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Chapter News

We Request Your Feedback on the Proposed Fall 2022 Board of Governors Resolutions

(August 2022) We would like to request your feedback regarding resolutions that will be considered at the Fall 2022 Board of Governors Meeting. The resolutions have been posted on ACP Online for your review and cover an array of topics such as supporting paid sick leave for U.S. workers, covering insulin pumps under CMS Part B for insulin dependent diabetics, and integrating a health equity framework into methods for developing ACP clinical guidelines.

After considering the intent of each resolution and how it fits with the College’s Mission and Goals, please provide your feedback on each resolution and indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by August 31. Your input will be used as part of testimony on behalf of the chapter.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide comments regarding these resolutions. By providing your feedback on the Board of Governors resolutions, you have helped to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. Please visit the chapter’s Web site after the Fall 2022 Board of Governors meeting for updates.


BOR Action on Spring '22 BOG Resolutions

(June 2022) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Spring 2022 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Potential ACP Governor-elect Candidates for Atlantic Provinces, British Columbia, and Manitoba/Saskatchewan Chapters

Nominations Due by April 14, 2022

(March 2022) As you know, the ACP national office is conducting a Governor-elect election for our chapter this year. The Local Nominations Committees will be responsible for identifying up to two candidates who are willing and able to serve a four-year term (April 2024 - April 2028), in addition to a year of training as Governor-elect (April 2023 - April 2024).

We are looking for a dynamic leader who exhibits integrity, shows commitment to the College and demonstrates dedication to the Chapter and the medical community. The successful candidate will work with Chapter members and with leaders in internal medicine at the national level. A Governor typically spends several hours per week on College Business with the support of executive administrative staff. Serving as an ACP Governor can be an extremely rewarding and life changing experience. 

Click here to view the Governor Job Responsibilities.

Only ACP MACPs and FACPs are eligible for consideration. If you would like to submit the name of a colleague or self-nominate, contact Chapter Staff. 

All potential candidate information must be submitted by Wednesday April 14, 2022. 


Congratulations New Canadian Fellows

  • Iyad Ksseiry, MD, FACP - British Columbia
  • Amin Lakhani, MD, FACP - British Columbia

(February 2022) Congratulations to the British Columbia Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Alberta Chapter 2021 Laureate Award Winners

(December 2021) The Laureate Award is designed to honor those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, and research, and service to their community, their chapter, and the ACP. The Alberta chapter this year acknowledged 2 leaders for their excellance in medical care, Dr. Jeffery Schaffer and Dr. Lindsay Bridgland. 

Jeffrey P Schaefer, BSc, MSc(Epid), MD, FRCP(C), FACP

03996545_211201111956.jpegJeffrey Schaefer is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and General Internist at the University of Calgary / Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services. Currently, he is President of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine and a member of the Internal Medicine Specialty Committee of the Royal College. He has served as Treasurer for the Alberta Chapter of the ACP for the past 7 years and continues as a voting member of the of the Internal Medicine Specialty Committee of the Royal College. His many past roles include Head of General Internal Medicine, Interim Clinical Department of Medicine Chair, Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine, Senior Medical Director of the Provincial Medicine Strategic Clinical Network of Alberta Health Service, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, Master Teacher with the Undergraduate Medical Program, and Medical Director of the Clinic for Mind-Body Medicine.

He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. At the University of Calgary, he completed internal medicine residency and a Master of Community Health Sciences. His interests include Evidence-Based Medicine, Medical Education, Clinical Informatics, and Integrative Medicine. 

Lindsay Bridgland, MD

03996545_211201112056.jpgDr. Lindsay Bridgland is a General Internist at the University of Alberta Hospital.

She has a keen interest in international health and medicine. She has had several opportunities to contribute to medical education overseas and to ensure these valuable experiences are available to residents and other trainees.

Lindsay Bridgland holds a Master of Science degree in molecular biology and genetics and is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s medical school. She completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship at the University of Alberta and joined the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) in 2011.

Dr. Bridgland has received numerous awards for teaching excellence.


BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Congratulations New Canadian Chapters' Fellows

  • Oyekunle A Oyekanmi, MBChB FACP - Alberta
  • Ahmed Alkhathlan, MD FACP - Ontario

(December 2021) Congratulations to the Canadian Chapters' newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Congratulations to the Ontario Chapter Abstract Competition Winners!

(November 2021) The abstract winners were recognized during the ACP Ontario Chapter Meeting, held on November 27, 2021.

#1 - Stefan Jevtic - Platelet-Activating Immune Complexes in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
#2 - Emilie Norris-Roozmon - Associations among self-reported tick-borne disease symptoms, treatments & diagnoses
#3 - Avinash Pandey - Residual Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Management Guide: A Novel Application for Optimization of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease


The ACP Ontario Chapter  welcomes nominations for its 2021 Laureate Awards!

(October 2021) The Laureate Award is designed to honor those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, and research, and service to their community, their chapter, and to the ACP. The Chapter is offering two awards:

Laureate Award for Distinguished Service

This award is focused on a recipient who has provided distinguished service to the ACP Ontario Chapter and to the ACP overall. 

Laureate Award for Research Excellence

This award recognizes outstanding academic distinction related to innovation in research or in teaching (this recipient will be invited to present at the 2021 virtual chapter meeting).

A Laureate nominee is usually a senior physician who has:

  • Been a Fellow or Master of the College for at least 15 years.
  • Achieved a long history of excellence and peer approval in the specialty of internal medicine.
  • Served the Ontario Chapter and community with distinction or in some clearly definable manner.

Potential awardees may be nominated by any member of the ACP Ontario Chapter.  Please email a letter of nomination and the nominee’s CV by October 29, 2021 to ccacp@secretariatcentral.com. 


Congratulations to Dr. Neil Edward Gibson on Mastership

(October 2021) Congratulations to Neil Edward Gibson, the newest Mastership awardees of the American College of Physicians (MACP) for the Ontario Chapter. MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession. MACPs represent a very small percentage of college membership. Join me in congratulating them on this tremendous accomplishment.


New Fellows

(July 2021) Congratulations to the following members of Canadian Chapters who have advanced to ACP Fellowship in the past six months:

  • Vipan Nikore, MD MBA FACP - Ontario
  • Dana Walters, BCh MD FACP - Ontario
  • Euiseok Kim, MBBS FACP - British Columbia