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Illinois Northern Governor's Newsletter June 2018

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Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, ACP Governor, Illinois Northern

Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, ACP Governor, Illinois Northern


Message from the Governor

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to send this edition of the Governor's newsletter. We have had a great spring, and I am personally looking forward to a wonderful summer.

ACP had a spectacular time in NOLA at IM2018, and the Illinois membership showed up in full force. Not only did we learn at excellent scientific sessions, but we also enjoyed reuniting with old friends and the company of new colleagues. Enjoy some photos from our Illinois reception below, and please plan to join us next year in Philadelphia.

Our chapter's delegation also made our mark on Capitol Hill at ACP's annual Leadership Day. The Illinois delegation was one of the largest ACP groups on the Hill on May 23rd. We were able to meet with congressional leaders and staffers to discuss our priority issues: expanding coverage and stabilizing the insurance market; reducing unnecessary administrative tasks on physicians and patients; reducing prescription drug costs, funding for workforce, medical and health services research, public health; promoting continued action to address the epidemic of opioid use; reducing firearms related injury and death; making graduate medical education funding more productive. I also had the personal honor of introducing Representative Peter Roskam (District 6), our invited speaker, to the entire ACP delegation.

Locally this spring, the chapter has been busy with a number of activities aimed at meeting the needs of our members. From financial planning for residents to opioid management for our hospitalists and early career physicians, we continue to respond to your requests through the highest quality programming. Over the next few weeks, we will be holding Meet the Governor/SEP module sessions at Christ Hospital and Central DuPage Hospital. I hope to meet many of you at these events intended to bring the value of ACP to the community.

Finally, we will be holding events targeted at our resident members, women members, and early career members.

I hope each of you finds rest and recharge, surrounded by the people you love, over the summer months ahead.

As always, please reach out to me with any questions or input. I look forward to knowing you more.





ACP ILN Women In Medicine Presents: Gender-Based Wage Disparity in Medicine

Please join ACP Illinois Northern for dinner and a discussion on salary gaps in medicine by Susan Chubinskaya, PhD. June 12, 2018, 6:30PM at Francesca's on Taylor.

Register here.




Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic Panel

June 19, 2018 at 6:30PM at LaBarra, Oak Brook

Please join us for a dinner and panel discussion on pain management with a Pain Specialist, a Hospitalist, and a Clinical Pharmacist. Earn 2 CME and the opportunity for 2 MOC points!

Register HERE



ABIM SEP Internal Medicine Module & Meet the Governor

Join us on June 27th at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital for an ABIM Internal Medicine SEP Module followed by a reception with the ACP Illinois Northern Governor. Opportunity to earn 10 MOC and 2 CME Points! More Information Here:



Resident's and Medical Student Day 2018- October 10, 2018 at University of Illinois Chicago

The 2018 Call for Abstracts is now available. You must submit your abstract by July 11th, 2018.

ILN Call for Abstracts:



Please Join Us for our Resident and Medical Student Webinar: How to Prepare an Abstract on June 18th, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Register HERE



ACP Calls for Policies that Better Support Women and their Families and Improve Health Outcomes

A new policy paper, approved by the Board of Regents and published in Annals of Internal Medicine, examines the unique challenges women face within the U.S. health care system and calls for policies to better support them. The paper addresses a wide range of issues, such as support for paid family and medical leave, recommendations on policies to reduce domestic violence, sexual abuse and harassment, and participation in clinical trials. Link:



New Illinois Northern Fellows




IL Reception, New Orleans



Leadership Day IL Northern Delegation