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Maine Governor's Newsletter June 2018

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Rebecca B. Hemphill, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Rebecca B. Hemphill, MD, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Message

ACP Mission

To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

ACP Vision

To be the recognized leader in quality patient care, advocacy, education and enhancing career satisfaction for internal medicine and its subspecialties.


I find myself frequently referring to the above Mission and Vision statements, as I embark on this exciting journey as your new Chapter Governor, and I look forward to serving our chapter over these next four years. I am inspired by the work that is being done at ACP, and look forward to bringing that work home to Maine. With this unique opportunity to work with internal medicine physicians from across the world, the country and our state, ACP is tackling many of the important challenges that affect all of us in different ways, from the Patients before Paperwork Initiative, helping to reduce the burdens of unnecessary administrative tasks, to Addressing Gender Equity in Physician Compensation and Career Advancement, the ACP does their research, crafts communication, collaborates with other organizations and advocates on Capital Hill. ACP also serves as that go-to source of up-to-date medical educational material for internal medicine physicians and students at all stages of their career. Is also serves as the forum for the important networking and collegiality that takes place when we are together, exemplified by our wonderful chapter meeting each fall.

I am learning how many of the initiatives that come to be addressed by ACP do so as a result of what individual chapters bring forward. I look forward to hearing from you what additional issues are important to you that we can bring to the national stage.

I feel even more that ACP serves as that important professional home for all internists, and am hopeful that we can continue to work to bring all the benefits of being a part of this wonderful and varied community to all of you, whether you are practicing outpatient medicine, hospital medicine, primary care or specialty care.

Rebecca Hemphill, MD FACP, Governor



IM 2018 New Orleans: Internal Medicine Meeting 2018

ACP once again hosted an outstanding national meeting in New Orleans from April 19-21, with close to 30 registrants from Maine. The meeting opened with an outstanding keynote presentation by Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who has served in many national leadership roles including the former Assistant Secretary for Health. She has dedicated her career to improving access to health care for all patients, particularly vulnerable populations, and described her experiences rebuilding the healthcare systems in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. There were over 200 outstanding sessions that followed covering a wide variety of topics, making it once again difficult to choose what to attend.

Maine highlights included Kiera McElrone, one of our senior Medicine/Pediatrics residents at MMC, presenting a poster titled “Feeling drunk when you're not. A 67 year old male presents with feeling “off balance”.


John Erickson, MD FACP, Kiera McElrone, DO &
Rebecca Hemphill, MD, FACP Maine Chapter Governor

Kathryn Brouillette, a Medicine/Pediatric attending physician in the MMC Hospital Medicine department, was one of a small group of physicians who participated in ACP's first national Story Slam, telling a beautiful and compelling story about her family.


Kathryn Brouillette, MD

We participated in the Convocation ceremony, when we welcomed 2 of our members into fellowship, Dr. Richard LeMay and Dr. Frank Green. At that ceremony, a former Maine Chapter Governor, Dr. Nancy Hasenfuss, was honored as a new Master.


Left to right: Rebecca Hemphill, MD, Maine Chapter Governor, Frank Green, DO, FACP,
Richard Lemay, MD, FACP and John Erickson, MD, FACP, Immediate Past Governor

On a fun note, we had a very successful Maine Chapter get together at a local restaurant – Flamingo a Go-Go. Here is our former governor – getting ready to go-go! It was a pleasure to meet and reacquaint with colleagues from across the state.


John Erickson, MD FACP



Fanning the Flames Morning Report

Our chapter sponsored another successful morning report session for both UNE and Tufts medical students at University of New England on Friday May 4th


Back row – Anthony Pastore, UNECOM, Sean Lena, DO, Amber Lautzenheiser, MD, Kirstie Menard, DO, Cameron Bubar UNECOM, Jay Vance, TUSM and Matt Clark, UNECOM

Front row – Brian King, MD, Verity Ramirez, MD, Hassan Abdullah, MD, Erin Byrt, MD, Nellie Wood, TUSM and Cashel O’Brien, UNECOM




Maine Chapter Annual & Scientific Meeting


September 21 – 23, 2018
Atlantic Oceanside Resort & Conference Center
119 Eden St., Bar Harbor, ME

“Don't Miss a Beat
Stay in Rhythm”
Acute Coronary Management
Cardiac Auscultation workshop
Cardiac Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind
Managing Chronic Pain: Use Your Head! (A CBT Primer)
Resident Vignettes
“The Art of Observation & The Observation of Art”: Salvatore Mangione, MD
Updates in CHF Management
Perioperative Medical Consultations
Connect with colleagues and much more

Register today to attend