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Oregon Governor's Newsletter February 2019

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Marianne C. Parshley, MD, MACP, ACP Governor

Marianne C. Parshley, MD, MACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Message

Happy New Year all,

I just heard news that the world has gotten a tad bit smaller in the last week with the death of Mary Oliver, one of my favorite poets. Her words and thoughts have brought joy, introspection and perspective to my life over the last 20 years, and I am sad that she will no longer be bringing us new words. I offer her words:

When it's over, I don't want to wonder

If I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world”.

Mary Oliver – When Death Comes

In the spirit of not wanting to simply have visited this world, I would like to offer this infographic from ACP on its' advocacy efforts in 2018.

2018 was packed with multiple opportunities for ACP to make a difference to our patients, communities and members. ACP published five policy papers: Social Determinants of Health, Gender Equity in Medicine, Women's Health Policy, Compensation Disparities, and Reducing Firearm Injuries and Deaths. Take a look at the infographic to see how ACP's work with CMS and with our partner organizations have made changes to reduce administrative burdens, and the impact of our advocacy work with Congress to pass legislation to further address the opiate epidemic and to fund programs critical to healthcare and health.

Closer to home, read the update from our Health and Public Policy Chair, Dr. Adam Obley, below to see how our Chapter also used new and old ACP policies to address issues at the state level in Oregon, partnering with the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP). If you want to get engaged and/or just stay updated in ACP's advocacy efforts, I highly recommend visiting the advocacy section of the ACP website, reading the ACP Advocate Newsletter, as well as subscribing to the Advocates in Internal Medicine network. Members of the Network get emailed the Capitol Observer newsletter a couple times a year with updates on important policy issues and get email alerts on timely issues where our input can make a difference.

On a more serious topic, ACPs efforts at working with ABIM on reforming the Maintenance of Certification effort have also borne some fruit. I hope you had the opportunity to give comment on the ABMS proposed new vision and read our Executive Vice President, Dr. Darilyn Moyer's email and ACP's comments to ABMS from earlier this month.

Social Media played a big role in our celebration of Women in Medicine month! If you haven't seen our great Facebook and Twitter posts from September, orchestrated by Dr. Avi O’ Glasser, our Communications Committee Chair, it is worth visiting our Facebook page and/or Twitter account and checking it out. Past and present Women in Medicine in Oregon were featured. We received a lot of attention from Women in Medicine around the country, and our He4She colleagues.

Finally, we had a wonderful Chapter Meeting/Scientific Session the beginning of November, where I was able to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. The resident and student posters and oral presentations exceeded all expectations again this year. (If you want to learn how to be a judge for the poster competition for 2019 Chapter Meeting, email Mary Olhausen) Our keynote speaker, Dr. Alicia Moreland, set the tone beautifully for the Scientific Program. We also had an opportunity to visit with Dr. Terry Patterson from OPAL-A (Oregon Psychiatric Access Line for Adults) for our patients, as well as Amanda Borges from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland (MSMP) Physician Wellness Program and Dr. Don Girard from the Oregon Wellness Coalition about the progress in providing confidential, non-reportable counseling to all physicians in the state. The Council of Residents and Fellows organized donations to the Oregon Humane Society in honor of our colleague Dr. Richie Wernick who is already missed, and our silent auction raised almost $1000 to support student travel to IM 2019 to present their posters.

In closing, I offer one more set of lines from Mary Oliver:

“…I don't know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Mary Oliver - A Summer's Day


Marianne Parshley, MD, FACP - Governor – Oregon Chapter



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Resolutions – Board of Regents Action


A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the fall 2018 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting in Seattle 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 your Governor or local ACP chapter. Visit your ACP chapter website for more information on how to contact your Governor or chapter staff about proposing a resolution.



Oregon Chapter Dinner Event - March 20, 2019

Legislative Issues Of Value To Physicians: The Role of News Media

Join us for a dinner event and CME! The Chapter Women In Medicine and Health & Public Policy Committees bring you an evening of CME and learning about current legislative issues facing the Oregon legislature and gain understanding of how news media plays a part in these issues and health advocacy. Our guest speaker is Leslie L. Zaitz – Editor, Publisher, Author from Oregon. Garner 1.0 hour of CME credit. 6:00pm—9:00pm, at Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Portland. Dinner will be provided. For more information visit here and make sure to register online!



