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Banu E. Symington, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
In case you happened to miss the IM2014 meeting in sunny
Orlando, Florida, let me tell you what you missed. Florida offered
beautiful sunshine, wonderful flora and fauna along the streets,
informative meetings, and a huge steak and shrimp dinner with
beautiful and interesting people (from your Idaho Chapter).
Seriously, all of the above is true with the exception of rain
the first day. Your Idaho Chapter Governor, Banu Symington,
MD, FACP walked in convocation with one of Idaho's newest
Fellows, Lisa Nelson, MD, FACP from Boise. Of
those becoming Fellows, 211 are under 35, 55 are over 70, three
married couples, and a father and son participated in the
Convocation. The Convocation of the American College of Physicians
is an annual ceremony whereby the College recognizes and applauds
its new Fellows and the recipients of various honors. Fellowship in
the College is quite an honor. It is a mark of esteem from
colleagues who recognize accomplishments and achievements over and
above the practice of medicine. So, congratulations to our newest
Lisa Nelson & Dr. Symington
The Board of Governors Meetings at IM2014 included a
presentation on the Affordable Care Act and how it affects
medicine, physicians, and patients, from Matthew G. Heinz, MD.
Heinz is Director for Provider Outreach, Office of
Intergovernmental & External Affairs, U.S. Department of Health
& Human Services in Washington, DC.
Further, an interesting presentation was delivered by
Bob Doherty, a Star Trek based presentation
titled, "Where No One Has Gone Before: What the Future Holds
for Healthcare and Delivery System Reform." Doherty claimed,
as Mr. Spock would say, "The whole system is highly
illogical." Bob Doherty is Senior Vice President, American
College of Physicians Government Affairs and Public Policy and
author of the ACP Advocate Blog.
Other presentations included information on Maintenance of
Certification (MOC), unveiling of the new ACP logo, and
"Minimally Disruptive Medicine" by Victor Montori, MD MSc.
Montori is Director, Mayo Clinic Healthcare Delivery Research
Program and Professor of Medicine for Mayo Clinic.
Back to the things you missed; a Chapter Reception dinner was
held at Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse on our last night in
Orlando. The dinner was impressive, boasting the largest steaks the
other side of Texas, huge shrimp and pasta dishes, and artery
clogging desserts. Our speaker for the evening was Tom
Tape, MD, FACP, the former Nebraska Chapter Governor.
Dinner conversation was informal and pleasant, and all had a good
time. Thanks to all who attended and to Dr. Tape for keeping the
Also happening at IM2014, at the Board of Regents (BOR)
Organizational Meeting, Dr. Darilyn Moyer, Chair,
Board of Governors, presented for discussion and vote nine Spring
BOG Resolutions, along with recommendations for their referral. If
you are interested, you may read them in the BOR Minutes.
At the end of the IM2014 Convocation ceremony, members were
asked to recite the pledge of the American College of
I affirm my belief in the mission of the American College of
To preserve and maintain the highest traditions and precepts of
our professional calling And I solemnly declare that I will conform
to these ideals to the utmost of my ability,
I therefore reaffirm my dedication to the practice of
To act always in the best interests of my patients,
To respect the reputation and integrity of my colleagues,
To supplement my own judgment with the counsel of others when
the occasion requires,
To render assistance to my colleagues in every way,
To extend my professional aid to the unfortunate,
To increase my medical knowledge and understanding by continuing
study by association with physicians of the highest intellectual
and ethical standards and by the free exchange of information and
experience with all of my medical colleagues,
I hereby pledge to uphold the ethics of medicine as exemplified
by the standards and traditions of this College.
Your commitment to excellence brought you here, to lead internal
medicine and improve lives. In case you haven't seen it, this is an
celebrating membership in ACP. I would encourage you to take the
three minutes required to watch it. Dr. Symington commented that it
gave her goose bumps.
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The Idaho Chapter Governor Elections are coming up soon. Please
be sure to watch your email for information and requested
responses. Also, if any of you have any topics you would like to
see covered on our Facebook page or at a future meeting, please let
me know by sending an email and I will see what we can do to
accommodate the request. All suggestions are welcome! Additionally,
I would like to add a section to our Chapter Newsletter, a member's
editorial. If you would be willing to contribute to the newsletter,
send a note, to Kelly
One other thing; please come visit our Facebook page. It's not all
business, we try to have a little fun there too.
ACP Idaho Winter Conference
January 15, 2015 through January 18, 2015
E-mail Kelly Hess
for more information.