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Nebraska Governor's Newsletter September 2018

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Marvin J. Bittner, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Marvin J. Bittner, MD, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Message

Why it's $25 – not $100+

Look at the publicity for our chapter's annual meeting, October 26-27.

One item may catch your eye. That's the registration fee. It's $25. That's a lot less than we've charged in the past, which was usually at least $100.

Why (and how) did we cut the registration fee?

Number One, I personally did not want the size of the registration fee to get in the way of your decision to attend our meeting.

Number Two, our meeting benefits from the contributions of many of us. Many of us contribute our time to volunteer to speak and provide continuing medical education. Methodist Health System is, aside from nominal charges, contributing the use of its ballroom as our meeting site. Thinking about the generous contributions to our meeting, why should the chapter expect you to pay a lot of money?

Number Three, our new staff at the Metro Omaha Medical Society has done yeoman work in lining up sponsors to defray the cost of food. Please meet them. Please thank them.

As your Governor, I want this to be an opportunity to provide something of value for you. For our residents and students, this is a valuable opportunity to showcase your work. For all of us who care for patients, this is a chance to learn from carefully selected teachers about carefully selected topics. It's a chance to have fun learning with Doctor's Dilemma and Thieves' Market. On top of that, it's a chance to recognize those who deserve it with awards and to involve all members in the business meeting of the chapter.

Mahliqha Qasimyar and her Program Committee have put a lot into this. Please join us at the Methodist Ballroom October 26-27.



Call for Abstracts

The Nebraska Chapter is calling for abstracts for the annual ACP member poster competition during the annual Scientific Meeting to be held on October 26-27, 2018, at the Methodist Hospital Ballroom (8511 W Dodge Rd, Omaha NE 68114)

Winners (Residents & Medical Students) will be eligible for entrance into the national competition held during the national ACP Internal Medicine 2019 meeting in Philadelphia, PA on April 11-13, 2019, along with a $1,500 stipend for travel/expenses at the meeting.

Early Career Physician abstracts will be accepted and one will be selected for a 10 minute oral presentation at the annual meeting on Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. The others will be presented at the poster session Friday evening.

Poster Session Schedule

Friday, October 26

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Resident & Early Career Physician Poster Session

6:00 pm – Early Career Physician Oral Presentation

Saturday, October 27

8:00 – 9:00 am – Medical Student Poster Session

Click here to read the abstract submission checklist and competition guidelines.

Judges are still needed for the abstract competition! Contact us here if you can judge on Friday night, Saturday morning or both!



Annual Chapter Scientific Meeting Registration

Registration is now open for the 2018 Chapter Meeting! The meeting will be held October 26-27, 2018, at the Methodist Healthcare System Ballroom in Omaha (8511 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha NE 68114).

In addition to the networking and collegiality offered by our meeting, it is also a valuable learning opportunity. Do you have questions about perioperative medicine? Thinking about the stressors you face; would you want to attend a Leadership and Wellness panel? These are just two of the reasons to register for our upcoming Chapter Meeting. Tell your colleagues to attend as well; the registration fee has been dropped to just $25!

Click here to view the Chapter meeting brochure

Click here to register online today!



Resolutions Feedback

At ACP's Board of Governors meeting in September, resolutions will be heard, discussed and voted. Before the meeting, ACP collects comments from chapter Governors. Click here to read the 18 resolutions on the agenda, and email Dr. Marvin Bittner with comments or feedback.



Nomination Slate

Some of the Chapter's At-large Council members are up for re-election. Please click here to review the Nomination Slate, in preparation for the vote at the Town Hall portion of the Scientific Meeting on Saturday, October 27.



NE ACP Calendar of Events

  • Fall Board of Governors – September 27-29, 2018 (Seattle, WA)
  • NE Chapter ECP Clinical Conundrums – Sept. 27, 2018 - Invitation here (Omaha, NE)
  • NE ACP Annual Scientific Meeting – October 26-27, 2018 (Omaha, NE)
  • NE Governor's Advisory Council Meeting – October 27, 12:30 pm
  • Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop – October 27, 2018 - Learn more here (Omaha, NE)
  • IM 2019 – April 11-13, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA)