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Chapter News

Let's Celebrate our Local National Abstract Competition Winners

(May 2022) The South Carolina Chapter would like to congratulate the following chapter members on their accomplishments at the 2022 Internal Medicine Meeting National Abstract Competition.

Resident/Fellow - Clinical Vignette, Poster Winner
Complicated case of recurrent intracerebral abscess secondary to disseminated multi-drug resistant Nocardia wallacei in an immunocompetent patient
Cameron Barber, DO

Medical Student - Research, Poster Winner
The effects of ephrinB2 signaling on proliferation and invasion in glioblastoma multiforme
Sanjana Bukkapatnam

View the complete list of podium presenters and poster winners at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.


Congratulations New Colorado Chapter Fellows

  • John Matthew Cunningham, MD FACP
  • Rita S Lee, MD FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the Colorado Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.

Potential ACP Governor-elect Candidates 

Nominations Due by April 14, 2022

(March 2022) 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 2024 - April 2028), in addition to a year of training as Governor-elect (April 2023 - April 2024).

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 FACPs are eligible for consideration. If you would like to submit the name of a colleague or self-nominate, contact Chapter Staff. 

All potential candidate information must be submitted by Wednesday April 14, 2022. 


Support our Local Speakers at Internal Medicine 2022

Join ACP and your colleagues as we reconvene to meet our personal and professional goals. World-renowned faculty will present important topics and the latest evidenced-based clinical and practice information that invite you to discover new ways to improve your own techniques and patient care. Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 will also introduce a refreshed schedule and two plenary gatherings featuring must-see speakers.

We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year’s Colorado Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:

  • Matthew DeCamp Ethical Case Challenges: Physician Suicide Prevention - Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Mary Greenlee Principles for Effective Care Coordination of the Referral Process and Beyond - Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Danielle Loeb Evidence-Based Treatment of Depression for Non-Psychiatrists - Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Ted Parks Practical Office Orthopedics: The Knee and the Shoulder (two presentations each topic) - Thursday, April 28, 2022 and Friday, April 29th
  • Kathleen Rehms Motivational Interviewing for the Busy Clinician - Thursday, April 28, 2022 and Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Sheila Tsai Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: Recognition and Effective Management - Friday, April 29, 2022

Congratulations New Colorado Chapter Fellows

Alan J Hathcock, MD FACP

(February 2022) Congratulations to the Colorado Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Congratulations New Colorado Chapter Fellows

  • Emerson N Gonzalez, MD FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the Colorado Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


New Colorado MACP

Congratulations to George D. Comerci, MD, MACP, the newest Colorado Chapter Mastership of the @ACPInternist (MACP). MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession.

Nominations Open for Chapter Awards

The ACP Colorado Chapter is now accepting nominations for the Joel S. Levine, MD, MACP Distinguished Healthcare Advocate Award, the Robert B. Gibbons, MD, MACP Distinguished Medical Educator Award, the Colorado Early Career Award, the Laureate Award and the Volunteer Award.

These awards will be presented at the 2022 ACP Colorado Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting in February 2022. The awardees should be accepting the recognition in person unless excused by the Governor. The awardees are to be nominated by a process that may originate from the Awards Committee or from any member of the Colorado Chapter. The award committee is strongly interested in improving the diversity of nominees and is relying on Chapter membership from throughout the state of Colorado to submit these nominees.

Applications for each award should include:
1. The nominee’s curriculum vitae
2. A nomination letter. Up to two additional supporting letters for the candidate may be written by colleagues or patients.
Please email all nominations and materials to Christine Westbrook at: cochapteracp@msn.com.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2021.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik Wallace, MD, FACP at: erik.wallace@cuanschutz.edu or call him at 918-407-8162.

Thank you,

ACP Colorado Chapter Awards Committee


Colorado Chapter New Fellows

(July 2021) Congratulations to the following members of our Chapter who recently became ACP Fellows:

  • Nantida Hong, MD FACP
  • Elma Kreso, MD FACP
  • Christina M Lang, MD FACP
  • Matthew J Moles, MD FACP

Colorado Chapter launches High Value Journal Club

(June 2021) Dr. Marianne Novelli and Dr. Mugabe Walker have taken the lead role in launching a new initiative for our Chapter. We held the first virtual high-value journal club meeting on June 8th. This will be a monthly event on the second Tuesday of the month (5:30 – 6:00pm). This activity will provide a time-efficient review and discussion of 2 or 3 articles relevant to primary care. Articles are sent to our membership ahead of time. Please join us!


Resolution Authored by Our Chapter Passes BOG

(April 2021) A resolution authored by our chapter and based on a poster presented by two medical students at our 2020 annual chapter meeting was passed at the April Board of Governor's meeting! The resolution had to do with promoting medical care for non-detained asylum seekers, and was primarily authored by the two RVU students who submitted the poster – Taylor Harp and Kailey Stiles. The resolution was co-sponsored by the New Mexico Chapter and the ACP Council of Student Members.


ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(Spring 2021) Wondering about Colorado's CME requirements? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.


Denver Post guest commentary article by Dr. Christie Reimer - "Colorado doctors need research to help them prevent gun deaths"

(June 2019) Dr. Reimer's article provides insight and perspective on the importance of doctors having more data and information regarding gun-related violence and the value of that research. Read the article