Ontario Governor's Newsletter May 2018

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Irene Hramiak, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Irene Hramiak, MD, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Message

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 new Master Dr. Eric Leith and to all our new Fellows. Congratulations also to our former Ontario Governor, Dr. Ross Feldman, who was honored as a new Master.


(Top to Bottom: Eric Leith, MD, MACP, Governor-Elect George Dresser, MD, FACP and Ross Feldman, MD, MACP)

Once again, our Chapter sent a team to compete in the national ACP Doctor's Dilemma® Competition. Canada was well represented with teams from four Chapters – Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Atlantic Provinces.

Congratulations to the Ontario and Atlantic Provinces Chapter for making it to the semi-finals!


(L-R: Dr. Eric Coomes, Dr. Keith Gunaratne)

To our resident and student members, a reminder that your research presentations from your PGE program can be entered in to this year's competition at our Chapter meeting in November. The winners are given the opportunity to compete at the 2019 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in Philadelphia.

This is a shout-out to the Doctor's Dilemma teams to start your preparations for the fall competition. Combining a practice session and a scheduled ACP meeting can add to the excitement and fun.



Plan to Attend!

Ontario Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting
November 2-3, 2018

Click here to view this year's excellent programming including a simulation session.
Call for Abstracts Now Open! View the terms of reference by clicking here.
Deadline: September 6, 2018.

Call for ACP Doctor's Dilemma® Teams
Ontario Chapter Meeting
November 3, 2018
Limited to the first two teams to register – view the details.



Welcome to New Members!

David R Kennedy, MD
Jegathesan Pushpapalan, MBBS
Michelle F Haniff, MD
Armela O Dicu, MD
Catherine A Barry, MD
Adrienne Kwong, MD
Rebecca Gilman Stovel, MD
Kinda Aljassem, MD
Syed Y Habeeb, MD
Lucas A Ciprietti, MD
Sarah Coke, MD
Nathan Carpenter, MD
Kristen Marosi, MDCM
Melissa Sergi, MD
Jeremy Jones, MD
Mansoor Khan, MD
Walter Williams, MD
Glen Geiger, MDCM
Shlok Gupta, MD
Ujjaini Sarkar, MBBS
Seema Marwaha, MD
Maura Marcucci
Shantiprakash Nemani, MBBS
Akshai Iyengar, MD



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Calendar of Events

ACP Western Canada Chapters Annual Scientific Meeting 2018
During the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine

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
Now open Call for Abstracts – Deadline September 6, 2018

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 on various committees –email your interests to Irene.Hramiak@sjhc.london.on.ca


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 at Irene.Hramiak@sjhc.london.on.ca

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