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Chapter News

We Request Your Feedback on the Proposed Fall 2022 Board of Governors Resolutions

(August 2022) We would like to request your feedback regarding resolutions that will be considered at the Fall 2022 Board of Governors Meeting. The resolutions have been posted on ACP Online for your review and cover an array of topics such as supporting paid sick leave for U.S. workers, covering insulin pumps under CMS Part B for insulin dependent diabetics, and integrating a health equity framework into methods for developing ACP clinical guidelines.

After considering the intent of each resolution and how it fits with the College’s Mission and Goals, please provide your feedback on each resolution and indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by August 31. Your input will be used as part of testimony on behalf of the chapter.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide comments regarding these resolutions. By providing your feedback on the Board of Governors resolutions, you have helped to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. Please visit the chapter’s Web site after the Fall 2022 Board of Governors meeting for updates.

Sincerely,
Fadel Nammour, MD, FACP

 


Applications Now Open to Apply for the Million Hearts® 2022 Hypertension Control Challenge

(August 2022) The Million Hearts® 2022 initiative is now accepting applications for the Hypertension Control Challenge and encourages ACP members to apply. ACP is a partner in the Million Hearts Campaign, a national initiative that aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by reducing hypertension and implementing evidence-based strategies to improve cardiovascular health. 

The Hypertension Control Challenge identifies and spotlights health care professionals, practices, both solo and group, and health care systems that have achieved nationally laudable hypertension control rates. Applicants that have achieved hypertension control rates of at least 80% over a 12 month period are eligible to enter for possible recognition as a Champion. To learn more about the rules and eligibility requirements to become a 2022 Million Hearts ® Hypertension Control Challenge Champion, please visit https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/partners-progress/champions/rules.html. All prospective Champions are required to complete the application form https://hypertension.millionhearts.hhs.gov/.

The submission deadline is September 7, 2022.


New Advocacy Resources Available to ACP Members and Chapters

(August 2022) We would like to make you aware of two new advocacy resources available to ACP members and chapters.

Understanding Advocacy and Why We Do It - A Comprehensive Toolkit for Chapters

ACP has created an advocacy best practices toolkit to support engagement in and the efficacy of chapter-level advocacy at the state and federal level. This comprehensive toolkit breaks down the different methods and mediums for advocacy engagement and highlights all the programs and resources offered by ACP to make the most of chapters’ advocacy efforts. This toolkit is only accessible to ACP members. 

Reproductive Health Toolkit Now Updated

ACP's toolkit for chapters to utilize in navigating issues surrounding abortion rights and related policies in their states following the overturning of Roe v. Wade has been updated. The toolkit now includes sample letters that chapters can use to advocate with state officials and information on recent federal activity. 

For questions regarding these toolkits, please submit all requests through this questionnaire to ensure we can track inquiries and respond in the most timely and efficient manner." 

Are you a member of the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn)? Learn more here


BOR Action on Spring '22 BOG Resolutions

(June 2022) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Spring 2022 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Call for Chapter Awards Nominations

(March 2022) Do you have a mentor, colleague, or peer deserving recognition? 

The North Dakota Chapter Awards Committee would appreciate your assistance in recognizing our chapter members that have made outstanding contributions in the practice of medicine, research, public service, leadership, and medical volunteerism. The recipients will be honored during the North Dakota Chapter Scientific Meeting, October 7, 2022

Please review the list of chapter awards below and submit your nomination to Carla Mosser - Chapter Staff. If possible, please include the nominee's CV. 

Laureate Award 

The Laureate Award is designed to honor those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, and research, and service to their community, their chapter, and the ACP. 

Fostering Diversity Award

The award is given to an individual with outstanding accomplishments in advancing diversity in clinical medicine or research, and/or access to care in relation to diverse populations. “Diverse populations” are understood to include:

  1. economically or socially disadvantaged patient populations, for example, minorities, immigrant groups, or the homeless; and
  2. groups underrepresented in the healthcare workforce.

Volunteerism & Community Service Award 

The award is given to an individual who has distinguished themselves in voluntary service in the area of medicine. Recipients of this award have distinguished themselves as true humanitarians to be honored for their voluntary contributions in medicine. Nominees could be non-physicians. Woman Physician of the Year 

Honors an outstanding woman physician with a distinguished career in areas of exceptional patient care, medical education and/or research.


BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Congratulations New North Dakota Chapter Fellow

  • Siddharth Singhal, MD FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the North Dakota Chapter's newest Fellow. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


North Dakota Chapter Poster Competition and Doctor’s Dilemma

(November 2021) The annual ND Chapter Poster Competition and Doctor’s Dilemma medical Jeopardy competition were held on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Please check out all posters that were submitted in each category.

The winners in each category are:

ACP Research
First Place – #6 Asymptomatic Preoperative COVID-19 Screening: A Single Center Study, Stacy Ploom
Second Place - #3 Outcomes in Malignant Pleural Effusion Treatments: An investigation into length of stay, survival rates, and dyspnea scores in patients receiving indwelling pleural catheters, talc pleurodesis, or both.
Megan DeVillers, Zachary Mohs, Stephanie Ziegler

Link to Research Posters

ACP Clinical Vignette – Medical Students
First Place – #10 Fatal Case of Liver and Brain Abscesses due to Fusobacterium nucleatum, Nadia Toumeh & Megha Mudireddy
Second Place - #14 Scurvy, Presenting with Geographic Tongue, Matthew Kretschmar & Erika Mojica

Link to Medical Student Posters

ACP Clinical Vignette – Residents
First Place – #5 Giant Cell Arteritis and Mesenteric Ischemia, Katrina Lybeck
Second Place - #2 A Case of Missing Pill-Iron Pill Aspiration, Vinita Vaidya

Link to Resident Posters

*ACP First Place Winners will be eligible to participate in the national abstract competition in April in Chicago, IL. Only first authors may present at National ACP.

Special thanks to our judges for volunteering their time and expertise:
Dr. Ron Ottenbacher
Dr. Siddharth Singhal
Dr. Mahammed Khan Suheb
Dr. Tze Shien Lo
Dr. Kim Hammer
Dr. Nayan Desai

The Doctor’s Dilemma winning team is:
Umama Zareen
Mathew Gerving
Logan Schmaltz
Jenna Gassman
Andrew Sefain

*Three players from the winning team will be eligible to compete at the national ACP Doctor’s Dilemma competition.

Thank you to Dr. Riley Clark for hosting the Doctor’s Dilemma competition!

Congratulations to everyone! Thank you again for participating!


ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(June 2021) Wondering about North Dakota's CME requirements? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.


Statement on Anti-Asian Racism, Violence, and Bias

(May 2021) In light of increasing anti-Asian attacks, violence, and hate crimes, the ACP Montana, California Southern Region I, California Southern Region II, California Southern Region III, California Northern, North Dakota, Hawaii, Idaho and Massachusetts Chapters condemn and denounce all forms of racism, violence, and bias against all races and ethnic groups in the strongest possible terms.

View the full statement