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J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE, FACPE, ACP
This month's Newsletter highlights the Indiana Chapter Meeting
which was held on November 5-7 at the Renaissance Indianapolis
North Hotel in Carmel.
The Annual Meeting was a great success at a new venue this year.
Thursday was the member reception and poster competition, while the
main sessions took place on Friday. Saturday consisted of ABIM
Self-Assessment Modules in General Internal Medicine, Hospital
Medicine, and High-Value Care presented by several expert faculty
Thanks to our Program Chair-our esteemed Governor-Elect,
Dr. Brad Allen and Donna
Seawards, our Executive Director. Thanks also to our
Program Committee of Marla Current, Brandon Dickey, Lina
Gordy, Todd James, Heidi Lakanen, Randy Lee, and
The Chapter Reception featured stirring hurdy-gurdy
music performed by IU Bloomington student Chris Burris. The
hurdy-gurdy is a stringed instrument that produces sound by a
crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against the
Congratulations to our poster presenters, who all put much time
and effort into their presentations. The top abstract submissions
are chosen each year from an expert panel of faculty pre-judges and
selected to meet at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
From left to right: Sushma Tatineni, Jason Stegink,
Sarah Jeong, Julianne Schupbach, Sarah Shewmaker, Jacob Reisner,
Allison Wildin, Karen Rea, Richard Nicolay, Kathleen Morris, F.
Clay Smither, Michael Arvin, Nathan McAnnich, David Ingram, Erin
First place winner in the Clinical Vignette category was
Sushma Tatineni with her poster "To Clot or to
Bleed? A Rare Case of Lupus Anticoagulant and Factor II
Second place in the Clinical Vignette category went to
F. Clay Smither for his poster "Olmesartan-Induced
Enteropathy: an Unusual Cause of Chronic Diarrhea."
The third place winner in the Clinical Vignette category was
Erin McCammack, who presenter her poster "It's a
First place in the Clinical Quality Improvement poster category
went to J. David Mossler (co-author Sarah
Shewmaker presenting), for the poster "Hepatitis A and B
Vaccination in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis."
Thanks to our six poster judges who gave us their time on
From left to right: James Hotz, Areeba Kara, Brandon
Dickey, Ahdy Helmy, Leny Philip, Heidi Lakanen.
Poster thumbnails can be downloaded here.
Friday started off with our keynote presentation by Dr.
Jonathan Gottlieb, MD, FACP, chief medical officer of
Indiana University Health, whose presentation "Saving Patient
Lives" was an update of current concepts in quality, safety, and
reducing medical errors.
Dr. Alex Djuricich, Associate Dean for CME and
Medicine-Pediatrics Program Director, gave an update on Maintenance
Dr. Jeffrey Barrows from Hope for Justice gave
an excellent presentation on the disturbing yet ever-increasing
dilemma of human trafficking in the USA.
Dr. Robert Vu and Dr. Julie
Vannerson presented a two-part teaching seminar entitled
"Enhancing Your Clinical Teaching Skills with Two Useful
Ken Bennett gave an excellent presentation on
the roll-out of Indiana's registry of adult guardianship, and
Dr. Lindsey Reese gave an update on MRSA and soft
tissue infection. Dr. David Harsha gave an
informative presentation on sports ultrasound in the primary care
office. Dr. Shalu Manchanda gave an update on
sleep apnea for the general internist, while Dr. Raman
Rao gave an update on fluid management in hospitalized
Thanks to Dr. Graham Carlos for putting
together his presentation "Submassive Pulmonary Embolism" at the
last minute to replace a speaker who was unable to present.
The Awards Presentation was at noon. This year's Laureate Award
winner was Dr. D. Craig Brater, MD, MACP, former
Dean of the IU School of Medicine and former ACP Regent. The award
was presented by Dr. David Crabb, MD, MACP.
This year's Governor's Award was presented to Dr. Randy
Lee, vice president of medical affairs at Community
Hospital South. Dr. Lee is a long-standing Council member and was
program chair for the Indiana meeting in 2013 and 2014, and an
essential member of the Program Planning Committee.
Dr. Michael Sha, Immediate Past Governor, was
recognized as the Chapter's Centennial Award Winner. The Chapter
Centennial Legacy Award celebrates ACP's centennial by recognizing
one seminal chapter member whose service to the chapter had a
significant impact on the chapter's viability.
Dr. Lina Gordy was recognized as the 2015-16
Resident-Fellow Member Council Chair. Revathi
Kollipara was recognized as the 2015-16 IU School of
Medicine Student Interest Group Chair.
Dr. Marc Overhage is the newest Master of the
College from the Indiana Chapter. Dr. Overhage will be officially
inducted as a Master at the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in
As usual, the annual Doctors' Dilemma competition was an
exciting affair, with teams from IU School of Medicine (the
defending champion), St. Vincent, and IU Health Ball Memorial
competing for the traveling trophy.
The competition was fierce through the entire competition, with
all teams possessing substantial point balances going into the
final round. However, IU School of Medicine again came up on top
this year, with the winning team of (left to right): Faheem
Beg, Cassidy Overpeck, and Antoine
IUSM's team will represent Indiana in the National Doctor's
Dilemma Competition at the National Meeting in Washington in May
The student round followed, with the resident champion team
competing against the Program Directors and student teams from
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Indiana
University School of Medicine.
In a stunning, unprecedented upset, the program directors
prevailed, making this the first time in recent memory they have
won this competition.
Handouts from the presentations can be found here.
The Friday meeting concluded with Dr. Neal's
presentation of the annual business meeting, and Dr.
Dickey's update on ACP Services.
Saturday consisted of three ABIM Self-Assessment modules. The
first was the General Internal Medicine module presented by
Marla Current, Michael Sha, and Adrian
Next up was the hospitalist module presented by Maryam
Massoumi, Kapil Mehta, and Sternlate
The third module was the ACP High-Value Care Module presented by
Emily Machogu and Curtis
The date for next year's meeting has not been set yet but will
likely occur in early December due to several other conflicting
events occurring in November 2016.
Thanks to all who attended the meeting this year!