India Governor's Newsletter April 2019

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B.A. Muruganathan, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

B.A. Muruganathan, MD, FACP, ACP Governor



Dear Brothers & Sisters, Greetings!

Winter wading, Summer with Scorching Sun and Days are longer, help yourself with more liquid intakes to resist heat, keeping you fit and combat temperature!. This newsletter stocks the latest on our chapter's activities and accomplishments. Please take a few minutes to appraise & analyse.

Our Chapter is doing exceptionally Good, with increased memberships; CMEs; Webinars more delegates to IMM 2019 & more fellowships applicants! I am doubly delighted on Dr. Andy Dunn acceptance to be the ACP Ambassador for this year Annual Chapter Meeting at Kolkata! He is the Chair of ACP Board of Regents. His Biosketch & the chosen topic Direct Oral Anticoagulants: Pearls & Pitfalls. Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation will definitely arrest the audience!

In the months ahead, encounter to be engaged. Uphold your membership with ACP, summon colleagues to join, volunteer for a position, present at a chapter workshop or conference, call for CMEs, be an activist when called upon, and share your spell and insight with students and residents.

I appreciate you all as GPs, care providers, and therapists. I thank you for what you do- steadfastly and staunchly, for your patients. We are closely connected in our equally shared goals of enhancing professional pleasure & gratification!

ACPCON –A Mid Term Congress:


Medicine Update April 27th 28th 2019 @ Hotel Atrio, New Delhi

Changing Pattern of Diseases

How to Conquer Then, Now and Down the line 5 years

Contact: Dr. Divya Saxena Organizing Secretary 98128 10011 for queries

Visit for Registration & Participation

ACP India Annual Internal Medicine Congress Kolkata August 2019

It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend you a warm invitation to attend the 4th ACP India Chapter Annual Internal Medicine Congress 2019, to be held from 30th, 31st Aug to 1st September 2019 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Kolkata “The City of Joy”.

The conference will provide a wonderful forum for you to refresh your knowledge and explore the innovations in medicine. It will also strive to offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing you with the opportunity to meet and interact with the international faculties, leading physicians, friends and colleagues. It will be of immense significance for students who will benefit from the deliberations. The conference will host leading speakers to discuss ongoing issues of concern and to explore new horizons in treatment and prevention in medicine.

A Physician is Happy as he approaches the patient with right ethical mind, makes right diagnosis, establishes Faith, Trust & good Rapport, Relieves him of pain, agony, anguish, suffering and sorrow!

Happiness of a Doctor is linked with the Happiness, Gratification & Satisfaction of a Patient!

Theme “Happy Physicians - Happy Patients”

We hope you will join us for a symphony of outstanding science and take a little extra time to enjoy the spectacular and uniqueness of Kolkata and its surroundings. You can find everything here like Natural forest with full of animals (Sundarban), highest pick of mountain (Kanchenjunga- Himalaya), beautiful sea beaches (Digha, Mandarmonietc).

We look forward to welcoming you to one of the most popular metro city of India KOLKATA.

Kindly visit


A committee meeting was held in the last week of February, to decide on the proceedings of the meeting.

Dr. Andy Dunn's update on ACP will certainly enhance our efforts in expanding awareness in Hospital Medicine.

