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Montana Governor's Newsletter September 2019
In this Issue:
- 2019 MT Chapter Scientific Meeting
- Save the Date: Big Sky Hospitalist Meeting
- MT WWAMI summer retreat at Homestake Lodge
- Congratulations to the New Montana Chapter Fellows
- The Montana Chapter Welcomes the Following New Members
- Montana Chapter is Participating in a Partnership to Combat the Opioid Crisis
- Become a Technical Assistance Consultant
- Request Technical Assistance Support
- ACP Resources
- Attend Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Foundational Skills for Internists
- Free Webinar: Creating Gender Equality in Your Workplace
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.
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”.
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.
MT WWAMI summer retreat at Homestake Lodge
Excellent agenda on promoting an excellent learning environment.
Gerry Groggel, MD, Pam Hiebert, MD, FACP, Tori Katz Kelly, MD, FACP, Meaghan Johnston, MD, FACP, Andrea Christopher, MD, FACP, Mike Spinelli, MD, FACP
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
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
Tony Fantozzi - Libby
Jennifer Koffler - Billings
Kelsey Sullivan - Bozeman
Cecilia Heck – Bozeman
Treve Icenoggle – Billings
Tereza Khalil – Bozeman
Keenan Kuckler – Billings
Chance Steward – Hardin
Dylan Walker – Billings
Carolyn Wilson – Belgrade
Joseph Wood – Bozeman
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Free Webinar: Creating Gender Equality in Your Workplace
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
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.