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Howard V. Williams, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of a new year. It sure
doesn't seem much like winter to me.
It was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces at the combined
Southern California Scientific Meeting held in Orange in October.
We had a record number of over 500 attendees and more than 300
poster presentations from our medical students, residents and
fellows. Specific congratulations go out to Gautam Shah,
MD from Scripps Green and Jisha Joshua,
MD from UCSD for their first-place finishes in the poster
The speakers were excellent and the workshops highly rated.
There were 4 SEP modules presented for MOC and a spirited Doctor's
Dilemma™ Competition. The prestigious Laureate Award was
presented to Dr. Donald Balfour and
Simmerjot Jassel, MD was named Teacher of the
Year. For 2015, we are planning an All-California meeting to be
held at the Hyatt Regency in Monterrey on October 30-November 1.
Please save the date and join us in a beautiful location.
While you have your Smart Phones out, also please note our
National ACP Internal Medicine Meeting which will be held in Boston
from April 30-May 2. This will be the 100th anniversary of ACP and
will be a very special celebration.
We have 22 new Fellows who have been invited to march in
Convocation in Boston, and it's a great event to acknowledge and
celebrate our new Fellows as well as chapter awardees. Please join
me in congratulating them on this accomplishment. If you are a
Member and would like to be considered for Fellowship, please go on
the ACP website
to apply. The next group of Fellows in the College will be welcomed
at the national meeting to be held in the spring of 2016 in
By now, you should have received a letter from the president of
ABIM regarding changes to the Maintenance of Certification. Our
leadership has been instrumental in reforming this procedure and
more changes are expected.
There also is early word that there will be significant changes
to Meaningful Use by CMS. Look for official details to be released
soon. This was another effort by your college to improve our
Finally, our chapter remains active in legislative activities
and will soon be sending delegations to Sacramento and Washington,
DC to lobby on behalf of internal medicine.
Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or if you would
like to become more involved in chapter activities.
Howard V. Williams, MD, FACP