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Chapter News

Let's Celebrate our Local National Abstract Competition Winners

(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

View the complete list of podium presenters and poster winners at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.

LSU Shreveport Advances to the National Doctor's Dilemma Competition

(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.

Congratulations New Louisiana Chapter Fellows

  • Sheryl K Ramdass, MBBCh FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the Louisiana Chapter's newest Fellows. 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.

Support our Local Speakers at Internal Medicine 2022

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

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the Louisiana Chapter of the ACP?

(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!

BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual 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.

Hurricane Ida Relief Resources

(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.

Former ACP Governor Passes Away

(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."

View Dr. George's obituary

ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(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.