Arkansas Governor's Newsletter April 2021

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Stacy C Zimmerman, MD, FACP, FAAP, ACP Governor

Stacy C Zimmerman, MD, FACP, FAAP, ACP Governor


Potential ACP Governor-Elect Candidates

Nominations Due by April 14, 2021

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 2023 - April 2027), in addition to a year of training as Governor-elect (April 2022 - April 2023).

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 Fellows are eligible for consideration. If you would like to submit the name of a colleague or self-nominate, please send the name and contact information to Colleen Keeku

All potential candidate information must be submitted by Wednesday April 14, 2021.



ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2O21 Featuring Arkansas Speakers

Register for ACP's premier internal medicine meeting on April 29-May 1, 2021 and support local members. ACP will offer a virtual experience that continues our tradition of excellence, delivering scientific content from expert faculty to keep you current across the spectrum of internal medicine.


While times have changed during the last 102 years, ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting has kept attendees in step with the very latest evidence-based clinical medicine.

Internal Medicine Meeting 2021: Virtual Experience will present timely topics and the latest evidence-based clinical and practice information—all from the world-class faculty that you've come to rely on from ACP. You'll find multiple concurrent sessions with opportunities for live Q & A with faculty, along with networking, daily plenary sessions, virtual Exhibit Hall events, and more.

We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year's local Arkansas Members who are serving as faculty:

  • Latha Achanta, MD FACP – Well-Being: Quick Wins for Positive Organizational Change-4/29 9:00AM EST
  • Omar Atiq, MD FACP – Hot Topics in Health Care: Addressing Disparities and Discrimination in Health Care – 4/30 2:30PM EST

To learn more about this session, or register now for ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2021 #IM2021 #MasteringMedicineTogether



The Future IM Experience

ACP's first two-day virtual meeting for Medical Student and Resident/Fellow Members will be held Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15.

This FREE zoom-based meeting tailored to ACP resident/fellow and medical student members features a schedule which includes over 20 sessions on topics in career planning, clinical skills, and leadership. There will also be a Town Hall with ACP leadership, the Doctors Dilemma competition, and an interactive medically oriented escape room.

What to Expect

  • Two days of highly interactive content and friendly competitions
  • Learn from and engage with experts in internal medicine
  • Tracks designed for Medical Students and Residents
  • Opportunities to network with peers

Information including a full schedule of events is available here



Primary Care First Model Cohort 2

ACP has partnered with the American Medical Association and American Academy of Family Physicians to host Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) staff in a free 60-minute interactive webinar about the new Primary Care First Model.

The webinar will take place Tuesday, April 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST.

Register Now

The Primary Care First Model is offered in 26 geographic regions The application period for PCF Cohort 2 opened on March 16 and closes on April 30, 2021. Current CPC+ participants are eligible to apply for the January 2022 start.

In this webinar:

  • CMS staff will provide an overview on need-to-know information about the model and application process.
  • Society staff will walk through examples of how practices could be scored and paid out under the model.
  • Attendees will be able to provide live feedback and have their questions answered by CMS staff who designed the model.
  • Attendees will be directed to additional resources to learn more about the model and help determine whether participation is right for them.

Don't miss this opportunity to communicate directly with CMS and have your questions answered before the application deadline. Register now

Visit CMS’ Primary Care First webpage to access the Request for Applications and more information and resources in advance of the webinar.

Questions/Email Replies: Brian E. Outland, Director, Regulatory Affairs