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Montana Governor's Newsletter September 2019

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Pam Hiebert, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Pam Hiebert, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

 


2019 MT Chapter Scientific Meeting

The Montana Chapter Scientific Meeting “Emergencies in Internal Medicine” is fast approaching!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to:

  • Earn CME Credit and MOC Points
  • Recharge, rewind, reflect, and reconnect with your peers, chapter leaders, and great speakers
  • Attend a variety of outstanding presentations
  • Adult Immunization Session
  • ACP Membership Update by Rebecca Moore, Director of Membership Development, American College of Physicians

Benefis East Campus, Great Falls, September 12-14.

For more information and to register, visit the chapter website - mtchapter.acponline.org.

 

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A session on “Adult Immunization” has been added to the agenda, Saturday, September 14, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, lunch included.

  • This session is made possible through generous support by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Learn core QI skills that empower you to implement practice-changing initiatives to increase adult immunization rates in your practice.
  • Additional ACP Advance offerings include a physician-led coaching service and chronic care resources.
  • To learn more, visit: https://www.acponline.org/node/307667
  • Developed as part of ACP's I Raise the Rates initiative.
  • Provides updated clinical information, patient education materials, quality improvement guidance and much more.
  • For more information, visit: https://www.acponline.org/node/290171

Early Career Workshop on Friday, September 13, from 7:30 to 8:00 am, breakfast included. We are fortunate to have Rebecca Moore, Director of Membership Development, American College of Physicians, give a presentation on “ACP Resources for Early Career Physicians”.

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Save the Date: Big Sky Hospitalist Meeting

Montana Chapter Big Sky Hospitalist Meeting

“Hindsight is 2020: What We've Learned In Medicine”

March 26-28, 2020.

 

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MT WWAMI summer retreat at Homestake Lodge

Excellent agenda on promoting an excellent learning environment.

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Gerry Groggel, MD, Pam Hiebert, MD, FACP, Tori Katz Kelly, MD, FACP, Meaghan Johnston, MD, FACP, Andrea Christopher, MD, FACP, Mike Spinelli, MD, FACP

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Congratulations to the New Montana Chapter Fellows

Fellowship is an honor achieved by those recognized for personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment, and demonstrated scholarship. We are proud to have you in our chapter.

Daniel Mitchell, DO, FACP - Bozeman

James A. Jackson, MD, FACP – Billings

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The Montana Chapter Welcomes the Following New Members

Dana Davis, MD - Billings

Taylor C Easley, MD - Billings

Rosetta D Hixson, MD - Billings

Trintje Johansson, DO - Billings

Jordan D Judy, DO - Hamilton

Clara Nk Kwan, MD - Billings

Dekrisha Lew, MD - Bozeman

Felipe Villa Martignoni, MD - Billings

Nicholas S Mills, DO - Billings

Kevin Moran, MD - Billings

Joanne M Nazareth, MD - Billings

Robert Renjel, MBBS - Billings

Dharma Rose, DO - St. Ignatius

Michael P White, MD - Billings

Affiliate Members

Tony Fantozzi - Libby

Jennifer Koffler - Billings

Kelsey Sullivan - Bozeman

Medical Students

Cecilia Heck – Bozeman

Treve Icenoggle – Billings

Tereza Khalil – Bozeman

Keenan Kuckler – Billings

Chance Steward – Hardin

Dylan Walker – Billings

Carolyn Wilson – Belgrade

Joseph Wood – Bozeman

Residents

Elizabeth Schiedermayer - Billings

Barbara C McMullan - Billings

William Greene - Billings

Jafary Fafara - Billings

Nicole Philips - Billings

Kendell Coburn - Billings

Seth Heikkila - Billings

Dillon Noland - Billings

Max McClure, MD - Kalispell

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Montana Chapter is Participating in a Partnership to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The American College of Physicians (ACP) Center for Quality has partnered with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and a coalition of national professional organizations on two SAMHSA-funded initiatives, the Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS)1 and Opioid Response Network (ORN)2 programs to combat the opioid crisis. As a part of these programs, ACP is providing a number of opportunities to members to participate in the Opioid Response Network and access resources to support improved treatment and prevention of substance use disorder and chronic pain management. Please see below for more information about these resources opportunities.

  1. Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
  2. Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Become a Technical Assistance Consultant

ACP is assisting AAAP with the recruitment of physicians, who are waivered prescribers with a minimum of two years of experience, to apply to become Technical Assistant (TA) consultants. TA Consultants will be paid $100/hour for up to 10 hours per week. More information about the ORN program is available online at www.opioidresponsenetwork.org.

If you are interested in applying to become a TA consultant, please complete this brief survey: http://www.cvent.com/d/btqyk0. Or if you would like more information about the program, please contact Julia Thayer, Associate, QI at jthayer@acponline.org.

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Request Technical Assistance Support

Members who are seeking technical assistance to treat or prevent substance use disorders are encouraged to visit the Opioid Response Network website and submit a request. A member of the Opioid Response Network will contact you in one business day.

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ACP Resources

The ACP Advance Chronic Pain program aims to spread quality improvement strategies that improve primary care chronic pain management, safe opioid prescribing practices, and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. Resources including access to the ACP Advance Quality Improvement Curriculum, educational videos, webinars, patient education materials, and links to the Provider Clinical Support System and Opioid Response Network resources.

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Attend Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Foundational Skills for Internists

Register for one of ACP's new live, two-day point-of-care ultrasound courses to learn core ultrasound skills for internists, applicable to any practice setting.

Internationally acclaimed faculty will provide a comprehensive foundation of essential ultrasound knowledge through small-group learning. Course attendees will learn when to use ultrasound to improve their diagnostic capabilities, and get hands-on experience and feedback on how to use it with live models and simulators.

Register for one of two course dates in Rosemont, IL:

  • November 7-8, 2019
  • November 9-10, 2019

Early bird pricing is available through 9/15/19.

For more information, please contact acppocus@acponline.org or visit acponline.org/POCUScourse to learn more and register today.

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Free Webinar: Creating Gender Equality in Your Workplace

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Register Today

Learn how you can be a champion for change and join the fight for gender equality for women in medicine. Join Susan Hingle, MD, FACP, as she explores strategies for recognizing and addressing gender inequalities in medical institutions and practices. This webinar is open to all ACP members. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

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