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(August 2022) We would like to request your feedback regarding resolutions that will be considered at the Fall 2022 Board of Governors Meeting. The resolutions have been posted on ACP Online for your review and cover an array of topics such as supporting paid sick leave for U.S. workers, covering insulin pumps under CMS Part B for insulin dependent diabetics, and integrating a health equity framework into methods for developing ACP clinical guidelines.
After considering the intent of each resolution and how it fits with the College’s Mission and Goals, please provide your feedback on each resolution and indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by August 31. Your input will be used as part of testimony on behalf of the chapter.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide comments regarding these resolutions. By providing your feedback on the Board of Governors resolutions, you have helped to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. Please visit the chapter’s Web site after the Fall 2022 Board of Governors meeting for updates.
Angela C. Johnson, MD, FACP
(August 2022) The Million Hearts® 2022 initiative is now accepting applications for the Hypertension Control Challenge and encourages ACP members to apply. ACP is a partner in the Million Hearts Campaign, a national initiative that aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by reducing hypertension and implementing evidence-based strategies to improve cardiovascular health.
The Hypertension Control Challenge identifies and spotlights health care professionals, practices, both solo and group, and health care systems that have achieved nationally laudable hypertension control rates. Applicants that have achieved hypertension control rates of at least 80% over a 12 month period are eligible to enter for possible recognition as a Champion. To learn more about the rules and eligibility requirements to become a 2022 Million Hearts ® Hypertension Control Challenge Champion, please visit https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/partners-progress/champions/rules.html. All prospective Champions are required to complete the application form https://hypertension.millionhearts.hhs.gov/.
The submission deadline is September 7, 2022.
(August 2022) We would like to make you aware of two new advocacy resources available to ACP members and chapters.
ACP has created an advocacy best practices toolkit to support engagement in and the efficacy of chapter-level advocacy at the state and federal level. This comprehensive toolkit breaks down the different methods and mediums for advocacy engagement and highlights all the programs and resources offered by ACP to make the most of chapters’ advocacy efforts. This toolkit is only accessible to ACP members.
ACP's toolkit for chapters to utilize in navigating issues surrounding abortion rights and related policies in their states following the overturning of Roe v. Wade has been updated. The toolkit now includes sample letters that chapters can use to advocate with state officials and information on recent federal activity.
For questions regarding these toolkits, please submit all requests through this questionnaire to ensure we can track inquiries and respond in the most timely and efficient manner."
Are you a member of the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn)? Learn more here.
- Kristen M Rogers, MD FACP
(July 2022) Congratulations to the Louisiana Chapter's newest Fellow. 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.
(June 2022) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Spring 2022 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.
If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.
(May 2022) The Lousiana Chapter would like to congratulate the following chapter members on their accomplishments at the 2022 Internal Medicine Meeting National Abstract Competition.
Medical Students - Basic Research, Poster Winner
Addressing Disruptions in Care: A Study of Chronic Disease Exacerbation in an Underserved Community Following Hurricane Ida
Yichi Zhang, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
(March 2022) Congrats to our Jeopardy winners, LSU - Shreveport! Sukhmani Boparai, Atlee Baker and Anuj Thakre represented Shreveport in a great competition with 5 other residency programs from LA. They are eligible to represent the LA Chapter in the Doctor’s Dilemma competition at IM 2023.
Join ACP and your colleagues as we reconvene to meet our personal and professional goals. World-renowned faculty will present important topics and the latest evidenced-based clinical and practice information that invite you to discover new ways to improve your own techniques and patient care. Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 will also introduce a refreshed schedule and two plenary gatherings featuring must-see speakers.
We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year’s Louisiana Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:
- Adrian Baudy Update in Nephrology - Friday, April 29, 2022
- Victoria Burke Update in Infectious Diseases - Friday, April 29, 2022
- Fred Lopez Clinical Pearls: Psychiatry and Infectious Diseases - Saturday, April 30, 2022
- Fred Lopez Sexually Transmitted Infections: Challenges in Management - Saturday, April 30, 2022
- Rebecca Lillis Update in Infectious Diseases - Friday, April 29, 2022
(December 2021) We will have several open positions on our LA ACP Governor’s Advisory Council in March 2022. We are looking for interested members who want to take a more active role in shaping chapter activities, policy and programming. Terms on the Governor’s Council are for 3 years and involve attendance at council meetings, working on various sub-committees, and participating in chapter activities in a planning or leadership role.
Council positions opening are those representing the Lake Charles/Lafayette area, the Alexandria area and the New Orleans area, in addition to one At-Large position. If you are interested, please contact us via the LA ACP Chapter email. Send us your name, a brief description of your medical practice environment and experience, as well as a brief paragraph about why you’d like to be involved with the LA ACP Governor’s Advisory Council.
Please send responses by Tuesday, January 11th!
(August 2021) Following the devastation and destruction from Hurricane Ida, please consider the American College of Physicians as a source of support, consider the Louisiana Chapter a source of support. We have collected a number of resources you can access for Hurricane Ida Relief efforts. The road will be long ahead and we will be with you through whatever comes next.
(August 2021) Message from Dr. Johnson, ACP Louisiana Governor: "I regret to inform you that Ronald Baylis George, M.D. of Shreveport, who served as the Louisiana Chapter Governor from 1991-1995, passed away on July 19, 2021."
(Spring 2021) Wondering about Louisiana's CME requirements? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.