Idaho Governor's Newsletter October 2022

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Lisa S. Inouye, MD, MPH, FACP, ACP Governor

Lisa S. Inouye, MD, MPH, FACP, ACP Governor



The Hindson Winter Conference/ACP Chapter Meeting will be held Thursday, January 12, 2023 through Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the Hunt Lodge in McCall, Idaho. The meeting will have updates and other clinical topics, and the inter-professional Associates and Students posters. We are working on a board review session, and we will have the ACP annual business meeting. Please try to make arrangements with your schedule to attend our first in person meeting since COVID began. Conference and registration details are not available yet so visit this page periodically to check for updates and registration information. Hindson Winter Conference We look forward to seeing you!



Governor-Elect Voting

It's already time to vote for our next Chapter Governor. This year we have two superb candidates who are running for Governor-elect, Lesleigh A. Box, MD, MPH, FACP and Carolyn G. McFarlane, MD, FACP. I wanted to acknowledge and thank them both for their enthusiastic work on behalf of our Chapter over the years. To learn more about their background and experience, see their biographies and candidate statements available on our Chapter's Website

The election is taking place between September 30 and November 4. Members can vote online or by mail-in ballot. The ballot will be mailed to you and includes your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode that are required to cast a vote.

To ensure your voting experience is smooth and easy, please note the following: Voting materials are not sent from ACP directly. ACP has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to conduct the election, so you may need to check your spam/junk folder for your ballot. The subject of the ballot email is “ACP 2022 Governor-elect Election Voting Information”. We encourage you to add as an approved sender so that your ballot arrives safely in your inbox.

Lesleigh A. Box, MD, MPH, FACP
Carolyn G. McFarlane, MD, FACP



Chapter Awards Nominations Request

The Idaho Chapter of the American College of Physicians is accepting nominations for the following awards to be presented at our next chapter meeting in January 2023. Please try to include a CV if possible when nominating. Deadline is October 20, 2022. Send nominations to Kelly Hess

Laureate Award - The Laureate Award honors those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians. The Laureate Award is designed to honor those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, and research, and service to their community, their chapter, and the ACP.

Distinguished Teacher/Mentor Award - This award is given to a College Member or Fellow who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship of students, residents, or colleagues as demonstrated by a sustained commitment to providing personal and professional guidance to other health care professionals.

Advocacy Award - This award is given to a College Member, Fellow or Master in recognition and appreciation of their many years of tireless service in both the health care and public advocacy realms through continued work in the local, state and national political arenas to support health care issues and concerns. This may reflect service through testifying to legislative committees, serving as a key contact or working with local and state agencies regarding reimbursement policy, updates, coding or any other matter affecting Idaho physicians.

Nominations should include a detailed write up on which award you are nominating them for, why this person deserves the award, which award you are nominating them for, and if possible, please include their CV.



ACP Fellowship - ACP Fellowship Information Session 10/26/2022 @ 6:30pm for Idaho Members Virtual session, Zoom link will be sent when you sign up

Are you interested in becoming a Fellow of the American College of Physicians? 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.

We need Fellows! I know there are many awesome internists in our membership and adding that FACP helps to recognize this! The requirements are vague, on purpose, so it's not just checking boxes. The College is trying to make the fellowship application process easier and more transparent. To that end, we'll have an info session 10/26/2022, please click HERE to sign up! I am on the Credentials Committee which is responsible for reviewing all the FACP applications, so I have a good idea of the pathways, and what the committee is looking for in the application.

ACP Fellowship is primarily achieved through advancement from ACP Membership.* Fellows are authorized to use the letters FACP (Fellow of the American College of Physicians) in connection with their professional activities for as long as their membership remains current. FACP is a federally registered service mark and is defined as providing recognition by way of an honorific. Fellows of the American College of Physicians have the right to vote, hold office, and sponsor applicants for Membership and Fellowship.

For more information or to apply for ACP Fellowship, visit here