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The focus of this month's Newsletter is the 2015 Annual Meeting,
held in Boston from April 30-May 2. 2015 marks the 100th
anniversary of ACP and a number of events took place honoring this
once-in-a-lifetime event. A special Centennial reception was held
on April 29, with a concert by Julliard-trained and
Harvard-educated psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan,
who gave a lecture and stirring performance highlighting the late
composer George Gershwin.
Dr. Michael Sha, the Indiana Chapter Centennial
Award Winner, was recognized at Convocation for his many sterling
contributions, ensuring the continued viability of the Indiana
While as Governor I was not able to attend as many sessions as I
would have liked, I again realized what a special organization ACP
is and what a wonderful experience the ACP National Meeting is,
especially in such a marvelous place as Boston.
Ortiz at bat
The keynote speaker for the opening address was former U.S.
Senator Tom Daschle, who spoke on the topic "Decades of
Daschle: An Insider's View on President Obama's Public
An important part of the National Meeting is the presentation of
posters by medical students and Resident/Fellow members. Several
Indiana Resident/Fellow members presented posters at the Annual
Meeting. It is an honor to present a poster, this means that the
presenter either won at the Indiana Chapter Meeting or gained entry
via in the at-large National Abstract Competition.
Dr. Jinous Etemadi of IU Health Ball Memorial
Hospital was a national winner in the Clinical Vignette category
for presenting her poster (co-authored with Dr. Ahmed
Behery of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital) "A Case of
a 30 year old Presenting with a Rare Condition Disguised as B Cell
Stephen Schutzman, St. Vincent, Research:
"The Cost of A Cardiac Marker: It's Enough to Give You Chest
Stephanie Martin, St. Vincent, Research:
"Evaluation of discrepancies in statin use recommendations
between ATP3 and ACC/AHA lipid guidelines in a primary care
Rohan Mehta, St. Vincent, Clinical Vignette:
"Salmonella isolation from perinephric abscess."
Harsh Shah, IU School of Medicine, Clinical
Vignette: "Unlucky 13: A Bleeding Mystery of an 88 year old
Emily Cochard, St. Vincent, Research:
"Impact of Evidence-Based Guidelines for Management of
Clostridium Difficile Infection."
Emily Cochard, St. Vincent, Clinical Vignette:
"Searching for Sarcoid: Utility of PET/CT Scan."
Wesley Prichard, St. Vincent, Clinical
Vignette: "Amiodarone-Induced Cirrhosis in the Absence of
Long-Standing Transaminase Elevation."
IU School of Medicine's team represented
Indiana in the national Doctors' Dilemma competition. Despite a
heroic effort, the IUSM team lost in the first round, but we thank
them for representing Indiana and competing at such a high
Left to right: Indiana Chapter Governor Matt Neal,
Shahid Ahmed, Matthew Miles, Cassidy Overpeck, Governor-Elect
Designee Brad Allen.
Convocation for new Masters, Fellows, and other awardees was on
April 30. Five Fellows went through Convocation: James
Bohney, Grace Carangal, Ramanand Heeralall, Suresh
Jaiswal, and Louis Wright.
Dr. Christopher Callahan was honored with
Mastership in the College for his many achievements and
contributions to ACP.
The Indiana Chapter reception was held Friday evening (May 1) at
Salvatore's Restaurant in downtown Boston. Many Indiana attendees
came to the event and had a great time.
Saturday concluded with several great summaries of the three-day
meeting, plus the "Final Four" of Doctors' Dilemma and the Young
Next year's meeting will be May 5-7, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Please plan to attend!
The Indiana Chapter held its initial Diversity Committee meeting
on March 16. The goal of the committee is to identify the
recruitment, involvement, and participation of women, minority
physicians, and international medical graduates as a primary goal
for the Chapter. The committee is planning on developing
educational programs to promote diversity in all aspects of the
Chapter and encourage a more diverse membership.
We have put together a survey to assess our members' needs
regarding diversity in the ACP Indiana Chapter. If you have not
done so, we would appreciate your input by taking a few minutes to
complete the survey.
The 2015 Indiana Annual Meeting will take place on November 6-7,
2015 at the Renaissance North Hotel in Carmel. We are currently
planning our scientific sessions to provide another great
experience for all. More details will follow when they are
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the American College of
Physicians. The College is planning a variety of special
Centennial-related events to celebrate the occasion-we invite you
to be a part of the jubilation. See
here for more details.
Over the next few months we will be highlighting specific
historical information about the Indiana Chapter, including past
leaders of the Chapter-past Governors and past Presidents of the
American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM). ACP merged with ASIM
in 1998. On the National ACP
Website you can find a timeline of the first 100 years of ACP
as well as other factoids about the world's largest medical
A new Indiana University School of Medicine program offers the
nation's first graduate certificate in health care innovation and
implementation science. The pioneering hybrid program is targeted
to clinicians and health care administrators who aspire to be
catalysts for improved health care outcomes at lower cost.
The training will provide working clinicians the skills to
become effective change agents. Specifically, the certificate will
give participants applied knowledge on how to successfully
identify, implement, localize, evaluate and scale up evidence-based
practices, as well as innovate and invent new models of care and
processes, when evidence-based practices do not exist.
Earning this new graduate certificate will equip those who work
in health care to spearhead the discovery and implementation of new
cost-effective, patient-centric and value-based care delivery
models into their everyday work environments in physician offices,
clinics, therapy centers, practice groups, surgical practices,
health care agencies, hospitals, insurance companies and other
The graduate certificate program is offered by the Center for
Health Innovation and Implementation Science at the IU School of
Medicine. In addition to health care, the center has expertise in
health economics, operations management, project and team
management, industrial engineering, biostatistics, implementation
science and innovation.
Details on the program and application materials can be found