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Julie A. Blehm, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
I am starting the newsletter with a piece that Darilyn Moyer,
Chair of the ACP Board of Governors, printed in information that
was sent to the governors. I thought it was very fitting for this
time of year.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus,
Christmakkah (as my family does) or simply the joy of being with
loved ones, the holiday season can be a bittersweet time of shared
memories, celebration and remembering those who are forever forged
in our hearts and minds. Pushing aside the materialism and shallow
values that rear their heads during the season of stores never
closing and a 24/7 internet shop 'til you drop phenomenon, giving
the gift of wellness and resiliency to ourselves and those around
us has never been more important. This is even more urgent as the
intensity of our professional and personal lives continues to
accelerate. The gift of being in the human moment for ourselves,
our families and friends, and our patients, is truly priceless.
Passing that gift to our colleagues in medicine is vital to the
health of the generations of physicians who will carry our values
forward to care for many of us and future generations. Please
consider giving yourselves and those around you an awareness in the
disciplined pursuit of more of what truly matters.
Our state meeting was held September 26, 2014 in Fargo. The
speakers were both interesting and educational and the networking
was great. Awards were presented - Rolf Paulson received the ACP
Advocate Award, Jon Allen received the Innovation Award and Julie
Blehm received the Community Service Award.
I am pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the
2014 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes chapters which
successfully meet the standards for managing a chapter. In order to
achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet all basic
criteria and seven optional criteria. Criteria include such
activities as formulating an effective Governor's Council and
committees, communicating frequently with membership, providing
educational opportunities, recruiting and advancing members and
celebrating membership through local awards. I would like to extend
a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted me in all of
these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received
I am enclosing a link to new
recommendations from ACP for management of recurrent kidney
ACP has a new Module in High Value
Care: Managing conflicts of interest.
Please consider attending the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in
Boston April 30-May 3, 2015 with pre courses offered April 28 and
29. It is the centennial year for ACP so in addition to an
excellent educational program (as always) there will be other
I am including the ACP status update about ABIM's MOC program as
many internists are not happy with the new requirements. ACP
leadership is working to modify the program to address concerns of
In response to numerous concerns and complaints expressed by ACP
members about the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements
from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), ACP leaders
have made the MOC issue their number-one priority. Here is an
overview of recent steps taken by the College to address members'
concerns: 1) ACP convened a meeting on March 12 with leaders from
the internal medicine subspecialty societies to complement the
feedback that we have been receiving from our members with feedback
from the subspecialty societies; 2) ACP's Chair of the Board of
Regents, President, and Chair of the Board of Governors published
an editorial in Annals of Internal Medicine on May 13; 3) the
elected leaders and the CEOs of ACP and ABIM had a meeting on May
13 to discuss the concerns and complaints about MOC; and 4) ACP's
CEO made a presentation to ABIM's Board of Directors on June 9 to
summarize the concerns, stress the urgency for addressing the
concerns, and outline recommendations for change.
ACP is committed to addressing the issue and achieving the best
outcomes for members and their patients. An overview of recent
activities was communicated to members via email from the CEO/EVP
on June 5 that can be read it in its entirety online.
Finally I would again like to urge those who have been regular
ACP members 3 years or longer (membership during residency does not
count) to apply for fellowship status. This year our ND chapter
will pay the application fee which is 150.00. We have occasionally
done this when we have enough funds in our treasury. The
applications are available online. If you have any questions,
please email me.