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Chapter News

Let's Celebrate our Local National Abstract Competition Winners

(May 2022) The Oregon Chapter would like to congratulate the following chapter members on their accomplishments at the 2022 Internal Medicine Meeting National Abstract Competition.

Resident Fellow Poster Winners
A Case of Autoimmune-Negative or Atypical Autoimmune Hepatitis

Jacqueline Chang, MD

Medical Student Poster Winner - Research 
Medical student non-modifiable risk factors and USMLE Step 1 exam scores

Jenna Davison

Medical Student Poster Winner - Clinical Vignette 
A case of hydralazine-induced ANCA-associated vasculitis

Elizabeth Batiuk

View the complete list of podium presenters and poster winners at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.


How to Get Involved in Chapter Advocacy

If you have an interest in advocacy or passion for an issue that affects patients and profession, we invite you to get involved with Oregon ACP’s advocacy efforts. Advocacy is an opportunity to build community with colleagues, counter cynicism, tell our stories to policymakers, and create lasting change. If you’re interested in getting involved, consider these opportunities with Oregon ACP:

  • Co-author a Resolution – Every member of ACP and the Oregon Chapter has the opportunity to give input on the development of the College’s policies and priorities. If you have ideas for policies or positions, reach out to the Health & Public Policy Committee for discussion and consider helping to write and submit a resolution supporting your idea.
  • Oregon ACP Advocacy Day – Our annual Advocacy Day will next take place in February 2023. The one-day event includes policy briefings, advocacy skill building workshops, and meetings with legislators. Keep an eye out for registration details later this year!
  • Oregon ACP Advocacy Day Planning Committee – Planning and coordinating the annual Advocacy Day event begins in the Fall. Membership in the committee is open, and new members are welcome.
  • Oregon ACP Health & Public Policy Committee – The Health & Public Policy Committee tracks and responds to the Chapter’s policy priorities at the state and national level. Activities include organizing letter-writing campaigns, submitting public testimony, sponsoring ACP Advocacy Day, and partnering with other community organizations to promote the health and wellbeing of Oregonians.
  • ACP Leadership Day, the College’s annual two-day advocacy event in Washington DC, will occur on May 17-18, 2022 in Washington DC. Registration is now open. The Oregon Chapter has a long tradition of sending a delegation to Washington, and looks forward to sending another delegation this year. As of now, we do not expect a virtual attendance option to be offered.

If you are interested in getting involved, or have questions, do not hesitate to contact me at joel.burnett.md@gmail.com.

All the Best, Joel Burnett, MD Chair, Oregon ACP Health & Public Policy Committee


Congratulations New Oregon Chapter Fellows

  • Patricia M. Engle, MD, FACP
  • Rachel Solotaroff, MD ,FACP
  • David S. Weingarten, MD, FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the Oregon Chapter's newest Fellows. 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.


Congratulations New Oregon Chapter Fellows

  • Barbara S Esselink, MD, FACP
  • Kathleen M Harder, MD, FACP

(February 2022) Congratulations to the Oregon Chapter's newest Fellows. 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.


Support our Local Speakers at Internal Medicine 2022

Join ACP and your colleagues as we reconvene to meet our personal and professional goals. World-renowned faculty will present important topics and the latest evidenced-based clinical and practice information that invite you to discover new ways to improve your own techniques and patient care. Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 will also introduce a refreshed schedule and two plenary gatherings featuring must-see speakers.

We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year’s Oregon Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:

  • Jennifer Lin, MD, FACP - More News You Can Use: Current Clinical Guidelines for Acute Left-Sided Colonic Diverticulitis - Friday, April 29
  • Avital O'Glasser, MD, FACP, SFHM - Building Teams and Leaders in Health Care - Thursday, April 28
  • Avital O'Glasser, MD, FACP, SFHM - New Entrants to the Health Care Ecosystem: Delivery Models of the Future - Thursday, April 28
  • Andrew Suchocki, MD, MPH - Unique Care of Houseless Patients - Saturday, April 30
  • Alexander Schafir, MD, FACP - Thieves’ Market - Friday, April 29
  • Amy Wiser, MD, FAAFP - Does this Abnormal PAP Test Need Follow Up?: A Case-Based Approach To Personalized Cervical Cancer Prevention Using New Result Management Guidelines - Friday, April 29
  • Jane Zhu, MD - The Role of Financial Profit in Medicine - Thursday, April 28

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 Oregon Chapter Fellows

  • Stephen Amrock, MD, FACP
  • Mario Padilla, MD, FACP
  • Jaskeerat Singh, MD, FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the Oregon Chapter's newest Fellows. 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.


Congratulations to Sen. Ronald Wyden on the Joseph F. Boyle Award for Distinguished Public Service

(October 2021) Congratulations to Sen. Ronald Wyden, the winner of the Joseph F. Boyle Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award is bestowed upon a current or former government official or a physician acting in an official capacity (city, county, state or federal, executive, or legislative) who has provided outstanding public service toward improving the delivery of health care. This individual should be distinguished by accomplishments aligned with the ACP's goals, objectives, and advocacy efforts. Preference is given to nominees who have directly contributed to achieving ACP's public policy objectives, such as introducing or advocating legislative or regulatory changes that are based on ACP policy and/or working collaboratively with the College to achieve shared objectives. Join me in congratulating him on this tremendous accomplishment..

Congratulations to Dr. Desai on being awarded mastership

(October 2021) Congratulations to Sima S. Desai, MD, MACP, Portland, Oregon the newest Mastership awardee of the American College of Physicians (MACP) for the Oregon chapter. MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession. MACPs represent a very small percentage of college membership. Join me in congratulating her on this tremendous accomplishment.

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

(June 2021) Wondering about Oregon'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.


Oregon Chapter Issues Statement Condemning Harassment and Violence against Asian Americans

(March 2021) The hatred, intolerance and violence of the Atlanta mass shooting targeting Asian American owned businesses and their employees demonstrates the danger and impact hate crimes have on entire communities. Sadly, we recognize that this tragedy is the worst, and yet only one, of the rising number of hate crimes against and harassment of Asian-Americans over the last year. Hate crimes are a public health issue that affect the safety of our communities and the wellbeing of our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and patients. As physicians, we must not be silent about the growing epidemic of hate and violence we have been witnessing over the last four years.

Read the Full Statement


Oregon Chapter Issues Statement Statement Against Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

(March 2021) The Oregon Chapter American College of Physicians condemns sexual harassment and assault. We recognize the importance of laws like Title IX and the responsibility that we have to advocate for institutional policies and cultures that honor the letter and the spirit of those laws. We also join the American College of Physicians in calling for Congress to pass H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2021. Our Chapter renews its commitment to supporting policies that reduce sexual misconduct in medicine, increase reporting, and ensure a safe and inclusive profession.

Read the Full Statement


Oregon Chapter Endorses Measures 108 & 110

(September 2020) The Oregon Chapter American College of Physicians condemns sexual harassment and assault. We recognize the importance of laws like Title IX and the responsibility that we have to advocate for institutional policies and cultures that honor the letter and the spirit of those laws. We also join the American College of Physicians in calling for Congress to pass H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2021. Our Chapter renews its commitment to supporting policies that reduce sexual misconduct in medicine, increase reporting, and ensure a safe and inclusive profession.

Read the Full Endorsement