Oregon ACP 2018 Competition Winners

Resident Oral Presentation

1. Dr. Joel Burnett, “An Unnerving Situation”, OHSU
2. Dr. Mehran Giblin, “A River Runs Through It”, Legacy
3. Dr. Logan Jones, “This Case is Nuts”, OHSU

Resident Clinical Vignette

1. Dr. Alireza Abadi, “Nitrous Oxide Induced Subacute Combined Degeneration”, St. Vincent's
2. Dr. Tyler Wells, “HIV: A Covert Risk Factor For Coronary Artery Disease”, OHSU
3. Dr. Matt O’Donnell, “In The I-Odine Of The Thyroid Storm”, OHSU

Resident Clinical Vignette Finalists

Dr. Stefan Christison, “The Return Of Brown Fat”, Legacy
Dr. Joshua Genstler, “Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis In An Adult Male Patient”, St. Vincent's
Dr. Steven Koprowski, “An Interesting Pathologic Finding: Fibrinogen Positive Ground-Glass Hepatocytes”, OHSU
Dr. Jacqueline Levene, “The Peri-ls Of Peri-Operative Risk”, OHSU
Dr. Alina Plavsky, “Statins In Liver Disease - Oh The Pain”, OHSU
Dr. Andrea Reichert, “Osmotic Demyelination In Addison's Disease”, Legacy

Resident Clinical Research

1. Dr. Joaquin Chapa, “Interpreting The Effectiveness Of Cancer Screening From National Population Statistics: Is It Sound Practice?”, OHSU
2. Dr. Mark Day, “HEART Score As A Risk Stratification Tool For Patients With Chest Pain at Community Emergency Department”, Samaritan Health

Resident Quality Improvement

1. Dr. Cody Talbot, “Just A Phone Call Away: Reducing 30-Day Readmission Rates Through Increased Outpatient Follow Up”, St. Vincent's
2. Dr. Qian Zhou, “Improving Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates In Patients With Type I And II Diabetes Mellitus”, St. Vincent's
3. Dr. Brandon Tullis, “Improving Plain Language Usage In Hospitalist Discharge Instructions”, St. Vincent's

Resident High Value Cost Conscious Care

1. Dr. Kaleb Keyserling, “Call Me Maybe? Improving Utilization Of Telemedicine In A VA Resident Clinic”, OHSU

Student Clinical Vignette

1. Arthur Lenahan, “Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: A Pressing Cause Of New-Onset Seizure In An Older Adult”, OHSU
2. Jasmina Pailet, “Immunologic Response To Overwhelming Mycobacterium Leprae Infection: A Diagnostic Challenge”, OHSU
3. Sophie Carlson, “Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome And Its Mimic”, OHSU

Student Clinical Vignette Finalists

Kylie Loutit, “Clear Mind, Full Heart, Can't Breathe: A Possible Case Of Amphetamine-Associated Cardiomyopathy”, OHSU
Kathryn Shangraw, “A Wavering Case Of Legionella Pneumophila Pneumonia”, OHSU
MacGregor Hodgson, “An Approach To Pancolitis In Disseminated Cryptococcosis–Is It The Bug Or The Drug?”, OHSU

Student Clinical Research

1. Austin Igelman, “Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Associated Maculopathy”, OHSU
2. Christian Lindner, “Incidence And Outcome Of Bacteremia During Acute Graft-Versus-Host-Disease Involving The Gastrointestinal Tract Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant”, OHSU
3. Joey Pryor, “Asian Americans Are At Greater Risk Of New Onset Diabetes After Transplantation”, OHSU

Student Quality Improvement

1. Sherry Liang, “A Novel Student-Led Improvement Science Curriculum For Pre-Clinical Medical Students”, OHSU
2. Katie Robertson, “Medical Student Perceptions Of Parenthood Timing”, COMP-NW
3. Andrew Edsall, “A Rooming Revolution”, OHSU

Student High Value Cost Conscious Care

1. Hannah Jacob, “Practices, Attitudes, And Barriers Faced By Internists And Pediatricians In Transitioning Peds Patients To Adult Medicine”, OHSU

Student Basic Research

1. Patrick Stauffer, “The Use Of Microbial Flow Cytometry To Examine The Intestinal Microbiota”, OHSU
2. Magdalena Hect-Bartkus, “Fox01 Regulation Of Spermatogonial Stem Cell Fate”, OHSU



New Fellows of the College

Congratulations to our new Fellows of the College - elected for their contributions to internal medicine and their service to community and patients.