Few Topics for the ACP India Chapter Congress 2019

Dr. Google – Good, Bad or Ugly Mental stress – for patients or treating physicians?
Electronic physician Every patients is a lesson – my experience
Young Physicians Career Hack Your role as a physician - to tackle emergencies when you are outside the clinic
Newer anticoagulants - case based discussion De prescription
Update in General Internal Medicine: what's new in the last one year? Medical malpractice cases: Is defensive medicine the real fix or the something else?
Expect the unexpected Telling the Patient's Story in the EHR World
Dermatology for the Internist Update in Hematology
Perioperative Medicine 2019 Perioperative Controversies
The Hospitalist: A Day in the Life Update in Infectious Diseases
Advances in Therapy VTE Challenges: A Case-Based Panel Discussion
Battling Burnout Together: You Are Not Alone Leadership Styles
Innovations in HE Education Women in Medicine: A New Era of Leadership
Clinical Pearls: Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine Neurological complications of Global STEM CELL tourism
Turning a Clinical Case into Scholarly Work Brain & Silence
Neurology of Travel Neurology of YOGA
Neurology of Noise The utility of phenomics in diagnosis of inherited metabolic disorders
Mind and Brain interaction Air Ambulance Services—Transport of Critically Sick Patients
Space Medicine: Fitness for Space Travel, a need of the hour! How to torture audience with power points
Fitness for underwater explorers Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Prognostication—The lost skill in Medicine Coagulation cascade — what's new
Important Drug - Drug Interaction – must know for every physician Mushroom poisoning
Telomere and ageing Nutrition : Millennial Dietary shift costing Millions of Diabetics
Artificial Blood: An Update On Current Red Cell And Platelet Substitutes Improving Physician Well-Being and Reducing Burnout in Practice and in Our Community
Building your practice : The Era of the Communicative Physicians Acute Coronary Syndrome Management: When the Clock Is Ticking on the Ticker
Update in General Internal Medicine: what's new in the last one year? Drug Allergies: Predicting, Desensitizing, and Managing Them
Turning a Clinical Case into Scholarly Work Commonly Missed Diagnoses in Allergy and Immunology
Inpatient Heart Failure Management: Beyond the BasicsClinical Triad: Rheumatology: Early Diagnoses You Don't Want to Miss Panel Discussion - You think you know but really you don't know - Dizziness, Diet, Alcohol, Tobacco and Obesity.

*Workshops, Free papers, Poster Presentation, Medical Dilemma, Quiz are called for!



ACP Internal Medicine Conference 2019 at Philadelphia

This year the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine was held on April 11-13, 2019 at Philadelphia. Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 was the only meeting of its kind combining clinical skills with over 200 scientific sessions to update your knowledge in all facets of internal medicine and its subspecialties.

The best and brightest physicians from around the globe gathered on the occasion. Over 170 Scientific Sessions were recorded at ACP's Internal Medicine 2019 meeting. You can download the ACP Meetings App from your app store on phone and access information about sessions, speakers, exhibitions and more.

Physician well-being was a major theme at Internal Medicine Meeting 2019. The meeting also featured a Relaxation Station with a reflection wall where physician attendees could unwind, recharge devices, and take part in yoga or meditation.

Governor along with Dr. Andy Dunn, MD, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP Immediate past Chair, Board of Regents (ACP Ambassador)



An Indian delegation led by Dr. A. Muruganathan, MD, FACP, Governor during convocation



Webinars – Diabetes Mellitus March 15th 2019

The ACP India Chapter hosted a webinar on Friday, March 15 at 8:00 PM India Time, led by Jack Ende, MD, MACP, ACP Immediate Past President. This webinar provided participants an opportunity for self-assessment and fast-paced learning. There was an opportunity to chat with colleagues in discussing important current concepts regarding Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Kindly click below link for the Diabetes Mellitus Webinar Video.




Webinar – Hypertension on May 1st 2019

The ACP India Chapter will host a free webinar for members on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 PM India Time, led by Robert M. Centor, Past Chair, ACP Board of Regents. This webinar will be an opportunity to interact with colleagues in discussing important current concepts regarding Hypertension.

The learning objective for the webinar include:

  1. Understand the controversy over Hypertension targets
  2. Discuss blood pressure measurement
  3. Prioritizing drug classes
  4. Approach to resistant Hypertension

To register for this webinar please click the following link. . You will need to then click register and complete the registration form and submit. You will then receive an e-mail with additional instructions for the event.



Conducted CMEs under the banner of ACP India Chapter

ACP India Chapter Stall at APICON 2019



MKSAP – Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program

ACP India Chapter have purchased 10 set of MKSAP Print copies ($ 3143) from the Headquarters and distributed them to 10 Medical College Libraries for the student free access.





Changes in Membership Categories for FY2019/20

The changes were recommended to the ACP Board of Regents, who approved them during their February 12 webinar meeting. All of these changes will be implemented in the FY2019/20 membership year beginning on July 1, 2019.

  1. Fellowship - Expand to three years the minimum time of post-residency membership and professional experience required for advancement to Fellowship.
  2. Fellowship - Require three consecutive years of membership dues be paid prior to advancing to Fellowship.