your colleagues!
  • ACP JournalWise – searches and filters the most recent articles from the top 120 medical journals.
  • ACP Journal Club a summary of the best new evidence for internal medicine from over 120 clinical journals.
  • ACP Clinical Guidelines providing recommendations based on the best available evidence; to inform when there is no evidence; and finally, to help clinicians deliver the best health care possible.
  • DynaMedex®- ACP members have free access to the most current, evidence-based clinical decision support tool.




  • Becoming an FACP ® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements in medicine.
  • Know a Chapter Member deserving of advancement to Fellowship or Mastership? Nominate them!
  • There are several pathways to Fellowship with a simple application process, and I encourage you to pursue this honour. Or contact me personally at




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