Allison Abraham, DO, FACP
Katherine Avison, MD, FACP
Nicole Bishop-Perdue, MD, FACP
Kevin Breger, MD, FACP
Courtland Childers, MD, FACP
Peggy Eurman, MD, FACP
Gita Gelfer, MD, FACP
Michael Goldstein, MD, FACP
Blair Halperin, MD, FACP
Hillary Hotelling, MD, FACP
Marion Howard, MD, FACP
Katherine Iossi, MD, FACP
Douglas Koekkoek, MD, FACP
Jennifer MacNichol, MD, FACP
Mary Meyer, MD, FACP
Richard Mularski, MD, FACP
Daniel Norfleet, MD, FACP
Jesse Powell, MD, FACP
Ahana Roy, MD, FACP
Anne Weinsoft, MD, FACP
Richard Wise, MD, FACP
Frances Spiller, MD, FACP



Health & Public Policy Committee Report

It's been a busy and productive year for the Oregon Chapter's Health & Public Policy Committee. Here are some of the highlights from 2018.

  • Oregon ACP began the year by joining other health care providers to advocate for passage of Measure 101 to ensure continued funding for Oregon Medicaid. The measure was approved overwhelmingly by voters in January, thus ensuring continued health insurance coverage for thousands of our friends and neighbors.
  • In May, the Oregon delegation to ACP's annual leadership day met with members or staff from every OR congressional office. We discussed ACP's top policy priorities including efforts to stabilize the individual insurance market, addressing the opioid epidemic, reducing administrative burdens for physicians, funding public health research into gun violence, and supporting graduate medical education funding.
  • In October, our chapter joined with our primary care colleagues in family medicine and pediatrics to emphasize the importance of vaccinations and to oppose non-medical vaccine exemptions. These organizations issued a joint statement in response to comments made at a gubernatorial debate and the statement was covered widely in local and national media.
  • The Oregon chapter successfully advocated for a ballot measure to help address supportive housing as a crucial social determinant of health (Measure 102) and against a ballot measure that would have reduced access to the full range of family planning and women's health services in our state (Measure 106).
  • In support of ACP's long-standing policy regarding efforts to reduce firearm violence, Oregon ACP, joined by the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians, issued a statement in response to the National Rifle Association's attack on a new ACP position paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. A version of our statement was published as an editorial in the Salem Statesman Journal and the Eugene Register-Guard.

We expect that 2019 will be equally busy on the Health and Public Policy Front. Here are some ways to stay involved and up-to-date:



ACP—Advocates for Internal Medicine Network

Join more than 15,000 colleagues in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn) in advocating for the interests of internal medicine in Washington, D.C. The AIMn program is for ACP members interested in participating in federal advocacy. It is designed to help members engage with their federal lawmakers on policy issues important to ACP and internal medicine.

Follow @AdvocatesIM



MKSAP-18 Boards with Boredom!


Is your recertification in JEOPARDY? ACP MKSAP 18 Online Study Hall is your answer!!

Tune in Tuesday nights at 8:00pm – Central time for Online Study Hall.

Each week our hosts reveal a new “chapter” of MKSAP 18, preparing you for boards over the next two years. It's free for ACP members, but you must own MKSAP 18. At this time, Online Study Hall is open to master, fellow, and attending physician members. We hope to open it to resident members in the near future. MKSAP Live Online Study Hall is an opportunity to prepare for recertification in a weekly casual, collegial, online setting. While the first session began January 8th, you are welcome to join the group at any time! Register here!

Thanks to the Illinois ACP Chapter for providing this opportunity!! More info: or 312-618-5839 and here.



Oregon Chapter Annual Fundraiser



Our friend, colleague, and mentor - Richie Wernick, passed this past fall. The Oregon Chapter Council of Residents & Fellows (CORF), held the Chapter's 2nd Annual Fundraiser in honor of Richie and his love for everything dogs!! Richie had two dogs, Luke and Bodie, who attended all the Chapter Meetings. Richie served on the Chapter Scientific Meeting Planning Committee for several years and was a mentor to us for our educational topics and speakers. Members donated cash and dog supplies donated to Oregon Humane Society where Richie volunteered.



