Kentucky Governor's Newsletter January 2020

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Elizabeth C. Riley, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Elizabeth C. Riley, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

I hope everyone had a healthy and happy holiday season. As the year draws to a close, I wanted to bring to your attention a few webinars in the new year which may be of interest.

I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the ACP Leadership Academy which provides early career internists with the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in medicine.

The program includes formal live and online courses offered in partnership with the American Association for Physician Leadership, the nation's largest leadership training organization for physician leaders. Online courses are offered as self-study or faculty led and includes topics such as strategic thinking, financial decision-making, managing physician performance, marketing, ethics, quality management and more.

All courses are eligible for CME credit through the ACPE. They were selected to provide episodic leadership training for members who want to brush up on a specific content area or to earn credits toward the Certified Physician Executive (CPE), a nationally recognized leadership certificate from the ACPE. Credits may also roll into an advanced degree program from selected accredited universities. ACP members receive a 15% discount on approved courses.

In addition, the ACP Leadership Academy is currently accepting registrations for a series of FREE (non-CME) webinars on a variety of leadership topics.

To learn more about the ACP Leadership Academy and to register for the free webinars visit If you have questions, please email

There are two upcoming January Webinars that might be of interest:

Mindfulness in Medicine: What Physicians Need to Know

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Description: Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach to mitigating physician burnout, not only building calm but also enhancing focus, heightening compassion for self and others, and shifting limiting thought patterns. In this dynamic webinar, Gail Gazelle, MD, FACP, MCC, CMMT will provide an overview of various conceptualizations of mindfulness, review research on its effectiveness, and provide practical strategies readily incorporated into the physician's workday.

Implicit Bias in Teaming and Interdisciplinary Care

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Description: In this final installment of a two-part series on implicit bias hosted by Jabraan Pasha, MD, FACP, learn how group membership and implicit bias affect team interactions and interdisciplinary care. Dr. Pasha will explore the origins of group membership, its role in implicit bias, and offer strategies to minimize its impact.

Save the date for the annual meeting April 23-25th in LA, CA! I hope you will join me and our poster winners Sarah Mudra from UofL, Simon Meredith from UK Bowling Green campus, John Nick Alcorn from UofK and Kasey Reed from UofL. at the meeting and to cheer on our Medical Jeopardy team from Lake Cumberland: Matthew Antalis, Umar Bhatti, Daniel Hamilton and Jonathan Walrath

Early bird registration ends soon on January 31st :


Beth Riley MD, FACP

Deputy Director, Health Affairs
James Graham Brown Cancer Center

Governor, American College of Physicians
Kentucky Chapter

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Louisville