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British Columbia Governor's Newsletter May 2019

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Michael R. Kenyon, MBBCh, FRCPC, FACP, Governor

Michael R. Kenyon, MBBCh, FRCPC, FACP, Governor


Governor's Message

  • This year's Internal Medicine Meeting in Philadelphia was a resounding success with over 8,800 delegates from around the world along with 212 Canadians. The education was excellent, and I encourage you to attend future meetings.
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  • The six Canadian chapters were delighted to host another well-received reception for the Canadians in attendance at this year's IM Meeting. Members had the opportunity to network with their colleagues and the Governors. My thanks to Ms. Domenica Utano, Executive Director of the Canadian Chapters, for organizing the event and for her ongoing work throughout the year.
  • The Convocation of the American College of Physicians is an annual ceremony whereby the College recognizes and applauds its new Fellows, Masters and the recipients of various honors. Congratulations to all!

From left to right:Dr. George Dresser, Governor Ontario Chapter, Dr. Marek Jakubowski, New Fellow, Ontario, Dr. Bert Govig, Governor, Quebec Chapter, Dr. John Kachope, New Fellow, Alberta, Dr. Nadine Lahoud, Past-Governor, Quebec Chapter, Dr. Narmin Kassam, Past-Governor, Alberta Chapter, Dr. Michael Kenyon, Governor, British Columbia

  • Once again, Canada was well represented at the national ACP Doctor's Dilemma® Competition with teams from Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces. Congratulations to the Ontario team for making it to the final round and finishing an amazing 3rd amongst 52 teams!
  • Upcoming July 3-4: My ICU group will once again hold an ACP–sponsored Critical Care Skills Boot Camp for UBC GIM Fellows, July 3-4, 2019.
  • In February, the second meeting of the ACP Internal Medicine Student Club was held at the UBC/Island Medical Program’s University of Victoria campus.  We also hosted dinner and an enjoyable game of medical jeopardy. Thanks to Ms. Sarah Gibbs for organizing the event.




Rocky Mountain/ACP Western Canada Chapters Annual Meeting

November 14-16, 2019
Banff, AB – The Rimrock Hotel




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ACP Quebec Chapter and ASMIQ Meeting / Inter-University Day
May 24-25, 2019
Montréal, QC

ACP Quebec Chapter Meeting and ASMIQ 21st Annual Meeting
In collaboration with the ACP Hawaii Chapter
June 26-28, 2019
Maui, Hawaii

The ACP Atlantic Provinces Chapters Annual Meeting 2019 will be held during the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine
October 2-5, 2019 – Halifax, NS
Call for Abstracts and Awards

CALL FOR TEAMS - ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition®
Hosted by the ACP Canadian Chapters

During the CSIM/ACP Atlantic Provinces Chapter Meeting
October 2-5, 2019 – Halifax, NS

ACP Western Canada Chapters and Rocky Mountain GIM Annual Meeting
November 14-16, 2019
Banff, AB – The Rimrock Hotel

ACP Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting 2019
November 1-2, 2019
Mississauga – Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport
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Watch for the Call for Abstracts and program!

ACP Internal Medicine Meeting
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