Oregon Medical Association / Oregon Chapter ACP Members




Join your medical specialty societies and OMA for the Annual Day At The Capitol-2019, this coming MARCH 5, 2019. MICAH Bldg, First United Methodist Church: 680 State Street, Second Floor, Salem, OR 97301. 8:00am to 5:00pm. OMA/ACP will offer a morning of training and education on advocacy. OMA will schedule all appointments with state representatives though meeting times & locations may not be available until day of event. Your Home Address is required in order to schedule meetings with your elected representatives—-use the address at which you are registered to vote as of March 5, 2019. A cell phone is required for last-minute communications and meeting changes – which occur routinely on day of event. REGISTER HERE: The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) is serving and supporting physicians in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians. They envision a healthy profession based on community, integrity, leadership, and unity.



The Foundation for Medical Excellence



Join colleagues and The Foundation For Medical Excellence for the 32nd Annual Chronic Pain Management Symposium, March 1-2, 2019, at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

This Symposium is planned in conjunction with The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Course Purpose and Description: This course is designed to assist clinicians in managing the most challenging of pain patients, patients with complex chronic pain. Complex chronic pain infiltrates multiple dimensions of the patient's life. Because of this, opioids are less effective in treating these patients' distress. The conference assumes a basic knowledge of opioid prescribing principles and does not focus on the nuts and bolts of opiate prescribing. Rather it focuses on defining the proper role of opiates and other modalities in the management of complex chronic pain. The objectives of the course are to build: Knowledge regarding the effective treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain; Interview skills for this challenging group of patients; Awareness of personal factors that affect effectiveness and impact practitioner wellbeing

Participants will be instructed in large group sessions and interactive small groups. The course provides the participant knowledge and the skills to address some of the key issues that practitioners face in their practices: Tapering opioids, Non-opioid therapies, Addiction and pain, Balancing patient & practitioner needs in relationships with chronic pain patients, Benzodiazepines & marijuana in pain patients;

Target Audience: Clinicians, administrators, and regulators interested in the management of chronic pain. Because clinical practice is best implemented within a system, some groups attend as clinical teams: physician, nurse practitioner, administrator, pharmacist, etc.



2018 Chapter Excellence Award


Oregon Chapter is in receipt of the 2018 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 required criteria such as activities as formulating an effective Governor's Advisory Council and committees, communicating frequently with membership, providing educational opportunities, recruiting and advancing members, and celebrating membership through local awards.

A big thanks to all those involved with making Oregon Chapter successful!! 2018 marks the 20th consecutive year the Chapter has been a recipient of this Award.



Chapter Awardees

Congratulations to our Chapter Awardees for their contributions to internal medicine and their service to community and patients.



James L. Gajewski, MD, MACP, has tirelessly given to the field of Internal Medicine and is recognized as an outstanding clinician, educator, and mentor to many. He has been an ACP member since 1983, becoming a Fellow in 1996 and a Master in 2015. Jim has served at the local level on the Finance and Health Policy Committees and been a frequent member of our Chapter's delegation at ACP Leadership Day in Washington, DC. At the national ACP level, he has been an invited speaker on subjects such as subCPT Challenges for Payment, CMS Changes for Cognitive Care Providers, Impact of EMR, and After Obamacare-What's Next. He is currently serving on the national ACP Committee of Specialty Advisory Group for Socio-economic Affairs.

Dr. Gajewski received his AB degree in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and his MD degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Hospital and fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at UCLA Hospital and Clinics. His early medical career at UCLA focused on scientific and clinical research in the area of unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Many of the unrelated marrow donor transplantations he performed in 1988 and 1989 became the world's longest survivors. Dr. Gajewski is one of the pioneers in graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), the need for better immunosuppression after unrelated donor transplant, as well as the need for use of molecular HLA typing to select for appropriate unrelated marrow donors. Jim is a Professor of Medicine, having worked previously at MD Anderson and more recently, Oregon Health & Science University. Over the span of his nearly 35-year medical career, he has continued to focus on stem cell and bone marrow transplants and related cancer treatment.

Dr. Gajewski has had a special interest in Health Policy and played a pioneering role on national payment policy focusing on CPT codes to adequately describe transplantation services. That work led to his appointment as a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), which defines payment value for all physician-provided patient care. There and in the corridors of Congress, Jim has been an unfailing advocate for all internists and in particular, those whose work consists largely of cognitive services.

Beyond this brief compilation of achievements, Dr. Gajewski's humanism and dedication to patients and colleagues shines above all. With his exemplary career in research, patient care, teaching, and health policy advocacy, Dr. Gajewski is a role model for all Internists. For all he is and has done, the Oregon Chapter American College of Physicians is proud to recognize Dr. Gajewski as the recipient of the 2018 Laureate Award.


