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2019 Governor-elect Election Biographical Sketch and Candidate Statement - Venezuela

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an elect date of 9/1/2017 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot.

You will need your mailed ballot or election email containing your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting begins on September 20, 2019 and will end on November 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

For replacement ballots and election customer service, e-mail support@directvote.net or call toll-free 1-866-909-3549, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central. For general information, you may email Julie Sinkoff, Coordinator, Board of Governor Relations, or call her at 215-351-2699.


Trina Maria Navas Blanco, MD, FACPTrina Maria Navas Blanco, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Luis Razetti, Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Central de Venezuela

Post-Doctoral Training: Medicina Interna, Micología

Certification: 2018

Present Position: Profesor Agregado, Jefe de Servicio

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
28 publicaciones periódicas en los últimos 5 años; Tres publicaciones no periódicas (capítulos de libros) en los últimos 5 años; Cinco tutorías en medicina interna y una tutoría en micología médica en los últimos 5 años; Una presentación de trabajo internacional en equipo en 2019 y 10 en congresos nacionales en los últimos 5 años; Recipient, Laureate Award 2014

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2012; Membership 2006; Poster Judge, Associates Clinical Vignette Competition, Internal Medicine Meeting 2013 (in person), 2018 (via internet); Miembro del Local Nominations Committee 2015; Miembro del Comité Científico desde 2010; Equipo diseñador del afiche anual del Meeting ACP

Other Appointments/Activities:
Coordinadora del Programa de Endocrino Metabólico del MPPS en el Hospital General del Oeste "Dr. José Gregorio Hernández" con planificación propia de las actividades y asistencia al paciente; Miembro del Comité Científico del Congreso Venezolano de Medicina Interna 2019 y 2017; Miembro del Comité Editorial de la Revista Medicina Interna de la Sociedad Venezolana de Medicina Interna; Miembro de la Comisión de Recertificación de la Sociedad Venezolana de Medicina Interna

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Medicina Interna; Docencia de pre y postgado; Micología Médica; Diseños de Investigación; Educación a la Comunidad

Candidate Statement:
En los difíciles tiempos que vive nuestro país, donde las limitaciones incluyen en acceso a la actualización científica, el rol de las Sociedades Científicas es velar por que el conocimiento llegue sin retardo a la comunidad médica. En este caso a nuestros médicos internistas, quienes siempre han encontrado en el ACP un aliado indispensable. Brindar esa oportunidad, sería una de las metas a cumplir a través de las actividades a implementar como gobernadora del capítulo Venezuela - ACP, la cual estaría ajustada tanto a las necesidades del país como a los avances médicos de nuestra especialidad, siempre manteniendo la visión del individuo como un todo dentro de los principios humanísticos y éticos del ejercicio médico. Las actividades docentes a implementar tendrían una visión teórico - práctica, sin olvidar el arte como vía educativa y complemento indispensable del ser humano.


Claudio L. Urosa, MD, FACPClaudio L. Urosa, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Universidad Central de Venezuela

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine, Carney H. Boston; Worcester City Hospital, Massachusetts; Endocrinology, Tufts New England Medical Center

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Present Position: Private Practice, Centro Médico de Caracas; Director, Bioethics Committee, Hospital Universitario de Caracas

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Member, Bioethics Subcommittee; Member, Organizing Committee, Annual Meeting; Speaker, Endocrinology and Bioethics, Annual Meetings; Recipient, Laureate Award 2016

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2001; Membership 1976

Other Appointments/Activities:
Among another activities I participate as a retired Associate professor of Medicine in Seminars on Bioethics with undergraduate medical students and in Postgraduate seminars in Endocrinology with Medical residents and Endocrinology fellows. I also participate in the organization of the annual Congress of the "Sociedad Venezolana de Endocrinology" and as speaker on different endocrine topics.

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Internal Medicine (Practice and Teaching); Endocrinology (Practice, Teaching of Undergraduates and Residents in Continual education); Clinical Bioethics

Candidate Statement:
I wish to be elected to the Board of Governors to continue and improve the very high level of activities of the Chapter, looking to stimulate the present members to participate more and to incorporate new ones with excellent professional level. It is also my purpose to offer a service to the community, particularly to those in more need, through the members of the Chapter. There is another area to offer to the Board of Governors and to the Chapter a greater contribution in the field of Clinical Bioethics in Internal Medicine through the study and publishing of articles, conferences, and workshops. I also plan to improve the relation of the chapter with other specialty societies promoting scientific meetings, workshops, and guidelines. Finally, the search for new educational activities that would make the participation and learning more attractive and to become physicians centered in the patient as a person.