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Our annual Sacramento "Jerry Tillis" Leadership Day is held
yearly at the State Capitol in February. This is an All Cal- ACP
event with all four CA ACP Chapters with over 30 attendees. We had
about 15 from CANO with a large contingent of medical students from
UC Davis. The CMA had a concomitant event with approximately 10
medical students from UCSF. We began on Tuesday afternoon at CMA
office to meet with the leadership and discuss the issues affecting
physicians in CA. Among them were the low reimbursement rates for
MediCAL providers, the issues of the increase in taxation on
tobacco to help support medical services and more education on the
dangers of tobacco use and effectiveness of tobacco cessation
strategies, physician aid in dying, PBE in vaccinations for
children, colon CA screening and treatment for positive findings,
gun safety as a public health issue, and the need for CPR training
as a requirement for high school graduation. We also discussed the
successful defeat of Proposition 46, the election of Richard Pan,
MD, and Ami Bera, MD, FACP to the state senate and US Congress
respectively. In the evening after dinner, we have a presentation
by Dan Waters, to set the background for the Sacramento scene and
what we can expect over the next day.
On Wednesday, we start bright and early, with presentations by
Dan Riley, our Cal ACP lobbyist who prepares the delegation for the
legislative visits and a presentation from National ACP advocacy to
discuss the national ACP advocacy priorities. Then we meet with the
chairs of the House and Senate Health Committees before meeting
with our legislators. This year was a great event with the recent
defeat of the Prop 46 that Cal ACP supported with CMA as a
coalition partner. All the attendees were warmly received and there
were excellent discussions on ACP's issues and next steps. Please
let me know if you'd like to attend for 2016. I'll make an
announcement as soon as the date is confirmed.
100 years - the Centennial Celebration and Convocation! Wow!
Does the ACP know how to throw a party! This was the best attended
annual scientific sessions ever - with over 8,000 registrants in
Boston. The Board of Governors meeting was celebrating several
victories and preparing for the hot issues facing internists. The
first was the obvious 100 years of existence and excellence in
supporting members and equally all internists and subspecialists of
internal medicine with one of the most highly rated internal
medicine publications - Annals of Internal Medicine, and the
ongoing MKSAP now in the 17th edition, and soon will be the newly
designed ACP website to be less cluttered and more interactive to
get you where you want to be with less clicks and more intuitive,
the announcement of a new point of care decision tool for all
levels from medical students, residents, and ECP as well as full
members and fellows, masters.
Another celebration at the national level was the defeat of SGR
with MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) - and
what that means for practicing physicians. Thirdly there was the
relative victory with the response of the ABIM to announce that the
current MOC program was poorly conceived and that there are ongoing
discussions and work with the stakeholders, to rework the process.
The ACP leadership and BOR developed criteria for certifying
organizations and continues to work closely with the ABIM to bring
member voices to the table. Among the governors, there are also
leaders in the ABIM and they remain actively engaged to develop a
pertinent certifying and recertifying examination while keeping the
lines of communication open for more transparency.
We had 6 Centennial Fellows who attended the centennial
Convocation. Paul Volberding, MD from CANO was also inducted as a
new Master of ACP.
We have a strong council for our early career physicians who
will be hosting a dinner for the early career physicians on Friday,
October 30, 2015 at the All California Meeting being held at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, CA. Network with other Early
Career Physicians and chapter leaders of the California Councils of
Early Career Physicians and learn about technology-driven ways to
practice outside the traditional brick-and-mortar clinical
In the next few months, you will be receiving a ballot to vote
for the Governor-Elect of CANO. I can't believe that my term is
half way through. This has been a very exciting time and learning
experience. Please keep an eye out for it and remember to vote.
If you have any input that you would like for our ACP leadership
team to discuss with the ABIM regarding MOC, please send them to me
or Carmelina and we can forward them to Steve Weinberger. Or if you
wish, you can email him directly from the ACP website.
For those interested in advocacy, please consider joining AIM -
Advocates for Internal Medicine. Please let us at CANO know if you
are interested in this as we work closely with the ACP PAC and
would like to have a great showing of support at the next
Washington Leadership Day which usually occurs in May.
of Certification (MOC) Exam Preparation Courses Internal
Medicine Board Review (IMBR) Courses
The Illinois Chapter has invited other chapter members to
participate in their next cycle of Study Hall which began June
2. It is FREE to all ACP Members (no residents/med student) as long
as they own MKSAP 16 (and at some point thee will be a change to
Want to be a part of the Governor's Council or one of the
committees, please send Gordon Fung or Carmelina Raffetto a note,
and we will can discuss which committee might interest you. Please
contact Carmelina for a list
of all our committees.
October 17, 2015 Resident/Fellow and Student Abstract
Because we are combining all regions within California at our
Monterey meeting, we are holding a one-day Student and
Resident/Fellow members Abstract Competition on Saturday, October
17, 2015 at the Mission Bay conference Center in San Francisco.
Competition is open ONLY to members of the ACP Northern California
October 30 - November 1, 2015
We are excited about our upcoming all-California Scientific Meeting
this fall in Monterey, California. Please mark your
calendars for what is shaping up to be a great event on Oct 30-Nov
1, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey. We have been
able to secure Dr. Steven Weinberger, Executive Vice-President and
CEO of ACP as our keynote speaker. In addition, we have an
excellent slate of speakers, MOC modules, hands-on workshop as well
as some free time to enjoy the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.