Established in 1983 by the Oregon Chapter ACP, these awards honor outstanding achievement in service to the health care field and/or community and outstanding achievement in teaching by a physician. The award honors Dr. Howard “Hod” P. Lewis, Governor of Oregon Chapter ACP 1948-1951, President of ACP 1959-1960, and Regent of the College. He served as Chairman of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Lewis passed in 1985.



Dr. Minter completed residency at Legacy Health in 2003 and has been on faculty at Legacy since then. She has been a role model for collaboration and service to the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Legacy Health System, and to the community. Her service to the health system includes that of physician advisor for Schwartz Rounds, and interprofessional, interdisciplinary, evidence-based forum for hospital staff to discuss the emotional burden of patient care and create a safe environment to share stories and offer support. These standing-room-only events have been extraordinarily well received by both staff and physicians. Dr. Minter is an active member of several committees, including the lead for the Diversity Advisory Council creating an environment welcoming to LGBT patients. She serves on the Transitions of Care Steering Committee at Care Oregon and completed The Foundation For Medical Excellence Leadership Course where she collaborated with local community partners to create an elective on patient advocacy and policy. Additionally, Dr. Minter is a member of the Oregon Chapter ACP Planning Committee.



Dr. Breger completed residency at UCLA Medical Center in 2008. He joined Legacy Health System in 2009 and serves as Medical Director for High Value Care. He has been a key member of Legacy Internal Medicine Teaching Program for several years and serving as Director for medical student teaching. Kevin oversees the Quality Improvement & Safety Curriculum and residents QI projects. Residents comment his teaching is memorable, and not just because of the use of Mr. Potato Head as a teaching aid! Dr. Breger has received numerous teaching awards including the Tony Andrews Teaching Award for excellence and Inpatient Faculty of The Year Award. Some quotes about his teaching include he is a role model to be emulated. Integrates evidence-based medicine teaching into daily rounds in efficient and meaningful manner. Appreciated allowing for resident autonomy with appropriate supervision. Has a unique skill for incorporating QI into rounds to provide additional teaching. Dr. Breger is notable for his presentations on health literacy and communication. He goes above and beyond as a mentor. Dr. Breger has given several Updates in Internal Medicine at Oregon Chapter Meetings.


Established in 2009 by the Oregon Chapter ACP, Council of Early Career Physicians, this award honors exemplary patient care and outstanding leadership in the ACP and community.


Dr. Abraham completed residency at Legacy Health System, then served as Chief and is now on faculty. She embodies the true humanistic qualities that we strive for as a physician. Her passion is Wellness for residents and faculty. She is a key asset at Legacy in setting up the Peer Support Group for providers. She's worked across specialties to create a model for support, facilitating training and supervising implementation of the Program. She's created Wellness opportunities and addressed areas of burnout. She chairs the GME subcommittee for Resident and Faculty Wellness at Legacy, helping to change policy. At this early stage in her career she's demonstrated great leadership in these areas. Dr. Abraham also serves on the Oregon Chapter ACP Wellness Champions Committee.


Dr. Clements completed residency at University of Utah in 2010. He has been on faculty at OHSU since 2012, Division of Hospital Medicine. James embodies and role models professionalism, patient-centeredness, and engagement. He has become a true champion for wellness and the importance of a well-calibrated and grounded physician, both locally and nationally. Dr. Clemens has been an agent of change for the division, creating and implementing an annual wellness survey to assist hearing the needs of faculty and implement change.

He has presented his work on these topics recently at the 2018 Association for Chiefs and Leaders in GIM, the 2018 SGIM national meeting, and Dept of Medicine Grand Rounds at OHSU. James serves on OHSU-wide committees for faculty wellness, created the Hospitalist Division Wellness Committee, and commenced Department-wide resilience training. His enthusiasm and passion for this work in wellness represents exactly what the future generation of physicians need to sustain meaning and fortitude within academic medicine.


Left to right: Allison Abraham, DO, FACP; Kevin Breger, MD, FACP; Mikeanne Minter, MD, FACP; James Clements, MD



ACP Internal Medicine Meeting - 2019


ACP's 100th Internal Medicine Meeting anniversary is being celebrated in Philadelphia, PA, from April 11-13, 2019.




American Geriatrics Society( AGS) – Annual Conference, Portland, OR


AGS is pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) from May 2 – 4 (pre-conference day: Wednesday, May 1) in Portland, Oregon.

