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Ontario Governor's Newsletter December 2019
In this Issue:
- GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE
- ANNUAL CHAPTER MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
- CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- EXCELLENT TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS
- ACP AS ADVOCATE
- FACP – BECOME ONE TODAY!
- WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS!
- GET INVOLVED IN YOUR CHAPTER!
George K Dresser, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
Dear ACP Ontario Family:
I am now well into my first year as Governor, and I am becoming more excited about the place of ACP in supporting Internists in Ontario. Already we have sponsored one wellness activity for our residents, and we will be looking for more opportunities to partner with Internists in both community and academic centres to support ACP priorities.
Your Council is being refreshed with new community representation, and we are starting to look towards programming for our 2020 Annual Meeting. Personally, I would like to see us continue to develop skills and capacity to advocate better for what is important to our membership. I would also like to see us create networks of like-minded internists in which it is safe to discuss our successes, failures, struggles, and challenges in a way that garners the right kind of support. Stay tuned! We are planning some upcoming webinars, and I would like you to be involved.
Once again, I am proud to announce that the Ontario Chapter has the annual ACP Chapter Excellence Award! It is the members whose contributions make this an outstanding chapter!
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ANNUAL CHAPTER MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Our chapter hosted another successful annual meeting November 1-2, 2019 in Toronto. Thank you to all presenters, meeting participants, and planning committee members. Thank you also to Gold Sponsors Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer.
There were many highlights of our annual meeting including presentation of the ACP Ambassador Lecture by our previous governor, Dr. Ross Feldman.
In collaboration with McMaster, the Simulation Lab was another success. Thank you to all the facilitators and organizers.
Congratulations to all poster presenters. The first-place winner will have the great opportunity to present their paper at the 2020 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.
1st Place: Dr. Alisa Lagrotteria, McMaster – Intractable hiccuups as a sentinel presentation of pulmonary embolism
2nd Place: Mr. Michael Pratte, University of Ottawa – How well are phase 2 cancer trial publications supported by preclinical efficacy evidence?
3rd place: Dr. Oksana Motalo, McMaster – Type B lactic acidosis associated with high-risk refractory multiple myeloma
3rd place: Dr. Shaan Gupta, McMaster – NXP-2 positive der matomyositis: a case report and literature review
Ahraaz Wyne, MD, FACP – Laureate Award for Distinguished Service
James Douketis, MD, FACP – Laureate Award for Research Excellence
Our annual Doctor's Dilemma© competition saw four teams compete. The University of Toronto (Dr. Jonah Himelfarb, Dr. Michael Ruiz, Dr. Anath Lionel) was once again victorious and will be representing the Ontario Chapter at the 2020 National Doctor's Dilemma Competition in Los Angeles – register for the IM Meeting by January 31st to save!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Join your Canadian colleagues in LA for a complimentary reception hosted by the six ACP Canadian Chapters!
Friday, April 24, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm
1230 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles CA 90015
ACP Quebec Chapter Annual Meeting
In collaboration with the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine and ASMIQ
October 14-17, 2020
Quebec City, QC
ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2021
April 29-May 1, 2021
ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2022
April 28-30, 2022
EXCELLENT TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS
- Update your Knowledge with MKSAP 18 Q&A A 54-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of right shoulder pain. He describes the pain as moderately severe aching that is diffusely localized over the shoulder without radiation to the arm. Read more and guess the answer…
- To save 10% , enter code CPDCOVERED2 at checkout before January 31, 2020.
- ACP Journal Club - a summary of the best new evidence for internal medicine from over 120 clinical journals.
- DynaMed Plus®
- ACP JournalWise – searches and filters the most recent articles from the top 120 medical journals.
- ACP Clinical Guidelines
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- IM In-Training Exam - a web-based self-assessment exam for residents to assess their progress.
- ACP advocates for you – Read how...
- Patient Education Tools
- Enhance Your Personal Well-being
ACP AS ADVOCATE
Did you know that the ACP is highly involved in advocacy? Keep up to date with the ACP Advocate Newsletter.
There are many resolutions brought forth for consideration by the Board of Governors. We encourage members to visit www.acponline.org/advocacy and send me your feedback to George.Dresser@lhsc.on.ca The Canadian Governors have the opportunity to discuss and vote on resolutions and policy during annual meetings of the Board of Governors.
Visit the Advocacy in Action page for a list of resources and events to help educate and promote action by US policy makers, legislators and others on issues of importance to internists and their patients.
FACP – BECOME ONE TODAY!
- Know a Chapter Member deserving of advancement to Fellowship or Mastership? Nominate them! Or contact me personally at George.Dresser@lhsc.on.ca
WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS!
Cesar E Orellana, MD, FACP
Ahraaz Wyne, MD, FACP
Abhishek Dave, MBBS
Aliza Dharssi, MD
Vlad Dragan, MD
Sarah Finlay, MD
Xiaofeng Guo, MD
Kwok-Chu Man, MD
Nadia Emanuel Mousa, MBChB
Zackery Sira, MD
Mihir Soparkar, MD
Matthew Yanni, MD
GET INVOLVED IN YOUR CHAPTER!
Be an active part of this chapter! There are many volunteer opportunities on various committees – email me at George.Dresser@lhsc.on.ca
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