The premier educational event in geriatrics, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging, and innovative models of care delivery. The Meeting will address the educational needs of geriatrics professionals from all disciplines - Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, health care administrators, and others can update their knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations, including invited symposia, workshops, and meet-the-expert sessions on topics of emerging clinical issues, current research in geriatrics, education, health policy, and delivery of geriatric health Care. Networking and exchange ideas with colleagues. The Presidential Poster Reception, Special Interest Group Meetings, Section Meetings for Fellows-in-Training, Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, and Teachers are all great opportunities to interact with colleagues.

For more information, visit here .



Oregon Office of Rural Health


The Oregon Office of Rural Health presents the 3rd Annual Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon:

May 1-3, 2019, in Lincoln City, OR.



OMA—Oregon Medical Association Annual Conference


We encourage you to visit to register now.

We are planning an engaging program which will include keynotes by

Dr. Kevin Pho (aka KevinMD) and Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia of OHSU



ACP Member Forums

The ACP Member Forums allow you to instantly engage with peers and mentors on topics important to you in this early part of your career. New discussions are ongoing in the ACP Member Forums, including:

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Physician Well-Being and Professional Satisfaction
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound
  • Women in Medicine

There is also a Member Forum dedicated exclusively to Early Career Physicians. To join a discussion, log in to the ACP Member Forums using your MyACP username and password. You can subscribe to daily alerts for the forums that interest you most.




Upcoming Events / Meetings / Conferences

OHSU – 50th Annual Primary Care Review

February 11-15, 2019
Sentinel Hotel
Portland, OR

OMA – Speaker Series: Talking With Your LGBTQ±Patients: An Interactive Discussion

OMA Members Only
February 13, 2019
The Q Center
Portland, OR

OMA – Day at Oregon Capitol – Save The Date!!

March 5, 2019
Salem, OR

OSMO – Oregon Society Medical Oncology – Spring Annual Conference

March 9, 2019
Oxford Hotel
Bend, OR

OHSU - 3rd Annual Adult Mental Health Update: Strategies For Primary Care

March 15, 2019
Oregon Medical Association
Portland, OR

Permanente Medicine—Northwest Permanente Clinical Educator's Conference

April 11, 2019
Kaiser Permanente Town Hall Bldg
Portland, OR

OHSU – 26th Annual Internal Medicine Review

April 11-12, 2019
Sentinel Hotel
Portland, OR

ACP - American College of Physicians – Internal Medicine Meeting

April 11-13, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Forum On Aging In Rural Oregon Conference – Oregon Office of Rural Health

May 1-3, 2019
Chinook Winds Resort
Lincoln City, OR

AGS – American Geriatrics Society – Annual Conference

May 2-4, 2019
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

MSMP – Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland - Annual Meeting

May 7, 2019
The Nines Hotel
Portland, OR

OHSU – Sommer Memorial Lectures—OHSU SOM Alumni Scientific Session

May 9-10, 2019
Multnomah Athletic Club
Portland, OR

OHSU – Infectious Diseases For The Non-Specialist

May 30-31, 2019
Salem Convention Center
Salem, OR

OHSU – Is There A Doctor On The Plane?-When Med Professionals Are Asked To Help In Flight

June 28, 2019
McMenamins Kennedy School
Portland, OR

OHSU – Refugee Health

July 15, 2019
Adventist Medical Center
Portland, OR

AIUM/ACP – Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Conference

July 20-22, 2019
OHSU-Robertson Life Sciences Bldg
Portland, OR

OHSU – New Approaches To Medication Management: Optimizing Outcomes

September 13, 2019
Oregon Medical Association
Portland, OR

OHSU – 14th Annual Hospital Medicine Conference

September 26-27, 2019
Sentinel Hotel
Portland, OR

OMA – Oregon Medical Association Annual Conference

September 28, 2019
Hilton Hotel Downtown
Portland, OR

OGS – Oregon Geriatrics Society – 20th Annual Conference

October 4-6, 2019
Sunriver Lodge
Sunriver, OR

ACP Oregon Chapter – Annual Scientific Meeting

November 7-9, 2019
Salem Convention Center
Salem, OR

ACP - American College of Physicians – Internal Medicine Meeting

April 23-25, 2020
Los Angeles, CA

OGS – Oregon Geriatrics Society – 21st Annual Conference

October 2-4, 2020
Sunriver Lodge
Sunriver, OR

ACP Oregon Chapter - Annual Scientific Meeting

November 5-7, 2020
Salem Convention Center
Salem, OR